Hungary by Atlatszo – Security guards told to protect government offices from journalists
This is what Atlatszo.hu wrote this week:
Security guards working at government offices need to watch out for journalist and if any members of the media turn up nearby the buildings that they are protecting, they have to notify the department responsible for building staffing, maintenance and operations.
We picked ten businessmen or business groups to follow and after watching them all through 2017, we added up the numbers and realized that Orban’s National Bourgeoisie had a great year, and a significant share of their income came from taxpayer money.
We also read this:
The European Union’s antifraud office is recommending that Hungary’s top authorities take legal action over “serious irregularities” in projects carried out by a company once controlled by the son-in-law of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Atlatszo’s Anita Komuves co-reported the story.
Judith Sargentini, a Dutch Green MEP leading the investigation, this week made a three-day visit to the country that she wanted to keep low-key. Sargentini did not announce the trip in advance to avoid stoking tensions between Brussels and Budapest.
Photographing in socialist Hungary in the decades leading to democratic rule, Andras Bankuti knew that everything was political. Aware of taboo subjects – religion, poverty, drugs, among others – he resorted to self-censorship.
Hungary will hold a parliamentary election on April 8, President Janos Ader announced on Thursday, a contest likely to give Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling Fidesz party a third successive term in power.
Central Europe still has substantial handicaps to overcome due to a development gap in infrastructure and it would turn to China if the European Union cannot give financial support, PM Orbán said.