March 2012

Developing Story: The Schmitt Affair, day-by-day

April 2: Schmitt Resigns

Hungarian president quits after plagiarism row

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/02/us-hungary-president-idUSBRE8310AX20120402

April 1: Rector Resigns

Rector quits in Hungary plagiarism scandal

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Rector-quits-in-Hungary-plagiarism-scandal-SXQS9?OpenDocument&src=hp7

March 31: Protesters Call on Schmitt to Resign

Plagiarism pressure mounts on Hungarian president

http://www.euronews.com/2012/04/01/plagiarism-pressure-mounts-on-hungarian-president/

March 30: Schmitt refuses to quit:

Hungary’s president says he won’t resign over plagiarism scandal, will write new thesis

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/hungarys-president-says-he-wont-resign-over-plagiarism-scandal-will-write-new-thesis/2012/03/30/gIQAwm1glS_story.html

The Economist: A man of honour, greatly impugned

http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/03/hungarys-resilient-president

Will the IOC boot an academic cheat?

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-03-30/sports/chi-will-the-ioc-boot-an-academic-cheat-20120330_1_ioc-member-pal-schmitt-plagiarism

March 29: Decision of the University Senate

University revokes Hungarian president’s doctorate after probe finds he copied parts of thesis

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/university-revokes-hungarian-presidents-doctorate-after-probe-finds-he-copied-parts-of-thesis/2012/03/29/gIQA3YGHjS_story.html

Scandal-hit Hungarian president mulls resignation: media           

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/30/us-hungary-president-idUSBRE82T0JW20120330 “

March 28: Pressure to Quit

AP: Hungary president pressured to quit over plagiarism row

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-hungary-presidentbre82s0dc-20120329,0,7111296.story

March 27: Expert panel’s findings are released

The Economist: He copied, but he’s not a plagiarist: 

http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/03/hungarys-president

Orban’s patriotism seen by some as last refuge of a scoundrel:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/0402/1224314231239.html

The Frightening Politics Of Hungary’s House Of Terror:

http://www.theawl.com/2012/03/the-frightening-politics-of-hungarys-house-of-terror

SEEMO – Press freedom 2012 – Hungary Media Laws Remain Cause for Concern, Say Media Experts:

http://www.seemo.org/activities/pressfreedom/12/press1226.html

George Szirtes: Some thoughts on Hungary:

http://georgeszirtes.blogspot.com/2012/03/some-thoughts-on-hungary.html

Refugee claims from Hungary soar, UN reports:

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1153487–refugee-claims-from-hungary-soar-un-reports

Orban Punished by Investors as Hungary Balks at IMF Talks:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-03-26/orban-punished-by-investors-as-hungary-retreats-from-imf-talks

Hungarian Dr. Agnes Gereb to go to jail for helping with home births

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1152117–hungarian-dr-agnes-gereb-to-go-to-jail-for-helping-with-home-births

The Latest Target In Viktor Orbán’s “Clean Up” Of Hungary? Religion:

http://www.worldcrunch.com/latest-target-viktor-orb-ns-clean-hungary-religion/4947

The New Republic: Hungary’s Prime Minister Bites The Hand That Feeds Him 

http://www.tnr.com/article/world/101972/hungary-prime-minister-viktor-orban-speech-eu

Bloomberg: Hungarian Market Collapses After Forex Loans Debacle: Mortgages

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-03-25/hungarian-market-collapses-after-forex-loans-debacle-mortgages

The Economist: Salami Tactics

http://www.economist.com/node/21551100

Wall Street Journal Europe editorial: The Descent of Hungary

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304724404577290853371300614.html

Anti-Defamation League poll: 63% of Hungarians harbor anti-semitic sentiments

http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/publicsiteContentFileAccess?fileContentId=760924

Hungary Takes More Steps to Tackle Communist Heritage

http://blogs.wsj.com/emergingeurope/2012/03/19/hungary-takes-more-steps-to-tackle-communist-heritage/

Washington Post editorial: Clinton: Tired of the Hungarian Rhapsodies?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/clinton-tired-of-the-hungarian-rhapsodies/2012/03/05/gIQARYMbNS_blog.html

Venice Commission’s assessment of Hungarian fundamental laws:

The Guardian: Meet Tünde Handó

http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/mar/20/tunde-hando-hungarian-judges

AP Interview: Part of Hungary’s new church law problematic, Council of Europe chief says

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/ap-interview-part-of-hungarys-new-church-law-problematic-council-of-europe-chief-says/2012/03/21/gIQAq7RkRS_story.html

NYT: Hungary Is Pressed to Change Its Laws Further

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/22/world/europe/hungary-is-pressed-to-change-its-laws-further.html

