Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs on Wednesday protested the use of “the anti-Semitism card” in a letter to the editor of The Globe and Mail in response to an op-ed published in the paper last week suggesting that non-Christian minorities were at risk in Hungary. A letter by Kovacs was also published by Bloomberg. Continue reading “Kovacs strikes back at intl media”
The fight against illegal migration needs to be completed with criminal measures, while the Hungarian constitution requires an amendment stipulating that foreign nationals cannot be settled in the country, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on Tuesday.
Civil groups held a solidarity demonstration to protest against the government’s “Stop Soros” bill in front of Parliament on Monday, with speakers saying that rights organisations are not criminals and the bill violates basic rights. Continue reading “NGOs hold solidarity demo against ‘Stop Soros’ bill”
It’s unacceptable that foreign-funded organisations support illegal immigration and in some cases even earn money with it, Csaba Domotor, the state secretary of the Cabinet Office told Hungarian daily Magyar Hírlap, after the government submitted the “Stop Soros” legislative package. Continue reading “Govt stands by the “Stop Soros” package”
Hungary and its citizens are “deeply insulted” by public comments made by Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, concerning the move from Budapest to Berlin of the Open Society Foundations, the prime minister’s press chief said on Friday. Continue reading “Orban: Hungary ‘insulted’ by Lauder’s comments”
“Faced with an increasingly repressive political and legal environment in Hungary,” the Open Society Foundations (OSF) are moving their Budapest-based international operations and staff to Berlin, the foundation wrote in its statement on Tuesday. Continue reading “Soros foundation leaves Budapest”
77 university professors from 28 countries of various continents expressed their solidarity with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee calling for the immediate halting of envisaged measures to starve and strangle independent civil society in Hungary, the human rights organisation informed in a statement on Wednesday. Continue reading “Professors protest against the “Stop Soros” package”