All is quiet on the Eastern front.
“Whatever happens with me in Hungary in this case, I have nothing against the Hungarian people or Hungary.” – Ahmed H. A second-level court in Szeged has ordered a retrial in the case of Ahmed H., citing inconsistent evidence in the original trial. Ahmed H. was arrested in Hungary in September 2015 following clashes between […]
The parents of the mayor of Budapest’s Castle District live in the same renovated baroque house where his ex-wife rents an apartment, reports Hungarian news site hvg.hu. According to an anonymous source of hvg.hu’s, the parents of 1st District mayor Gábor Tamás Nagy (Fidesz) live in the same apartment where his ex-wife’s company Forensis Consultum […]
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.
The death from asphyxiation of 71 asylum seekers mostly from Syria in August 2015 could have been avoided if Hungarian authorities had intervened sooner, concludes a joint investigative report workgroup of Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and regional public media companies Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), reports Hungarian news site index.hu. Departing from the vicinity of Kecskemét in Hungary destined for Germany, […]
Hungary’s Fidesz-KDNP-controlled parliament defied domestic and international criticism and voted Tuesday to adopt the controversial NGO bill. Opposition parties unanimously criticized the decision. Here are their statements and comments in reaction to the vote. Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) At a press conference on Tuesday deputy MSZP faction leader Sándor Szakács addressed a wide array of issues, including the […]
The Constitutional Court annulled regulations on Tuesday requiring that judges undergo national security screenings, reports index.hu based on the state news agency (MTI). Péter Darák (pictured), Chief Justice of the Curia, Hungary’s highest court, had formally requested of the Constitutional Court that it annul provisions of the national security law prescribing the screening of judges. He stressed that, while the law exempts MPs, […]
Some 30 police conducted a drug raid on Saturday at Aurora, a community center in Budapest’s eighth district that runs a nightclub and serves as a home for multiple Hungarian NGOs.
Current legislation does not even allow a confirmatory referendum on the expansion of the Paks nuclear plant, thus the National Election Commission (NVB) will not verify referendum questions regarding the expansion, according to NVB president András Patyi in an interview with conservative print daily Magyar Nemzet. Patyi was asked why NVB had verified only one question […]
Hungary has the highest cancer fatality rate in the European Union according to the first Hungarian health-care system review that was compiled by Ministry of Human Resources workgroups under the coordination of the National Healthcare Services Center (ÁEEK), reports napi.hu. According to the review’s findings, although figures show an improving trend, Hungary’s fallback from the European […]