Skip to comments.God Bless the Hungarians
Posted on 01/25/2012 7:16:19 AM PST by marshmallow
Hungary is almost broke. That is the country's great tragedy. It needs financial help from the other members of the European Union (EU), who are already helping EU states in financial difficulties, and from the IMF. But both the EU and the IMF refuse to come to Hungary's aid because they dislike the new Hungarian Constitution and a series of new laws that came into effect on January 1st.
Last week, the European Commission initiated legal proceedings against Hungary over its new constitution and legislation. It gave Hungary one month to enact changes with regard to the independence of the central bank, the judiciary and the national data protection authority, or else face the prospect of being fined by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the EU's supreme court. American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has also voiced concern over democratic freedom in Hungary.
In April last year, the conservative Fidesz party won a landslide victory in the Hungarian Parliament. Fidesz, led by current Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, won over 52% of the votes and more than two thirds of the seats. The Conservatives owed their victory to the deep dissatisfaction of the Hungarians with the Social-Democrat MSZP which led the country since 2002 and has bankrupted its economy.
The MSZP is the successor of the former Communist Party which ruled Hungary until the end of the communist dictatorship in 1989. For the sake of national conciliation, the former Communists were left largely undisturbed when democracy was reintroduced in Hungary. Many members of the old Communist Party were allowed to keep their top positions in the civil service, the judiciary, the universities, the media and the army. Former communists who had enriched themselves by liquidating state assets were also left alone.
As in many other East European countries, the Communists.......
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Interesting situation. Good luck to them! Thanks for posting.
Good read. Thanks for posting!
It just goes to show you that giving communists any lifeline will come back to hurt you.
The only solution for communists is to frogmarch them to the gallows.
Hungarians have a history of loving freedom, but have seldom experienced it.
One of my favorite statements about this:
"Born American, But in the Wrong Place" by Peter W. Schramm (Hungarian)
And Yes Indeed, God Bless the people of Hungary.
COMMUNIST Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has also voiced concern over “democratic” freedom in Hungary.
“Democratic” as in German Democratic Republic AKA East Germany.
Church to take over education in Hungary: