Hungary by Atlatszo – Milo Yiannopoulos was paid $20,000 from Hungarian taxpayer money for 60-minute anti-migrant speech
This is what Atlatszo.hu wrote this week:
The event was organized by a foundation led by Mária Schmidt, a historian and businesswoman who is an ally of PM Orban. One example of Schmidt’s support of Orban is that she bought the business weekly paper Figyelő last year and turned it into an outlet uncritically supporting his agenda.
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The Israeli private intelligence firm Black Cube was involved in a campaign to discredit NGOs ahead of Hungary’s April election, according to a former Black Cube employee and a person with knowledge of the company’s inner workings.
The Hungarian Foreign Ministry says the Hungarian government is set to continue blocking Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations until Ukraine “stops stripping minorities of their rights and does not return the rights that have been removed.”
In a fractured Jewish community, Israel’s crumbling relations with the Diaspora and local anti-Semitism are on Hungarian Jewry’s mind as PM sets off to Israel on July 18.
The outgoing French ambassador to Hungary was awarded the country’s highest honour, days after a diplomatic memo leaked in which he praised Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his migrant policy.
The Washington Post: Democracy’s slow fade in Central Europe
As populist political parties advance their agendas in Poland, Hungary and Romania, pluralist democratic norms are being subverted, and a slide toward authoritarianism is giving way to incipient authoritarianism.