Reports by Robert Talo

PM Orbán’s Useless Train Line, Hungarian Conspiracy Theories and Budapest Gay Pride

Hungary, 05 Jun - 02 Jul 2016

PM Orbán spends €2m of EU funding for connecting his two hometowns by nostalgia train ++ Is Hungary secretly under the control of foreign powers? Survey results about conspiracy theories of Hungarians ++ More than 10,000 participants at Budapest Pride – no right-wingers causing trouble. by Robert Talo
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Accusations of Embezzlement, Upgrades, Reproaches and Honours in Hungary

Hungary, 08 May - 04 Jun 2016

Governor of Hungarian Central Bank accused of funneling funds to friends and family ++ Fitch upgrades Hungary’s credit rating to investment grade ++ Infringement procedure against Hungary over segregation of Roma children in schools ++ Bocuse d’Or: Hungarian Tamás Széll crowned Best European Chef. by Robert Talo
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An Eventful Summer: Immigration, Sziget Festival, Freak Weather and Gold Medals

Hungary, 02 Aug - 29 Aug 2015

Hungarian government divides the public on immigration ++ 23rd Sziget Festival – fun, records and a tragedy ++ Budapest hit by enormous flash flood ++ Ten medals and a world record – Hungarian swimmers successful at world championship. by Dóra Anna Boruzs, Janina Rottmann, Robert Talo
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Ironic Timing: Holocaust Movie Wins Award While Politicians Court Right-Wing Voters

Hungary, 10 May - 06 Jun 2015

Radical words: Jobbik’s success in polls raises far-right tendencies in PM Orbán’s policies ++ Death penalty and immigration: Hungary under increased international scrutiny ++ At the right time: Hungarian filmmaker moves Cannes with intense Holocaust movie. by Balázs Márton, Janina Rottmann, Robert Talo
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Broker Scandal and Questionable Policies Lead to Further Rise of Far-Right

Hungary, 15 Mar - 11 Apr 2015

“Broker scandal” makes huge political waves ++ Best poll rating ever for far-right party Jobbik ++ Mistakes marked the start of the “Hungarian BBC” ++ New law for Sunday closure causes controversy. by Balázs Márton, Bálint Sedlmayr, Robert Talo
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Gas Supply, War in Ukraine, Nuclear Energy - Putin's Long Shadow over Orbán's Policies

Hungary, 15 Feb - 14 Mar 2015

Putin’s visit to Budapest remains low-key ++ Poland astonished by Putin’s visit to Hungary ++ Secretive nuclear deal with Russia runs into trouble with the EU. by Balázs Márton, Bálint Sedlmayr, Robert Talo
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Charlie Hebdo, Merkel, “Media War” – Prime Minister Orbán Provokes on all Fronts

Hungary, 18 Jan - 14 Feb 2015

“Immigration is a bad thing” – Orbán rails against immigrants ++ Power Politics: Angela Merkel visits Budapest ++ Hungarian tycoon turns on his former ally Orbán and predicts “total media war” by Christian-Zsolt Varga, Robert Talo
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Robert Talo



Born in Germany, Robert studied Geography, Regional Development and Spatial Governance in Budapest, Mainz and Bonn. He gained further experience with NGOs during his studies in Hungary and is currently working at an association of higher education based in Berlin. Thanks to his multicultural background – German, Ex-Yugoslav and Hungarian – as well as foreign experience in Poland, the European integration is one of his most important concerns.


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