Category Archives: közfoglalkoztatási törvény

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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Der Spiegel: The Goulash Archipelago – EU Remains Silent as Hungary Veers Off Course

On Monday, the German-language weekly Der Spiegel published an exceptionally comprehensive piece on the most disconcerting political developments in Hungary that took place during this summer and on the reasons why this must worry the international community, and the European … Continue reading

Posted in European Union, Fidesz, former prime ministers, Hungarian government, Hungary, közfoglalkoztatási törvény, közmunka, media law, parliament, public media firings, unemployment, US-Hungarian diplomatic relationships, Viktor Orbán, Western criticism of Hungary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Még egy lapáttal: Hungarian Gulag in the Making

UPDATE – 07/11/2011: Proposal now officially a law in Hungary. Scroll down for details. We are continually behind. The news coming out of Hungary follow in such close succession that, just when we feel like we have caught our breath, … Continue reading

Posted in Hungarian Roma, Hungary, közfoglalkoztatási törvény, közmunka, országgyülés, public works, Sándor Pintér, Viktor Orbán, workers rights | Tagged , , | 5 Comments