Category Archives: Hungarian far-right

Csanád Szegedi, Hungarian Far-Right Politician

Csanád Szegedi is a despicable politician even by Hungarian standards, and when his Jewish origins were leaked to the public, it was mostly my disgust that held me back from writing about his “troubles.” For months before revelations that his … Continue reading

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“We Attacked the Gypsies, And We Are Proud of It”: Extreme Right Demonstration Gets Violent in Devecser, Hungary

Curiously, there is little to no coverage to be found in the Hungarian media of the racist hate groups’ violent behavior – in the light of day and in front of cameras – in a Hungarian village last weekend. The following story, therefore, is not … Continue reading

Posted in For a Better Future Civic Guard, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungary, Jobbik | Tagged , , , | 61 Comments

To Prosecute (Or Not) A Nazi Criminal

In the wake of a horrific crime, the Hungarian public has been living in capital punishment fever. Last Saturday Kata Bándy, a 25-year-old police psychologist was murdered while on her way home in the south-Hungarian town of Pécs. The unsuspecting … Continue reading

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The Hungarian Extreme Right’s New Face

On Dec. 7, 2011 – well before the rest of the European Union became so preoccupied with the democratic deficit in Hungary’s constitution – Dagens Nyheter, the most popular newspaper in Sweden, ran a feature-length article on Hungary’s far-right party Jobbik. … Continue reading

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Jobbik MP Advances Blood Libel Claim in Hungarian Parliament

An anti-semitic speech in the Hungarian parliament questioned whether a blood libel case from 1882 had been closed with sufficient finality. Zsolt Baráth, a representative of the Hungarian far-right party Jobbik had the floor of the Hungarian parliament for close to … Continue reading

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Jobbik Stages Rural Guard Demonstrations to Attract Voters

The fresh months of the spring are upon us – traditionally these have been the best time for Hungarian far-right party Jobbik to recruit new members. According to Zoltán Balczó, vice-president of the party, Jobbik will focus its political energies … Continue reading

Posted in For a Better Future Civic Guard, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Far-Right Protests in Budapest, Jan. 14. 2012

One of them featured the burning of the EU’s flag, another focused on Hungary’s colonization and a third pointed out never before seen international aggression. This weekend, three far-right protests opened a series of pro-government rallies in Hungary.

Posted in Békemenet (Peace March), European Union, Fidesz, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian reception of Western criticism, Jobbik, New Hungarian Guard | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Far-Right MEP Morvai Not Welcome in Gandhi High School

Krisztina Morvai, member of the European Parliament for Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right party, was turned away from from a lecture in Eastern-Europe’s only school for students of Roma nationality. One of the most outspoken politicians of a party well-known for its … Continue reading

Posted in English-language Hungarian news, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik, Krisztina Morvai | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Csurka and the New Theater affair

On Monday, Nov. 7, a sub-committee of the Hungarian Parliament’s committee on cultural affairs was supposed to hold a meeting to review the appointments made to the leadership of Budapest’s Új Színház (New Theater). Committee members representing Fidesz, the country’s … Continue reading

Posted in antisemitism, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian government, Hungarian parliament, Hungary, New Theater (Új Színház) | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“We or Nobody”: Hungarian Far-Right Party Holds Party Congress

It is hard to assess the most recent party congress of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right party, where the emphasis was primarily on preparations to emerge as Hungary’s governing political force. In the part of the world where I live, we are celebrating … 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

Posted in English-language Hungarian news, Fidesz, Gyöngyöspata, György Matolcsy, hate crimes in Hungary, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian government, Hungarian News Digest, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik, Magyar Sziget 2011, neo-nazis in Hungary, New Theater (Új Színház) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hungarian News Digest – Sept. 27 2011

Every week, there are several news stories that are of interest (to me at least) but for which I never seem to find enough time to write about. I thought it might be worth experimenting with a new series, and … Continue reading

Posted in Antal Rogán, Előd Novák, Fidesz, Forex loans, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian News Digest, János Lázár, Jobbik, közmunka, public works | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Paying Off Forex Loans, The Hungarian Way

It is hard to write anything new on the Hungarian government’s plan to fix the exchange rate for loans held by the Hungarian population in foreign currency at as much as 20% below the prevailing exchange rate. I am perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in Forex loans, Gábor Vona, Hungarian far-right, Hungary, Jobbik, országgyülés, parliament, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Is Hungary a Prejudiced Society?

Surprising if not incredible findings were the result of a survey probing into the racist feelings harbored by Hungarian youth in 2010. 1000 teenagers, between the ages 12-19, were asked to fill out a questionnaire designed to measure their propensity … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern-Europe, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian Roma, Hungarian youth, neo-nazis in Hungary, prejudices, racism | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments