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“Fidesz Has Learnt The Lesson Of 2002” – Political Analyst Balázs Orbán On The Party’s Chances Of Regaining Popularity

– What is the lesson and to whom is this situation instructive? [Referring to the trend of governing parties losing support at recent parliamentary and municipal by-elections.] – Let us begin from a slightly more distant standpoint: international scholarly analyses have proven that the world economic crisis has changed voters’ attitudes. Previously, voters acted far more rationally; they sided with […]

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Quod Licet Jovi, Non Licet Bovi – Battle Against Corruption And The New Internet Tax In The United States

While we have been listening to a flood of harsh criticism directed at the Hungarian government and the prime minister during the past years from various left-wing liberal circles in the United States, we occasionally bypass a few daunting issues and controversial political developments that curiously take place at the source of the criticism. Recently, Mike Lee, senator from the state […]

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Dr. Eliezer M. Rabinovich: How “Anti-Semite” Miklós Horthy Saved The Jews Of Budapest – Part II

Eliezer M. Rabinovich was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1937. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Chemical Technology named after D.I. Mendeleev and now lives in the United States.  Besides articles in his technical profession, he has published more than 30 papers on literature, historic and philosophical issues. Visiting Hungary, he became interested in the details of the Hungarian […]

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Dr. Eliezer M. Rabinovich: How “Anti-Semite” Miklós Horthy Saved the Jews of Budapest – Part I

Eliezer M. Rabinovich was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1937. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Chemical Technology named after D.I. Mendeleev and now lives in the United States.  Besides articles in his technical profession, he has published more than 30 papers on literature, historic and philosophical issues. Visiting Hungary, he became interested in the details of the Hungarian […]

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“MAY THERE BE PEACE, FREEDOM AND ACCORD” – Why Is The Message Of 1848 Still Important?

On Sunday Hungary is celebrating the 167th anniversary of its 1848-1849 revolution and war for independence. Most of the historians agree that this event proved to be one of the most important turning points in Hungary’s thousand-year history. On one hand the revolution played important role in Hungary’s 19th century democratic-civic transition, which left behind the political culture of the […]

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Statement by Hungary Today

Hungary Today issues the following statement in rejection of the several pieces of incorrect information and false suggestions in connection with the Hungary Today news website and its publisher, the Friends of Hungary Foundation, in an entry on the blog entitled Hungarian Spectrum, authored by Eva S. Balogh. Hungary Today is a project run exclusively by the Friends of Hungary […]

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Foreign Relations In Focus – Hungary In The International Press

The international press had become less biased in connection with Hungary in 2014, an analysis by the think tank Nézőpont Intézet shows. During the previous year, Hungary was devoted the most attention from neighbouring and regional countries, the leading subject being foreign relations. This is the third time the Budapest-based think tank has prepared its analysis on Hungary’s image in […]

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EC Navracsics On Fidesz’s Internal Tensions: “Nothing That Depends On People Is Unstoppable”

– Previously having been almost quarantined, Viktor Orbán has been pursuing a genuine diplomatic parade over January and February: besides Angela Merkel’s and Vladimir Putin’s visit to Budapest, the Prime Minister himself travelled to Kiev and Warsaw. Incidentally add to this that US chargé d’affaires André Goodfriend, who had caused the government many unpleasant moments by heavily exceeding his role, […]

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Autonomy Does Not Mean Agressive Secessionism – A Riposte To ‘Foreign Affairs’

This riposte aims to clarify certain inaccuracies contained in  an essay “Hungarian Putin? – Viktor Orban and the Kremlin’s Playbook”, written by Mitchell A. Orenstein, Péter Krekó and Attila Juhász and published in the online edition of Foreign Affairs on February 8, 2015. The Hungarian Prime Minister’s objective of assisting Hungarian minorities  in Romania, Slovakia, Serbia and Ukraine is to help […]

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Total Media War? – Senior Pro-Government Media Figures Resign After Former Strongman Turns Against Cabinet

Hungarian public discourse was rocked today by news of the resignment of the leaders of Hungary’s major right-wing media outlets “on grounds of moral conscience”. Their joint move is a reaction to the latest episode and culmination of a long-standing spite between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his former friend and close associate, businessman Lajos Simicska. Cited by the 5 […]