Tag: rights

Government official: Sargentini ‘is attacking Hungary again’

Sargentini said she had been asked out of the #foreign #ministry during her visit to #Budapest

MEPs call on EPP to condemn Ukraine’s banning ethnic Hungarian leader

Several Hungarian MEPs have called on Joseph Daul, head of the European People’s Party, to condemn Ukraine’s recent banning from its territory Hunor Kelemen, head of Romania’s ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ. In a letter to Daul, Andrea Bocskor and László Tőkés, MEPs of ruling Fidesz, as well as MEPs of other Hungarian parties in and outside Hungary, called for “actual measures to ensure that Ukraine’s authorities stop harassing Hungarian politicians and stop hindering communication between Hungarians”. “We seek to support Ukraine on its way to Europe and wish to see real, positive changes in terms of democracy and ethnic minority rights,” ... Read more

Hungary, Britain, Scotland all committed to guaranteeing citizens’ rights after Brexit

The #government aims to preserve the acquired #rights of #Hungarians living in the #UK #Brexit

Hungary not to give up rights of ethnic communities ‘at any pressure’, says foreign minister

"We are interested in reinforcing #Hungarian #ethnic communities in their homelands" #Hungary #minority #rights

Thousands to join public workers’ union strike in Hungary

Several thousand public employees have told their union of their intention to join a national strike on March 14 #hungary #hungarian #labourmarket #government

Deputy PM and ethnic Hungarian leaders sign declaration on cooperation in EU

They will enforce the #protection of the #rights of indigenous #minorities and press for the adoption of a #European #minority protection #law

Chief prosecutor Polt rejects complaints by lawmakers

"Violence against an official person can only be committed if the person is acting lawfully"

CEU Budapest rector Ignatieff wins Dan David Prize for ‘Defending Democracy’

Michael Ignatieff, the president and rector of #CEU, has been awarded the 2019 Dan David Prize for his outstanding contribution to the defense of democracy

Hungarian Helsinki Committee expresses concerns over migration rules

Another critical voice about #Hungary What do you think about this? #Hungarian #Helsinki #Committee

These are the most corrupt countries in the World, Hungary got terrible place in the ranking – TI

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis of democracy around the world. “With many democratic institutions under threat across the globe – often by leaders with authoritarian or populist tendencies – we need to do more to strengthen checks and balances and protect citizens’ rights,” said Patricia Moreira, Managing Director of Transparency International. “Corruption chips away at democracy to produce a vicious cycle, where corruption undermines democratic institutions and, in turn, weak institutions are less able to control corruption.” ... Read more

Orbán cabinet fails to meet Council of Europe guidelines in media freedom

"#Jobbik party won nearly 200 libel suits against the government’s fake news media, the damage was already done and there was no way to minimize it after the election" - MP #Koloman

Hungary urges Romania Hungarians to resubmit ethnic minority bill

"Hungarian deputies should promote a position in the Romanian legislation which is backed by the whole Hungarian community" #hungary #romania #government #transylvania #szeklerland

Ukrainian expert: We will still have certain problems with Hungary, Poland, Romania and Belarus even if Russia is gone

"Official Kyiv should definitely seek ways to normalize relations with Budapest, Bucharest and Warsaw" #hungary #ukraine romania #poland

Opposition parties to filibuster parliament vote on ‘slave law’

The #amendment submitted to the #labour code envisages increasing annual #overtime from 250 hours to 400 hours #Hungary #labourmarket #law

Opposition slams goverment’s ‘anti-homeless’ measures

"The #government fails to help the needy and instead has introduced laws that put #homeless people into #prison"

Hungarian government lacks policy for women?

"#Women still don't have #equal opportunities" #Hungary #Hungarian #society

Foreign minister: Hungary rejects endeavours to encourage migration

"#Hungary disagrees with the assumption that #migration is a basic #human #right"

Annual human rights forum begins in Budapest

The #government has a complex approach towards #human #rights by considering them in the context of #security issues