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MEETING THE PRESS

The Hungarian official who helped write the country’s controversial new constitution has added a news conference to his visit to Washington this week.

Jozsef Szajer, a member of the European Parliament from Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, will meet with reporters at 4 p.m. Thursday at the National Press Club.

Hungary’s constitution has been criticized for placing restrictions on churches and on the media.

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