Prime Minister Orbán blames the “shameful defeat” of Hungary’s Olympic bid on Momentum Movement, arguing in a radio interview that the group had betrayed the hopes of Hungarians.
Budapest will drop out of the running to host the 2024 Olympics, the government announced, without putting the issue to a referendum despite over a quarter-million Budapest residents signing a referendum petition.
Hungary’s Justice Ministry has proposed a plan which would require NGOs that receive money from abroad to register themselves with a court, a practice that has garnered criticism for its implementation in Putin’s Russia.
A law making its way through Parliament would allow for the detention of all asylum seekers in closed camps at Hungary’s southern border, which human rights organization Hungarian Helsinki Committee argues is a violation of EU and international law.
Hungary didn’t impress researchers at Amnesty International with its human rights record in 2016. The human rights NGO assessed Hungary among the worst-scoring European Countries.
A Lutheran pastor, civil activist and humanitarian is looking to take a spot on the District 8 council, which could shake up the working class district’s distinctly right-wing leadership.
Amid near certainty of a referendum on Budapest’s Olympic bid, Fidesz politicians attempt to disavow themselves of the issue, and perhaps orchestrate a quiet withdrawal to avoid an embarrassing loss.
The Nolimpia campaign managed to collect well over the required signatures to put Budapest’s Olympic bid to a referendum, but political maneuvering could see the vote held up in legal battles and delayed until it’s too late.
Hungarian Civil Liberties Union lawyer Szabolcs Hegyi takes stock of the effects on religious and civil life of a controversial law he says limits religious freedom in Hungary.
A man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Nolimpia activist with a wine bottle, the latest in a series of such attacks on signature gatherers in Budapest.