Jobbik leader Tamas Sneider, at the conservative party’s season opening event on Saturday, vowed to “fight to the end” to “eliminate the current regime” and bring about change in Hungary. Continue reading “Jobbik leader vows to ‘fight to the end’ for change”
Right-wing opposition Jobbik will convene an emergency congress to discuss the situation in light of fines levied on the party by the State Audit Office (ASZ) for violating campaign financing rules in last spring’s general election, the leader of the party said on Friday. Continue reading “Jobbik convenes congress over Audit Office fine”
Political parties told by the authorities to pay penalties for breaking party financing rules can apply for a 6-month moratorium and then pay the fines in instalments, the economy ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the opposition the Orban government tries to undermine its opponents with the help of public bodies, influencing the power relations of the parliamentary elections this spring. Continue reading “Jobbik says Orban destroys them by using the State Audit Office”
The Hungarian State Audit Office (ASZ) published its investigation plan for the next months, and according to the schedule, the ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance doesn’t have to be concerned about an investigation before the spring elections, because they won’t be scrutinised until 2019, daily Magyar Nemzet reports. Continue reading “The State Audit Office scrutinises the opposition, but not Fidesz”
“With our parliamentary presence we loudened the issues represented by the civil society, from violence against women, housing, people affected by foreign currency loans to chimney-sweepers”, the green LMP party’s prime ministerial candidate, Bernadett Szel said in an interview with daily Magyar Nemzet. Continue reading ““It’s already clear, that we’re not politicising in a democracy anymore””
Four opposition parties – Egyutt (Together), green LMP, Parbeszed (Dialogue) and Demokratikus Koalicio (Democratic Coalition) – have been fined by the State Audit Office. Egyutt is considering legal steps. According to Jobbik, that was fined 660 million forints, democracy is at stake in the case with the State Audit Office (ASZ). Continue reading “State Audit Office, led by a former pro-govt politician, fines opposition parties”