Fidesz

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Name: Fidesz
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EC vice president: Media pluralism in danger

, 9:50 AM CETNeelie Kroes , Vice President of the European Commision in charge of digitilization, yesterday published a long post on the European Commission's blog criticizing Hungary's new advertising tax, as well as the general media environment in ... [Published Budapest Business Journal - 5 mins ago]
First reported 39 mins ago - Updated 39 mins ago - 1 reports

"Illiberal state" possible within the EU, says Hungary...

European Union membership does not preclude an “illiberal” state, according to Hungary's Prime Minister, Victor Orban who said that he wants to abandon “liberal democracy” in favor of an “illiberal state”, citing as succesful examples Russia, Turkey India, ... [Published New Europe - 39 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Xpat Opinion: Hungary’s PM Orbán Announces The End Of Liberalism

Analysing the Prime Minister’s speech on Saturday at the Fidesz sponsored traditional summer “free university” in Transylvania, commentators disagree on whether Mr Orbán has opted for an authoritarian model of government or just intends to increase the ... [Published XpatLoop.com - 1 hour ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Media freedom under threat in Hungary, Kroes says

EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes lashed out at the Hungarian government on Monday, accusing the center-right ruling party of “censoring” media freedom.The criticism comes after the Hungarian Parliament introduced an “advertising tax" on ... [Published EurActiv.com - 15 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Slow and steady: Hungary's media clampdown

By Diane Shnier" Soft censorship ," including actions such as quiet dismissals, punitive tax laws, denied radio frequencies and abuse of privacy legislation, is arguably the most worrisome type. It creeps and grows in small increments and therefore often ... [Published Ifex - 12 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Hungary Orbán wants to build illiberal state, work-based society

A little help from our friendsOrbán reminded that his Fidesz party and its ally, the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP), obtained two-thirds of the seats in Parliament, adding that it took the vote of ethnic Hungarians living outside the borders ... [Published TeleTrader.com - 19 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Orbán's rejection of liberal democracy draws fire

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's speech on Saturday, in which he said Hungary is not a libral democracy and that freedom is not a core value of the state, drew criticism today from the liberal opposition , while the far-right Jobbik party agreed ... [Published Budapest Business Journal - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Poll jiggery-pokery: OSCE

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s re-election in April was only the second time this had happened in post-1989 Hungary (the first was Ferenc Gyurcsány). The political opposition and commentators at home and abroad had feared that the election would be unfair. ... [Published Budapest Times - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Spending freeze to avoid budget blowout

Mihály Varga (left) and Árpád KovácsThe government will freeze HUF 110 billion in central budget expenditures to ensure that this year’s 2.9%-of-GDP deficit target can be met, National Economy Minister Mihály Varga has announced. The freeze would not ... [Published Budapest Times - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

500 Protest Plan To Bulldoze Roma Housing Estate In Miskolc

Around 500 people protested Miskolc city council’s plan to bulldoze a Roma housing estate to make way for a new football stadium in the north-eastern city on Wednesday. The threatened settlement consists of around a dozen streets – numbered, not named ... [Published XpatLoop.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Hungary’s Opposition Reacts To Local Election Date

Zoltán Gőgös, deputy chair of the Socialist Party, called on the opposition to find a joint candidate in each district against nominees of the ruling parties possibly in the next two weeks. Gőgös said he trusted that the Socialists will do well at the ... [Published XpatLoop.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Protesting Media Control in Hungary

On the surface, Hungary enjoys freedom of the press. There is a wide variety of newspapers that reflect different points of view from Nepszabadszag on the Left to Magyar Hirlap on the Right. There are some independent voices on the radio, including KlubRadio. ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 22 2014]

Quotes

Kroes noted that a recent report from the OSCE   " found that, in the run-up to recent elections, the majority of monitored TV channels showed 'significant bias' towards ruling party Fidesz ;  with RTL being one exception. And it highlights an 'increasing number of outlets directly owned by businesspeople associated with Fidesz. The picture it paints is of a media sector that is (at best) uncertain and self-censoring; and at worst partisan if not government-controlled."
...Kroes says the so-called advertising tax "disproportionately affects" media that do not promote the ruling party, Fidesz. "It is hard to see that the goal is anything other than to drive them out of Hungary" she said
"The new state that we are building in Hungary today is not a liberal state. It doesn't deny liberalism's basic values, such as freedom, but doesn't make it its core element. It uses a particular, national approach"   Orbán was quoted as saying
...And it highlights an "increasing number of outlets directly owned by businesspeople associated with Fidesz" . The picture it paints is of a media sector that is (at best) uncertain and self-censoring; and at worst partisan if not government-controlled

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EC vice president: Media pluralism in danger [Published Budapest Business Journal - 5 mins ago]
"Illiberal state" possible within the EU, says ... [Published New Europe - 39 mins ago]
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Spending freeze to avoid budget blowout [Published Budapest Times - Jul 27 2014]
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VIKTOR ORBAN is not used to losing. His right-wing Fidesz party won a two-thirds majority in April’s election, repeating its 2010 triumph. Yet alone (except for Britain’s David Cameron), he refused to back Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker as president ...
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