Author: John Woods

Hungarian deputy PM Semjén does not tell who paid his hunts in Canada

Even though each of his #hunting tour to the Northern-#American country was worth at least 8,000 American #dollars for which his ministerial #salary is not enough #Hungary #Hungarian #reindeer #moose #wolf #bison #elk #scandal #money #travel

Labour shortage shocking in Hungary

#Hungary is out of employable #workforce, at least 80 thousand people are needd immediately. #Hungarian #industry #service #transport #job #work #employment

Hungarians do not like to learn foreign languages – why?

According to the #European Commission’s latest #research, #Hungarians do not want to learn #foreign #languages and they do not know them well, too. #Hungary #2020 #languageexam #school #schooling

Budapest real estate market continues skyrocketing

Everybody should calculate with more than EUR 3,150 per square meter by #2020 in the #downtown of #Budapest #Hungary #flats #fifth district #capital #investment #money

Horrible statistics: 87 attacks against on-board conductors last year in Hungary

On-board conductors were mostly slapped on the face, spit at or they suffered #verbal #aggression #Hungary #Hungarian #protection #trains #railway

PM Orbán’s dream: already more than 2.4 bn EUR spent on hosting the Olympic Games

According to #zoom.hu, the #government already decided to invest 750 bn #HUF (#EUR 2.4bn) in the project of hosting the 2032 #Summer #Olympic Games. Thereby, it will be easier to convince international #decision-makers and the people of #Budapest. #Hungary #Hungarian #sport #money #corruption #Momentum #Election2018 #Orbán #dream

Fidesz to take away the rights of the local governments in Budapest?

According to #24.hu, PM #Orbán wants to annex #Budapest because in spite of its landslide victory in #April, #Fidesz can still lose the #local elections of #2019 #autumn. #Hungary #Hungarian #Tarlós

Deputy PM Zsolt Semjén owes millions to the tax administration?

#Transparency International’s (TI) #legal director, #Miklós Ligeti turned to the #parliament’s #Committee on Immunity in the #Deputy PM’s hunt case. According to him, #Semjén should have included the luxurious #hunts paid by a #Hungarian #entrepreneur as #gifts into his #financial statement. #Sweden #Hungary #reindeer #moose #fool-hen #money #corruption

A Hungarian judge to BBC: there is a general climate of fear

#Hungary is pulling away from the founding ideals of the #European project turning its back to the traditional #liberal #democracy – concluded #Allan Little, the reporter of #BBC. The #government has substantial control over the #media, the #courts, #public opinion and the #economy. #Hungarian #Orbán

Ukraine to punish dual citizenship

Though almost all members of the political and business elite in #Ukraine have multiple citizenships President Petro #Poroshenko would take the #Ukrainian #citizenship from those who take part in the #elections of another country or cross the #border with a foreign #passport. #Hungary #Hungarian #punishment #threat #Hungarianminority #Subcarpathia

Years will pass until railway stations of Budapest will be renovated

The #renovation of the big #railway #stations of #Budapest will possibly start only in 2021-2022. #Hungary #Hungarian #máv #infrastructure #commuting #Keletipályaudvar #Nyugatipályaudvar #Zugló #train #toilet

Central-European exodus put on map – 6 pc of the born Hungarians live abroad

Worsening #exodus causes serious problems in the countries of the #periphery since they are losing their skilled and hard-working population to the #core countries of the #EU. #Hungary #Hungarian #CentralEurope #demography #decline #labourshortage

Cheap Hungarian citizenship for sale on the dark web

Since the #Hungarian #citizenship is cheaper than the #Spanish or Hungarian minister #Rogán’s #residency bond program many try to buy it on the #dark web. And if there is a #need, there will be a #supply. #Hungary #corruption #scandal #cheating #citizenshipbusiness

Bloomberg: PM Orbán is not another Putin, he is more sophisticated

Though PM #Orbán’s #Hungary resembles in some way to #Putin’s #Russia or #Erdogan’s #Turkey there are considerable differences, too. Orbán will not become a #dictator, he simply does not need it. #Hungarian #elections #media #corruption #politics

After victory: government takes billions from hospitals in Hungary

Though most of the #hospitals struggle with gigantic #debts the #government now wants them to transfer all of their ‘free of charge’ money to the #Hungarian State #Treasury. According to #nepszava.hu, the amount can reach 20 bn HUF (EUR 64.4M). #money #health care #Hungary #doctors #nurses

Fight for the biggest Hungarian opposition paper: awaiting foreign investors?

#Hungarian green party #LMP’s board member Péter #Ungár is searching for #Australian, #Israeli and #Spanish #investors to buy #Simicska’s #media portfolio including #Magyar Nemzet, #Heti Válasz and #Lánchíd Radio. #Hungary #business #entrepreneur #money #newspaper

Sweden investigates Hungarian Deputy PM’s hunt scandal

The #Swedish #Prosecution Authority investigates the issue of #Deputy PM #Semjén’s hunt in the country as #theft. However, they cannot tell whether they already suspect anybody or not. #Hungary #Hungarian #government #scandal #reindeer #moose #fool-hen

The Embassy of the US condemns the listing of ’Soros’s Hungarian agents’

#Government close #Figyelő published the names of those people who they suspect to work for so called #‘Soros organizations.’ The #Embassy of the #US condemned the list in a #tweet. #Hungary #Hungarian #softdiplomacy #Washington #ambassador

Hungarian state media journalists admit they forged ‘atmosphere of fear’

#State-run television conglomerate employees revealed to the #Guardian that they feel sorry because they influenced people with #false stories and so they helped #government parties to gain another 2/3rd majority in the #elections last Sunday. #Hungary #Hungarian #MTVA #propaganda #migration #Soros #opposition

Forbes: PM Orbán’s wife is the most influential woman in Hungary’s public life

The fourth place went to the oldest daughter of the #Orbán family, #Ráhel Orbán in this category. #Forbes assembled separated lists for #media, #culture and #business. #Hungary #Hungarian #hungary #hungarian #Orbanfamily #family #richandfamous #women #influence