In an unusual visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a sharp attack on MEPs after they criticized the state of democracy in Hungary. Orban strongly defended his government’s record as the Parliament presented a report calling Budapest to remove constitutional changes that some claim limit democracy…Read More Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values
Plan B: Is there an alternative to economic growth? Imagine that a family takes a trip to the mountains. They are walking on a path that looked quite good in the beginning when they somehow got on it. But now it’s getting increasingly difficult. It’s narrow and steep and there’s a real danger of falling…Read More Plan B — is there an alternative to economic growth?: Miklós Antal at TEDxDanubia 2014
hey it’s Lou and some wild is going down in Hungary critically in the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has eroded checks-and-balances undercut the Free Press inflamed racism and xenophobia and handed out lucrative government contracts to family and friends those are among the many reasons the European Union recently invoked article 7 against the…Read More Can democracy in Hungary survive Viktor Orbán?
헝가리의 사회주의 정치인들 헝가리 소비에트 공화국 쿤 벨러 포가니 요제프 서무엘리 티보르 런들레르 예뇌 루카치 죄르지 바고 벨러 피들레르 레죄 세이들레르 에르뇌 뵘 빌모쉬 헝가리 인민 공화국Read More Socialist politicians of Hungary (1919-1989)
Hungarian Uprising — Budapest, 1956 — The Cold War After the Second World War, Hungary was absorbed as a satellite state of the Soviet Union. A communist government was established. Political opposition was purged and Mátyás Rákosi, who was a strong supporter of Stalin, was appointed leader. Imre Nagy would replace him in 1953 when…Read More Hungarian Uprising, Budapest (1956)
Budapest train station by TravelPod member cutiebanana Area outside of Parliament by TravelPod member cutiebanana St. Stephen’s Basilica by TravelPod member cutiebanana Parliament from Buda by TravelPod member cutiebanana Gabor and the love locks by TravelPod member cutiebanana Pest on one side and Buda on the other by TravelPod member cutiebanana What’s under Stalin’s skirt?…Read More “Stalin’s boots are fake” Cutiebanana’s photos around Budapest, Hungary (stalin boots budapesht)
I’m going on a road trip with my dad. To see if we can overcome our political differences. I’m nervous too. We come from different ends of the political spectrum. We can joke about it. But talking politics often ends up like this. I feel like you hate me. I feel it … maybe I’m…Read More Orbán, my dad and me
It’s March 1919, and Europe continues to boil with both revolutionary and nationalist fervour. In Hungary, a fragile republican government tries desperately to govern an unstable country and hold onto its territory when suddenly, crisis strikes and a revolutionary movement seizes power. There is now a second Communist state on the map of Europe –…Read More The Lenin Boys Go To War – Hungarian Soviet Republic I THE GREAT WAR 1919
there’s another little thing about Englishness, which is that there is a Literature Festival here, a poetry festival and I was the chair of it in his first few years and one of these occasions we decided to do a public reading of well-loved poems and other poems in the Market Square just there and…Read More Magda’s Boy: How George Szirtes invented his mother
this is the story of Joseph for gas why he tried to escape from communist Hungary and what happened next he was born in 1947 in a country that was going through extraordinary times two years before he was born the Soviet Army had liberated Hungary from German occupation near the end of the Second…Read More What was life like under Communism? The story of a Hungarian.