Jobbik

Type: Organization
Name: Jobbik
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Not so quiet before the storm: Local elections in Budapest, Hungary

For the third time in a year, on October 12, Hungary is having elections, this time for mayors and municipal councils. They're predictably depressing. If you want to know more about them anyway, go on ... take the plunge below the fold!Context: The national ... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Hungarian Far Right Party Politician Accused of Being KGB Spy

Jobbik MEP Bela Kovacs could lose his immunity from arrest after being accused of working for RussiaBela Kovacs, MEP for Hungarian far-right party Jobbik. (Reuters)The Hungarian government has requested that the European Parliament lift legal immunity ... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 27 2014]
Entities: KGB, FAR, Jobbik
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Far-Right MEP Accused of Acting as Russian Spy

Bela Kovacs, a member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Hungarian far-right Jobbik party, addresses a news conference in Budapest May 15, 2014. Laszlo Balogh/ReutersThe Hungarian government is requesting the right to lift immunity from a member of ... [Published MSNBC Newsweek - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Community of Democracies Should Reexamine Hungary’s Membership

Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called on the Community of Democracies to review whether Hungary should retain its position on the organization’s governing council in light of its harassment of  nongovernmental organizations and slide toward ... [Published Human Rights First - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Far-right in Hungary: Meet the Wolves of Europe

After the many outrageous declarations by Hungarian president  Viktor Orban , especially the one about putting an end to liberal democracy at the end of July 2014 , Hungary once again draws the attention of the European Union . For many years, the policies of the ... [Published Cafebabel - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Hungary’s prime minister: Orban the Unstoppable

FLUSH with cash from the European Union and backed by a phalanx of ultra-loyalist MPs, Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, seems unstoppable. Brushing aside concerns about democracy, the European Commission last month signed a €21.9 billion ($28.2 ... [Published The Economist - Europe - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

How Hungary can be led back to the path of liberal democracy

What has led to Hungary down the path of 'illiberal democracy', and how can a potential crisis within the EU be averted? Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Demotix/David Ferenczy. All rights reserved. The voices of concern about the demise ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Jobbik fields Jew for mayor

Hungary's Jewish leaders have hit out at a decision by antisemitic party Jobbik to field a local election candidate with Jewish ancestry.Péter Jakab announced his candidacy for mayor of the north-eastern town of Miskolc in late May, while also revealing ... [Published Jewish Chronicle - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Hungarian Parliament Starts Autumn Session

Antal Rogán, head of the parliamentary group of the ruling Fidesz party, noted bank settlements involved not only foreign currency borrowers, but also forint-denominated ones. “They, too, have a right to fair treatment and must be served justice” he ... [Published XpatLoop.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Hungarian government must end its intimidation of NGOs (10/09/2014)

AI Index: EUR 27/004/2014On 8 September around a dozen police officers raided the offices of two NGOs, Ökotárs and Demnet, and confiscated files and computer servers. Both organizations are members of the consortium responsible for the distribution of ... [Published Noodls - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Russia’s Friends in Hungary

Image by © Dreamstimeby  Mate HajbaWith the Ukraine crisis escalating, Russia is in extremely bad lights in the Western world. President Obama’s ineptitude to handle the bully that Putin became has put Russia in a position which is starting to resemble ... [Published Austrian Economics Center - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Deputy party " Jobbik " was denied entry to Ukraine

Kiev wants to impose penalties against international observers of the March referendum on the independence of the Crimea, reports the Austrian news Agency APA. Bela Kovacs has come to be among those who have already received the ban on travel to Ukraine." ... [Published RIN.ru - Sep 08 2014]

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...reliability are suggesting painful education reforms, some form of health care privatization, as well as a new round of centralization measures: "any independence that remained on local level could be eliminated, with jurisdictions to be clipped, authorities and background institutions to be merged or terminated"
...When confronted with evidence that his wife is also married to Masanori Omiya, a Japanese man, Kovacs reportedly told the newspaper, "I think I have as many questions for her as you do."
...fake political party parodies the electoral programmes for exposing, in its own way, the lies and the corruption of the present ruling class.  "If we come to power, the buses will be replaced with roller coasters."  "Free beer for everyone...
...Christoph von Dohnányi cancelled a guest appearance at the State Opera, and the Academy of the Arts in Berlin sent a letter to Budapest to protest "the anti-Semitic views of the politician and author Csurka and the pro-fascist proximity to the Jobbik Party of theatre director Dörner." Tarlós brusquely dismissed the protest and replied that he would not tolerate the Berlin academy's "meddlesome" letter...

