Tag Archives: Hungary

Hungary Backs Poland In Challenge To EU Supremacy

Reuters reports: Hungary has called on European Union institutions “to respect member states’ sovereignty” after it backed a Polish court ruling that some EU law is incompatible with the Polish constitution. Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a Hungarian government decree on Saturday, his press chief told state news agency MTI, welcoming the ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Court which has plunged …

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CPAC To Hold 2022 Conference In Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest Business Journal reports: Budapest will host the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a gathering of conservative activists and elected officials from the United States and beyond, in 2022, the Budapest-based Center for Fundamental Rights said, according to a report by state news wire MTI. CPAC, which is organized by the American Conservative Union (ACU), touts itself as the …

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Hungary: Anti-LGBT Laws Protect Kids From Pedophiles

The Associated Press reports: In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly’s meeting of world leaders, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said his country would not cede ground on policies that have caused the European Union to impose financial penalties and start legal proceedings against it over violations of the bloc’s values. Topping …

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Pence Tells Far-Right Hungarian Conference That He’s Hopeful Supreme Court Will Soon Erase Roe V Wade

ABC News reports: Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that he is hopeful the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court created during his and President Donald Trump’s administration will soon overturn abortion rights in the United States. Pence spoke at a forum devoted to demographics and family values in Budapest, Hungary, where conservative leaders from central Europe …

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Orban Accuses EU Of Blocking Funds Over LGBT Policies

Euronews reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused the European Commission of blocking funds over the country’s LGBT policies. Orban claimed on Friday that the EU had failed to approve Hungary’s coronavirus recovery plan because of their disagreements over gay rights. “The funds are loans that Brussels does not want to give us because of the debate on our …

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Hungary: LGBT Films Get Same Rating As Horror Movies

Reuters reports: Hungary’s media regulator published guidelines for broadcasters to comply with new LGBT laws on Wednesday, relegating some films portraying homosexuality or gender identity issues to the same age group restrictions as gory horror movies. Publication of the guidelines follows the June adoption of a law banning the “display and promotion of homosexuality” among under-18s despite criticism from rights …

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OOPS: Hungary Censors Carlson’s Interview With Orban

The Insider reports: As he was broadcasting from Hungary last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson presented the Central European country as “freer” than the US and a model for the West. It’s since come to light that a question Carlson asked during an interview with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán about Chinese leader Xi Jinping was scrapped from the …

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Hungarian Bookshops Made To Hide LGBT Kids Books

Reuters reports: Hungary ordered shops on Friday to sell children’s books seen as promoting homosexuality in “closed wrapping”, stepping up restrictions that have set Prime Minister Viktor Orban on a collision course with rights groups and the European Union. The decree also included books seen as promoting gender change and containing “explicit” depictions of sexuality. It told shops to sell …

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Carlson Defends Hungarian PM: He’s Not A Fascist

“Because the example of Hungary is so powerful — not just in Europe, but to the world, to the entire world, not simply the west — what you can do with a relatively small economy and not many people, if you’re just serious about keeping your nation from being destroyed. “Because the lessons are so obvious, and there’s such a …

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Tucker Carlson Meets With Far-Right Hungarian PM

Talking Points Memo reports: Fox News host Tucker Carlson is billed as a speaker at a far-right conference in Hungary on Saturday, according to a flier for the event. The appearance will come days after the Fox host met with the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Carlson will purportedly offer his insights at MCC Feszt, an event hosted by the …

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Hungary Approves Referendum On LGBTQ Issues

Reuters reports: Hungary’s National Election Committee (NEC) approved on Friday the government’s list of questions on LGBT issues it wants to put on a referendum as part of what Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called an “ideological war” with the European Union. Orban, a nationalist who has been in power since 2010, proposed a referendum on ruling party legislation that …

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Thousands March Against Orban At Budapest Pride, US And European Embassies Show Up To Support [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Thousands of Hungarians have joined the annual Budapest Pride march to support LGBTQ people and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality and transgender issues in schools. Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, in power since 2010, has introduced social policies that he says aim to safeguard traditional Christian values from western liberalism, stoking tensions …

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Hungarian PM Plans Referendum On LGBTQ Rights

Radio Free Europe reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced plans for a referendum on child-protection issues to gauge support for controversial legislation that the European Union and activists see as discriminatory to LGBT people. In a Facebook video posted on July 21, Orban accused the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, of abusing its powers in challenging Hungary’s …

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Hungary Defiant On EU Sanctions Over Anti-LGBT Law

Reuters reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed on Thursday he would not give in to EU pressure to repeal a new law banning schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, as the bloc’s lawmakers called for penalties over the legislation. The law, which came into force on Thursday, has set Orban on a collision course with rights groups, …

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EU To Hungary: Respect LGBT Rights Or Leave

Reuters reports: Respect LGBT rights or leave the European Union, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told his Hungarian counterpart as the bloc’s leaders confronted Viktor Orban over a law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality. “It was really forceful, a deep feeling that this could not be. It was about our values; this is what we …

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German Soccer Star Sends “Love” To Hungary’s LGBTs

The Hill reports: German soccer player Leon Goretzka sent a message in support of gay rights after scoring his national team’s second goal during a match against Hungary, which has faced growing backlash to a new law seeking to curb the distribution of LGBT content. After Goretzka, a vocal supporter of LGBT rights, scored the equalizing goal, which put Germany …

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EU Countries Condemn Hungary On Anti-LGBT Law

Reuters reports: Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Ireland were among European Union countries condemning their peer Hungary on Tuesday for a new anti-LGBTQ law as the bloc zeroed in again on democratic failings in Budapest and its nationalist ally Warsaw. Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg authored a joint declaration condemning the latest legal changes under Prime Minister Viktor Orban …

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EU To Investigate Hungary Over Latest Anti-LGBT Law

Euronews reports: Hungary is being investigated by the European Commission over a new law that bans the sharing of content that portrays homosexuality or sex reassignment with people under the age of 18. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed on Wednesday that the bill would be investigated by the European Union. It is the latest …

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Hungarian Parliament Approves New Anti-LGBT Bill

The Associated Press reports: Lawmakers in Hungary approved legislation Tuesday that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination. Fidesz, the conservative ruling party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, introduced the legislation, which is the latest effort to curtail the …

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Hungarian Pol Mocks Disgraced Anti-LGBT Homocon With Drainpipe: So Much For Your “Christian Morality”

EuroNews reports: A Hungarian lawmaker has mocked former Fidesz MEP József Szájer by holding up a drainpipe in Parliament. József Szájer resigned last week after he was caught by police fleeing a gay sex party in Brussels he had been attending, despite coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Drainpipes have become the centre of internet jokes and memes in Hungary while the guttering …

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