Category Archives: Péter Szijjártó

Neelie Kroes on Hungary: “Full compliance with fundamental rights norms should be evident to all EU Member States”

“Hungary is a member of the Council of Europe, a body that has been setting standards for the protection of fundamental rights in Europe for over half a century since adoption of the European Convention on Human Rights. Their recommendations … Continue reading

Posted in András Bencsik, Békemenet (Peace March), European Commission, József Szájer, Neelie Kroes, Péter Szijjártó, sovereignty, Western criticism of Hungary, Zsolt Bayer | 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

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Hungarian Protest Art Competition: What Else Could Viktor Orbán Get His Hands On?

The election of their government brought them such tragic results that many Hungarians decided to channel their frustration into a competition of an entirely different kind. One Million for the Freedom of Press in Hungary – a civic organization demanding the … Continue reading

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Viktor Orbán/Alexander Lukashenko: Democracy/Autocracy?

UPDATE: In the meantime, Mr. Orbán had an awful press day in German speaking countries over these announcements. A commentary on in die Tageszeitung works out the theme of paranoid loathing in conjunction with Mr. Orbán’s plans to bring his predecessors to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Lukashenko, autocracy, Fidesz, Hungarian government, Hungary, patriarchy, Péter Szijjártó, Ulrike Lunacek, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Questions Remaining about Thomas Melia’s Critical Assessment of the Hungarian Government

Perhaps another, longer post would be in order to explain the democratic theory on which Thomas Melia’s criticisms of Hungary are based and the reasons why he presented a laundry-list of critical issues which, in his opinion, pose a great … Continue reading

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