Category Archives: Gyöngyöspata

Scandalous Jobbik “Civil War Tapes” (with transcript of Gyöngyöspata mayor’s remarks)

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has gone to great length to keep up appearances that it intends to participate in the democratic practices of Hungarian politics. It is being rumored that their parliamentary caucus has been split ever since one of … Continue reading

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Hungarian Guards at Flag-burning Protest – On Fidesz and the Hungarian Far-Right

Update to the post on Jan. 22, 2012: source and link to pictures added to ending paragraphs on previous marches of the New Hungarian Guard in the latter half of 2011. For the last few days, one of the most … Continue reading

Posted in European Parliament, Fidesz, Gábor Vona, Gyöngyöspata, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungarian Roma, Jobbik, public works, Viktor Orbán | 19 Comments

Hungarian News Digest – Nov. 7, 2011

Every once in a while, I pull together a number of issues, briefly reported, into the Hungarian News Digest – Contrarian Hungarian style. Environmental issues are prominent in this edition, but this week’s selection is also rich in bizarre claims … Continue reading

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Hungarian News Digest – Oct. 15, 2011

Hungarian far-right appointed to operate theater, György Matolcsy’s 750,000 HUF/month advisor, consequences of hate crimes and homelessness: covering the first half of October, here’s another edition of the short-format collection of Contrarian Hungarian news otherwise known as the Hungarian News … Continue reading

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Mandatory Public Work Projects in Hungary

“We would like to give them valuable and useful work,” said Károly Papp, undersecretary of Hungary’s Department of the Interior, the public officer in charge of Hungary’s public works program. “Workers are going to learn agriculture for a year, and … Continue reading

Posted in criminalization of poverty, extreme right electoral wins, Fidesz, Gyöngyöspata, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungarian government, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik, közfoglalkoztatási törvény, közmunka, munkanélküliség, public works, Sándor Pintér, unemployment, Viktor Orbán, workers rights | Tagged | 15 Comments

Hate Crimes in Hungary

In Hungary, if you are homeless, you have to pay.  As much as 50,000 Hungarian forint, which is the equivalent of 185 EUR or 267 USD. According to a municipal law dated April 27, 2011, anybody found to conduct a “lifestyle … Continue reading

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Open Letter by The Hungarian Helsinki Committee Asks Viktor Orbán and Pál Schmitt to Condemn Hate

“The silent man is an accomplice,” starts out an open letter delivered by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee to three of the highest public dignitaries of the Hungarian state. The Hungarian branch of the international non-profit organization that monitors human rights … Continue reading

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Jobbik Mayor vs. Fidesz MP: Tarantula Dreams of Being Butterfly, Does Not Want to Be Eaten While Cocoon

Weekend of  July 23-24, 2011: Scandal Around Newly Elected Jobbik Mayor, and Viktor Orbán Gives Another Speech at Tusnádfürdő  

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War Crimes Trial in Hungary: After Court Acquits His Client, Képíró’s Lawyer Files Appeal

Today the defense attorney for Sándor Képíró, a gendarme captain of the Hungarian Army during a 1942 raid against partisans fighting against the Nazi occupation filed an appeal in the case against his client at the Budapest Metropolitan Court. During the course of … Continue reading

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Adding Fuel to the Fire? – Hungarian Town Famous for Neo-Nazi Invasion during the Spring Elects Neo-Nazi Mayor

Is it going to have any retroactive impact on how we might remember the events of the spring – during which zealous neo-nazi militias patrolled the streets of Gyöngyöspata as part of a campaign of intimidation directed at the town’s Roma population – … Continue reading

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