Viktor Orban

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 … »

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… »

05.09.2018

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Migration policies, nationalist and xenophobic forces, networking between progressive political forces and civil society, opposition to hatred and intolerance and the value of non-violence. We discussed this with Elly Schlein, MEP for Possibile’ and rapporteur for her S&d Group (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) for the reform of the… »

03.10.2015

We are all refugees

We are all refugees

At the end of the day, we are all refugees looking to return to a mythical and original lost paradise.  If we are persistent, there will be no walls or barriers or tricks to stop us in our path.   2015 is turning into an especially difficult year for Europe. »

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… »

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… »

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