Post Tagged with: "Zsolt Semjén"

István Bajkai distributes free milk in 2018.

Hungary to extend EP voting rights to diaspora and politicians may legally buy votes

Some 80,000 Hungarian citizens who live outside the European Union will be given voting rights for the upcoming 2019 European elections to elect a new European Parliament. Zsolt Semjén announced the proposed amendment to Hungary’s electoral laws, which also included one other change: politicians will be permitted to give various gifts to voters during election campaigns and this will no […]

by · October 21, 2018 · Politics
Hungary’s Mr. Tristan Azbej (left) claims that he discussed a “joint US-Hungarian humanitarian action” with Jared Kushner.  The White House didn’t confirm.

Jared Kushner, Erdogan and Hungary’s dubious program for persecuted Christians

On July 27 Deputy State Secretary Tristan Azbej tweeted his smiling photo with Jared Kushner. “Privilege to meet @jaredkushner, advisor (& son-in-law) to @realDonaldTrump and to receive acknowledgment for our program dedicated to aid the persecuted Christian communities. Mr. Kushner was supportive of the idea of joint US-Hungarian humanitarian action. #IRFMinisterial” Joint US-Hungarian humanitarian action? The White House has not […]

by · August 16, 2018 · Politics
Wave of Hungarians deported from the US

Wave of Hungarians deported from the US

Last month Ms. Regina Zsigmond (42) and her husband Mr. László Kovács (45) were captured by US authorities at the Canadian border with their 2-year-old boy, Levente. The boy was separated from the parents and is currently being held in a Bronx shelter. The family entered the United States illegally and remain in federal custody. Their 2-year-old is in the […]

by · July 3, 2018 · Diaspora
János Kádár hunting with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in the seventies. Photo: MTI.

In praise of János Kádár

Zsolt Semjén, Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister, was present at an exhibit abbreviated as Fehova (Fegyver-Horgász-Vadász, or in English Weapon-Fisher-Hunter), which celebrates Hungary’s hunting traditions and is attracting an estimated 60,000 visitors. Mr. Semjén is himself an avid hunter and this past week voiced his opposition to a European Union initiative aimed at restricting the possession of firearms for the purposes […]

by · February 17, 2018 · Focus
Vt. István Kun-Szabó wearing the Vitézi Rend insignia at the Embassy in Washington DC.

Pro-Hitler Horthy insignia has no place at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington DC

The Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC recently hosted a Gala Anniversary event of the American Hungarian Federation (AHF). The new Ambassador László Szabó greeted the organization and gave an uplifting speech. Managing to hit an optimistic tone Ambassador Szabó emphasized the “very positive” nature of the relations between Hungary and the US. Péter Szilágyi, Deputy State Secretary for Hungarian […]

by · February 15, 2018 · Politics
Nikolic is giving an interview to a Serbian TV station

Nemanja Nikolic and Orbán’s attack on “mixed marriages”

This past October Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, listed these mortal dangers facing the Hungarian nation: “assimilation, the adoption of other languages and mixed marriages.” (Read here.) Almost a century ago Hungarian nationalists thundered that Hungary was a lonely island in the “Slav Ocean” and warned that its unique language and culture would be swallowed by its neighbors. Now Budapest […]

by · November 14, 2017 · Culture
András Aradszki in parliament.

Hungarian Christian Democrat MP declares that Soros is Satan incarnate

On Monday, András Aradszki, a Member of Parliament and State Secretary for Energy with the Fidesz-ally Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP), gave a speech in the national legislature entitled “It is a Christian duty to fight against the Satan/Soros plan.” Mr. Aradszki was speaking about how he believes that Satan is planning his most serious attack yet, which will target […]

by · October 9, 2017 · Politics
Prime Minister Orbán with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Hungary and Russia cooperate with Iran on nuclear projects

Just five months ago Iran and Hungary signed an agreement to expand nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The deal was inked by Ali Akbar Salehi, the chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and Zsolt Semjén, the Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister. Mr. Semjén, a former Catholic theologian, was very excited about the nuclear deal with the Islamic state […]

by · September 21, 2017 · East
Zsolt Semjén. Photo: 444.hu

Dog whistle racism from Hungary’s deputy prime minister

Zsolt Semjén, Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP), was asked to comment on an idea that only those who pay taxes should be permitted to vote in elections. The hypothetical scenario was recently raised by Publicus, a major national polling firm, when respondents in a representative poll were asked about whether only those […]

by · August 21, 2017 · Politics