“I will leave Fidesz. It is that simple.” – Máté Matolcsi
The opposition candidate received nearly twice as many votes as his Fidesz-KDNP opponent in Budapest’s District 14.
“We’ve come here to take back the street. To take back the street from the 10 or 20 people who have been vandalizing the city center for the past few weeks. They assaulted police and set fire to public buildings, all so that billions of illegal migrants can be settled here! Finally there is a country […]
Leading Hungarian online daily index.hu has changed owners, according to 24.hu. The last and most important of Zoltán Spéder’s media holdings has been sold to a foundation run by individuals close to former Fidesz oligarch, construction and media mogul Lajos Simicska. Index.hu’s publisher was purchased by Pro-Ráta Holding Zrt., which concluded an option agreement to […]
“These companies have realized revenues of HUF 115-130 billion, of which HUF 42 billion (USD 145 million) is public funds.” – Magyar Nemzet Compelled by a court decision to release information about companies brokering the sale of so-called settlement bonds, the parliamentary committee on economics finally did so on Wednesday. Magyar Nemzet reports that committee chairman Erik Bánki […]
“Seeing our criticism as the expansion of ‘the Soros empire’ is a basically mistaken and malicious interpretation. What is more, it is a form of escapism in the face of facts and a sad reality.”
Around 100 people gathered in the center of the southern Hungarian border town of Röszke yesterday to protest the government’s treatment of asylum-seekers. The demonstration was organized by the Facebook group Migrant Solidarity (MigSzol).
Budapest’s Szabadság (Freedom) square hosted a novel demonstration of sorts Saturday evening. Starting at 5:30 pm and lasting until 10 pm, the “We will not remain silent!” protest featured musical performances by a variety of musicians and DJs, as well as speeches by notable artists and activists. As many as 10,000 people mostly in their twenties […]
Images from Wednesday’s massive demonstrations for civil society and against the Fidesz government.
Universal condemnation comes from the democratic opposition, with Együtt party urging other parties not to recognize Áder as a legitimate president.