Students of University of Theatre and Film Arts and their supporters have mounted a strong resistance against the hand over of the university administration to loyalists of prime minister Viktor Orban
The key demand of the protesting students and other progressive sections was the defense of the autonomy of the university.
The Viktor Orban government recently passed a law that gives municipalities the power to regulate online renting of homes. Activists say that this law can be used to place restrictions which will bring down housing cost
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
The law passed by the Hungarian parliament on March 30 gives extraordinary powers to the government led by Viktor Orban to rule by decree without the mandate of the parliament. Orban has a notorious track record of abuse of power and authoritarianism
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
With a new legislation, prime minister Viktor Orbán intends to control a network of autonomous research institutes that were hitherto administered by the country’s premier science research academy
No matter how successful the right may be in the short-run in mobilizing people around a divisive agenda, it is incapable of leading them out of the current economic crisis. It is only the left that can provide a way out.
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”