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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 […]

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MOL-INA – The Madness Must End

Opinion piece by CEE Perspectives on the saga of the Hungarian and Croatian oil companies.  In the latest twist of a long and torturous saga, MOL appears to be ready to pull out all retained earnings from INA, most likely in preparation for selling its nearly 50% stake in the flagship Croatian company. The acrimony between the Croatian and Hungarian sides is […]

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The Destruction Of The ‘Kertész Icon’

Who is lying: Imre Kertész or the journalist of the New York Times? Only god knows, but possibly neither of them. It could be a case of Hungarian hysteria meets American pragmatism. (László Szily, cink.hu, November 13.) Cooper confirmed to us that Streitfeld said right after leaving the room of Kertész, that he did not recieve enough material. So it […]

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Speech At The Silver Jubilee Event Of The American Chamber Of Commerce In Hungary

Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Hosts and Guests. May I just use one of the few privileges of being Prime Minister and that is to speak in my native language. Allow me to welcome you all, Ladies and Gentlemen. I extend my warmest welcome to President Beccalli-Falco. Welcome to the building of the Hungarian parliament, and the Chamber of […]