SPIEGEL ONLINE - 18.10.2012
Carrying torches and chanting accusatory slogans, more than 1,000 far-right extremists protested the Roma community in Hungarian city of Miskolc on Wednesday night. Tensions were high following a Roma protest against discrimination earlier in the day, and police presence was strong. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 20.07.2012
Officials in Budapest sat on information that suspected war criminal Lásló Csatáry was living there for more than a year without acting. It was only after a British tabloid reported the incident that action was finally taken. The case underscores Hungary's troubled dealings with its own history. By Jan Puhl more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 06.06.2012
Hungary's right-wing extremists are becoming increasingly self-confident. They are now openly paying tribute to Miklós Horthy, Hungary's anti-Semitic regent during the interwar period, erecting a statue and renaming a town square in his honor. Even some members of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party support the new trend. By Keno Verseck in Budapest more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 08.05.2012
A political landslide brought Viktor Orbán into power in Hungary, where he quickly cemented his position with a two-thirds majority. But halfway through his term, the state of his administration is grim. The nation, deeply divided and on the brink of financial ruin, is being sidelined on the international stage. By Keno Verseck more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 12.03.2012
The new constitution introduced by right-wing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been widely criticized as a means for the controversial leader to consolidate his power. A confidential Council of Europe report obtained by SPIEGEL declares that parts of the reform violate basic democratic rights. By Christoph Schult more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 03.02.2012
Though largely ignored by the national media, Hungary's right-wing extremist Jobbik party operates within a surprisingly well-developed and self-sustained online universe. What's more, recent studies have found that the party's supporters aren't the "losers" that many experts thought they were. By Keno Verseck more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 24.01.2012
Many European politicians feel that democracy is in acute danger in Hungary, where Viktor Orbán's government has pushed through a series of controversial laws. But the European People's Party, to which Orbán's Fidesz party belongs, doesn't want to take action against its Hungarian colleagues. By SPIEGEL Staff
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SPIEGEL ONLINE - 23.01.2012
In a SPIEGEL interview, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn fiercely criticizes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Parts of Hungary's new constitution resemble a dictatorship, he says, suggesting the country should be stripped of its EU voting rights for undermining core democratic freedoms. more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 19.01.2012
In his appearance before the European Parliament on Wednesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán started out with moderate words before quickly launching into a nationalist tirade. But his speech was really aimed at his audience back home, where he desperately needs to boost his popularity. By Keno Verseck more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 18.01.2012
Hungary is almost broke and has lurched to the right so sharply that the EU has launched legal action in defense of democracy. But the problem is far more widespread: Nationalists and populists are gaining ground across Eastern Europe. By Keno Verseck more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 18.01.2012
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán plans to defend himself before European Parliament on Wednesday. But German commentators aren't cutting him much slack. They say the EU was right to crack down on Budapest for its authoritarian and undemocratic reforms. more...