December 2011

Kim Lane Scheppele’s brilliantly put “doubts” about Hungary’s constitution:

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/hungarian-diplomatic-protest/

Should Brussels resist Hungary’s ‘Putinization’? Or do EU member states have a ‘democratic over-ride’?

http://www.opendemocracy.net/jan-werner-mueller/should-brussels-resist-hungarys-‘putinization’-or-do-eu-member-states-have-‘democ 

The Financial Times: “In other words – and not for the first time on this blog – Hungary is shooting itself in the economic foot; with a sub-machine gun.”

http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2011/12/30/hungary-nobody-understands-us/#axzz1i2njwuMD 

Dec. 30, 2011: Defiant Hungary adopts controversial laws

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5icbIi6sEXwtSKktCJVHmNbXWTP1A?docId=CNG.8c17cba868ccab6ae336e5bb8cb40fa7.1f1 

Spiegel Online: Revanchism in Budapest – Hungary’s Right-Wing War on Culture

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,803865,00.html 

The Economist: Hungary’s supine MPs – The Fidesz flock

http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2011/12/hungarys-supine-mps 

US, EU Express Concern About Hungary’s ‘Crackdown’ on Democracy – Voice of America:

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/US-EU-Express-Concern-About-Hungarys-Crackdown-on-Democracy-136390198.html

Hungary’s answer to unemployment: Manual labour – BBC, Dec. 27, 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16309078

Hunger strikes against government interference with state media:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16354192

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20111227/eu-hungary-media-hunger-strike/

(interview with Balázs Nagy-Navarro in Dissent Magazine):

http://dissentmagazine.org/online.php?id=571

Guardian editorial, Dec. 25, 2011 – “Hungary: Playing Chicken”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/25/hungary-playing-chicken-editorial

Opposition Members of Parliament Protest Non-Stop Lawmaking, End to Democracy, Are Dragged Away by Police – NYT/Reuters:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/24/world/europe/in-hungary-protests-fail-to-block-disputed-legislation.html

Budapest and Brussels on a collision course?

http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/2011/12/budapest-and-brussels-on-a-collision-course/#axzz1hJ8xY4zf

PDF of Hillary Clinton’s Dec. 23 letter to Viktor Orban:

http://nol.hu/media/file/attach/25/14/00/000001425-6248.pdf

Washington Post editorial, Dec. 22, 2011 – “Autocracy Returns to Central Europe”:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/autocracy-makes-an-unwelcome-return-to-hungary/2011/12/22/gIQAjcoiHP_story.html

New York Times: “Democracy here is dying not with a single giant blow but with many small cuts, critics say, through the legal processes of Parliament that add up to a slow-motion coup. And in its drift toward authoritarian government, aided by popular disaffection with political gridlock and a public focused mainly on economic hardship, Hungary stands as a potentially troubling bellwether…”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/world/europe/foes-of-hungarys-government-fear-demolition-of-democracy.html

Dec. 21 – Standard and Poor’s Downgrades Hungarian bonds:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/21/sp-downgrades-hungary_n_1163790.html

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/271053/20111221/breaking-hungary-downgraded-s-p-carnage-european.htm

‘Democratic Deficiencies’ Abound in Hungary:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,805112,00.html

Klubrádió, Hungary’s community radio and central media outlet for the opposition is silenced:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-21/hungarian-watchdog-takes-away-frequency-from-opposition-radio.html

Hungarian court rules parts of media law unconstitutional:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15613786,00.html

On “Hungary’s Constitutional Revolution”: Two Articles by Kim Lane Scheppele written for Paul Krugman’s blog:

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/hungarys-constitutional-revolution/

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/more-hungary/

Why are Hungarian Roma seeking asylum in Canada? – in Embassy, Canada’s Foreign Policy Newspaper:

http://www.embassymag.ca/dailyupdate/view/why_are_hungarian_roma_seeking_asylum_in_canada_12-19-2011

The Guardian’s reporting on anti-government protests:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/17/young-hungarians-viktor-orban

European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless letter on Hungarian policies:

http://www.feantsa.org/files/freshstart/EU_Docs/Letter_criminalisation_homelessness_en.pdf

Preliminary IMF Talks with Hungary Break Down:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/industries/eu-and-imf-break-off-talks-with-hungary-on-aid-deal-due-to-new-law-seen-impairing-central-bank/2011/12/16/gIQAMp16xO_story.html

Airbrushing in the Hungarian State Television:

http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2011/12/hungary-airbrushing-media-law-hunger-strike/

http://europe.ifj.org/en/articles/hungary-efj-condemns-manipulation-of-media-in-hungary-as-tv-report-sparks-hunger-strike-by-union-leader

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/hungarian-state-tv-employees-continue-hunger-strike-say-management-restricting-news-coverage/2011/12/16/gIQAA8FKyO_story.html

Hungary Elects New Top Judges, Ousting Supreme Court Chief:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-13/hungary-elects-new-top-judges-ousting-supreme-court-chief.html

Dozens of small churches in Hungary fear loss of status due to new politicized law on religion:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/dozens-of-small-churches-in-hungary-fear-loss-of-status-due-to-new-politicized-law-on-religion/2011/12/13/gIQAnjvsrO_story.html

Charles Gati’s Op-Ed in the New York Times “Hungary’s Backward Slide”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/opinion/hungarys-backward-slide.html

Paul Krugman’s New York Times Column “Depression and Democracy”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/opinion/krugman-depression-and-democracy.html

Democracy in Hungary: Ring the Alarm:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2011/12/democracy-hungary

Hungarian Public Works Plan Terrorising Roma:

http://www.thenewage.co.za/37297-1020-53-Hungarian_public_works_plan_’terrorising’_Roma_NGO

US Ambassador Concerned about Hungarian Democracy:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45582097

Hungary’s Far Right Enjoys Surge in Support as Crisis Bites/Deutsche Welle:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15583593,00.html

Hungary on the International Radicalism Index: 63% of Hungarians view the “Roma inclination to commit crime” as genetically pre-determined:

http://www.xpatloop.com/news/68839

Where is György? – The Economist’s Eastern Approaches Blog Tries Its Hand at Writing Satire:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2011/12/hungary-and-imf

Law Against Homelessness Goes Into Effect on Dec. 1:

BBB: Hungary Outlaws Homelessness in Move Condemned by Charities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15982882

Extensive reporting on Hungary’s anti-homeless policies:

http://www.budapestreport.com/2011/11/24/the-criminalization-of-the-homeless-in-hungary/

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