Category Archives: Hungarian Roma

Contrarian Hungarian Updates

I collected updates to three important stories reported on the Contrarian Hungarian blog in this post. The first details a legal decision that closed the Magyar Sziget incitement to hatred case. The second describes recent developments related to the criminalization … Continue reading

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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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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

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Trouble in Sajókaza: Being Buddhist and Roma

Last week, uniformed police officers surrounded the high school of a small Hungarian town. Their targets: four Roma students, all between the ages of 14 and 16, who were to be arrested and transported in handcuffs for questioning at the … 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

A Hate Crime Case from Hungary, Retried and Revisited

Six perpetrators of a “hate crime” were released last week in Hungary, after having served two years and eleven months in jail for attacking three passengers of a car passing through Miskolc. Considering that the crime targeted the victims on the … Continue reading

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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

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

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

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

Posted in Budapest 8th district, criminalization of poverty, Gyöngyöspata, hate crimes in Hungary, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Who Are the Supporters of Jobbik: A Psychological Profile

Recent spikes in the support of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right party, have taken many by surprise. The party already came in 4th in the 2010 parliamentary elections with 16.63% of the votes. This summer however, in Gyöngyöspata, where previously anti-Roma para-militaries … Continue reading

Posted in democracy watch, extreme right electoral wins, Fidesz, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik, neo-nazis in Hungary | Tagged , | 3 Comments

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  

Posted in Fidesz, Gyöngyöspata, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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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