“In solidarity with the people of his birthplace,” Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros announcedhe will be donating one million Euros to Budapest to help the capital’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In his statement, he argues that “the COVID-19 pandemic knows no boundaries, not between countries, communities, religions, or people. Anyone can …Read More »
Gov’t Propaganda Almost Spent 5bn Forints
Nearly Ft 5 billion of taxpayers’ money was spent on government propaganda in the third quarter of 2017, HirTV said on Thursday, citing Cabinet Office advertisement costs data obtained by Átlátszó. Most of that amount has landed at media firms close to the government, it added. The government’s campaign against …Read More »
Hungary Lashes Out at Soros With Poster Campaign
Israel’s ambassador to Hungary denounced the campaign, but hours later Israel’s foreign ministry issued a statement critical of Soros. The Hungarian government launched a poster campaign vilifying the billionaire George Soros. Large posters of the philanthropist appeared all over Hungary in recent days. Soros is depicted smiling, with the text “Let’s …Read More »
Progress in Hungary University Talks?
New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, says his talks with Hungarian authorities over a threatened university are making “good progress”. The Central European University in Budapest has become the centre of a symbolic, international stand-off. The university says Hungary’s government has been trying to force its closure and undermine academic freedom. …Read More »
Hungary Is Turning Into Russia
Foreignaffairs.com reports: On March 20, the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg in Russia revoked the license of European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP), leaving its small body of mostly Russian students in limbo as to whether they will be able to complete their studies. The decision came after unscheduled inspections …Read More »
Controversy over Central European University
As the Education Agency claims it has detected irregularities in the functioning of 28 foreign owned universities in Hungary and the Minister of Human Resources has tabled a bill to tighten their regulation, a left-wing commentator believes the real target is Central European University, founded and mostly funded by Hungarian-born …Read More »
“No, thank you”; Hungarian Foreign Minister Quoted.
Szijjártó, Hungarian Foreign Minister To George Soros: “No, thank you”; Central Europe will not accept a proposal under which “funds targeted at us” should be cut “to finance illegal migrants”. Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has called for putting an end to the European Union’s “aggressive” migration policy, which he said was “against the will of Europeans”. “Brussels must be …Read More »