Category: Politics

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Freedom House: Hungary is the least democratic country in the EU

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

Vona accuses Orbán cabinet of misleading public over migration policy

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

LMP co-leader not welcome at national security committee hearing on ‘Soros Plan’?

#LMP's politicians "were lying up and down" all throughout last autumn's "National Consultation" campaign - #Fidesz

‘Soros network’ continues attacking Hungary, says Fidesz MP

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

‘It is up to Romania to participate in regional cooperation’, says Hungarian parliament delegation

"Romania should decide whether or not it wants to be involved in central European cooperation"

Együtt elects Viktor Szigetvári PM candidate

The opposition Együtt (Together) party has nominated board leader Viktor Szigetvári as its candidate for prime minister #hungaryelection2018

Vona: ‘Jobbik wants to win election alone’

"Jobbik stands prepared for governing Hungary and creating a fair, safe and liveable country" - Gábor Vona #hungaryelection2018

Fidesz’s mayors hold conference on migration, ‘Soros plan’

Fidesz's mayors of local authorities held a conference on Friday in Budapest to discuss illegal migration, decry the so-called "Soros plan"

Romania’s Prime Minister threatens to hang Hungarians

Did Tudose seriously say that? A terrible message from #Romania

Socialists: Government fails to give credible account of border protection costs

"The responses show that the government is spending taxpayer money"

Jobbik seeks explanation for Hungary’s admission of 1,300 refugees

"If the government had indeed admitted those refugees to Hungary, then the "National Consultation" surveys were all just part of a show"

Election office to enhance security in preparation to parliamentary elections

The election results will still be calculated on the basis of paper documentation

Socialists demand proof for existence of ‘Soros Plan’

The party insists that the "Soros Plan" did not exist but was "invented by Fidesz's PR machinery"

POLL – Ruling Fidesz’ popularity steadily growing

It seems like the ruling Fidesz is still popular among the electorate

Would the changing of the European Asylum System create further incentive?

“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”

Hungary’s President sets April 8 as the date of the upcoming general election

Time to vote! Find out how the system works, how and when you can vote!

Opposition PM candidate: Majority of Hungarians want change

He described ruling Fidesz as the best-organised minority