Hungary

09.03.2019

The constitutional court has failed to protect human right defenders

The constitutional court has failed to protect human right defenders

The Constitutional Court (CC) held today that the Criminal Code amendment by the “Stop Soros” package is constitutional. Although the CC concluded that it would be unacceptable if those who selflessly assist asylum seekers were penalised, it is still not sufficiently clear what is allowed and what is forbidden by… »

21.01.2019

Demonstrations and roadblocks all over Hungary

Demonstrations and roadblocks all over Hungary

Saturday afternoon, the series of demonstrations against the… »

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… »

26.11.2018

Unconditional Basic Income Europe network meets in Budapest for a public conference and workshops among its members

Unconditional Basic Income Europe network meets in Budapest for a public conference and workshops among its members

In Budapest, a conference and workshops on the topic of unconditional basic income, organised by UBIE and its partners in Hungary, took place on the weekend of 23-25 November. At the conference on Friday 25th, experts, politicians and specialists spoke about their ideas, suggestions and experiences. After… »

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