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“The Hungarian government was like any other government,” said Istvan Madar, a senior analyst at Portfolio, a Hungarian financial journal. “They had some special methods, some unorthodox measures, but the overall Hungarian government economic performance was no better than any other regional ...
Historically, it is true that at the time of the Turkish invasion in the 16th century, it was Hungary that tried to defend freedom and Christianity on this continent, and of course it is very tempting to say that we have the same situation now. They are saying that we, as a Christian government, are the defenders of ...

According to the Jobbik chairman, contrary to the government propaganda's slogan, the question is not whether Hungary would become an immigrant ... Following Romania's example, Jobbik would establish an anti-corruption prosecutor service, an initiative supported by the Hungarian Socialist Party ...
Atlanta Attorney Parkerson Knighted for Service to the Hungarian Government ... Prior to the official knighting, a slideshow of photos of Mr. Parkerson's many visits to Hungary, of meetings with Hungarian officials and business associates, and of generally enjoying himself was shown to invited guests ...
Demeter said the allegations confirm that Orban and Hungarian authorities were "not able to protect Hungary and the Schengen Zone.” “They are hiding criminals and giving passports to them to move freely in the whole Schengen Zone,” she said. “We can solve this whole situation after a government ...
Before 2010 Hungary was a young, but relatively stable democracy with independent democratic institutions, relatively independent media and a moderate level of ... questions instead of the real issues – healthcare, the education system, or how to stop the government demolishing democracy in Hungary.

Since 2000, several attempts to introduce stricter regulation failed because of political factors or because they were deemed unconstitutional on the basis of the right to free speech, said Euronews' Hungary correspondent. Euronews has reached out to the Hungarian government for comment.
The government has jousted with educators over textbooks while promoting a narrative of Hungarian victimhood and ethnocentrism. “The government's goal,” said Laszlo Miklosi, president of the Association of Hungarian History Teachers, “is to create a version of history preferable to Orban.” With Hungary ...
The Hungarian government has repeatedly clashed with the EU over their contrasting stances on migration and the resettlement of refugees within the union. Businessman and philanthropist George Soros has also locked horns with Hungary, and the government once again accused him of meddling in the ...
The prime minister has repeatedly said the elections will determine whether “Hungary will remain Hungarian, or become an immigrant country.” Journalists have reported that the government party at campaign events is portraying nongovernmental groups and media outlets as groups that “have to be ...
25,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Hungarian government to stop the project, calling it reckless when a solution to the problem of waste hasn't been found. Under present technology the waste would have to be stored for 250,000 years until it becomes safe. Greenpeace Hungary also ...
TI noted that more than 20 NGOs have filed legal proceedings against the Hungarian government in both the Hungarian Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights. "Looking at lessons from across the region, our regional analysis confirms more civil engagement is needed to hold leaders ...
On 13 February 2018, the Hungarian government tabled to Parliament a proposed legislative pack of three laws, commonly referred to as "Stop Soros". The newly proposed legislation would further restrict Hungarian civil society ability to carry out their work, by requiring organizations that "support ...
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn says the policy of the Hungarian government might cost the country its EU membership. ... in an interview with the German edition of Der Tagesspiegel, which provides for a ban on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) supporting migration.
“The Hungarian government needs a very clear enemy and Mr Soros is exactly this person for them. From my point of view, there is an anti-Semitic attitude behind that, because Mr Soros is Jewish… so it is able to mobilise some anti-Semitic attitudes in the Hungarian society,” the socialist MEP (S&D) said.
The NGO said: “We believe the new proposals represent the latest initiative in the Hungarian government's escalating effort to crackdown on the legitimate work of civil society groups in Hungary seeking to promote and defend human rights, provide legal and social services to people in need in the country, ...
Hungarian MPs agreed that their government should oppose Brussels' decision to trigger Article 7 — often referred to as the “nuclear option” and which can lead to the loss of EU voting rights — against Poland. All other member countries, including Hungary, would have to vote in favor for such a sanction to ...

