Translation of Dialogue for Hungary MEP Benedek Jávor’s blogpost of June 2nd, 2016 with the heading “PM: The Felcsút narrow-gauge railway was built fraudulantly—we are turning to the EU.” Dialogue for Hungary [Hungarian: Párbeszéd Magyarországért, PM] Member of the European Parliament, Benedek Jávor, has turned to OLAF [European Anti-Fraud Office] as well as the European Commission’s […]
“Everything indicates that the money flows back to Orbán from Mészáros in a legalized form.” – Péter Juhász, deputy chairman, Együtt (Together) Translation of interview with Együtt (Together) deputy chairman Péter Juhász appearing in weekly online 168ora.hu under the title “Péter Juhász trains his sights on Orbán”. Has District 5 run out of corruption matters? […]
Below is the Hungary government’s official English language summary of the press conference held by Minister Overseeing the Office of the Prime Minister János Lázár on Thursday, November 12th, 2015–the thirtieth such press marathon press conference he has held this year. We are ready to protect Hungarian-Romanian border If necessary, the Government is ready and […]
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán claims to be not only a good Christian, but the savior of Christian Europe. And yet there is very little about his government’s policies that can be considered Christian. It lies. It steals. It bears false witness. It sows rancor and division among its friends. It sets convicted axe murderers free. It perpetrates unconscionable acts of political revenge. It distributes billions in EU and state subsidies to prominent Fidesz supporters even as it deprives millions of Hungarians of the means to feed their children. It prosecutes civil society and political opposition leaders on trumped up charges, even as it turns a blind eye to ruling party politicians engaged in everything from influence peddling to prostitution to the systematic theft of state assets. And it spends billions of forints every year deliberately manipulating and distorting the truth. In short, there is very little about the current government that could be considered “Christian” and much that could be considered outright evil.
Translation of investigative journalist Antónia Rádi’s article “Money of this magnitude has no party colours – Tamás Portik on real estate, the oily underworld and political connections” appearing in Átlátszó.hu on March 2nd, 2015. He calls them bullet traps – Tamás Portik speaks about the well known faces of 1990s night life in an interview […]