Following Russia’s lead, Hungary announced its intention today to leave the Open Government Partnership. The announcement took place only one day before participating countries were scheduled to attend a three-day meeting in Paris, reports index.hu. According to the decision published in the latest official Hungarian gazette, Hungary’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, was […]
Far-right Austrian politician Norbert Hofer was defeated in yesterday’s presidential election, and conceded to his rival, Green party-backed candidate Alexander van der Bellen. In Hungary, media outlets close to the ruling Fidesz party have long informally supported Austria’s far-right Freedom Party. Newspapers and websites owned by businessmen close to Fidesz, including pro-government daily online 888.hu and print daily Magyar Hírlap, have […]
Hundreds demonstrated for the release of Ahmed H., the Syrian man sentenced to ten years in prison for allegedly inciting migrants and threatening Hungarian officials at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Röszke on September 16 last year. Migszol (Migrants Solidarity Group) activists pointed out that he was fleeing terrorism with his family. Of the ten migrants sentenced to […]
A diplomatic row has broken out between Hungary and Romania following an announcement by Hungary’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, that he had forbidden Hungarian diplomats from attending events commemorating Romania’s national day.
In his weekly radio interview on state-owned Kossuth Rádio’s 180 Minutes, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he was happy with the Constitutional Court’s Wednesday decision, saying the court “has given enormous help” to the government in the “fight against Brussels.”