Hungarian people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31254/all en The AFP news calendar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/the-afp-news-calendar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Monday, February 11 to Sunday, March 10</p> <p>Monday, February 11</p> <p>BANGKOK: Thailand, US to hold annual military drills with Myanmar observing for the first time (to 21)</p> <p>BRUSSELS: Eurozone finance ministers meet</p> <p>CAIRO: Egypt marks two years since president Hosni Mubarak's ouster following a street uprising</p> <p>GEORGETOWN, Malaysia: South Korean rapper Psy to perform his "Gangnam Style" at the ruling coalition's Chinese New Year party ahead of polls</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/the-afp-news-calendar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Government Hospitality Hungarian people Law Politics Social Issues Technology Viktor Orbán War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:01:33 +0000 5749655 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungary Jewish group urges ban on Hitler-ally street names http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/hungary-jewish-group-urges-ban-hitler-ally-street-names <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hungary's main Jewish organisation called Wednesday for a ban on the naming of public spaces after the country's wartime leader Miklos Horthy, an ally of Adolf Hitler who oversaw the deportation of Jews.</p> <p>The call by the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) followed the decision on Tuesday by the mayor of Kunhegyes, a small town in eastern Hungary, to rename a street after Horthy. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/hungary-jewish-group-urges-ban-hitler-ally-street-names" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hungarian nobility Hungarian people Miklós Horthy Politics AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:30:51 +0000 5761219 at http://www.globalpost.com In 'solidarity', World Jewish Congress to meet in Hungary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/solidarity-world-jewish-congress-meet-hungary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The World Jewish Congress will hold its 2013 annual assembly in Budapest to show solidarity with Hungary's Jews who are facing "exceptionally strong" anti-Semitism, organisers said Tuesday.</p> <p>"This will be the first time in a very long time that the WJC will hold its congress outside Jerusalem," said Peter Feldmajer, president of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz), one of Hungary's leading Jewish groups.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/solidarity-world-jewish-congress-meet-hungary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Hungarian people Religion The Holocaust AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:00:55 +0000 5787709 at http://www.globalpost.com Record turnout at Budapest Holocaust march amid rising racism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/record-turnout-at-budapest-holocaust-march-amid-rising-racism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A record 10,000 Hungarians took part here Sunday in an annual march to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, amid rising racism and anti-Semitism in the country in recent months.</p> <p>Over 10,000 people, more than double the usual turnout, participated in the "March for Life", according to an AFP count, alongside government and opposition members, and the ambassadors of Israel and the United States. </p> <p>"It's important that future generations also learn the lessons from the Holocaust," organiser Laszlo Bandi told the crowd at the start of the event in downtown Budapest. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/record-turnout-at-budapest-holocaust-march-amid-rising-racism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antisemitism Hungarian people Military sociology AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:16:03 +0000 5821707 at http://www.globalpost.com Jewish body to meet in Hungary despite anti-Semitism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/jewish-body-meet-hungary-despite-anti-semitism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Accused of presiding over growing anti-Semitism, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is unlikely to receive a standing ovation on Sunday when he addresses a World Jewish Congress meeting in Budapest.</p> <p>"The number of anti-Semitic or anti-Roma statements increased dramatically in recent years, and some of them have come from senior members of the prime minister's party or his government," WJC head Ronald Lauder said in a hard-hitting recent newspaper opinion piece.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/jewish-body-meet-hungary-despite-anti-semitism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Hungarian people Jewish history Politics Religion Technology AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 02:15:14 +0000 5829597 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungary Jewish body 'shocked' by anti-Semitic street naming http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/hungary-jewish-body-shocked-anti-semitic-street-naming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hungary's top Jewish organisation urged the mayor of Budapest Thursday to revoke a "shocking" recent decision to name a street after an "openly anti-Semitic" author.</p> <p>"We ask Mayor Istvan Tarlos to withdraw the decision by the city hall Wednesday to name a street after Cecile Tormay," the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) said in a statement to newswire MTI.</p> <p>Tormay, who died in 1937 at the age of 75, was a popular novelist and short-story writer between the two world wars, who once boasted of having been a fascist before Mussolini.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/hungary-jewish-body-shocked-anti-semitic-street-naming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Human Interest Hungarian people Religion AFP Thu, 30 May 2013 13:18:48 +0000 5848731 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungary mayor orders review of 'anti-Semitic' street name http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/hungary-mayor-orders-review-anti-semitic-street-name <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The mayor of Budapest ordered a review Thursday of a city hall decision to name a street after an author called "openly anti-Semitic" by Hungary's top Jewish organisation. </p> <p>Budapest City Hall voted Wednesday to name a street in the city after Cecile Tormay, a Hungarian novelist and short-story writer in the early 20th century known for her hatred of Jews. </p> <p>In a statement to newswire MTI Thursday the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) urged Mayor Istvan Tarlos to revoke the decision.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/hungary-mayor-orders-review-anti-semitic-street-name" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Human Interest Hungarian people Religion AFP Thu, 30 May 2013 15:16:36 +0000 5848823 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungary opposition to unite for anti-Orban protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/hungary-opposition-unite-anti-orban-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hungary's usually divided opposition will unite Wednesday for a major rally against Prime Minister Viktor Orban, following what it sees as three years of authoritarian government.