Our interview with Zsolt Enyedi, Pro-Rector for Hungarian Affairs at the Central European University.
In a vote split along party lines, Hungary’s Fidesz-KDNP-controlled parliament defied domestic and international criticism and voted Tuesday to adopt the controversial NGO bill.
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 […]
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.
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…”
Two former directors of Hungarian National Asset Management Inc. (MNV) were sentenced to prison by a third-degree court for their roles in the corruption surrounding the Sukoró casino and tourism investment case.
The bill would prohibit parties and the government from using political advertising outside campaign season, but appears aimed at eliminating political speech critical of the governing party.
The Ministry of National Development will award two new contracts worth HUF 1.78 billion (USD 6.5 million) to the Fidesz-tied think-tank Századvég, adding to its total of HUF 6.78 billion won since 2015, reports hvg.hu. The two new contracts were signed on May 18, tasking the think-tank with “conducting political poll-supported advisory and study preparation activities.” One of […]