Hungary

14.07.2015

Hungarians protest against plans for a wall of shame on their Serbian border

Hungarians protest against plans for a wall of shame on their Serbian border

The right-wing Fidesz government, led by Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, last week passed legislation approving the construction of a 4 m high and 155km long fence along the border with their southern neighbour, Serbia, despite objections raised by opposition MPs, civil society and the Serbian government. Orbán believes that a… »

12.07.2015

20 years of Budapest Pride

20 years of Budapest Pride

The police were out in force yesterday in the centre of Budapest to ensure that the annual pride march took place without anyone being violently attacked.  The theme this year was acceptance and equal rights because Hungary is a few steps behind the world’s leading countries in LGBT rights, such… »

10.07.2015

The humanitarian miracle in Hungary’s train stations

The humanitarian miracle in Hungary’s train stations

Migration to Europe is a phenomenon increasingly in the news: boats are capsizing in the Mediterranean, migrants have brought the Channel Tunnel to a halt, walls are being proposed to divide nations, and essentially Europe is unable to give a coherent response to the situation. Bloody conflicts in Afghanistan, the… »

18.06.2015

Hungarian government manifests its xenophobia: but only to other Hungarians

Hungarian government manifests its xenophobia: but only to other Hungarians

This central European country, famous for goulash, the world’s best footballer of the 1950s – Ferenc Puskas, the biro pen and the rubik cube, among other things, is making headlines these days for more unpleasant reasons. Ever since the country turned sharply to the political right in 2010 following scandals… »

15.06.2015

RT interview about Nato troop deployments in Eastern Europe

RT interview about Nato troop deployments in Eastern Europe

Our partner agency, RT.com, requested an interview with Pressenza last night regarding the deployment of Nato troops in Europe reported in the New York Times. Here are the written questions and answers we prepared for the live interview.  The live interview varies from the written one. RT.com:… »

27.05.2015

Park of study and reflection inaugurated in Hungary

Park of study and reflection inaugurated in Hungary

On the 22nd and 23rd of May 2015 more than 500 people gathered from all over the world to witness the official inauguration of the gate, hall and stele of Mikebuda Park of Study and Reflection in Hungary.  The small village of Mikebuda is 10 kilometres from the nearby town… »

17.11.2014

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Anti-corruption protests took place in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, tonight following Prime Minister, Viktor Orban’s refusal to dismiss the head of the tax authority, Ildiko Vida, who has been accused of having ties to corruption by the US government’s refusal to grant her a visa. There appears to be a… »

18.09.2013

Hungary: Constitutional Change Falls Short

Hungary: Constitutional Change Falls Short

Recent changes to the Hungarian constitution do little to address concerns set out by the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. The changes leave in place provisions that undermine the rule of law and weaken human rights protection. The Hungarian parliament, with a… »

23.05.2013

Activist and scholar to lecture on current Romani issues

Activist and scholar to lecture on current Romani issues

Activist and scholar to lecture on current Romani issues by Aria Seligmann, UO Office of Strategic Communications MAY 22, 2013 Hungarian Romani activist Angela Kocze, currently a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Wake Forest University, will be at the University of Oregon on Friday, May 24, to… »

16.05.2013

Hungary: Rule of Law Under Threat

Hungary: Rule of Law Under Threat

The systemic changes to Hungary’s legal framework introduced by the government since 2010 weaken legal checks on its authority, interfere with media freedom, and undermine human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The continuing failure of the Hungarian government to comply with recommendations by… »

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