“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.”
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: […]
North American academics sign open letter criticizing draft legislation forcing Budapest’s Central European University to close its doors.
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 […]
Hungarians living abroad have received a letter from Prime Minister Viktor Orbán encouraging them to participate in the upcoming referendum against EU refugee resettlement quota.
In 2012 Hungarian agricultural and livestock producers failed to declare between HUF 650 billion and HUF 1.2 trillion worth of revenues. The size of the black economy in the Hungarian agricultural sector alone ranged from 32.5% to 49.9%, depending on the county. Hungarian pigs consumed 12 percent more feed than Danish pigs and yet farrowed […]
In addition to “vigorously promot(ing) democracy by supporting the rights of religious and national minorities, including the rights of the Hungarian minorities living in countries bordering Hungary,” isn’t it time for the American Hungarian Federation to vigorously promote democracy and civil rights in Hungary itself?
The Budapest Beacon received the following letter from Mr. Frank Koszorus, Jr., the National President of the American Hungarian Federation, in response to Budapest Beacon managing editor Richard Field’s letter of January 5th addressed to the editor of “Hungary Today” (which has yet to be published by that pro-government website): January 10, 2016 Dear Editor, Dear […]
Germans have learned to accept the territorial losses of the First and Second World Wars. Isn’t it time for Hungarians to do the same and wholeheartedly embrace the European Union? After all, don’t Hungarians stand to benefit from a Europe where there is freedom of movement and respect for the rights of national minorities? While true […]
“With such politics you are creating a divided Hungary that is sliding towards the east. While it might be in Fidesz’s momentary interest to fight this domestic political battle with Jobbik, it is contrary to the national interests of the Hungarians. . . . An isolated Hungary that is pointlessly at odds with Germany can […]