EUROPE ONLINE – Hungarian judicial reforms slammed by top human rights watchdog

http://en.europeonline-magazine.eu/hungarian-judicial-reforms-slammed-by-top-human-rights-watchdog_197679.html

Right to fair trial at risk in Hungary, study finds – Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1da1dff8-6fa2-11e1-b368-00144feab49a.html

CANADIANS CONDEMN HUNGARIAN HATE RALLIES:

http://www.stopracism.ca/content/canadians-condemn-hungarian-hate-rallies

Foreign Policy: The Pit Bull Prime Minister

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/16/hungarys_pit_bull_prime_minister

War of words rages between Orbán and Barroso

http://www.euractiv.com/central-europe/war-words-rages-orb-barroso-news-511557

Why Hungary Matters – Paul Krugman’s NYT blog:

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/why-hungary-matters/

March 15 – Hungary’s national holiday:

– panoramic picture of the anti-government demonstration organized by One Million for the Freedom of Press http://www.szigetiadam.hu/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/milla_2012.03.15.swf

– press reports on the demonstrations:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/16/pushing_back

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/15/hungary-prime-minister-orban-eu

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303863404577283651701398324.html

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6feaca90-6ecb-11e1-afb8-00144feab49a.html

– report from the anti-government demo: http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2012/3/15/165747/522

– photo report: http://stavilaandrei.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/budapest-the-three-rallies/

Reuters’ report on the business gains made by the government’s supporters in Hungary:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/14/hungary-idUSL5E8EE3YP20120314

Writing on Paul Krugman’s blog, Kim Lane Scheppele assesses what Hungarian media freedoms amount to under the Orbán government: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/hungarys-free-media/

BBC: Court boosts for independent radio

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17367684

Art Review: Hungary’s Heroes, Artists Enlisted to Push Orban Policy: Review

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-03-13/hungary-s-heroes-artists-enlisted-to-push-orban-policy-review

March 13: EU finance ministers vote to suspend Hungary’s cohesion funds

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17357626

WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120313-711555.html

NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/business/global/eu-pushes-hungary-to-rein-in-deficit.html

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Fair Trial At Risk: Report Slams Hungary’s New Constitution

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,820901,00.html

Kim Lane Scheppele explains why the judiciary is no longer independent in Hungary on Paul Krugman’s NYT blog:

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/first-lets-pick-all-the-judges/

March 10: Big Hungary rally calls for government ouster

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/10/us-hungary-protest-idUSBRE8290ES20120310

Advocates join Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb’s fight for home births

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/world/2012/03/09/advocates-join-hungarian-midwife-agnes-gerebs-fight-home-births

Why Hungary’s Youth Are Angry; and Drifting to the Far Right

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2108389,00.html

Transparency International: Hungarian state ‘captured’ by private interest groups

http://www.sofiaecho.com/2012/03/08/1783318_transparency-international-hungarian-state-captured-by-private-interest-groups

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/51adce78-6945-11e1-9618-00144feabdc0.html

NYT: E.U. Gives Hungary a Month to Adopt Its Democratic Norms

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/world/europe/eu-gives-hungary-a-month-to-adopt-its-democratic-norms.html

March 7: Hungary fails to convince EU; no date for aid

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/07/hungary-eu-idUSL5E8E74AO20120307

Hungary: Commission continues accelerated infringement procedure

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP%2F12%2F222&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Hungary’s IMF/EU deal: fading away?

http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2012/03/05/hungarys-imfeu-deal-fading-away

Anonymous geek-topia: Hackers change Hungarian constitution

http://rt.com/news/anonymous-hungary-court-constitution-881/

Neelie Kroes’ letter on Hungary, in response to Fidesz MEP Szájer’s accusations that her criticism of Hungary is an interference with Hungarian sovereignty:

http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/neelie-kroes/files/Neelie-Kroes-to-Jozsef-Szajer-EN.pdf

NYT: Hungarian Students Decry State Sponsorship Cuts

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/world/europe/hungarian-students-decry-state-sponsorship-cuts.html

Hungarian Jewish writer, 80, seeks asylum in Canada

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gfNSdjtdYV6kUxEeOCI-9TMPaesA?docId=CNG.b6faf697f6ff6e1c4808a8766c2abf8e.61

More churches approved, even more rejected

http://www.budapesttimes.hu/2012/03/03/more-churches-approved-even-more-rejected/

WSJ: All Hands on Hungary. The EU takes its deficit limits very seriously—for some countries.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203918304577239203638389674.html

The grasping hands: József Angyán, Hungary’s junior minister for agriculture resigns.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/02/hungary

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