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Péter Róna: Peace Walk saved Hungarian government from being toppled

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and “Western politicians supporting her” have considered the option of toppling the government of Hungary. This claim was made by self-described leftist economist Péter Róna in an interview for the radical leftist publication “168 Óra”. Róna … Continue reading

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Can you spot the difference?

Three pictures used to illustrate Kossuth Square, March 15, 2012. Can you spot the difference The single picture used by the Economist to illustrate March 15 Kossuth Square, Budapest, Hungary The the single picture used by the New York Times … Continue reading

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Election fraud at the leftist mock election: the case of László Pityinger (Dopeman)

The parliamentary opposition, of MSZP, Jobbik and LMP are not the only opposition in Hungary nowadays. Several leftist and liberal opposition groups were formed that are not even political parties. One of these groups, the so-called Milla or EMS decided … Continue reading

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Hungarian press more free than US or Israeli press, international study finds

Reporters Without Borders, an independent international organization has compiled a ranking of countries according to press freedom. They call it the World Press Freedom Index 2012. According to the World Press Freedom Index, 2012, Hungary has a “grade 10”, essentially … Continue reading

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Hungary’s debt 2000-2011

In early 2012 the reduction of the debt continued mostly due to the positive shift in the exchange rate, index.hu reports. According to index, in 2012 January alone the debt decreased by HUF 429 billion (about 1.6% of GDP). This … Continue reading

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Hungarian Communists form opposition roundatble with MSZP

Index.hu reports about some interesting developments in Hungary. A Hungarian opposition roundtable was formed on February 16th in Budapest, with the participation of Hungarian Communist parties and MSZP. Yes its hard to believe so before going any further I will … Continue reading

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Colonial status for Greece openly proposed

“We will not be a colony” –  “Nem leszünk gyarmat” – read the main banner of the January 21 Budapest rally. Many commentators and journalists started scratching their heads, wondering what was that message really all about. We have also … Continue reading

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Hungary vs. IMF: definitely not a David and Goliath fight

There’s something inexplicable to the West about Hungarian right-wing politicians’ attitude towards them: they always seem to be wary of the West, especially the US (which has predominantly right-wing governments, policies and general attitude). Extremist parties tend to take this … Continue reading

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Peace walk for Hungary, January 21

An event dubbed “Peace Walk for Hungary” (Békemenet Magyarországért) was organized in Budapest for January 21 by some members of Hungarian civil society.  This event type is pretty much unknown in Hungary, according to a definition peace walks or peace … Continue reading

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