The Hungarian government rejected calls by the Council of Europe to rescind the higher education law, and further action by the council appears unlikely until October.
Organizers plan to demonstrate the value of the work of NGOs in Hungary, and call for the controversial NGO law to be rescinded.
A delegation representing the Central European University (CEU) of Budapest met with several US lawmakers and senior government officials in Washington last week in an effort to raise awareness of the university’s plight. Daniel T. Berg, a CEU student who has become known as an activist after speaking at several recent rallies, traveled to the […]
The fledgling party has declared its intention to run alone in 2018 elections.
Fidesz says the government will wait for the results of the National Consultation and the opinion of the Venice Commission before holding a vote on the controversial bill.
Benjamin Ward, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia Division, supervises research on the EU region, the Western Balkans, and Turkey.
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The senior Fidesz official repeated the official government position that weeks of protests against Hungary’s higher education law amendments are much ado about nothing.
Several thousand protesters marched through the streets of Budapest Sunday evening, rallying in front of the Hungarian parliament. The “We’re Not Giving Away Our Future, We’re Staying Here” demonstration was organized by civil society groups and drew a diverse crowd, from young people to pensioners. The protesters’ grievances revolved around the so-called “Lex CEU” that would […]
Protesters marched through Felcsút, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s home town, on Saturday in a demonstration against government corruption. While the turnout was relatively small — less than 200 people attended — the event drew high-profile members of the opposition and a number of anti-corruption activists. Situated 35 kilometers due west of Budapest, Felcsút (population 1800) is hard […]