Posts Tagged ‘Hungary’

Hungary is not a semi-dictatorship, Klubrádió didn’t comply with the rules | View

In an opinion piece published on euronews.com on May 10 and written by András Arató –the president and majority owner of Hungarian radio station Klubrádió — the author cries that his station’s loss of its broadcasting licence signals that “Hungary is becoming a semi-dictatorship”. While I could list many facts that point in the opposite […]

Covid cancellation fears for Hungary’s festival season this summer

There is uncertainty in Hungary over which concerts and festivals will go ahead this summer, if any, amid confusion over the government’s coronavirus rules. A representative for the prime minister’s office, Gergely Gulyas, told Euronews that it was realistic for mass events to take place only after five million vaccinations had been deployed. But this […]

Israeli rabbis order Hungary government to freeze payouts to sparring local Jews

In an extraordinary attempt at overseas intervention, an Israeli rabbinical court has ordered a freeze on reparations payments by the Hungarian government to Hungarian Jewish groups, as three religious denominations disagree on how those funds are divided between them. The injunction, ordered Wednesday by the Jerusalem Supreme Rabbinate court — part of Israel’s judiciary system […]

‘Sounds like a normal life’: Hungary heads towards further reopening of economy as it approaches 40% inoculation rate

Budapest is set to reopen most of its public services and venues to those vaccinated once the country hits a 40% inoculation rate, the country’s PM Viktor Orban has said. The milestone is likely to be reached next week. Hungary’s prime minister touted the upcoming reopening of the country’s economy as he spoke to public […]

Hungary’s deputy PM signs funding agreement to support Jewish community

Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén signed an agreement with the Hungarian Jewish Prayer Association (Zsima) on Friday that would provide the organization with 51 million forints (€140,000) each year up until 2025. The funding will be used to support rabbis and cantors from the wider community and in particular the liberal and modernist Neolog […]

Iran futsal team to play Argentina, Hungary: report

TEHRAN – Iran national futsal team will play two friendly matches with Argentina and Hungary in Tehran. The Persian will first participate in SAT International Futsal Championship Thailand 2021, which was slated for May 18 to 23 in Bangkok. Iran will reportedly host Argentine and Hungary in Tehran in June as part of preparation for […]

Hungary slams EU over Making Covid-19 Vaccines Political, Begins importing Russian Sputnik V

    Hungary’s experience with the joint EU vaccination program has been frustrating, with Brussels failing to provide a steady supply and targeting Budapest’s efforts to secure vaccine’s elsewhere, Hungary’s foreign minister has said. Peter Szijjarto spoke to RT on Sunday, a couple of days after he received the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine. The minister […]

Hungary announces new restrictions, schools & non-essential shops closed amid Covid-19 third wave fears

Budapest has announced a series of new measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, noting that despite inoculating people quicker than the EU average, these efforts aren’t enough to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. “If we didn’t close now, the opening would be postponed,” Gergely Gulyas, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Thursday, […]

Hungary’s Crackdown on Artists and Academics

The Hungarian-Jewish filmmaker Janos Szasz is best known in the United States for his 2013 film “The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier),” released here in the summer of 2014. It’s based on the international bestseller of the same name, written in French by the Hungarian-born novelist Ágota Kristóf. “The Notebook” is an almost fairy-tale parable of […]

How Hungary’s great lakes threaten to put Budapest and Brussels on a new collision course

Zoltan Kun was finishing up a project for the Hungarian government in 2019 when he happened across a promotional video on YouTube for a new development on the banks of Lake Fertő, Hungary’s second-largest freshwater lake and a protected nature reserve. It began with stunning vistas of the lake, an hour’s drive from Kun’s home […]

How Poland, Hungary, Russia & UK Labour Party use antisemitism in politics

Authorities in Poland, Russia, Hungary and some lawmakers in Britain’s Labour Party used antisemitism for political means, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s antisemitism report on Europe published Thursday. In Poland, presidential candidate Rafal Trzaskowski was the target of “antisemitic rhetoric” this summer during an election in which he lost to the incumbent Andrzej Duda of […]

Hungary Says Yes to Covid Vaccine Passports

Hungary to receive 500,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm’s vaccine – PM’s chief of staff By Reuters Thursday, 11 February 2021 10:08 GMT BUDAPEST, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Hungary expects to receive 500,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm’s vaccine next week and plans to start vaccinations with them soon, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff […]

Germany, Hungary join states opposing ICC probe of Israel

Germany and Hungary have voiced their opposition to the International Criminal Court’s ruling that it can investigate Israel for alleged war crimes. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said: “Our legal view on jurisdiction of the ICC regarding alleged crimes committed in the Palestine territories remains unchanged. The court has no jurisdiction, because of the absence […]

Fresh blow to press freedom in Hungary as Klubrádió forced off the airwaves

Hungary’s first independent radio station, Klubrádió, will go off the airwaves on Sunday at midnight after a court upheld a decision by media authorities not to extend its broadcasting licence. The news marks yet another setback for the independent media in the country, which has been under pressure since Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s return to […]

Hungary Orders Publisher To Include Warning Label On Children’s Book That Depicts Homosexuality As Normal

