The match made a mockery of Fidesz’s NER concept, whereby the team representing the government and its allies was able to break rules and tilt the advantage with impunity.
R-Kord Kft., a company owned by Lőrinc Mészáros, seen here (left) conferring with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has won a HUF 7.6 billion (USD 27 million) tender to plan and install supplementary safety equipment and undertake other improvements at train stations in Leányvár, Dorog, Esztergom and Budapest’s District 15. 85 percent of the project is financed […]
Media companies close to Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party did well in the National Communication Office’s HUF 24.7 billion (USD 88 million) tender. Surprisingly, propaganda minister Antal Rogán’s Pasa Park neighbor, Csaba Csetényi (above left), only got a small slice of the pie this year. The National Communication Office held a tender during the fourth quarter […]
Crowds overwhelmed Heroes’ Square, and demonstrations continued late into the night.
Between 50,000 and 80,000 protestors demonstrated Sunday afternoon in Budapest against the illiberal policies of the Orbán government and the recent passage of a modification to the law on upper education clearly intended to force Budapest’s Central European University to close its doors.
Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of Budapest Sunday afternoon in protest of Lex CEU, the modification to the law on higher education hastily adopted by parliament last week that effectively forces Budapest’s Central European University to close its doors after 25 years.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held his annual state-of-the-nation address on Friday afternoon at the Castle Garden Bazaar, where opposition party Együtt (Together) successfully heckled him and his guests despite some difficulty. According to Együtt chairman Péter Juhász, Orbán thinks of himself as an emperor. Együtt co-chair Nóra Hajdu thinks he is the enemy of Hungary. […]
Were a national election held this Sunday, the Momentum Movement would get two percent of the vote. To what can it attribute its sudden popularity? How long will it last? We asked Political Capital election expert Róbert László. Hungary’s Momentum Movement intends to form a political party in the weeks to come announced one of the […]
Jobbik supporters paraded through the streets of Budapest with torches in commemoration of the 1956 Uprising late Sunday afternoon. Speeches were delivered at Corvin Plaza, then wreaths were laid at the Pest Boys statue (a memorial to the young men who were involved in heavy fighting against the Soviets at Corvin Plaza). The group of 1,000-2,000 […]
Government plans to set up new government administration courts will further compromise the independence of the judiciary warns Miklós Ligeti, legal director of Transparency International Hungary.