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“You Needed a Strong Constitution for this Profession”—Interview with Legendary Hungarian Children’s Writer and Poet István Csukás

Hungary Today recently had the opportunity to interview István Csukás, Hungary’s legendary creator of children’s books, poems, films, and tv shows. In a discussion held in the 81-year-old legend’s home, the creator of Süsü, a sárkány; Pom pom meséi; Mirr-Murr, a kandúr; Keménykalap és krumpliorr; Sün Balázs; Gombóc Artúr; A nagy hohoho-horgász; and countless other classics that fill the imagination […]

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Hungary Dreams Big! – An Ambitious Hungarian Foreign Policy Resists Even Major Western Powers

Since 2010, the Orbán government has conceded to external pressure only twice: in October of 2014, when a proposed telecommunications tax prompted thousands of demonstrators to take to the streets of Budapest and in April of 2016 when the Sunday closing of large stores and supermarkets turned out to be politically too costly for the Hungarian government in the long […]

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Interview with Ambassador of Hungary in Mexico, Iván Medveczky

Editor’s Note: This interview was originally published by Kenneth Isom Barnes, Executive Editor of Food Mexico y Yo, on the Huffington Post. It has been republished with the author’s permission.   Hungary and Mexico have a long and intriguing diplomatic history. What is current status of this relationship in both diplomatic and economic terms? You’re right. We reestablished diplomatic ties […]

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Sir Roger Scruton on Trump: “He doesn’t have any thoughts that are longer than 140 characters” – Exclusive Interview

Last week, Hungary Today interviewed Sir Roger Scruton, who was in Budapest giving a talk at this year’s Brain Bar festival. During the interview, Scruton discussed Trump, Orbán, the nature of conservatism, the ongoing “Lex CEU” controversy, and the role he played in Eastern European dissident movements during the Communist era. Sir Roger Scruton is a British philosopher and writer. […]

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Exclusive Interview: Budapest Mayor István Tarlós on the Olympic Bid, CEU, and the City’s Future

Last month, Hungary Today and its German-language sister-site Ungarn Heute had the opportunity to interview István Tarlós, Mayor of Budapest. Tarlós, who has been mayor since 2010, spoke at length about the development of Budapest into a world tourism destination, the referendum bid that led to the withdrawal of the Hungarian capital’s bid to host the Olympics in 2020, the ongoing […]

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Economist & Oxford Professor Péter Róna: Orbán Gov’t Will Lead to Hungary’s Expulsion from EU

“We’re on Our Way Out of Europe” In an interview with news station hír TV, Hungarian economist Péter Róna spoke about the unhealthy state of the Hungarian economy, the Orbán government’s demonization of the European Union, the ongoing “Lex CEU” controversy, and his views on the possibility of Hungary’s expulsion from the EU. You can view his entire interview (in Hungarian) […]

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A New Dawn? The Impact of the Aleksandar Vučić Era on the Hungarian Community in Serbia

The key role of Aleksandar Vučić in the Strengthening of Hungary-Serbia Relations and in Improving the Situation of the Hungarian Minority in Vojvodina As a result of the Yugoslav wars, Serbia became a very complex country in the 1990s. Great tensions accumulated in the Western Balkan country that lost four consecutive wars over the course of that decade. Among these […]

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Empires vs. Nations: another frontal assault on Hungary’s sovereignty and national resolve by the Brussels elite

History demonstrated that transnational empires do not last forever. In fact, most ancient empires collapsed after roughly 600+ years. Such were the fate of the Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Prussian, and Hapsburg empires and monarchies. Diversity and/or external factors were typically the culprit for their collapse. However, during the modern era, the collapse of transnational federations has accelerated greatly. The Soviet […]

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“I got tired of explaining to people that Hungary wasn’t a fascist backwater”: Exclusive Interview with British-Hungarian Author Tibor Fischer

Earlier this week, Hungary Today had the opportunity to sit down with Tibor Fischer, a well-known British author of Hungarian descent who last month wrote a piece in The Guardian defending the recent activities of the Orbán government, including its controversial “Lex CEU” higher education law amendments that critics see as a deliberate attempt to force the Central European University […]