Thirty years after the demolition of the party state we are witnessing the establishment of another party state – this is how 26 respected intellectuals explain in their letter to the opposition parties why an unparalleled coordination is needed in the elections. Continue reading “Hungarian intellectuals warn of another party state”
The Hungarian parliament is holding an extraordinary session tomorrow, convened by opposition parties Jobbik and MSZP. According to ATV‘s information, the session will have no quorum. Continue reading “Gulyas to speak at the extraordinary session”
The prime minister candidate of the opposition Socialist and Parbeszed parties, Gergely Karacsony, has said he wants to steer Hungary away from “the politics of hatred and division” towards a western, just and knowledge-based society. Continue reading “Karacsony wants to reform Hungarian society”
The opposition Socialists on Friday denied US financier George Soros’s recent remarks that they had been “bought up” by Fidesz. The ruling party also slammed Soros’s speech. Continue reading “Socialists deny Soros’s claims”
US financier George Soros heavily criticised Hungary’s government, when speaking to journalists at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The opposition Socialists have filed a complaint to the public prosecutor against Prime Minister Viktor Orban and others for his government’s act of nationalising private pension funds which affected the savings of 3 million people totalling 3,000 billion forints (EUR 9.7bn), Socialist lawmaker and head of parliament’s welfare committee Lajos Korozs said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Parties blame each other over private pension funds”
The government has adopted a draft package called “Stop Soros”, under which “promoters of illegal migration” would be required to share data with the authorities, and would have to pay a 25 percent tax on donations from abroad, Interior Minister Sandor Pinter announced on Wednesday. Opposition parties are heavily criticising the announcements and the government’s inability to explain the “secret resettlement” of migrants. Continue reading “Govt announces “Stop Soros” package”