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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:

Milo Yiannopoulos was paid $20,000 from Hungarian taxpayer money for 60-minute anti-migrant speech

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.

Atlatszo.hu publishes 2017 annual report

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Your weekend reading list about what is happening in Hungary:

Politico: Israeli intelligence firm targeted NGOs during Hungary’s election campaign

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.

UNIAN: Hungary set to continue blocking Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations 

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.”

Times of Israel: Fans of Orban or not, Hungarian Jews are optimistic ahead of PM’s Israel visit

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.

Euronews: French ambassador who backed Orban is awarded Hungary state honour

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.



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