Political parties told by the authorities to pay penalties for breaking party financing rules can apply for a 6-month moratorium and then pay the fines in instalments, the economy ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the opposition the Orban government tries to undermine its opponents with the help of public bodies, influencing the power relations of the parliamentary elections this spring. Continue reading “Jobbik says Orban destroys them by using the State Audit Office”
The Hungarian State Audit Office (ASZ) published its investigation plan for the next months, and according to the schedule, the ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance doesn’t have to be concerned about an investigation before the spring elections, because they won’t be scrutinised until 2019, daily Magyar Nemzet reports. Continue reading “The State Audit Office scrutinises the opposition, but not Fidesz”
“With our parliamentary presence we loudened the issues represented by the civil society, from violence against women, housing, people affected by foreign currency loans to chimney-sweepers”, the green LMP party’s prime ministerial candidate, Bernadett Szel said in an interview with daily Magyar Nemzet. Continue reading ““It’s already clear, that we’re not politicising in a democracy anymore””
Four opposition parties – Egyutt (Together), green LMP, Parbeszed (Dialogue) and Demokratikus Koalicio (Democratic Coalition) – have been fined by the State Audit Office. Egyutt is considering legal steps. According to Jobbik, that was fined 660 million forints, democracy is at stake in the case with the State Audit Office (ASZ). Continue reading “State Audit Office, led by a former pro-govt politician, fines opposition parties”
Princeton University professor Kim Lane Scheppele gave an interview to HVG. According to her the Hungarian left has fallen apart, but Jobbik is capable of curbing Fidesz’s power even without the left. Continue reading “According to one of Orban’s biggest critics, it’s Jobbik Fidesz has to fear”
The strongest opposition Jobbik party held a demonstration on Friday evening to protest against what it called “the evolving dictatorial regime” of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the State Audit Office’s (ASZ) recent effort “to sideline the party”. Continue reading ““Viktor Orban is the past, we are the future””