Topic: Fidesz - Hungarian Civic Alliance

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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Mourning of Writer Imre Kertész, Outrage over Government’s Actions

Hungary, 13 Mar - 09 Apr 2016

Writer and Nobel prize winner Imre Kertész dies aged 86 ++ Outrage over education reform sparks “Plaid Shirt Revolution” ++ Brussels attacks renew government push for exceptional powers ++ Referendum process turns into tragicomedy. by Balázs Márton, Janina Rottmann
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Medical Brain Drain and the Urgent Need to Reform the Hungarian Healthcare System

Hungary, 22 Nov - 19 Dec 2015

Will countrywide databases make Healthcare secure? ++ War on women's role fought with pregnancy tests and cancelled contracts ++ “Every terrorist is a migrant” – PM's claim undermined by raids on Hungarians. by Balázs Márton, Silvia Petzoldt
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Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán on Paris Attacks and Immigration: "I Told You So!"

Hungary, 25 Oct - 21 Nov 2015

Paris attacks entrench anti-immigrant rhetoric ++ Hungary challenges the EU “quota regime” in court ++ Another blow to Hungarian nuclear plans from Brussels ++ Hungary qualifies for an international football tournament for first time in 30 years. by Balázs Márton
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Riots After Riots – Football Vandalism and Migration Crisis On Peek

Hungary, 30 Aug - 26 Sep 2015

Football match ends in vandalism ++ International outcry after TV camerawoman allegedly kicks refugees – story with unexpected turns to be continued ++ Riots at the Serbian border while construction of “The Fence” continues. by Dóra Anna Boruzs
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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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Immigration Is Still The Hot Potato in Hungary

Hungary, 05 Jul - 01 Aug 2015

Full steam ahead for anti-immigration measures ++ Orbán: the EU is a “remarkable success as it is” ++ Will Budapest host the 2024 Olympic Games? ++ Uber vs. taxi drivers: Hungary edition. by Balázs Márton
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Bipolar Month for Diversity and Acceptance in Hungary

Hungary, 07 Jun - 04 Jul 2015

The question of immigration dominates the public debates ++ Joke political party strikes back and mocks the government ++ Rainbow colours above Budapest. by Bálint Sedlmayr, Dóra Anna Boruzs, Nóra Szabó
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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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“Dawn of the Assets Declarations”: A civil society initiative for transparency

Hungary - 09 Mar 2015

The tool of Assets Declarations exists in legislation to grant the public an insight into what Politicians own and how they have acquired those assets. A civil group has now decided to do what the government refuses to: transferring the declarations into a searchable, digital database. by Bálint Sedlmayr
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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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The Biggest Falsification in Hungarian History

Hungary - Documentary - Hungary - 01 Feb 2015

Almost 500,000 Hungarian Jews were deported with the help of the Hungarian police forces during World War II. Since then, Hungarian governments ignore the country’s responsibility for these crimes. The governing national conservative Fidesz party instead creates its own narrative. by Janina Rottmann
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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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