Having spent tens of millions of dollars on national billboard campaigns over the past two years, Hungary’s governing Fidesz party would now have Hungarians believe that billboards are a thing of the past.
Huge barbed-wire fences, humiliating treatment, handcuffed pregnant women, malnourished infants and toddlers — just another day in a Hungarian transit zone.
Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog has affirmed that, contrary to what undersecretary Tamás Köpeczi-Bócz told state prosecutors, he must have known that the foundation with ties to Fidesz MP Roland “Voldemort” Mengyi was being investigated for corruption, reports index.hu. In response to a question about the Voldemort case posed by Socialist MP Tamás Harangozó, Balog said “I warned the undersecretary overseeing the […]
The government acknowledged spending HUF 4.2 billion (USD 15.3 million) on April’s “Let’s Stop Brussels!” campaign after Átlátszó.hu’s public data request, reports index.hu. Although the by now customary blue billboards appearing across the country constituted the most visible aspect of the campaign, more than half of the budget was spent on advertisements in Fidesz-tied media outlets. The costs broke down […]
Nearly one in seven employees in Hungary is the victim of legal abuse of one kind or another at the hands of their employer, according to a recent study issued by the Ministry for National Economy’s Department of Employment Supervision, reports azénpénzem.hu. The most common abuses affect working hours, rest period and extraordinary work. The number of […]
The Fidesz-tied luxury car rental company Valton Master-Car rents an 85-square-meter, council-owned apartment in the Castle District of Budapest for well below the market price, reports index.hu based on the findings of independent council representative Dávid Veres. Valton Master-Car, which transported home minister of propaganda Antal Rogán from the airport free of charge after his infamous […]
Péter Bárándy will defend the Syrian citizen and resident of Cyprus in an appeal. The defendant was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for his role in 2015 clashes between law enforcement and asylum seekers.
Schools maintained by churches receive nearly three times more state funds than public schools, according to a report from the Budgetary Responsibility Institute Budapest (KFIB).
20 EU member states supported the formation of the special prosecutor’s office, while Hungary joined Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, the UK, Malta and Poland in rejecting the formation of the body.
The U.S. Helsinki Commission, an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government, says the Hungarian government “may be trying to squeeze the Hungarian Evangelical Fellowship out of existence by depriving them of the benefits extended to other faiths…”