The Budapest Government Office on Tuesday ordered a Hungarian publisher to place a disclaimer on books that “display patterns of behavior that differ from traditional gender roles” after the publisher released a collection of fairy tales featuring LGBT and non-white characters: The office claimed that the Labrisz Lesbian Association, an advocacy group for lesbian, bisexual […]

Hungary becomes first EU country to approve Chinese Covid jab, as Brussels vaccine plan stutters amid row with pharma giants

Hungary has become the first nation in the EU to register a Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine. The country is looking to accelerate its inoculation schedule amid very public supply challenges in the EU’s vaccine procurement program. “Today, the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine also received a license from OGYÉI (the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition),” surgeon general […]

Stash of 7,000 Coins Found in Hungary, Revealing Story of National Trauma

A recent post from a Hungarian museum curator on  Facebook tells of the discovery of “rare treasures of magnitude,” relating to the Turkish devastation following the Battle of Mohács. The news referred to archaeologists excavating a site near Újlengyel in central  Hungary, who unearthed approximately 7,000 gold and silver coins.  Fought on 29 August 1526 AD, near […]

Hungary to slaughter 101,000 hens after bird flu outbreak at single farm

More than 101,000 hens are to be slaughtered at a single farm in Hungary after a laboratory confirmed the presence of avian flu at the site, the country’s food safety authority (NEBIH) said on Thursday. The site at the center of the latest outbreak is a large-scale egg farm in Roundegyhaza. Bird flu was identified […]

Archaeologists Discover a Huge Stash of Medieval Coins in Hungary

Ongoing excavations at a rural spot near the village of Újlengyel in central Hungary recently struck gold, both figuratively and literally. Archaeologists armed with powerful metal detectors found a buried treasure of approximately seven thousand silver and four medieval  gold coins  in Hungary, hidden centuries ago by unknown individuals. This is the largest collection of […]

The Kun of Hungary

The long-suffering Hungarian people have been ground up in the historical meat grinder for centuries, but the past 100 years have been especially brutal. 00 Hits: 2

Hungary’s deputy prime minister calls EU’s ruling on kosher slaughter ‘disgrace’

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Hungary Amends its Constitution: ‘The Mother Is a Woman, the Father a Man’

Photo Credit: Andrew Shiva/Wikipedia (Evangelical Focus) — The Hungarian Parliament has passed several amendments to the country’s constitution to better protect the definition of marriage. Changes in the Fundamental Law of Hungary (the official name of the Constitution) included a “de facto” ban of adoption of children by homosexual couples. The amendments put forward by […]

Hungary Passes Constitutional Amendment Protecting Child’s Right to Identify as its Birth Gender

Some Twitter users reacted to footballer Jamie Vardy breaking an LGBT corner flag after he scored a last minute winner in a game by accusing the Leicester City striker of being “homophobic.” After Vardy hit the back of the net, he ran to the corner and demolished the stand holding up the rainbow-colored flag, which […]

Hungary amends constitution to effectively ban gay adoption

Hungary amended the definition of family in its constitution Tuesday to allow an effective ban on adoption by same-sex couples, another win for the ruling conservatives but decried by one pro-LGBTQ group as “a dark day for human rights.”The nationalist Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has worked to recast Hungary in a more […]

George Soros Incandescent With ‘RAGE’ After Hungary and Poland Win Victory Against Globalist EU

Far-left billionaire George Soros is incandescent with rage after German chancellor “caved to Hungarian and Polish extortion.” The two anti-globalist nations had been holding up a 1.8 trillion Euro budget and pandemic recovery fund over plans to link cash payouts ‘to a country’s respect for core European values.’ Both nations blocked the approval of a […]

Hungary plans fast-track local approval for Chinese COVID vaccine

Hungary will seek emergency domestic approval of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine rather than waiting as normal for a review by the EU’s European Medicines Agency (EMA), Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on his Facebook page.”The safety of the vaccine is not a political or ideological question, but a professional one,” he said. “If the experts […]

Hungary & Poland uphold veto on EU budget and recovery fund – Budapest

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Monday that Budapest and Warsaw are upholding their veto of the European Union’s budget and a coronavirus recovery fund, though the EU may try to bypass their decision. Szijjarto made the statement after meeting his Polish counterpart in Brussels on Monday. “We have affirmed that we stand by […]

EU mulls rule change. Poland & Hungary EU VOTE will no longer count — The Duran

[embedded content] EU set to change rules. Poland & Hungary EU VOTE will no longer count The Duran: Episode 816. EU Mulls Sidelining Hungary & Poland Altogether On Blocked Recovery Fund… 53 more words EU mulls rule change. Poland & Hungary EU VOTE will no longer count — The Duran Share this: Like this: Like Loading… […]

Israel protests comparison between modern-day Hungary and Holocaust

Browse > Home / News / Israel protests comparison between modern-day Hungary and Holocaust November 30, 2020 by TPS Read on for article Israel’s embassy in Hungary sharply rejected any “use and abuse of the memory of the Holocaust for any purpose” following an op-ed published in Hungary comparing its state to that of Jews […]

Same-sex couples in Hungary fear legal changes will scupper adoption plans

Same-sex couples in Hungary could find it more difficult to adopt children if a constitutional amendment is passed in parliament next month. The draft amendment has drawn sharp criticism from human rights groups who say it is an attack against the LGBT community. Indeed, the speaker of Hungary’s parliament, Laszlo Kover, startled many when he […]

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