An estimated 80,000 protesters took to the streets of Budapest Sunday to demonstrate against the government’s new higher education bill, which threatens to hinder the continued operation in Hungary of Central European University. The rally, one of the biggest since the anti-internet tax protests in 2014, began with a march from the Várkert Bazár in Buda, […]
Former LMP co-chair argues the bill is specifically tailored for Balázs Kertész.
Slowly rising wages have not kept up with sharply increasing rent prices.
Opposition parties unanimously condemned passage of the bill – only Jobbik, which opposed its passage, did not issue a statement
Statement on Central European University by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires David Kostelancik Budapest, Hungary April 4, 2017 “The United States is disappointed by the accelerated passage of legislation targeting Central European University, despite the serious concerns raised by the United States, by hundreds of local and international organizations and institutions, and by thousands of […]
The law could lay the groundwork for the university’s closure.
Some 220 Hungarian students studying in the United Kingdom have written an open letter to Hungary’s Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog and Hungary’s ambassador to the UK Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in support of Central European University (CEU). The following is a copy of their letter. Subject: Open letter about the Central European University situation Dear Minister: Dear Ambassador: […]
My daughter and I live in Budapest, Hungary, in an apartment rented from the local government. I myself am a 31-year-old father, while my daughter, Kitti, is 3 years old. I am raising her alone, her mother and I have divorced in September 2015. A number of articles appeared about us, presenting our situation, which […]
English translation of index.hu interview with former Hungarian secret services agent Ferenc Katrein.
Justin Spike brings you the Budapest Beacon’s coverage of all the celebrations, protests, and conflicts of Hungary’s March 15th national holiday.