“The European Parliament’s fresh decision to increase funding for ‘Soros groups’ once again makes it clear that George Soros is practically dictating Brussels’ migration policy,” ruling Fidesz’s communications chief said on Thursday. The EP’s proposal about suspending EU funds was heavily criticised by the Fidesz and hailed by left-liberal opposition MEPs. Continue reading ““EP vote on NGO funding to increase migration””
The opposition Socialist Party has accused the government of lying in a written rebuttal of the so-called Sargentini report. Continue reading “Socialists accuse govt of lying in Sargentini report rebuttal”
The so-called Sargentini report, which will be debated by the European Parliament’s plenary on September 11, seems to be a difficult puzzle for the Hungarian opposition parties, according to opposition news site Alfahir.hu. The plenary votes about the report, which threatens with stripping Hungary of its voting rights, on the next day. According to Alfahir.hu it’s not too likely, but the report is still a start of Orban’s campaign for the European elections in 2019. Continue reading “Sargentini report: Campaign start for Orban, burden for the opposition”
Recent remarks by Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose concerning Hungarian autonomy efforts are “completely unacceptable and incompatible with European values and the 21st century”, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday. Hungarian parties also expressed their indignation. Continue reading “Outrage in Hungary over Romanian PM’s remark”
One of the biggest crimes of the “Orban regime” is eliminating media pluralism, expropriating the Hungarian media market, suppressing and misleading the public, socialist MEP Istvan Ujhelyi wrote in an op-ed for Hungarian daily Nepszava. Continue reading “Socialist MEP blasts Fidesz “media dictatorship””
At least according to the biggest opposition party, Jobbik. Their participation in next year’s parliamentary election has become “doubtful”, group leader Janos Volner told a press conference on Wednesday. Continue reading “Orban govt to end democracy in Hungary”
Hungarian Socialist MEP Istvan Ujhelyi asked the European Commission in a written question about the existence of the so-called Soros plan, about which the Hungarian government started a national consultation. Continue reading “Ujhelyi: According to the Commission there’s no ‘Soros plan’”
Hungary’s Socialist MEP Istvan Ujhelyi has launched an initiative dubbed Radical European Democrats (RED) to urge radical changes in Europe.
The cabinet chief of the European Parliament’s President, Antonio Tajani will speak by phone with Hungary’s ambassador to the EU about the Hungarian government’s national consultation on the “Soros plan”, and Tajani himself will speak to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban next week, at the Social Summit in Gothenburg – an EP spokesperson told Hungarian news agency MTI on Wednesday evening.