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13.01.2019

PM Orbán’s much-awaited press conference: “The government cannot comment on business affairs.”

PM Orbán’s much-awaited press conference: “The government cannot comment on business affairs.”

Prime minister Viktor Orbán held a press conference Thursday morning, making good on his July promise to answer questions by journalists before the end of 2018. In a way, he did. Today was a rare opportunity, as Viktor Orbán does not often talk to journalists outside the pro-government media empire. »

11.01.2019

Hungarian protests call for general strike and a regime change

Hungarian protests call for general strike and a regime change

The wave of protests that started in December resumed last week with several smaller protests all over different towns of Hungary culminating in a larger demonstration in Budapest on Saturday.  Not long before Christmas, the Hungarian Parliament passed the… »

22.12.2018

Thousands protest at Hungary’s President of the Republic’s residence days before Christmas

Thousands protest at Hungary’s President of the Republic’s residence days before Christmas

Once again, several thousands of people protested Hungary’s government in Budapest on Friday night.  The series of protests were sparked by the two laws passed by Parliament last Wednesday on the scandalous session characterised by the whistles and sirens coming from opposition MPs. Today’s protests … »

20.12.2018

Hungarian president, János Áder, signs the Overtime Act

Hungarian president, János Áder, signs the Overtime Act

The Overtime Act comes into force on 1 January 2019, as President of the Republic János Áder signed the bill the Parliament passed last Wednesday. The amendment of the … »

20.12.2018

Children’s Day at the Mikebuda Study and Reflection Park, Hungary

Children’s Day at the Mikebuda Study and Reflection Park, Hungary

For more than three years now, children’s days have taken place in the Mikebuda Park of Study and Reflection more or less regularly. In December of this year Kriszta Horváth worked with the children on up-cycling various old photos. At the end of the day there was… »

15.12.2018

Overtime Act sparks series of intense anti-Orbán protests in Hungary

Today will see the third consecutive day of anti-government protests in Budapest. People are  expressing their anger on the street over the… »

15.12.2018

400 hours Overtime Act passed by Hungarian Parliament

400 hours Overtime Act passed by Hungarian Parliament

In what amounts to be the biggest scandal of Hungary’s Parliament since the regime change, the… »

18.10.2018

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Press release of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on the persecution of homeless people. The Punitive State: if you can’t solve it, ban it!… »

26.09.2018

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) filed a complaint with the Hungarian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against the new criminal provision threatening with imprisonment those assisting asylum seekers. As for the so-called ‘special tax on immigration’ this law can only be challenged in Strasbourg, as… »

12.09.2018

Hungary: Illiberal Democracy fails in the European Parliament

Hungary: Illiberal Democracy fails in the European Parliament

By triggering the Article 7 procedure, the European Parliament has made it clear that illiberal democracy is against the core values of the European Union. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee welcomes that the EP has validated, with a two-third majority, the long-standing concerns over the Hungarian political system. This enables Member… »

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