In Hungary, Russians can operate freely, maintain contacts with the far right without interference, blithely build their secret service channels – and the government even gives them the occasional state contract. They can do what they want, except jeopardise Fidesz’s power in the short-term, writes Hungarian economist and foreign policy analyst, György András Deák.
Translation of op-ed piece written by CEU professor and Movement for a Modern Hungary chairman Lajos Bokros appearing in the online version of Magyar Narancs under the title “Lajos Bokros kicks Orbán and company with both feet” (“Bokros Lajos páros lábbal szállt bele Orbánékba“). You are mistaken if you think the world famous Central European University is […]
“The believers in illiberal democracy do not like it when others represent and support those for whom the government has no inclination to devote time or money, or if they repeatedly hold a mirror to them and in the mirror they see only a debauched, corrupt crowd of looters. They would rather smash the mirror.” […]
Translation of “László Botka: For a just Hungary” appearing in 168óra.hu on January 21st, 2017. The Hungarian left has not been in such a storm-battered state during the entire existence of the third republic, yet Hungary has never needed the left as much as it does now. Viktor Orbán, in power since 2010, has thrust […]
Hungarian intellectuals comment on the invalid referendum of October 2nd, 2016.
The European Union also bears serious responsibility for the destruction of democracy in Hungary writes Mária Vásárhelyi.
The discontinuation of Népszabadság was not a rational economic decision, but the latest outrage on the part of a progressively more authoritarian, primitive and vengeful power. It was a serious blow against a Hungarian free press that is being backed into an increasingly narrow corner.
Viktor Orbán’s illiberal system winding up what is left of Hungarian democracy at top speed appears unstoppable.
Dear Supreme Leader: I am pleased to report that we have finally discovered another place in the vast cosmos which resembles our home world. Situated in the middle of the European subcontinent, Hungary has anticipated many of the best practices encountered over the course of our eons-long quest for a world every bit as perfect as our own. […]
Translation of statement issued by the Roma Parliament regarding the eviction of Roma and non-Roma from public housing in Székesfehérvár. Residents of Székesfehérvár—largely Hungarian citizens of Roma ethnicity—have turned to our organization for assistance in confronting their housing crisis. Over the course of three meetings in July a total of thirty families asked for the […]