Young Hungarians plan their future abroad
The labor shortage in Hungary is getting worse, but Hungarians working in Austria say they do not want to come home.
16 Mar 2018
Hungarian Deputy PM can't explain luxury trips
Hungary's deputy prime minister has taken luxury hunting trips in Sweden, but according to his financial statements, the conservative politician can't afford such lavish adventures.
15 Mar 2018
“Threat, blackmail and fear do exist today in Hungary"
Renowned Hungarian director Róbert Alföldi opened up about political pressure, intimidation and blackmail after he became persona non grata in the city of Zalaegerszeg.
14 Mar 2018
When children become political tools
As the Hungarian elections approach, children are frequently used by politicians to boost their image. This is considered to be a political “investment” in future voters.
9 Mar 2018
Women to safeguard Hungarian elections
The Hungarian Women’s Forum is campaigning to get women to volunteer as independent voting inspectors for the elections. They wish to show that, despite the misogynist remarks of male politicians, Hungarian women can keep up with national politics.
8 Mar 2018
Hungarian PM incites hate against Roma and migrants
In a Facebook video, Viktor Orbán compared the refugee crisis to the internal migration of the Roma community -- implying that both groups were a threat to Hungarian society.
7 Mar 2018
Refugees create a choir to counter hate propaganda
A group of refugees living in Hungary has created a choir to offer an alternative version to the government's negative depictions, thus taking an important step towards self-representation.
28 Feb 2018
Surprise opposition victory in Hungarian by-election
The independent candidate Peter Marki-Zay scored a landslide victory in the mayoral by-election of Hódmezővásárhely. Six weeks before the general election, many believe this vote to be a litmus test for the opposition's electoral potential.
28 Feb 2018
Few Hungarians willing to commemorate Roma victims
Ten years after a wave of hate crimes against Roma, only a handful of people bothered to attend a memorial service for the victims -- and one village refused to erect a statue of one of the victims.
26 Feb 2018
Corruption expert: Hungary resembles a mafia state
The corruption network established in Hungary resembles those seen in Africa and Latin-America, according to a Hungarian-born professor at the San Diego State University.
23 Feb 2018
A Hungarian recipe for illiberal campaign success
The official countdown to the April parliamentary elections was kicked off this past weekend, but the real campaign started months, even years ago.
20 Feb 2018
Censorship in the 21st century is a harder game to play
"Kojot", a film that depicts contemporary Hungary, was praised by critics last year but withdrawn from cinemas and banned from the top Hungarian film festival. Now producers have published it for free online.
20 Feb 2018
When will Europe have enough of its black sheep?
The Hungarian “Stop Soros” draft bill, which targets NGOs helping refugees, is not in accordance with international human rights norms, warned the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights.
16 Feb 2018
When airport robberies become a national
Thefts by airport workers targeting passengers' luggage in Budapest have raised larger issues of airport security.
15 Feb 2018
Hungarian Neo-Nazis vow to take matters into their own hands
At a recent gathering at Buda Castle, Hungarian Neo-Nazis declared their intention to "fight the invaders" and "shatter the new world order." They also referred to reporters as "liberal rats."
13 Feb 2018
Literature textbooks warn children against terrorism
Recently published textbooks are mixing current politics with school curriculum, causing students to learn about terrorism and migration in a dangerously simplistic way.
12 Feb 2018
Mothers pay the price for nursery school shortages in Hungary
The country's critical lack of facilities deprives children of early socialization rituals, and also condemns many women to staying at home.
7 Feb 2018
No one fooled by Potemkin hospitals in Hungary
Hospital directors are now obliged to present two positive media articles about their institutions per week. The requirement is a misguided effort to improve the image of the widely criticised health care system.
6 Feb 2018
Hungary, other EU nations face deadline for air pollution fix
Hungary and eight other EU nations have until the end of the week to prove they're taking effective steps to reduce air pollution - or else face the consequences.
1 Feb 2018
Violence against students is widespread
A group of Hungarian teachers launched the "Violence Free Schools" movement after it came to light that two of their colleagues beat students.
1 Feb 2018