“Budapest, 5 March 2013: Five companies have said they will no longer place advertising in a Hungarian newspaper that published extreme anti-Roma statements. The withdrawal follows a campaign by 24 NGOs, who contacted 15 companies that advertise with Magyar Hírlap, a right-wing Hungarian daily newspaper. The NGOs asked the companies to consider suspending their advertising … Continue reading
“Opposition Socialist MPs, mayor Tivadar Puskás of the Christian Democrats, which is junior partner in the ruling alliance, and renowned pianist Tamás Vásáry were among 300 or so who turned out in Szombathely on Saturday to protest against Jobbik.” Read more: via Hostile crowd greets Jobbik MP | The Budapest Times.
“One-in-three students who expressed a preference said they would vote for extreme-right party Jobbik, according to research published recently by Belvedere Meridionale Publishing House, which has links to Szeged University.” Read more: via Third of students back Jobbik | The Budapest Times.
“The National Election Committee (OVB) has scuppered an attempt by far-right party Jobbik to force a referendum on depriving the families of young offenders of social security. The party – the second-largest on the opposition benches – relies on a campaign against what it calls “Gypsy crime” for much of its support. Jobbik wanted the … Continue reading
“OTTAWA — As the federal government seeks a new boss for the Immigration and Refugee Board, one former chairman is raising concerns about the potential for bias. … Peter Showler argues that opens the door to patronage since there’s no mechanism to ensure transparency or accountability. More importantly, he said, it means the government could … Continue reading
“Several hundred supporters of the opposition in Hungary demonstrated yesterday against racist statements made about the Romani minority by a co-founder of the conservative governing party Fidesz in front of the party’s headquarters in Budapest. The protest was organized by the Democratic Coalition group of former socialist PM Ferenc Gyurcsányi.” Read more: via Hungary: Hundreds … Continue reading
“Canada’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration will start a four-week campaign in Miskolc, northern Hungary, to inform residents on recent amendments in the country’s immigration law, the Canadian embassy told MTI in a statement on Wednesday.” Read more: via Canada to launch campaign promoting new deportation policies in Miskolc – Politics.hu.
“BUDAPEST, HUNGARY—A founding member of Hungary’s governing Fidesz party has been sharply criticized for writing a newspaper column that contained offensive remarks about the nation’s Roma minority. Writing about a New Year’s Eve bar fight in which several people were seriously injured and some of the attackers were reportedly Roma, the journalist Zsolt Bayer said … Continue reading
“The radical nationalist Jobbik party was under constant attacks in 2012 but it “will strike back vigorously if this base campaign continues,” party leader Gabor Vona told MTI in an interview assessing the past year. The opposition leader admitted that the year fell short of the party’s expectations. Citing public opinion polls, Vona noted that … Continue reading
“BUDAPEST – A year and a half has passed since the European Commission adopted the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020, which calls upon European Union governments to create comprehensive plans aimed at strengthening social inclusion and improving the well-being of their Romani citizens. The European Council endorsed the framework soon … Continue reading