The number of Hungarians engaged in public works stood at 162,169 in March, down 22 percent on the previous month and 11.4 percent on March 2016, according to Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH), reports vg.hu. During the first quarter of 2017 out of 4.3 million Hungarians between the ages of 15 and 74 either employed or actively […]
The NGO that made the discovery has called for all state-run facilities for the mentally disabled to be shut down.
Orbán was the subject of a merciless tongue-lashing in the European Parliament this week, but such EU reprimands likely only strengthen his resolve and consolidate his support. This, plus Ferenc Gyurcsány’s accusations that Orbán is being blackmailed by Russia, on this week’s BB News Summary.
The MP is accused of trying to defraud the central budget of USD 1.7 million.
“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.”