Democracy Digest: EU Mission to Hungary Sees No Reason to Unfreeze Funds
The delegation's findings are unlikely to speed up Hungary's access to the frozen EU funds, with Freund tweeting: "Question: When will Hungary get full access to EU funding again?
Pardoned Far-Right Extremist Rides to Freedom in Hungary
Democracy Digest: Hungarian President Vetoes Controversial Anti-LGBT Law
President Novak, a former family affairs minister, is seen as a loyal ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, but also someone who cleverly navigates European diplomatic circles.
Pope’s Visit to Budapest: Political or Pastoral?
Both leaders sent pointed signals. Orban gave Francis a copy of a 1243 letter from Hungary's King Bela IV, asking Pope Innocent IV for help repelling Mongol invaders - a possible dig at the pope's welcoming attitude to migrants.
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NATO Accession: Hungary for the Finns but Not the Swedes
Chairman of Fidesz Party Viktor Orban (C) takes his oath as Prime Minister of Hungary after he was re-elected for his fourth consecutive term in the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, 16 May 2022. EPA-EFE/Tibor Illyes
Democracy Digest: Poland Starts Investigations into Abducted Ukrainian Children and Leaked Emails
Meanwhile, Polish Minister for European Affairs Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek announced this week that Poland, together with the European Commission, will launch an initiative to find Ukrainian children reportedly kidnapped by Russia since the war started.
Democracy Digest: Huge Military Layoffs in Hungary Spark Talk Of a ‘Purge’
A major scandal rocked opposition parties as it was confirmed that former PM candidate Peter Marki-Zay's Movement for Hungary and some opposition-allied organisations received funds totalling 4 billion forints (10 million euros) from abroad before the April 2022 election.
Stop the Presses: Hungary’s Government-Friendly Media Suffers at Home and Abroad
Elsewhere, Pesti TV, an aggressively right-wing television station intended for young viewers, was also closed during the summer.
Former Hungarian President Shows Green Credentials in North Macedonia
President of Hungary Janos Ader delivers his speech during a high-level debate of the UN General Assembly on climate change and sustainable development in the organisation's headquarters in New York, USA, 28 March 2019. EPA-EFE/NOEMI BRUZAK
Fresh Protests Against Tax Reform Rock Hungary’s Capital
Massive rallies against an unpopular tax reform have continued in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, where several thousand protesters gathered near the parliament building on Wednesday afternoon, many of them independent entrepreneurs affected by the changes.