Category Archives: László Kövér

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

Hungarian News Digest – Nov. 7, 2011

Every once in a while, I pull together a number of issues, briefly reported, into the Hungarian News Digest – Contrarian Hungarian style. Environmental issues are prominent in this edition, but this week’s selection is also rich in bizarre claims … Continue reading

Posted in credit rating downgrade, English-language Hungarian news, Gyöngyöspata, Hungarian far-right militias, Hungarian News Digest, Hungary, László Kövér, Péter Szijjártó | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hungarian News Digest – Oct. 28 2011

The spirit of protest seems to be a dominant theme in Hungarian politics recently: the opposition demonstration held on Oct. 23, which drew 100,000 participants according to organizers, was only its most direct manifestation. In this week’s Hungarian News Digest, more … Continue reading

Posted in English-language Hungarian news, Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungarian government, Hungarian News Digest, Hungarian parliament, Hungary, László Kövér, New Theater (Új Színház), public works, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 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

Posted in Fidesz, Forex loans, Hungarian parliament, Hungary, János Lázár, László Kövér, restrictions of media freedoms, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Constitution’s Table – Az Alaptörvény Asztala

Some things matter. Starting on Thursday, September 1, 2011, every municipal council in Hungary must set up a table to display the country’s newly enacted constitution. The table must be covered by glass, and the constitution on the table must … Continue reading

Posted in Antal Rogán, by governmental decree, constitution, Hungary, László Kövér, The Table of the Constitution, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , | 30 Comments