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In The Holiday Spirit: Give Peace A Chance!

Christmas in Hungary is a wonderful, traditional holiday rooted in religious beliefs, songs and unique customs. It is a family affair, similarly to other parts of the world, where Christmas brings families together. For example, Australia’s capital, Canberra, has a tradition of stringing Christmas lights at a shopping center, but this year, the city managed to set a world record […]

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Stratfor: Orbán Government Faces Its Most Difficult Year In Office Since 2015

In its analysis of Hungarian politics in the year 2015, the U. S. geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm Stratfor, founded by Hungarian-born political scientist George Friedman, the institute assesses the challenges to be faced by Viktor Orbán’s government in 2015. In the forecast, Stratfor claims that 2015 will be the administration’s most difficult year since the second Orbán cabinet took office […]

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European Commissioner Navracsics: Invest In Education – It Pays Off

In today’s Blog article, originally published on the website of the European Commission, Commissioner Tibor Navracsics of Hungary explains why investing in education is vital to the future of our continent. Getting our economy growing again is Europe’s top political priority. This is crucial if we are to reduce the still shockingly high unemployment in the EU, especially among young people. […]

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John “Rambo” McCain – the maverick Senator

It is not by chance that “Rambo” is used as a middle name for John McCain. One of Rambo’s famous lines from the movie Rambo (First Blood) went like this: “Trautman: Look John, we can’t have you running around out there wasting friendly civilians. Rambo: There are no friendly civilians!” John McCain’s recent irrational outburst calling the democratically elected prime […]

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John McCain And Viktor Orbán – International Reactions

This week’s biggest story has been US senator John McCain’s remarks on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and on the Hungarian-Russian relations. McCain’s words have been stirring great controversy in Hungary, and generating reactions all across the world press. In today’s HT blog post we have collected some of the international reactions. Most of the journals simply convey McCain’s criticism and […]

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Szilveszter E. Vizi: No Pressure On NGOs In Hungary

No political pressure of any kind on Hungarian civil society has been perceived by us, academic Szilveszter E. Vizi, chairman of both the Friends of Hungary Foundation and the Hungarian Atlantic Council, has said in reaction to a statement by US President Barack Obama. Mr. Vizi aded that while a large amount of misinformation on the country appears in the […]