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.
After a disappointing Saturday across the board, Hungary’s men’s fencing team took bronze and its men’s waterpolo team defeated Brazil to advance to the quarterfinals. After losing to France 45:40, Hungary defeated Ukraine 39:37 to win the bronze medal in the men’s team épée event. “Now they can experience what it’s like to stand on […]
After a disappointing Thursday, Team Hungary put in a strong showing at the Rio games on Friday, winning two silver and two bronze medals. Hungarian swimmers Katinka Hosszú, László Cseh and Boglárka Kapás won silver and bronze medals. Anita Márton took bronze in women’s shot put. Katinka Hosszú took silver in the 200 m backstroke. Widely tipped […]
A record number of Hungarians are working in Austria where they receive substantially higher wages and better benefits than in Hungary.