The National Consultation announced by the government has again stirred up a hornet’s nest. The Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) called for a boycott and far-right party Jobbik branded it demagogy.[…]
What I am going to say will not be popular: the proposal that the parties should not receive state funding in the coming two years is one of the government’s[…]
Hungary needs a change of economic policy direction. The majority of the public has been aware of this since at least a few months ago when the government admitted that it would be forced to crawl back to the European Union and the International Monetary Fund for a credit agreement. However, the government communications designed for the domestic audience contain no hint of change ahead.
“Dirty Jews” and “Dirty Nazis” were the most popular chants when two groups clashed in front of Új Színház this week, with anti-fascists and other left-wing organisations confronting sympathisers of the nationalist right (pictured) over the appointment of the theatre’s new director, György Dörner.
After the surprising success of Jobbik at the European Parliament elections in 2009, gaining three seats, it seemed easy to conclude from the distribution of its votes countrywide that this party is the party of the poor, unemployed people: the losers of the transition from communism.