Category Archives: Zsolt Bayer

Hungarian Government Names New President, While Disgraced Ex-President Schmitt Goes to … Heaven

It is almost certain now: János Áder, a founding member of the Fidesz party and a staunch loyalist of Viktor Orbán will replace disgraced former president Pál Schmitt in Hungary’s highest political office.

Posted in Áder János, Fidesz, Hungarian president, Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), Katalin Szili, László Sólyom, Pál Schmitt, Zsolt Bayer | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Bus Wars: Protest Tourism At Hungary’s National Holiday

UPDATE 2: For an excellent report of the day complete and many, many photos, see Adrei Stavila’s blog at this link. UPDATE to the story: Since publishing this story, a group of French intellectuals have placed a statement in Liberation, urging … Continue reading

Posted in Békemenet (Peace March), demonstrations, Fidesz, Hungarian government, Hungary, Imre Kerényi, Zsolt Bayer | Tagged , , | 27 Comments

Neelie Kroes on Hungary: “Full compliance with fundamental rights norms should be evident to all EU Member States”

“Hungary is a member of the Council of Europe, a body that has been setting standards for the protection of fundamental rights in Europe for over half a century since adoption of the European Convention on Human Rights. Their recommendations … Continue reading

Posted in András Bencsik, Békemenet (Peace March), European Commission, József Szájer, Neelie Kroes, Péter Szijjártó, sovereignty, Western criticism of Hungary, Zsolt Bayer | 2 Comments

Political Debate in the Homeland: Hungarian Television Show Analyzes EP Hearing on Hungarian Democracy

The following are excerpts from a broadcast seen on a government-friendly television station in Hungary on February 10, 2012. “Korrektúra” (Editing Proof) provides political commentary during its regularly scheduled 30-minute slot on Echo TV. Last week, the show’s three panelists … Continue reading

Posted in Békemenet (Peace March), Echo TV, European Commission, European Union, Hungary, Neelie Kroes, Ulrike Lunacek, Western criticism of Hungary, Zsolt Bayer | Tagged , | 128 Comments