Category Archives: Jobbik

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

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Krisztina Morvai: “Nazi Barbie” in US Diplomatic Cables

Another post on Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right party, with apologies to readers who are impatient with this string of reports covering Jobbik’s recent appearances in Hungary’s news. Yes, a properly contrarian blog on Hungary should perhaps pay more attention to the … Continue reading

Posted in English-language Hungarian news, Gábor Vona, Hungarian far-right, Jobbik, Krisztina Morvai, neo-nazis in Hungary, US-Hungarian diplomatic relationships | Tagged | 7 Comments

“Only We Are the Chosen People”: Hungarian Far Right Holds Troop-Review

“We are chosen, only we are the chosen people,” said one of the speakers, Lóránt Hegedűs, Jr. at the event held today. Gábor Vona, party leader of Hungary’s far-right party Jobbik and the founder of the original Hungarian Guard called … Continue reading

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Vona Gábor in Romania: “A Life And Death Struggle To Come To The Carpathian Basin”

Within days after Jobbik sympathizer Zsolt Tyirityán delivered a speech about shooting Jews and persons of color in an apocalyptic showdown between the pure-bred forces of his Betyársereg and criminal gypsies backed by Israeli tanks; within days only after Jobbik-allied neo-Nazi … 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

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Epilogue to the Neo-Nazi Protest at the Sziget Festival: When Common Sense Capitulates to Presumptuousness

It was not at all the turnout they had hoped for: only 60 to 70 neo-Nazis showed up to force their way into the Sziget festival in the hopes of holding a protest in front of the main stage against … 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

Posted in English-language Hungarian news, Gyöngyöspata, Helsinki Committee, Hungarian far-right, Hungary, Jobbik, Magyar Sziget 2011, neo-nazis in Hungary, Pál Schmitt, Péter Polt, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Where Every Man Is A (Very Pure) Hungarian Island To Himself: Magyar Sziget, 2011

Such an atrocious gathering of neo-Nazis that one politician was fired from his far-right party over his participation. It’s the Magyar Sziget, or Hungarian Island, an international get-together for the far, far-right of Europe. The scandal broke out after the … Continue reading

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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

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Caught in the Web of Hazy Thinking, Hungary’s Jobbik Distances Itself from Norwegian Tragedy

To begin with, let’s concede that Jobbik, Hungary’s extreme-right parliamentary party is not immediately responsible for the actions of Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik. To accuse them of having any agency in Breivik’s actions would truly be absurd. Let’s also … Continue reading

Posted in European Union, FPÖ, Gábor Vona, Hungarian far-right, Hungary, Jobbik, Krisztina Morvai, neo-nazis in Hungary | Tagged | 5 Comments

The Hungarian Connection of the Norwegian Tragedy

In the wake of the bombing and shooting spree in Norway, the Hungarian media has dedicated considerable amount of attention to Anders Behring Breivik’s Hungarian connections.

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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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