Hungary by Atlatszo – State-owned lottery company gives €219,000 to NGO favored by the government
This is what Atlatszo wrote this week:
The state-owned lottery company gave €219,000 to pro-government NGO called CÖF/CÖKA. This is the NGO that organizes the pro-Orban mass demonstrations called ‘Peace Marches.’
The European Parliament approved new rules that will make the spending of the General Expenditure Allowance (GEA) given to MEPs more transparent. The GEA was put into the limelight after a team of international investigative journalists uncovered several cases of misuse of the funds.
A new blog has been launched by Atlatszo called Strasbourgi Figyelő (’Strasbourg Monitor’) that will summarize and explain the most important decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Tunisia is expecting the return of three to four thousand jihadists. Agnes Rajacic traveled to Tunisia to track the story of a young Tunisian man who traveled to Syria, joined IS and then died. Here is her video story.
The Hungarian Anti-Poverty Network held its award ceremony for its media prize called ’About poverty with dignity’ on Wednesday. Their aim is to recognize journalists who report on poverty with dignity, nuance, solidarity, and care.
Here is your reading list about what is going on in Hungary:
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government could resume media campaigns against European Union bodies, he suggested on Sunday, as his nationalist Fidesz party gears up for European Parliament elections due on May 26.
The shipment of Azerbaijani gas to Hungary could become possible from 2021, and an agreement on the setting up of an energy working group to prepare for this was agreed upon by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and his Azerbaijani counterpart Parviz Shahbazov in Baku on Friday.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary László Kövér has invited Kenya to strongly consider opening an embassy in Budapest, Hungary, as an entry point to serve Kenya’s interest in East and Central Europe.
Hungary Today: Orbán: Hungary, Cape Verde Linked by Christian Culture
The Hungarian prime minister said that when he and Correia e Silva met in Budapest, they realised that “the Christian culture we grew up in allows us to have a similar view of the world, despite being thousands of kilometres apart”.