Tag Archives: Hongarije

As Hungary’s electoral campaigns kick into gear, public apathy abounds

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Dome of the Hungarian parliament, Budapest. (Photo Peter Teffer)

Dome of the Hungarian parliament, Budapest. (Photo Peter Teffer)

Although Hungary’s next parliamentary election is more than a year off, you would be forgiven for thinking that election season was already well under way.

Already the ruling right-wing Fidesz party, led by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and the leading opposition party, the Hungarian Socialist Party, which was in power from 2002 to 2010, have begun to trade barbs in anticipation of next spring’s elections.

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Interview met Attila Mesterházy

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Het is lang geleden dat Nederland een premier had die aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen heeft gestudeerd. De laatste was de Groninger Schelto van Heemstra, kabinetsleider in 1861. Voor recenter politiek succes van RUG-alumni moet de blik naar het buitenland worden gericht. De oud-premier van de Nederlandse Antillen, Etienne Ys, en oud-premier van het Afrikaanse Burkina Faso, Paramanga Ernest Yonli, hebben Groningen op hun cv staan. En misschien komt Hongarije binnenkort ook op dat lijstje.

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Hungary says its press freedom is ‘completely perfect.’ Europe disagrees.

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Many Hungarian journalists write freely without fear of persecution. But Hungary has come under ongoing criticism from various press freedom advocates.

Many Hungarian journalists write freely without fear of persecution. But Hungary has come under ongoing criticism from various press freedom advocates. (Photos Peter Teffer)

When the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee called last week for Europe to regularly investigate journalist freedom across the EU, it didn’t name any particular country to watch. But if there has been one European nation that has been criticized for changing its media laws in the past years, it’s Hungary.

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