How is Hungary’s far right changing?

With Hungarians slated to go to cast their ballots in April 2018, the country’s right-wing political landscape has been undergoing a transformation. Recent months have seen Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling conservative party, Fidesz, move further right, while Jobbik, a party with neo-Nazi roots, attempts to rebrand itself as a traditional European conservative party. Fidesz’ left-wing… Please follow and like us:

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OPEC Decides Nigeria’s Oil Output Today

The Organisation of the petroleum exporting Countries (OPEC) will today debate on whether to cap oil output from Nigeria and Libya, which have so far been excluded from supply curbs due to falling production amid unrest. Two sources with knowledge of the matter told LEADERSHIP that the 14-member OPEC will meet today to decide whether to… Please follow and like us:

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3 final CEE countries align with Belt, Road Initiative

Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia sign as Li meets with leaders China has signed memorandums of understanding with Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia to promote the Belt and Road Initiative, signaling that all 16 Central and Eastern European countries have agreed to align with the initiative. Last November, Latvia signed such a document during the fifth China-CEEC leader’s… Please follow and like us:

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Soros blasts ‘lies’ of Hungary government campaign

George Soros spoke out Monday for the first time about Hungary’s “survey” on the US financier and philanthropist’s views and alleged intentions on immigration, accusing Budapest of “distortions and outright lies”. Hungarian-born Soros, 87, said Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government has sought to portray him as “an outside enemy to distract citizens” from “health care and… Please follow and like us:

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Hungary tightens rules on foreign funded NGOs

Hungary’s parliament has approved strict new regulations for foreign-backed civil society groups despite calls from the European Parliament and rights groups for the bill to be dropped. Under legislation drafted by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government and pushed through by the ruling Fidesz on Tuesday, compels groups that get more than US$26,200 a year from abroad… Please follow and like us:

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George Soros and the death of internationalism

WASHINGTON,  – Hypocrisy, it’s said, is the tribute vice pays virtue. Many totalitarian states have the words “democratic” or “republic” in their name, as do (The People’s Republic of) China and (The Democratic People’s Republic of) (North) Korea. Tyrants and authoritarians pay lip service to democracy and its institutions, but it’s hard to… Please follow and like us:

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