2014. október 30. 11:13
The number one item on Orbán’s destroy list appears to be the western democratic model.
Simon Says2014. április 7. 20:33
Fidesz gained a clear majority, possibly even a supermajority on Sunday. How did they achieve it? What paralyzed the Socialist's campaign so badly? What will the new term of Viktor Orbán look like, and what message did he send to the EU in his victory speech?
Danube Institute2014. február 6. 15:10
The whole of the West has to understand that Central and Eastern Europe are lost in the woods, but after all, the differences between Anglo-American liberal conservatism and Hungarian conservatism have been exaggerated, says John O'Sullivan. The British commentator and editor, and former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, moved to Hungary to launch the Danube Institute in Budapest. The new think tank promotes conservativism and classical liberalism. We asked him and his colleauge Gerald Frost about the goals of the Danube Institute.
2013. augusztus 7. 15:09
The UK has culture skirmishes; Hungary has culture wars.
2013. július 10. 11:08
In Hungary, amidst warm summer temperatures, a recent political skirmish raised the mercury even higher. Following a vote in parliament on a new law changing regulations on arable land, radical right-wing MPs occupied the speaker’s podium in the chamber and unfurled banners claiming “treason”. What was all the fuss about?
2013. április 29. 15:35
March of the Living for historical remembrance and solidarity. Critical Mass for a renewed and liveable city. And both events on the first warm and sunny days of the spring. After a long, cold winter, could this be a sign of hope for more normalcy in Hungarian public life?
Most Wanted2013. április 24. 17:54
Recordings have emerged of conversations between an alleged organized crime kingpin telling the Socialist-era director of Hungary’s National Security Service, “I do whatever you say,” as the two seem to plot against political opponents and decision-makers. The revelation has provided an unusual glimpse into the intrigue of an otherwise invisible underworld and set Hungarian media abuzz.
2013. február 22. 10:04
A satirical cartoon that appeared recently on a new, very politically incorrect Hungarian website depicts a short dialogue between party activists. "Who are we?" asks a fictitious supporter. "Eco-social, alternative-globalized, green, left-wing grassroot-democrats!" comes the answer. "And what the hell do we need?" the questioner continues. Reply: "Yet another party!" The party, of course, is the LMP, and to many who followed their recent split, the joke was spot on.
2012. október 4. 09:45
The Movement for a Better Hungary, or Jobbik as it is known in Hungarian, a surprisingly strong, radical right-wing party, seemingly came from nowhere. The media howled in 2009 and 2010, when, after years of Hungarian politics without radicals, Jobbik won 14 percent of the vote in the Hungarian elections for the European parliament and 16 percent of the vote in the elections for the Hungarian parliament. What is Jobbik? Did it really come from nowhere? Or is it just a new version of an old political tradition?