</p> <p>Organisers hope to draw tens of thousands of people onto the streets of Budapest in a show of force against Orban, who they accuse of damaging the economy and undermining democratic structures.</p> <p>The demonstration, coinciding with a rival rally by Orban supporters, comes six months before elections in the former communist EU member.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/hungary-opposition-unite-anti-orban-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hungarian people Politics of Europe Politics of Hungary Social Issues Viktor Orban AFP Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:09:46 +0000 5968185 at http://www.globalpost.com Orban show of force eclipses Hungary opposition demo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/orban-show-force-eclipses-hungary-opposition-demo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Hungarian opposition rally on Wednesday fell well short of organisers' expectations and was dwarfed by an imposing counter-demonstration by some 200,000 supporters of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. </p> <p>Highlighting their divisions six months before elections, the opposition protest drew some 25,000 people, a media tally showed, a quarter of the 100,000 left-wing parties had hoped for.</p> <p>The pro-Orban rally attracted around 200,000, according to AFP photographers, with numbers swollen by organisers busing in supporters from around Hungary and even neighbouring countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/orban-show-force-eclipses-hungary-opposition-demo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hungarian people Politics of Europe Politics of Hungary Social Issues Viktor Orban AFP Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:17:45 +0000 5968787 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungarians protest against unveiling of Hitler-ally statue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/hungarians-protest-against-unveiling-hitler-ally-statue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Far-right and anti-fascist demonstrators staged rival rallies Sunday outside a Budapest church where a bust of a Hungarian wartime leader was unveiled, the latest tribute to a man who was a close ally of Adolf Hitler.</p> <p>Around 500 protesters wearing yellow stars -- a reference to the Stars of David Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis -- chanted "Nazi mob!" across a police line at supporters of Miklos Horthy.</p> <p>Meanwhile, several hundred of the ex-leader's supporters, gathered around the bust, shouted: "Long live Horthy!"</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/hungarians-protest-against-unveiling-hitler-ally-statue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hungarian nobility Hungarian people Hungary AFP Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:46:51 +0000 5978770 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungarian far-right sparks protests as it commemorates wartime leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131103/hungarian-far-right-sparks-protests-it-commemorates-wartime-lea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marton Dunai</p> <p>BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's far-right Jobbik party unveiled a statue of wartime leader Miklos Horthy, who presided over the country's alliance with Nazi Germany, in Budapest on Sunday, sparking protests and highlighting concerns about anti-Semitism in the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131103/hungarian-far-right-sparks-protests-it-commemorates-wartime-lea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hungarian nobility Hungarian people Hungary Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:15:47 +0000 5978833 at http://www.globalpost.com Number of non-resident Hungarian citizens climbs to half million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131205/number-non-resident-hungarian-citizens-climbs-half-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BUDAPEST, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Hungary welcomed its half-a-millionth new citizen since offering dual citizenship to ethnic Hungarians living abroad in a ceremony in parliament on Thursday addressed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131205/number-non-resident-hungarian-citizens-climbs-half-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethnic groups in Vojvodina Europe Hungarian people Xinhua News Agency Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:16:19 +0000 6010115 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungarian centre-left seals anti-Orban election pact http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140114/hungarian-centre-left-seals-anti-orban-election-pact-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hungary's three main centre-left opposition parties announced Tuesday a pact aimed at the tough task of unseating Prime Minister Viktor Orban in this year's elections.</p> <p>After months of wrangling, the Socialists, Together 2014-PM (E14-PM) and the Democratic Coalition (DK) said they would run a common list of candidates in the election, set for April or May in the former communist EU member state.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140114/hungarian-centre-left-seals-anti-orban-election-pact-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hungarian people Politics of Europe Politics of Hungary Social Issues Viktor Orban AFP Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:02:47 +0000 6042842 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungarian centre-left seals anti-Orban election pact http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140114/hungarian-centre-left-seals-anti-orban-election-pact-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hungary's three main centre-left opposition parties announced Tuesday a pact aimed at the tough task of unseating Prime Minister Viktor Orban in this year's elections.</p> <p>After months of wrangling, the Socialists, Together 2014-PM (E14-PM) and the Democratic Coalition (DK) said they would run a common list of candidates in the election, set for April or May in the former communist EU member state.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140114/hungarian-centre-left-seals-anti-orban-election-pact-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hungarian people Politics of Europe Politics of Hungary Social Issues Viktor Orban AFP Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:02:47 +0000 6042843 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungary Jews slam 'whitewashing' of Holocaust in memorial year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/hungary-jews-slam-whitewashing-holocaust-memorial-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jewish leaders in Hungary threatened Tuesday to boycott official Holocaust memorial events this year claiming the government was whitewashing the country's role in the deportations of Jews to Nazi camps.</p> <p>Last year the government announced a series of events in 2014 to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportations which led to the deaths of around 450,000 Hungarian Jews. </p> <p>Local Jewish organisations however have complained that they haven't been properly consulted and that some of the events are misguided.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/hungary-jews-slam-whitewashing-holocaust-memorial-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hungarian people Military sociology Politics World War II AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:33:28 +0000 6049235 at http://www.globalpost.com