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The Jobbikization of Fidesz (Act I): Reinstatement of the Death Penalty

On April 22, 2015, a 21-year-old clerk was stabbed to death during the robbery of a National Tobacco Shop in the city of Kaposvár (southwestern Hungary, pop. 676 more words


An iconoclastic look at personality-based rule in democracies, II [the EU]

It is the good fortune of the European Union that Silvio Berlusconi is no longer Prime Minister of Italy at the time of this overview. No single leader of the past two decades on the continent can be considered a more suitable counterpart to Putin — … 947 more words

Flores D'Arcais

Viktòr Orbàn’s politics - the rise of the ‘Viktator’

 “As a young lawyer, he first attracted attention when he publicly demanded the withdrawal of the Soviet forces from Hungary and the country’s right to free elections. 1,737 more words


Black Star Sound Quality Is Cutting Edge!

We are proud to announce today that Black Star listeners at Normanton, Atherton Tablelands and Yarrabah are  enjoying even higher quality sound from their radios, from this week onwards. 171 more words


"Life Instinct" or Insider Trading?

On March 9, 2015, the External Economy and Foreign Affairs Ministry-operated Hungarian National Trade House withdrew 3.8 billion forints in government bonds from Quaestor Securities just hours before the securities unit of the Budapest-based brokerage announced that it had initiated bankruptcy procedures against itself (sources… 1,516 more words


Orbán, Putin and Nuclear Power: A New Challenge For The EU

By Jake Strong

With each improvement in relations between the governments of Orbán and Putin in Hungary and Russia – lately, with regard to the financing by Moscow of Hungary’s development of its Paks nuclear power plant, seemingly in exchange for both political influence and a contract safely in Russian state-controlled business – the European Union risks learning a very difficult lesson the hard way. 551 more words



On March 8, 2015, oligarch Lajos Simicska conducted interviews with the moderate pro-government website Mandiner and the opposition television station ATV. During the interview with… 1,315 more words