Last week in Hungary

Hungary by Atlatszo – Despite anti-NGO smear campaign by the government, Atlatszo increases number of supporters

This is what wrote this week:

Despite anti-NGO smear campaign by the government, Atlatszo increases number of supporters

This year 3345 people gave more than HUF 22 million from their taxes to Atlatszo in the program where citizens can tell the government which NGO they want to support with 1 percent of their taxes. This means more than financial support: this strengthens our legitimacy.

Poland and Hungary: The EU takes its time when it comes to punishing member states

The V4 MEPs, especially from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary do not support the EU intervening in the internal affairs of the member states, even if the fundamental rights might be in danger. The Commission does not seem convinced either that imposing sanctions will solve conflicts.

We also read this:

HVG: Every tenth contract awarded by Pallas Athéné foundations unlawful

The Budapest attorney general’s office and the State Auditor’s Office have launched over 100 investigations into procurements undertaken by the Hungarian National Bank’s Pallas Athéné foundations without soliciting competing bids.

DW: Two against the EU: Hungary PM Victor Orban visits Poland

Poland and Hungary are fighting against refugee redistribution, despite a clear ruling from the EU’s highest court. Poland’s right-wing government has copied many of its recent anti-democratic measures from Hungary.

Financial Times: Vintage train visit raises tension over Hungary’s EU funding

Three times a day, a bright red antique train engine trundles 6km along a narrow-gauge railway line through the Hungarian village of Felcsut, home of prime minister Viktor Orban, pulling two mostly empty carriages behind it.

Reuters: Hungary’s Fidesz prepares campaign against ‘Soros plan’ for migrants

Fidesz asked Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government to carry out a “national consultation” about Brussels’ plans to distribute asylum-seekers in the EU, a week after the EU’s top court ruled against complainants Hungary and Slovakia.

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