Viktor Orbán and his conservative Fidesz party continue their dominance riding on a hyper-nationalist, homophobic and Eurosceptic campaign in Hungary
Bus conductors and restaurant workers in the Bulgarian city of Varna protested redundancies in the public transport sector and raised other issues emanating from the new restriction imposed in the country due to a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases
Hungary is ranked the second-worst in the EU with regard to freedom of press by Reporters Without Borders. There have been a number of previous instances of pro-Orban forces and individuals gaining control over media outlets critical of the government.
Protests took place in Budapest after the editor-in-chief of the news portal Index.hu was fired. Many journalists resigned in the aftermath. A businessman close to PM Viktor Orban had earlier gained a stake in the portal
József Böröcz, a professor of sociology at the Rutgers University in the US, talks about the characteristics of the government and politics of Victor Orbán in Hungary and the possibilities of resistance
The opposition managed to gain mayorships in 10 major cities, while Fidesz won 13 mayorships and continued its dominance in county councils
In its May Day rally, the Hungarian Workers’ Party also denounced the United States’ coup attempt in Venezuela and extended solidarity to president Nicolas Maduro
The nearly 11,500 workers at Audi’s plant in Győr receive much lesser salaries than their colleagues in other countries in the region. The two-hour work stoppage on Friday was termed a “warning strike”