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.
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…”
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 newly rebuilt subway opened its doors on both sides of the car at the Kálvin tér station, adding to concerns that the expensive project of renovating the old Soviet-era trains was a waste of money.
The match made a mockery of Fidesz’s NER concept, whereby the team representing the government and its allies was able to break rules and tilt the advantage with impunity.
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 group is working on a campaign to gain support for amending Hungary’s election law before 2018 elections, and has raised alarm in the government and pro-Fidesz media with its promise of civil disobedience if no vote on reform is held by the Fall.