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This is what they say – Hungary in the international press

 A Revised Portrait of Hungary's Right-Wing Extremists

The leader of Hungary's right-wing extremists rarely expresses himself so clearly. Speaking before a crowd of a few thousand supporters in Budapest's Sportmax complex on Saturday, Jan. 21, Gábor Vona announced the end of liberal democracy in the world. In the speech traditionally delivered before party members in January, the 33-year-old politician demanded "no compromising" either with or as part of the ruling political system, calling instead for "fighting, fighting and still more fighting." "We are not communists, fascists or National Socialists," Vona said. "But -- and this is important for everyone to understand very clearly -- we are also not democrats!" http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,813243,00.html

Democracy in Hungary Takes a Right Turn

If there ever was a peaceful march, this was it. There was no smiling, no shouting, and no dancing. People were silent, somber, and dignified, wearing black woolen overcoats and leather gloves. In fact the most colorful items on display were the Hungarian flags fashioned into scarves and capes. There were families pushing infants in plastic strollers and old couples holding hands, candles and torches, but there was no one younger than 40. Nobody spoke.

http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/02/03/democracy-hungary-takes-right-turn

Poor, abused and second-class: the Roma living in fear in Hungarian village

Families desperate to leave divided community after months of terror and years of segregation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/27/hungary-roma-living-in-fear?INTCMP=SRCH

Hungary backs down

It was a swift, and surprisingly productive, about-turn. After declaring war on the IMF and repeatedly rejecting calls from the EU to change contentious laws, Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian prime minister, insisted this week in Brussels that he was open to discussion. "We are ready to consult on all issues," he told the Wall Street Journal. "Some disagreements are still there, but I am in an optimistic mood. I think we are very close to our targets now."

http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/01/latest-budapest

 

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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