Hungary by Atlatszo – Project of Atlatszo and Atlatszo Erdely awarded €19,000 by EU investigative journalism fund IJ4EU
Read this from Atlatszo.hu:
A joint project of Atlatszo and Atlatszo Erdely (Atlatszo Transylvania) was funded in the inaugural round of the IJ4EU fund. More than 60 teams of EU-based journalist presented projects and 12 of them were funded. Atlatszo and Atlatszo Erdely were awarded €19,000 for a project investigating Hungarian public money.
Hungarian police are investigating more than a hundred cases of suspected election fraud by so-called ‘fake parties’ that were only created to cash in on the state support given to candidates. There is a suspicion that many of them bought voter data and forged signatures.
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The Hungarian State Opera on Thursday canceled over a dozen performances of the musical “Billy Elliot,” after a newspaper columnist accused the production of being “gay propaganda.”
Orbán has taken advantage of the sense of historical victimhood and loss among many Hungarians. It has helped him deliver a hard-right agenda, which this week saw parliament pass the so-called Stop Soros law that criminalises any individual or group that offers to help an illegal immigrant.
It’s time for the European Union to kick Hungary out. There it is, a member state, casually flouting basic democratic norms and human rights, swiftly evolving into an authoritarian nightmare, with absolutely no meaningful consequences.
Hungary has officially waived its veto on the holding of a separate meeting of NATO leaders with the participation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, but continues to block the NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC), that’s according to Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.
The Hungarian government has stepped up its anti-immigration measures with plans to introduce a 25% tax on aid groups it says support migration. “We want to use tax policy to step up against organising migration,” Hungary’s finance ministry said on Tuesday.