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The Hungarian Horseradish

John Feffer | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
John Feffer

The most sensitive issue is the very identity of Hungarians. The far-right party Jobbik has made the identity issue central to its program.

Workers Fight Back in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
John Feffer

It was October 1990, and the economic changes were starting to bite. After the Soviet Union cut back oil shipments to Hungary, the government in Budapest dramatically raised the price of gas. In response, taxi drivers and teamsters essentially shut down the country over a three-day period. It was just a taste of what was to come in terms of austerity measures.

Hungarian Students Resist

John Feffer | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
John Feffer

The Student Network in Hungary has been one of the most vocal and visible opponents of the current government. When I was in Budapest last May, I sat down for coffee with Csaba Jelinek, a student activist

Focusing on Inequality in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 03.10.2014 | World
John Feffer

I talked with Robert Braun, who is is running for parliament, about the rising nationalism and anti-Semitism in Hungarian society, the failures of liberalism, the challenges of running a business, and why he decided to throw his hat into the political ring.

Regime Change in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
John Feffer

As Hungary expert Charles Gati points out, the Orban government has promoted not simply a particular agenda but an entire system change. We talked about the geopolitical implications of Hungary's turn to the Right.

Hungary: The Cancer in the Middle of Europe?

John Feffer | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
John Feffer

Something is dreadfully wrong with Hungary. Worse, what's wrong with Hungary is not unique in Europe. What's eating away at a free society in Hungary has metastasized.

What Ever Happened to Europe?

John Feffer | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
John Feffer

It's not just the European economy that is in crisis. The very idea of Europe has lost its shine. "Europe" once meant a more egalitarian and more tolerant model than the free market orthodoxy reigning in the United States.

Eastern Europe's Conservative Crackdown on Reproductive Freedom

Jake Blumgart | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Jake Blumgart

Across Eastern and Central Europe, emboldened right-wing leaders are resurrecting debates around abortion and other reproductive services, even in largely secular nations like Hungary.

Churches Divided On Hungary's New Religion Law

Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion

By Jonathan Luxmoore Religion News Service (RNS/ENInews) Christian leaders in Hungary are divided over a restrictive new law on religion, with lar...

Notes of an Ex-Pat 1: View From the Bridge

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

From my window I see sheets of ice floating down the Danube. It's mid-winter, and I am finally here in Budapest. Last week I went with a Hungarian law...

Hungary Elections Sign Of Central Europe's Slide To The Right

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Paul Hockenos BUDAPEST, Hungary -- In the quirky political landscapes of central Europe, Hungary isn't the first post-communist country to lurch...

Hungary Elections: Fidesz, Center-Right Party, Wins Majority, Socialists Stunned

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's center-right party reclaimed the right to govern on Sunday, winning over 50 percent of the vote and handing the ru...

Xenophobic Nationalism Clouds Hungary's Elections

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Poised to win as much as 20% of Parliament's seats, Jobbik -- the increasingly popular far right party known for its militaristic rhetoric and hate speech -- is sending a shock through minority communities in Hungary.