Tag Archives: Hungary

Hungary No Longer A Democracy, Freedom House Says

Politico reports: Hungary is no longer a democracy, Poland is about to go down the same path, democracy in the Balkans is eroding because of Chinese and Russian influence, and the EU is doing nothing to stop it all, according to the NGO Freedom House’s latest Nations in Transit report, out Wednesday. In the study, which covers 29 countries from …

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HUNGARY: New Law Lets Autocratic PM Rule By Decree

The Guardian reports: Hungary’s parliament has passed a new set of coronavirus measures that includes jail terms for spreading misinformation and gives no clear time limit to a state of emergency that allows the nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, to rule by decree. Parliament voted by 137 to 53 to pass the measures on Monday afternoon, with the two-thirds majority …

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Hungary Pulls Out Of “Homosexual Flotilla” Eurovision

The Telegraph reports: Hungary has pulled out of next year’s Eurovision song contest amid speculation the decision was triggered by a backlash to the competition’s LGBT-positive messaging. While no official reason has been given for the withdrawal, sources within Hungary’s public broadcaster reportedly believe it is due to a rise in homophobic rhetoric within the country around the contest, with …

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US Ambassador Undermines US Policy On Hungary

The New York Times reports: Since becoming ambassador in June 2018, David Cornstein has assiduously courted Mr. Orban, giving the Hungarian leader unexpected influence in the Trump administration. Mr. Cornstein used his decades-long friendship with President Trump to help broker a coveted Oval Office meeting for Mr. Orban last May — a meeting now under scrutiny by impeachment investigators in …

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Russia And Hungary Pushed Trump To Distrust Ukraine

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine for information he could use against political rivals came as he was being urged to adopt a hostile view of that country by its regional adversaries, including Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, current and former U.S. officials said. Trump’s conversations with Putin, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and others reinforced his …

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Pro-LGBT Coke Ads Anger Hungary’s Ruling Party

Reuters reports: Advertisements by Coca-Cola around a music festival in Hungary that promote gay acceptance have prompted a boycott call from a senior member of the conservative ruling party. The posters, in tandem with the week-long “Love Revolution” event starting on Wednesday in Budapest, show gay people and couples smiling with slogans like “zero sugar, zero prejudice”. On Sunday, Fidesz’s …

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HUNGARY: Fascists Disrupt Budapest Pride [VIDEO]

Gay Star News reports: A group of fascists menacingly blocked the path of thousands of people marching in Budapest Pride over the weekend. More than 10,000 people attended the 23rd Pride event in the Hungarian capital. But a group of men who belong to the Sixty-Four Counties Youth Movement stood in a line along the parade route. They stood silently …

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HUNGARY: Run Of Billy Elliot Musical Cut Short After Newspaper Claims Show Turns Boys Into Homosexuals

Pink News reports: The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest has been forced to cancel 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot, blaming an intense hate campaign from the local media. Daily newspaper Magyor Idok ran a series of stories claiming that the show could “transform Hungarian boys into homosexuals”, and another article said it promoted a “deviant way of life”. …

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HUNGARY: Sebastian Gorka Wanted On Gun Charges

Buzzfeed News reports: Former Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka has an active warrant out for his arrest in his native Hungary, according to the Hungarian police’s website. Gorka, whose exact role in the White House while serving as a deputy assistant to the president was never entirely clear, apparently is in trouble with the law over a charge of …

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Congress Probes Carter Page’s Meetings With Pro-Putin Hungarian Regime, “Central Hub For Russian Intel”

ABC News reports: Travels by Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to meet with senior officials in Hungary during the 2016 presidential election are being closely examined by congressional investigators, given the increasingly close ties between Hungary and Russia and the role of the country as a hub for Russian intelligence activity. The Hungarian prime minister was the first foreign leader …

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HUNGARY: HUD Secretary Ben Carson To Speak At International Convention Of Anti-LGBT Hate Groups

The SPLC reports today that HUD Secretary Ben Carson will this week deliver a presentation at the Budapest convention for the viciously anti-LGBT World Congress of Families, which works to enact and strengthen anti-LGBT laws around the globe. From the SPLC’s report: Each year, anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families holds a major annual summit, in addition to smaller …

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REPORT: Hungarian Nazi Group Claims Trump Advisor Sebastian Gorka Pledged “Lifelong Loyalty” To Them

The Forward reports: Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s top counter-terrorism adviser, is a formal member of a Hungarian far-right group that is listed by the U.S. State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II, leaders of the organization have told the Forward. The elite order, known as the Vitézi Rend, was …

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HUNGARY: Extremist Anti-Immigrant Premier Viktor Orban Hails Trump’s Win As Good News For Democracy

Reuters reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on his election victory on Wednesday, with the words “What a great news. Democracy is still alive” posted on his Facebook page. Orban said in July that Trump’s plans on migration and foreign policy were “vital” for Hungary, whereas those of rival Democrat Hillary Clinton were …

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STUDY: Dogs Do Understand What You’re Saying

Well, some of what you’re saying. From the Associated Press: Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying. Researchers in Hungary scanned the brains of dogs as they were listening to their trainer speaking to determine which parts of the brain they were using. …

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Five More Eurovision Song Contest Entries Selected: Finland, Norway, Moldova, Slovenia, Hungary [VIDEOS]

Last night was what some Eurovision fans call “Super Saturday” in which five more nations chose their entry for this year’s contest in Stockholm. Below are the winning performances from Finland, Norway, Moldova, Slovenia, and Hungary. I quite like Finland and Slovenia this year. The final video below is a ranking from one of Eurovision’s many rabid fanboys. As you …

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HUNGARY: Leader Of Far-Right Fascist Party Outed As Secretly Jewish

This scenario sounds all-too familiar, doesn’t it? As a rising star in Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party, Csanad Szegedi was notorious for his incendiary comments on Jews: He accused them of “buying up” the country, railed about the “Jewishness” of the political elite and claimed Jews were desecrating national symbols. Then came a revelation that knocked him off his perch as …

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HUNGARY: Gay Marriage Ban In Effect

Hungary’s new national constitution and its ban on same-sex marriage is now in effect. The document specifically restricts marriage to straight couples and appears to ban abortion by saying that foetuses will be protected from conception onwards. It does not protect citizens from discrimination on the grounds of age or sexual orientation, and Amnesty International said last year it would …

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Hungary Bans Gay Marriage

Back in December we learned that Hungary had approved a draft version of a new constitution that outlaws same-sex marriage. Today lawmakers there officially adopted that constitution. The 2009 law granting same-sex couples some rights after registering their partnerships remains in effect. International Viewpoint predicts that the EU will do little about Hungary’s newly official ban. The European commission scarcely …

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Eurovision 2011: Hungary’s Kati Wolf

Finally. This is what I’m talking about it.

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Hungary Bans Gay Marriage

Hungary has adopted a new constitution which stipulates that marriage is for heterosexuals only. Human life will be protected from conception and marriage will be defined as heterosexual co-existence in the new Constitution, according to the specimen The Principles of Regulating the Constitution of Hungary. Hungary would continue to be a republic and a democracy governed by the rule of …

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