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The Algemeiner (INTERVIEW)"> The Algemeiner (IN... [Published Algemeiner.com - 10 hours ago]
The EU’s culture war against the people [Published Spiked Online - Sep 30 2014]
More politics, not less [Published The Nation Pakistan - Sep 28 2014]
Not so quiet before the storm: Local elections ... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 28 2014]
Hungarian Far Right Party Politician Accused of... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 27 2014]
Mayorship may be won by a nose [Published Budapest Times - Sep 27 2014]
The Eurosceptic Revolution: Much ado about noth... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 26 2014]
Community of Democracies Should Reexamine Hunga... [Published Human Rights First - Sep 26 2014]
Far-right in Hungary: Meet the Wolves of Europe [Published Cafebabel - Sep 26 2014]
Far-Right MEP Accused of Acting as Russian Spy [Published MSNBC Newsweek - Sep 26 2014]
Hungary’s prime minister: Orban the Unstoppable [Published The Economist - Europe - Sep 25 2014]
When the European moral vacuum meets Hungary’s ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 24 2014]
How Hungary can be led back to the path of libe... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 23 2014]
Massimino Delivers Keynote Address to OSCE [Published Human Rights First - Sep 22 2014]
Hungary's Fidesz and its 'Jewish Question' [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 22 2014]
Bokros & Falus Are Vying For Left-Wing Voters I... [Published XpatLoop.com - Sep 22 2014]
A post is a post is a post for Navracsics [Published Budapest Times - Sep 21 2014]
Fearing eviction, Hungary’s Roma wonder ‘are we... [Published PBS - Sep 21 2014]
Promising Roma crackdown, far-right party gains... [Published PBS - Sep 20 2014]
Ukrainian soldiers wearing helmets with Nazi sy... [Published Romano Vodi - Sep 20 2014]
Anne Applebaum: Across Europe, the natives are ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Sep 20 2014]
Islamic State, Rotherham scandal: Stoking far-r... [Published Voice of Russia - Sep 19 2014]
Jobbik fields Jew for mayor [Published Jewish Chronicle - Sep 18 2014]
Silencing Dissent: Hungary’s Crackdown on NGOs [Published Human Rights First - Sep 18 2014]
Hungary “Disappointed” Over Slovak Top Court De... [Published XpatLoop.com - Sep 18 2014]
FIELDS: The Israelization of anti-Semitism [Published Washington Times - Sep 18 2014]
Smell – the invisible class-descriptor [Published Morning Star Online - Sep 18 2014]
A Coin Flip and 24 Hours Away from Independence... [Published Esquire - Sep 17 2014]
Hungarian Parliament Starts Autumn Session [Published XpatLoop.com - Sep 16 2014]
Hungary fares poorly in terms of social justice... [Published TeleTrader.com - Sep 16 2014]
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Hungary’s prime minister: Orban the Unstoppable [Published The Economist - Europe - Sep 25 2014]
FLUSH with cash from the European Union and backed by a phalanx of ultra-loyalist MPs, Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, seems unstoppable. Brushing aside concerns about democracy, the European Commission last month signed a €21.9 billion ($28.2 ...
Anne Applebaum: Across Europe, the natives are ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Sep 20 2014]
In Aberdeenshire, over 87% of people voted in Scotland’s independence referendum; in Clackmannanshire, the number was above 88%; in the Western Isles, it was close to 90%. One remote Highland peninsula actually achieved a 100% turnout — meaning that ...
European anti-Semitism: We are all Israel! [Published The Political Commentator - Sep 11 2014]
Dark Days in Europe Earlier tonight  Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff  spoke at the  Israel Security Summit , which was hosted by Rabbi Jonathan Hausman at the Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton, Massachusetts, under the leadership of Tom Trento of  The ...
The Myth Of Pretext-Free Anti-Semitism [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 12 2014]
by Phoebe Maltz Bovy Alongside the coverage of Gaza, on the Dish and beyond, has been a steady stream of coverage of a kind of shadow issue: European anti-Semitism. Writes Jon Henley: Across Europe , the conflict in Gaza is breathing new ...
Joshua Keating: Europe’s Jew haters crawl out o... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 06 2014]
It was sadly predictable that the latest war in Gaza would lead to an uptick in public anti-Semitism in Europe. All the same, the last few weeks have been disturbing, with reports of attacks and hate speech becoming staples in the daily news. It would ...
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Far-right to gain in European elections [Published Reuters Video: Business - May 15 2014]
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