The right-wing populist Hungarian government of Viktor Orban has outlined plans for a new law that would give it the power to ban civil society groups that help immigrants and refugees. The measure is one of the planks in Mr Orban's drive against US financier George Soros, who has been the target of a ...
Hungarian voters disenchanted with the cronyism, pseudo-populism and creeping authoritarianism of the ruling Fidesz-KDNP government have a bewildering array of opposition parties to choose from. Indeed, that may be part of the problem. Apart from the MSZP or Hungarian Socialist Party, which ...
He also owned a consulting firm that helped Hungarian academics raise funds for their research — including from the U.S. government's Office for Defense Cooperation. The accusations against Maxin and his then-employee Bukta came at a tense time in U.S.-Hungary relations: In late 2014, the U.S. ...
Menczer reiterated that the standpoint of the Hungarian government remains unchanged and "is rock solid: Ukraine cannot begin the implementation of the Education Act until it has come to an agreement with national minorities on the issue, including with the Hungarian national minority." "We are glad that ...
The Hungarian government denies it is imposing any limit, but acknowledged few asylum seekers were entering the country as of late. At a weekly government press conference yesterday in Budapest, Janos Lazar, the head of the Hungarian prime minister's office, said immigration authorities can't help it if ...
But a deeper reading of the bill makes clear that the government's intent is to impede migration by cracking down on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The draft law requires the registration of any foreign-funded organization deemed to be, “supporting illegal migration,” and would permit authorities ...
KT: Tell me about the tourism market between Cambodia and Hungary. Mr Sinan: Our government opened a consular office in Budapest two years ago. Since then, we have seen a rise in tourists from Hungary. Last year, we hosted a forum in Phnom Penh with 65 Hungarian companies that were invited to ...
Perhaps our Taoiseach's visit to Hungary should be seen in the context of an effort to avoid allowing the Hungarian government to become marginalised in Europe, and therefore even more extreme; to exert the kind of moderating influence that a friendly independent nation can provide; and all conveyed by ...
Sargentini said she and the Hungarian government had a “difference of understanding” about the Article 7 process, which can be triggered if the EU believes its fundamental values are at risk in a member country. In December, the European Commission started the process for the first time — against ...
Eda Seyhan, Amnesty International's campaigner on counter-terrorism in Europe, told Al Jazeera over the phone from Hungary that his conviction was an indicator of the anti-refugee stance of the Hungarian government. "It's important to note that these things are very mixed, the vilification of refugees and ...
The currency union is not fully equipped to deal with future financial problems. Scrapping over the obligatory refugee quota could turn nasty again any moment. And Poland and Hungary are busily eroding fundamental democratic values while the Russian hegemon harasses Europe both inside and out.
Since 2015, Poland's Law and Justice party has been taking its lead from Hungary even though it has no parallel supermajority. ... It has given the Polish government three months to change policies or face fines, loss of voting rights in the EU and a cut-off of funds in the EU budgetary cycle staring in 2021.
Austria's new chancellor is rejecting suggestions that his government will align broadly with eastern nations that have clashed with the European Union ... The position has generated speculation that Austria could move closer to the Visegrad group of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia than ...
But although he did raise the issue of refugees, he was less than forthright in his criticism of the Orban government, preferring to concentrate on gaining support for Ireland's concerns during phase two of the Brexit talks and finding agreement with Hungary on corporate tax and the future of the EU's ...
As a Hungarian journal summarized, the Hungarian section will cost 750 billion forints (roughly $3 billion). Of this, 85 percent will be financed from Chinese loans, with interest between 132 and 200 billion forints ($500 and $800 million) and 15 percent by the Hungarian government. Potentially, then, the ...
They discussed Europe's approach to managing migration, and the Taoiseach said Ireland and Hungary's views diverge on the issue. ... The trip was criticised by Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin, who said the Hungarian government is "anti-democratic and against EU values". Mr Howlin has called for ...
Far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos is slated to speak at an event funded by the Hungarian government in January. A website promoting Hungary's presidency of the Visegrad group, comprising the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, has published the agenda of "The Future of Europe" ...
In a sign of Hungary's shifting political boundaries, an eclectic group of around 1,000 people gathered in front of Fidesz headquarters in Budapest last Friday evening to protest against what they say is an illegal government crackdown on Jobbik ahead of the election. The party is facing a possible fine of ...
Hungary is hoping to encourage developers to build small ground-mounted solar parks at suitable agricultural sites by offering an easing of development regulations, access to loans from the Hungarian Development Bank and the promise that the State will sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) to all ...
In 2012 he was criticised for urging the Hungarian government to draw up a list of Jews who could pose a security risk to the country. ... “We've seen lots of strange things in Hungary over the years . . . but never such a clear and ferocious attack on the system of democracy so that liberals – who are our ...
Zoltan Kovacs, the Hungarian government spokesman, and the only current official who agreed to speak on the record for this article, defended Mr. Orban's actions as a determined effort “to get rid of the remnants of communism that are still with us, not only in terms of institutions but in terms of mentality.”.
Judging by the amount of government-sponsored propaganda — from posters that brought back memories of the anti-Semitism of the 1930s to letters sent to every Hungarian household accusing Soros of wanting to resettle millions of Muslims in Hungary — Orban's dislike of him is intense. The resentment ...
A huge fine from state auditors threatens the ability of Hungary's far-right Jobbik party to participate in an April parliamentary election, the party's leader said Friday. Jobbik chairman Gabor ... "Using the State Audit Office, the current government has launched a brutal attack against us," Vona told reporters.
It is this set of policy recommendations that the Hungarian government has deliberately distorted and labeled the ʼSoros Planʼ," the businessman added. Soros acknowledges that the EU has not adopted his ideas "and the toxic political atmosphere created by Hungary (and Poland) has reduced Europe's ...
The Hungarian government was referred on Thursday to the court in relation to a higher education law that could force the closure of Central European ... Hungary is also being referred over a law that requires non-governmental organisations (NGOs) receiving foreign donations to label themselves as ...
The U.S. pledged to provide funding to cash-starved media outlets in rural Hungary, where allies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban have come to dominate the industry. Locals are also improvising ways to provide news outside of the government's purview. The State Department will grant up to $700,000 to ...
“Taking security and administrative measures to prevent such acts, the Hungarian government acted, and so in the autumn of 2015 it decided to set up a border fence, introduced a legal closing of borders,” Latorkai said in his speech, adding it was “in order to protect citizens and make Hungary one of the ...
In Hungary, the government has managed to create one so ... funding, the Hungarian government has channeled hundreds of billions of forints ...
The claim of the Hungarian government is that George Soros is ... This is a point of disagreement with Hungary and many other countries.
Fidesz's vice chairman Gergely Gulyas also refuted allegations the campaign had used anti-Semitic tropes to undermine Soros, an 87-year Hungarian-born financier turned philanthropist who has been a thorn in the side of the government. Soros has used money made on international markets since the ...
Congressional investigators are examining former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page's meetings with pro-Russia Hungarian officials leading up to the 2016 election, ABC News reported on Monday. Page reportedly met in September 2016 in Budapest with Jeno Megyesy, a close adviser to the ...
George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire financier, has accused Budapest of lying as he attacked a national consultation that suggests he and the EU orchestrated a plan to flood Europe with migrants. Last month the Hungarian government posted documents to eight million Hungarian households to ...
The Arrow Cross, the Hungarian Nazis, used it from October 1944 until March 1945, as it organised mass murder on an extraordinary scale.


 

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