Hungary Passes ‘Stop Soros’ Law Criminalizing Aid to Migrants

Hungary Passes ‘Stop Soros’ Law Criminalizing Aid to Migrants

Collectively, the strikes reinforce efforts by Mr. Orban to create a more illiberal and homogeneous society since regaining energy in 2010. He has undermined the country’s checks and balances, gamed the electoral system, appointed loyalists to key positions within the judiciary, and eroded the independence of the information media. To preserve public assist for these […]

Soros Foundations Leaving Hungary Under Government Pressure

Soros Foundations Leaving Hungary Under Government Pressure

WARSAW — Under intense political stress and the specter of authorized sanctions, George Soros’s Open Society Foundations stated on Tuesday that it had change into inconceivable to work in Hungary, whose prime minister has blamed Mr. Soros for the nation’s issues, and that the foundations would transfer their operations to Berlin. The foundations, which promote […]

Secure in Hungary, Orban Readies for Battle with Brussels

Secure in Hungary, Orban Readies for Battle with Brussels

BUDAPEST, Hungary — In his victorious campaign to safe a 3rd consecutive time period as prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban had a transparent, pressing message: The nation was in danger from a world cabal seeking to undermine its sovereignty, and it might be overrun with migrants if he was not elected. With his social […]

Thousands of Hungarians Protest Against Newly Elected Leader

Thousands of Hungarians Protest Against Newly Elected Leader

So when a pro-government journal, Figyelo, printed an inventory of 200 Orban critics on Thursday, it was seen as an ominous signal that he meant to make good on his risk. Photo An indication studying, “Not My Prime Minister“ on the Budapest demonstration on Saturday. Credit Bernadett Szabo/Reuters The journal labeled the folks on the […]

Hungary Election Was Free but Not Entirely Fair, Observers Say

Hungary Election Was Free however Not Entirely Fair, Observers Say

While taking the federal government to process for the way in which the marketing campaign was performed, together with not permitting civilian displays, the O.S.C.E. discovered no issues with the execution of the election itself, the place greater than eight.three million folks have been registered to vote. Asked about a number of experiences of irregularities […]

Orban Wins Sweeping Majority, and Control of Hungary’s Constitution

Orban Wins Sweeping Majority, and Control of Hungary’s Constitution

The outcomes weren’t surprising, given the divisions of the opposition and the uneven playing field on which they have been compelled to compete. But they nonetheless alarmed Western officers who view Mr. Orban’s type of presidency as a threat to values such as the rule of law and a free press. Mr. Orban’s victory is […]

Worker Dies After Fall in Manhattan Subway Tunnel

Orban Campaigns on Fear, With Hungary’s Democracy at Stake

Mr. Orban is broadly regarded as cruising to victory — the query appears to be how giant his win shall be — carried on more and more apocalyptic language. A defeat for his occasion, Fidesz, would spell doom for the entire nation, he argues, and open the door wider to immigrants, the European Union, civic […]

Opinion

Opinion

Hungary had a horrendous 20th century of misplaced territory and freedom, however Budapest, a good-looking metropolis set on a broad sweep of the Danube, suggests its wounds have healed. Trams hum alongside boulevards lined with elegant cafes and clogged with the automobiles German corporations manufacture right here. The nation has escaped what Milan Kundera, the […]

How Viktor Orban Bends Hungarian Society to His Will

How Viktor Orban Bends Hungarian Society to His Will

That scene, some say, is the unraveling of democracy. In a report issued in March, a German analysis group, Bertelsmann Stiftung, mentioned Hungary was “nearing” the threshold of autocracy. In Budapest, authorities officers describe their societal revamp as a primarily technocratic reform effort, slightly than an ideological marketing campaign, one validated by Mr. Orban’s success […]