In the recent report dubbed Freedom in the World, Freedom House qualified Hungary as a free country but gave it 72 points out of 100, the lowest among European Union member states, and four points down from last year’s score. The rights organisation expressed concerns stating that Hungarians are increasingly afraid of expressing their political opinions because of what it termed as the growing intimidation of NGOs and the opposition. Freedom in the World 2018 – Democracy in Crisis By Michael J. Abramowitz, President Political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than ... Read more
Jobbik leader Gábor Vona on Tuesday accused the government of misleading the public over migration. The opposition leader cited deputy state secretary Kristóf Altusz as saying in an interview to a Maltese newspaper that Hungary had taken in 508 refugees in 2015, 432 in 2016 and 1,291 last year. Over the past three years, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “generated mass hysteria” in Hungarian society over the issue of migration, spending 22 billion forints (EUR 71m) on a referendum campaign and “National Consultation” public survey and promising that Hungary would not allow the forced settlement of migrants, Vona said. Yet the ... Read more
New phase in Hungary-US ties?
#LMP's politicians "were lying up and down" all throughout last autumn's "National Consultation" campaign - #Fidesz
The "network" of US billionaire George #Soros will continue to attack Hungary, with operations in the country, as well as in #Brussels and in the #United #States - #Fidesz
Orbán: Demonising Russian president Putin is a silly approach
"Romania should decide whether or not it wants to be involved in central European cooperation"
The opposition Együtt (Together) party has nominated board leader Viktor Szigetvári as its candidate for prime minister #hungaryelection2018
"Jobbik stands prepared for governing Hungary and creating a fair, safe and liveable country" - Gábor Vona #hungaryelection2018
Fidesz's mayors of local authorities held a conference on Friday in Budapest to discuss illegal migration, decry the so-called "Soros plan"
Did Tudose seriously say that? A terrible message from #Romania
"The responses show that the government is spending taxpayer money"
"If the government had indeed admitted those refugees to Hungary, then the "National Consultation" surveys were all just part of a show"
The election results will still be calculated on the basis of paper documentation
The party insists that the "Soros Plan" did not exist but was "invented by Fidesz's PR machinery"
It seems like the ruling Fidesz is still popular among the electorate
“This would represent an even greater problem in view of the fact that the migrants would also be distributed to places that are not immigrant countries”
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He described ruling Fidesz as the best-organised minority