Stories from Hungary

Young Fidesz Supporters: There’s No Alternative

6th April 2018

Western Europe will be watching, concerned at the prospect of nationalistic Fidesz party winning a majority in the elections on Sunday. Young supporters they lack of a better alternative.  Strolling down the sunny streets of Budapest in the last week leading up to the election, an attentive observer would easily spot several posters of the […]

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Hungarians in Limbo: The Voting Rights of Romanians in Hungary.

6th April 2018

Many Ethnic-Hungarians residing in Romania connect to their homeland through citizenship and voting rights. But how do domestic Hungarians feel about ‘outsiders’ influencing  elections? “Hungarians remain Hungarians. Even living when in Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, and wherever they ended up after the Treaty. It is a community of about five million [alienated Hungarians overall]. Our hearts […]

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Scattered Hungarian Opposition is Optimistic Ahead of Elections

5th April 2018

The divisions between oppositions parties in Hungary will likely to play into a Fidesz victory. But the opposition remains optimistic about their chances.  “I don’t have a clue – just not Fidesz.” The determination in Norbert Huzsti’s eyes is unmistakable. The 24-year old student has a big wish for the Hungarian National elections on Sunday […]

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Hungary’s Civil Society Targeted

2nd April 2018

The Evolutionary Threat Orbán’s Anti-NGO Law Poses on Hungary In a letter addressed to the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) in April of last year, journalist Dániel Kacsoh requested a copy of very detailed information regarding this non-government organization (NGO)’s financial activities. Kacsoh, who at the time worked for a state media newspaper, Magyar Hírlap, […]

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