Category Archives: János Lázár

No Filibustering Goes Unpunished in Hungary

“The opposition took advantage of the governing parties’ gesture,” complained several members of the Hungarian parliament outraged. “If the opposition is not going to pull its punches, neither are we,” threatened one of them. This was no defeat at all, … Continue reading

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Settling Collective Guilt for Historic Crimes: The Hungarian Government’s “Un-Orthodox” Method

Hungary’s new constitution is already short on democratic legitimacy. It is the government’s constitution, one which is not only fiercely opposed by a considerable segment of the population, but which was intentionally written to ensure victory over the government’s enemies. … Continue reading

Posted in András Jóri, constitution, Hungarian government, Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), Hungary, János Lázár | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

How the Hungarian Government Decided to Go to the IMF

You may have sensed that the announcement on last Thursday that the Hungarian government wants to resume talks with the IMF was a shock to the system. I can say with certainty that it was a shock to my system. … Continue reading

Posted in György Matolcsy, Hungarian government, Hungary, IMF, János Lázár, László Kövér, Viktor Orbán | 2 Comments

New Details Announced of Hungary’s Electoral Reform

In a committee hearing on Tuesday, János Lázár, leader of the governing party’s parliamentary caucus presented the official proposal of the Hungarian government to reform the country’s electoral system. Fidesz had already rewritten the country’s constitution following their landslide electoral win … Continue reading

Posted in Áder János, democracy watch, electoral law, electoral reform, Fidesz, Hungarian government, Hungarian parliament, Hungary, János Lázár, választójogi törvény | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Photographers Banned from Hungarian Parliament

László Kövér, president of the legislature, banned photographers working for the online news portals origo.hu and index.hu from the Hungarian parliament. Kövér claims that the photographers violated a rule of the house which prohibits taking pictures on which the manuscript … Continue reading

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Hungary: Fall 2011 Legislative Season Begins

Tomorrow is the opening day of the fall legislative season in the Hungarian parliament. What is to be expected? Here’s the run-down of the most important of the legislative agenda of Fall 2011.

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