“Listen Viktor, you corrupt despot”

Desperate and brutal election campaign is expected in Hungary. The biggest opposition party Jobbik accuses the government of influencing the State Audit Office’s investigation, what would fine the party 662 million forints, making it uncertain whether the party can run in the elections at all. Other opposition parties consider the investigation’s result as part of dismantling democracy, and suspect the government is behind it. Continue reading ““Listen Viktor, you corrupt despot””

International conference about the wage union in the European Parliament

At a wage union conference entitled “Equal pay for equal work” economists, academics, experts, MEPs and trade union leaders discussed the wage gaps in the European Union, problems of competitiveness, pros and cons of workforce mobility and the demographic crisis’s impact on the job market. Continue reading “International conference about the wage union in the European Parliament”

Famous economist fights EU brain drain

A senior fellow at Oxford University, Hungarian economist Peter Rona established a gourmet cheese factory in the Hungarian village of Kisasszond. His factory, which employs 12 families, has proven a roaring success and won international awards for its soft and smoked cheeses. But according a recent article by The Telegraph, Rona has a major problem: his skilled cheese makers keep leaving Hungary to find more … Continue reading Famous economist fights EU brain drain

Hungary’s independent trade unions support the wage union

Pro-government daily Magyar Idok said on Monday that the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) strongly rejects the wage union campaign, which was initiated by the representatives of seven member states. But according to the Hungarian initiator Jobbik party, the confederation’s secretary general spoke with recognition of the campaign and confirmed it in writing. Continue reading “Hungary’s independent trade unions support the wage union”

Gyongyosi: We leave the disastrous policy of the past 27 years behind

“By launching the wage union initiative, we leave the disastrous policy of the past 27 years behind. We want to create a comprehensive programme to raise Hungarian living standards and Hungarian wages”, Jobbik MP Marton Gyongyosi, one of the initiators of the Wage Union European Citizens’ Initiative told Alfahir.hu, according to the opposition Jobbik party’s press release. Continue reading “Gyongyosi: We leave the disastrous policy of the past 27 years behind”