2015. szeptember 6. 6:27
Calling the mostly Muslim refugees a threat to Europe’s “Christian roots,” Orbán has given voice to the fears of other European conservatives too shy to say such things aloud themselves.
2015. augusztus 11. 9:32
Last month, Viktor Orbán gave the most significant radical right speech in Europe of the past decades.
2015. április 13. 14:29
How can Jobbik not be either the model name of an IKEA bathroom cabinet or the title of a Phil Dick novel?
The First Constituency
Jobbik's Gábor Vona on the Tapolca By-Election Victory: 'The 21st Century has Defeated the Parties of the 20th Century'2015. április 13. 11:02
Gábor Vona, the president of Jobbik, and Lajos Rig, the Jobbik candidate who has apparently won Sunday's by-election, will not, contrary to the campaign promise, be stripping to their waists to dispel rumors about certain tattoos. Vona says that it is the 21st century that has defeated the parties of the 20th century in yesterday's vote to elect a parliamentary seat for a constituency in western Hungary. According to the party president, Jobbik does not receive any unfair, dishonest funding from Russia, nor from Iran. Mandiner reached Mr. Vona on the phone just minutes after his press conference in Tapolca on Sunday night.
2014. október 30. 11:13
The number one item on Orbán’s destroy list appears to be the western democratic model.
2014. május 25. 10:01
This is not your typical campaign before a typical election. On Sunday, Hungarians will vote in the European Parliamentary elections for the third time. But for a number of reasons, the campaign has been unusually low-key.
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?
2014. április 7. 0:39
Fidesz scored a landslide victory in the April 6 election, propelling the strong government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to a second successive term to lead Hungary. The old left again suffered a disastrous defeat, while two other parties – the radical right-wing Jobbik and the green-liberal LMP – have reason to be pleased with their results.
2014. március 13. 15:08
How Hungary went from having one of the most admired legal systems in the world to the most worrying symbol of democratic decline in Europe.
2014. március 13. 12:40
The system has the potential to squeeze Hungary’s far right out of the political game by allowing smaller minority parties and independent candidates an opportunity to gain seats in the Parliament.
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. március 21. 10:35
The Hungarian government has enacted laws to place restrictions on the media. Just recall the Nazis’ manipulation of the media if you need a reminder of where it can lead.
2013. március 21. 9:58
The rise of the extremist Jobbik party as one of the largest opposition groups in parliament, and Jobbik’s affiliated paramilitary groups that incite violence, are clear challenges to tolerance.
2013. március 5. 10:19
It is a real honor for me to be invited to testify for and about Hungary. A country, where I was born and where as a Jew I feel at home.
2013. február 7. 8:18
In another polemic from the commentary pages of the international press, this time from the Guardian, Carl Rowlands airs tired arguments about the Hungarian Right's supposed "attacks on Gypsies, its virulent antisemitism and its xenophobic Christian nationalism." Full of misinterpretations and rather selective use of the facts, the op-ed – and this narrative generally – is growing old.
2013. február 6. 12:55
In 2010, Fideszland was born. At that time I began a piece on the topic, and I have continued to write it ever since. Consider the following short paragraphs as if they were Post-Its clinging to an unfinished article covering an ongoing story about a never-ending topic: the status of the Hungarian Right.
2013. január 25. 10:29
The move shows rising international pressure on Jobbik.
2012. december 12. 12:02
For a country known for the majestic Danube River, rhapsodies by Liszt, ancient castles, the world’s best paprika and, of course, the Gabor sisters, Hungary still has an image problem.
2012. december 5. 14:48
On Sunday, Dec. 2, thousands of Hungarians stood united against anti-Semitism at a protest rally in Budapest. Politicians from the ruling and opposition parties were there, too, speaking up against the controversial remarks by Márton Gyöngyösi.
2012. november 29. 16:27
When Márton Gyöngyösi, a member of the far-right Jobbik party, called in parliament for Hungarian Jews to be catalogued and screened as potential national security risks, it triggered a wave of revulsion and condemnation.
2012. november 19. 9:20
Hungary’s ruling center-right party, Fidesz, is eager to win back some far-right voters it lost to Jobbik, so it won’t push back.
2012. október 8. 13:39
"Ten million freedom fighters," Orbán says. "That has some advantages, but from the governmental side it’s difficult."
2012. október 4. 9:45
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?
2012. október 1. 16:47
Last spring, when a Jobbik MP gave an antisemitic speech in parliament, he was fervently denounced by politicians of all stripes, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban reacted by inviting a prominent Budapest rabbi to parliament and pledging his government's support for the Jewish community.
2012. szeptember 19. 13:36
The anniversary of Wallenberg’s birth comes at a convenient time for the Hungarian government.