Sixteen Hungarian state medals were auctioned off Monday evening for a total of HUF 2.5 million (USD 9,300). The medals were donated to the Protective Charitative Association (Oltalom Karitatív Egyesület) for auction by various Hungarian notables after the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary was bestowed on Fidesz publicist Zsolt Bayer, an outspoken […]
The Kaposvár military court has acquitted four Hungarians accused of espionage, including three former government officials: retired major-general Lajos Galambos, former Brigadier General Sándor Laborc, and György Szilvásy. The three defendants were accused of aiding and abetting the fourth defendant, the owner of a security technology company accused in spying for Russia. Galambos and Laborc headed the […]
Three Hungarian opposition political parties announced today they are forces to persuade Hungarian voters to stay home on October 2nd rather than participate in a government sponsored referendum on whether the EU should be permitted to settle illegal immigrants in Hungary without the consent of parliament.
The director of Zuglo’s Teleki Blanka Academic High School (Gimnázium), one of the most outspoken of the leaders of the “I would teach” movement, says the movement needs to continue its activities using unconventional methods. He believes that more determined and radical steps are needed, and that “we need to struggle until the system […]
By a vote of four to three Hungary’s National Election Committee voted not to file a formal complaint against a decision on the part of the Budapest Constabulary’s office to end its investigation into the so-called “skinhead-gate” scandal. The committee decided on March 31 to file a formal complaint with police over a scuffle in […]
Scores of Hungarian notables are returning the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit in protest of Hungary’s third highest state award being given to controversial Fidesz publicist Zsolt Bayer.
“I am disgusted by the government’s lies with regard to health care. The top leaders in health care need to disappear. Not only has Zoltán Balogh, the president of the Chamber of Hungarian Health Care Specialists, and Ágnes Cser collaborated with the government, they are proud of it. They declared that in all of Europe […]
A by-election held in Jánkmajtis resulted in a clear victory for Fidesz whose candidate for mayor soundly defeated the town’s independent mayor. The six member city council of this town of 1736 souls in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county voted on April 26th to dissolve itself and hold new elections. Independent mayor József Ország (center) was defeated by his […]
“They deceived us, dispossessed us, stole from the gypsies the resources with which to raise themselves up . . . just as they stole the FX debtors’ money, EU fiscal transfers, and the pensioners’ savings, and the honest work of employees. . . They want to steal our children’s future as well. They even want to steal […]
The town of Dombiratos in Békés county elected independent candidate Mrs. Ildikó Fehér mayor on Sunday. Receiving 48.7 percent of the vote, she defeated the Fidesz candidate, sitting mayor Mrs. László Bojczán who received just 38.9 percent of the vote. Dombiratos is the third settlement not to elect a Fidesz candidate for mayor this year. Voter […]