Democracy declined significantly in Hungary, according to the American NGO Freedom House. Albania received 67 points out of 100, marking the most free end of their ranking (no country received that many points), while Hungary got only 66. They also said that Hungary was the only EU member country, being only partly free.
The latest data was published on axios.com, and rtl.hu summed it up in an article. Meanwhile, the freedom index of the USA is similar to Romania. Bulgaria has 79 points, North Macedonia has 68, and Montenegro and Albania have 67. Thus, they all precede Hungary.
Interestingly, Bolivia and India have 66 points, just like Hungary. And that is because PM Orbán has been undermining the independence of the media, the non-governmental organisations, the opposition, and the justice system since their landslide victory in 2010.
Hungary has successfully improved universal access to justice in the country in the past few years, and the effective, modern operation of courts is ensured, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Friday, ahead of the meeting of EU justice ministers in Brussels. The European Union’s justice scoreboard also shows that Hungarian courts are among the most advanced in digitalisation, Varga said in a Facebook post.
“We are in 4th place regarding the estimated duration of civil and economic lawsuits,” she said. Victim protection centres, important platforms for universal access to justice, are currently present in 14 counties and Budapest, and the government is working to extend the system nationwide by 2025, she added. The Hungarian system is in close cooperation with other government offices, the police, NGOs and churches, she said. The number of victims reached through the centres continues to grow even as the number of criminal acts is falling, she said.
Noting that the meeting will also table the fight against anti-Semitism, Varga said Hungary’s government had a zero tolerance policy against anti-Semitism. “We are committed to maintaining Hungary as a home to thriving Jewish communities and culture, and a safe home to everyone, regardless of religion. Hungary’s EU presidency in the second half of 2024 will make the fight against anti-Semitism a priority,” she said.
Source: MTI, rtl.hu
What a total joke. If Mr. Orban belonged to the globalist-socialist cabal and was working on destroying Hungary with “open borders,” greenery, and wokery, they’d not say a peep about his government’s supposed “anti-democratic” practices. We have seen time and again leftist personalities put on blackface, censor the media, criminally prosecute their political opponents (looking at you, Trudeau!), but they get a totally free pass from all these “vanguards” of “democracy.” Give me a break.
It’s the Global Elites, Brussels Bureaucrats, Soros Lapdogs and Biden’s son’s fault. That’s just polarizing and unproductive.
Seriously though – there’s definite room for improvement (also by the “woke”, “green”, “open border” Lefties – some prize conclusions there, too). However if you don’t benchmark based on sets of facts, how are you supposed to know what you could be doing to simply do better for your people, country, continent, world?
Again, you can disagree with some of the conclusions, but let’s not have this get in the way of trying to learn from others and improve. Alternative is to have our own little nation make up everything by itself (“Sovereign! Fighting!”) and find out the hard way.
Democracy in Orbanistan? Must be a joke.