Left-wing mayor kicks out Europe’s only Jewish TV

The opposition mayor of Budapest’s 7th district, Peter Niedermuller has terminated the local council’s contract with Heti TV, which means that Europe’s only Jewish television has to leave the building it resides in, according to Hungarian press reports. Peter Breuer, the owner of Heti TV told Neokohn.hu that the previous council was much more co-operative (before 2019 the 7th district was ruled by Fidesz, the … Continue reading Left-wing mayor kicks out Europe’s only Jewish TV

Main opposition parties unite forces for 2022

Hungary’s main opposition parties announced on Sunday that they agreed to run on a joint list in the 2022 general elections. The joint statement was signed by the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), Democratic Coalition (DK), Jobbik, Politics Can Be Different (LMP), Momentum and Dialogue (Parbeszed). According to the agreement, the cooperation of the opposition parties will be complete. They will run with joint candidates in … Continue reading Main opposition parties unite forces for 2022

Hungarian left-wing opposition parties support a „repentant” anti-semitic politician

Ten years ago it was unimaginable that Hungarian left-wing opposition parties would support a joint candidate who had previously made anti-Semitic remarks. Now this is happening at an important by-election. They support a politician of the Jobbik party, which considers itself centre right but used to be called extreme right in the Western press.

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Opposition MEPs hold conference on ‘dismantling’ in Hungary

Hungarian opposition MEPs on Tuesday held a conference in Brussels dubbed “Critical Thinking Under Attack – 10 years dismantling Culture, Education, Science and Media in Hungary” with the aim to attract attention to “the effect that illiberalism has not only on the rule of law but also on society”. Continue reading “Opposition MEPs hold conference on ‘dismantling’ in Hungary”