The Prime Minister’s commissioner on Roma affairs Florián Farkas presided over a failed Roma employment program, resulting in the disappearance of HUF 1.6 billion. After the program produced no jobs, Farkas remains in his seat in the Prime Minister’s office.
“Too much mixing causes problems,” Prime Minister Orbán told business leaders, insisting that Hungary must protect its ethnic homogeneity as a key to improving its international standing.
Green party LMP will submit a referendum question this week which would challenge government plans to expand the nuclear energy facility at Paks, and other opposition parties are already pledging their support.
Hungary will join Slovakia in calling for the EU to implement rules regulating the quality of grocery products within the economic bloc.
Investigative journalism NGO Direkt36.hu has found yet another MP who failed to meet his asset disclosure obligations. The NGO reports that Fidesz MP Sándor Farkas failed to report nearly EUR 5 million in state and EU subsidies over the past five years. When confronted by Direkt36 about the discrepancies between data provided by the State […]
The government plans to award all EU development funds allocated to Hungary for the 2014-2020 period by the end of March, despite unresolved conflicts with the European Commission over use of funds from the previous period.
Governing parties Fidesz-KDNP meet this week for a closed party congress in Visegrád, where they will reportedly discuss initiating a new round of “national consultations” on 5 key issues.
Momentum Movement has one more day to gather enough signatures to force a referendum on Budapest’s Olympic bid. But recent statements by Fidesz-aligned lawyers have worried some that even a successful campaign could face government blowback.
Data released by the Hungarian State Treasury gives some insight into why the government made unprecedented expenditures in December of last year, ruining the chances for Hungary to see its first budget surplus in modern times.
A company connected to Viktor Orbán’s friend and alleged strawman Lőrinc Mészáros paid off more than HUF 3 billion in debt accrued by Orbán’s family members.