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A Marriage Forged By The Mighty Russia

Few days ago Hungarian news portal published an interesting article about Béla Kovács’s mysterious life. The Jobbik MEP has been accused by the Hungarian authorities during the European Parliament Elections campaign, that he works for the Russian secret intelligence service. Both Jobbik and Kovács denied the claims. Although the charges may seem parts of the political campaign, index journalist was able […]


Frank Koszorus, Jr. – Interview

Mr. Koszorus is one of the prominent leaders of and a leading spokesperson for the Hungarian community in the United States. Although his family roots are in Debrecen, Koszorus was born in Germany and grew up in the United States. In a recent interview, he talked about the American-Hungarian Federation (AHF), which he leads as President. How do you see […]


Appetite and Revolution

A controversial topic has been circulating in the Hungarian political media in the last couple of weeks. According to the speculations, there is an ongoing “internal war” between the elites of the governing party. Allegedly PM Orbán Viktor’s right hand, minister of PM’s Office, János Lázár has launched an attack against the interests of businessman Lajos Simicska. It is well-known, […]


Mónika Balatoni – Interview

Mónika Balatoni, born Tatabánya in 1971, is the new secretary of state in charge of cultural diplomacy. In an interview for she talks about the possibilities of Hungarian cultural diplomacy and the challenges that lie ahead. Why is it important that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade promoted cultural diplomacy from its previous department level to its own […]


Georg Spöttle – Interview

Georg Spöttle is a military expert, served in and visited several hot zones, including Iraq, Afganistan, Pakistan, Syria, North Korea and other Asian and African countries. He graduated from the West Berlin Police Academy and worked as a detective at the Landeskriminalamt, dealing with political and religious crimes. Currently he is a security adviser for a security firm in Hungary. […]


Péter Medgyessy – Interview

Born in 1942 in Budapest, Péter Medgyessy was the fifth Prime Minister of Hungary between 2002 and 2004. Coming close to the tenth anniversary of his resignation, Medgyessy, a known economist and politician, talked about his controversial times as the prime minister of the country in an interview for news site Talking about the happenings of ten years ago, […]

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Ferenc Falus – Interview

Ferenc Falus, born in Budapest, is a Hungarian doctor, hospital manager and former Surgeon General of Hungary, now currently the Budapest mayoral candidate of the opposition party alliance for the October local government elections. Considered by many the only real challenger of current mayor and Fidesz-backed István Tarlós, in this week’s blog section we publish an interview with Ferenc Falus, […]

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Reactions to Orbán’s Tusnádfürdő Speech

The speech of Viktor Orbán in Tusnádfürdő in Romania (Băile Tușnad) caused great controversies both home and abroad. Many criticsed the Prime Minister’s speech, hailing it an attack against democratic values. In this week’s Blog section we take a look at two reactions to Orbán’s speech. First we take a look at an opinion piece by Sámuel Ágoston Mráz, a […]


Hungary Today News Portal launched

English language news portal Hungary Today began its operation, aiming to become a frequently visited site of foreigners living in Hungary and foreigners interested in Hungary. The project is embraced by the Friends of Hungary Foundation, since the goal of the Foundation is to inform the public about Hungary, about the programs of Hungarians living outside of the country, and […]