“It is terribly important that our democracy finally begin to work in a parliamentary manner.” – Márton Gulyás, activist Translation of Szilárd Teczár’s interview with activist Márton Gulyás appearing in the April 20th, 2017 edition of Magyar Narancs under the title “It can be done.” The distorting electoral law is the basic problem of the […]
“The Hungarian state today is not a state. All it does is try to divvy up EU money and to direct taxpayer’s money into its own pocket. At the same time it finances a media-crises creating machine with which it tries to create consensus and show that it exists. That’s all. They steal and since […]
The following interview with former liberal MP József Gulyás was published by hvg.hu on April 19, 2017 under the title “József Gulyás: the government’s erratic behavior indicates that it has much to fear.” Hungary is emerging as a Trojan horse for Russia, a country which is set on dismantling European cohesion of and weakening the alliance […]
Translation of interview with Sebestyén Gorka published in the April 6th, 2017 edition of Hungarian print weekly Heti Válasz under the title “Trump’s Hungarian man” (pp. 22-24). “I am merely an alternative target. President Trump and his staff are being attacked through me,” says Sebestyén Gorka, the counter-terrorism advisor to the American president, who speaks […]
“When will the double standard come to an end?” asks MoMa chairman Lajos Bokros in a Facebook post addressed to German politician Norbert Röntgen.
The fact that the Russian government is not the target of a strong Russian disinformation campaign can also mean that it is achieving its goals in other ways. Orbán’s strong anti-migration and anti-EU rhetoric is good for destabilizing the EU. And since eroding the EU is one of the Russian’s main goals, they are pleased […]
Putin’s hand may be in the destruction of CEU opines Géza Jeszenszky, former foreign minister, who talks about his own confusion, the hinterland abandoning Fidesz, and how the protests are saving the country’s international prestige.
The following are the closing statements made by Márton Gulyás and Gergő Varga at their trial on Thursday, April 13th, 2017. The civil activists were arrested Monday night for throwing open bottles of orange paint at the Sándor Palace, the official residence and office of the President of Hungary, János Áder. Earlier that day President Áder […]
“The Orbán system is learning at its own expense that there is a segment whose anger it should not provoke, and these are the university students.” – Péter Sárosi, blogger, journalist, and drug policy activist Translation of blog post by Péter Sárosi entitled “The 5 lessons of yesterday’s demonstrations” posted on April 13th, 2017. What has […]
“Civil organizations are part of society. They are not isolated, but rather actors offering experience in the practice of basic rights, for example in order for citizens to express their opinion and undertake charitable social work. . . . The bill (on civil organizations) is about obstructionism, intimidation, and stigmatization, and nothing else.” – Bernadette Somody, […]