More detail on the reshaping of Kossuth Square.
This is really bad. The Imre Nagy statue on Kossuth square was a miving testimony to bad times. They cut it in pieces and took it away.
A grim story fo the rise of the Right.
@AnneApplebaum in depth on Poland, Hungary (and Trump) and the parallels with the Dreyfus case.
"Hungary’s biggest problem is not immigration but emigration: as happened after 1956, the best and brightest are already leaving for better money and more congenial regimes."
The stakes are high, says @NiedermullerMEP.
and other fake parties set up for the coming elections.
@ncjcampbell on Órban's war on NGOs.
Ivan writes of the consequences.
A grim read.
The return of Admiral Horthy.
'I will not identify the minister unless he chooses to put up his hand. However I should clarify two points. Firstly, the reference to Tokaji wine was intended to give a sense of the flow of time and of argument over an extended conversation, not to imply that the minister's tongue was loosened by the flowing alcohol. My interlocutor was…
'Over a long dinner assisted by the expertise of the specially-appointed “EU presidency sommelier” one minister first claimed the media law was no different from other European countries. He later admitted that it was, indeed, more stringent than similar laws elsewhere. “You have to understand, this is central Europe, where there is anti-Semi…