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The Hungarian government spent more than 40 million euros last year on advertising its two ‘national consultations’ and communicating the ‘results’ of those. Nearly third of that money flowed to Lőrinc Mészáros, a close friend of PM Viktor Orbán.
We estimated how much money banks loaned to the economic powerhouses fuelled by taxpayer money and asked experts to help us make sense of the numbers. All but one of the them said that this can lead to serious troubles in the Hungarian economy.
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“Germany, by comparison, is a young country,” Mária Schmidt, director of the House of Terror museum in Budapest adds, raising her voice. “I don’t like being lectured by people who couldn’t even set up a nation state before 1871.”
A statue of Hungarian-born U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor ever to serve in the U.S. Congress, was unveiled Thursday in Budapest as those attending praised the man known for his advocacy of democracy and human rights around the world.
Hungary could quit talks on a United Nations pact on migration because its pro-migration tone threatened Hungary’s security interests, the foreign minister said on Thursday.
Euronews: Austria’s Kurz backs Hungary’s Orban against EU migrant quotas
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz met with Viktor Orban to discuss the closure of the Balkan migration route and the security of the EU’s borders. Kurz sided with eastern European states in saying Brussels should stop pushing countries to take quotas of asylum seekers.
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