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After Downgrade by Moody’s, Hungarian Government Gets Reality Check from Panel of Economic Advisors

Yet again, the timing was very awkward. Earlier on the same day, György Matolcsy, Hungary’s Minister of National Economy, was delivering on his patriotic duty to tell tall tales. In fact, on that particular day, Matolcsy went as far as … Continue reading

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New Details Announced of Hungary’s Electoral Reform

In a committee hearing on Tuesday, János Lázár, leader of the governing party’s parliamentary caucus presented the official proposal of the Hungarian government to reform the country’s electoral system. Fidesz had already rewritten the country’s constitution following their landslide electoral win … Continue reading

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D-Day: Demonstrations in Hungary

A long weekend of protests began in the Hungarian capital: trade unions and civic organizations are taking to the street with their many grievances against their government. This post is continually updated with the news coming out of Hungary – … Continue reading

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Trade Union Demonstrations in Budapest – D-Day

Close to 100 trade unions, civic and non-governmental organizations decided to unify their forces in organizing a series of events for the weekend “in defense of democracy, social security, and of human and employee’s rights.” The weekend of events goes … Continue reading

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Hungarian News Digest – Sept. 27 2011

Every week, there are several news stories that are of interest (to me at least) but for which I never seem to find enough time to write about. I thought it might be worth experimenting with a new series, and … Continue reading

Posted in Antal Rogán, Előd Novák, Fidesz, Forex loans, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian News Digest, János Lázár, Jobbik, közmunka, public works | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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