“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
“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
“The Minister of Immigration, Jason Kenney, had some pretty tough words on Friday for a country he has, in the past, described as a “liberal democracy” that “respects human rights.” At a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, Kenney said that during a recent visit to that country he noted “a very disturbing rise of … Continue reading
“When one foreign businessman took his family to the annual fair in Pomaz, a prosperous dormitory town north of Budapest, in September, he did not expect to be confronted with the harsh reality of Hungarian politics. “Bands were playing, kids were dancing, surrounded by stalls selling assorted handicrafts, home-made jams and the like,” he says. … Continue reading
“BUDAPEST, HUNGARY BosNewsLife– Thousands of Hungarians on Sunday, December 2, braved winter temperatures to attend an anti-Nazi rally in Budapest against a far-right leaders proposal to draw up lists of Hungarian Jews who may “represent a security risk” for the nation. Márton Gyöngyösi of the Hungarian Movement for a Better Hungary Jobbik, the countrys largest … Continue reading
“Conversations with the right-wing extremist Hungarian politician Márton Gyöngyösi regularly devolve into tiring marathons of relativization. He’s not an anti-Semite, he insists, but the Jews … ; he’s not against the Roma, but the Gypsies … ; he’s not an extremist in favor of dictatorships, but liberal democracy … has failed. The 33-year-old economist and … Continue reading
“Central Europe’s most successful extreme-right wing party has consistently denied that it is antisemitic, or racist, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. The call by a member of extreme-right opposition party Jobbik to compile a list of Jews living in Hungary only confirmed what many opponents of the party already suspected. In addition to the … Continue reading
The popularity of Greece’s anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party has soared in recent months, as the Washington Post’s Anthony Faiola reports. But Greece is far from the only country in which anti-immigrant and Islamophobic sentiments have been on the rise. Amid concerns over the economic downturn and austerity in the euro zone, as well as fears about … Continue reading