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  • Border Wall News: Hungary's Second Fence To Stop Refugees Will Be Finished By This Summer

    03/20/2017 10:58:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 19 March 2017 | Kasia Kovacs
    In 2015, Hungary received nearly 1,800 asylum applications from migrants per 100,000 people in the local population, according to BBC News, which is the most of any European nation during the refugee crisis last year. Last summer, Hungary told the European Union it would stop accepting migrants. But refugees aren’t just stopping in Hungary — they’re traveling through the country, too. Hungary serves as a stepping stone on the path from southeastern Europe to central and western European countries such as Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Many Hungarian nationals have been irked by the influx of migrants, and Hungary...
  • Gutter Trash

    03/16/2017 6:19:46 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 44 replies
    Slate ^ | MARCH 16 2017 | Michelle Goldberg
    No matter how low your opinion of Donald Trump and his cronies, somehow they still manage to surprise you. It’s been evident for a while now that Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s top counterterrorism adviser, has at least flirted with fascism. One clue was when Gorka, who was born in London to Hungarian parents, dressed up for one of Trump’s inaugural balls in a black braided jacket popular with the Hungarian far right, pinned with a medal associated with Hungarian Nazi collaborators. Then in February, Jewish newspaper the Forward found that from 2002–2007, when Gorka was active in politics in Hungary, he...
  • Hungary’s Border Walls Pay for Themselves Through Savings on Illegal Migrants

    03/07/2017 12:06:20 PM PST · by davikkm · 55 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    The Hungarian government’s decision to rapidly construct strong border fences along their frontiers has had a positive financial effect, achieving substantial savings on the cost of illegal immigration. Zoltán Kovács, official spokesman for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, told Hungarian media last week that “the monies spent on border protection are very obviously being recouped”. Speaking to Breitbart London, the Hungarian government’s International Communications Office explained: “The Hungarian state spends a total of 5,505 forints on the daily care of each illegal immigrant. To put things in comparison, the minimum wage in Hungary is currently 127,500 forints/month, which equals to 4,250...
  • The Jewish Neo-Nazi and the Chabad Rabbi

    03/01/2017 4:30:01 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 4 replies
    Chabad ^ | February 27, 2017 | Menachem Posner
    Csanád Szegedi grew up in a mildly racist milieu in Miskolc, a midsized town in northeastern Hungary. His father was the scion of an old noble family of Magyars, a point of pride for the young Szegedi, who was born in 1982 and came of age in the chaotic years following the fall of the Soviet-influenced Hungarian People’s Republic. Although the city had a large, crumbling synagogue in its center, like most of his peers, Szegedi chose to ignore it. For them, it served as a fading manifestation of the city’s Jews, many of whom had met their deaths in...
  • The bizarre campaign against Trump aide Seb Gorka

    02/27/2017 9:05:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | Michael Rubin
    On Friday, The Forward published an article by Lili Bayer arguing that Sebastian "Seb" Gorka, the deputy assistant to President Trump and a frequent presence on television and radio, was linked to anti-Semitic right-wing extremists in Hungary. Using the logic of six degrees of separation, Bayer argued that Gorka was anti-Semitic, never mind that the 3,000-word report did not cite a single instance of Gorka's alleged anti-Semitism. The whole piece smacks of a political hatchet job. Eli Clifton, a blogger fired by the Center for American Progress — the think tank at the heart of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and...
  • Hungary to Build Second Border Fence to Stop Migrants

    02/24/2017 9:17:15 AM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | NICK HALLETT
    Hungary is to start building a new fence on the Serbian border in the spring to hold back an expected new surge of migrants. Janos Lazar, Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said construction will begin as soon as the weather allows, amid fears hundreds of thousands of migrants could once again attempt to travel up through the Balkans in order to reach Western Europe. AP reports the Hungarian government expects to spend around £104 million on the new fence, and will also set up shipping containers at key points along the border to help process any new...
  • Lawmakers probe US funding for Soros groups, left-wing causes in Europe

    02/18/2017 9:38:36 AM PST · by nhwingut · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | 02/17/2017 | Adam Shaw
    George Soros' alleged meddling in European politics has caught the attention of Congress. Concerns about Soros' involvement most recently were raised by the Hungarian prime minister, who last week lashed out at the Soros "empire" and accused it of deploying "tons of money and international heavy artillery." But days earlier, Republican lawmakers in Washington started asking questions about whether U.S. tax dollars also were being used to fund Soros projects in the small, conservative-led country of Macedonia.
  • Hungary: All NGOS Should Declare Foreign Funding, Including Soros Money

    02/17/2017 4:22:07 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s governing party says that it will propose legislation forcing non-governmental organizations reveal the source, amount and aim of foreign funding they receive.
  • Hungary is accepting refugees… from liberalism

    02/15/2017 9:00:34 AM PST · by Cheerio · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 15, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Victor Orban, the decidedly unconventional Prime Minister of Hungary, is staking out a new and markedly different approach to the refugee crisis currently engulfing the European Union. Like many other European leaders have done in recent years, Orban is laying out the welcome mat for refugees, but not the ones coming from terror plagued Islamic nations. Hungary, according to their leader, is ready to provide a new home for those fleeing… liberalism. (Europa News) Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says he’s open to accepting refugees, but only those fleeing liberal policies in Western Europe. Orban used his annual state of...
  • Orban: Hungary Will Welcome ‘European Refugees’ Fleeing Multicultural West

    02/12/2017 12:48:16 AM PST · by aquila48 · 42 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban says his country will open its arms to west Europeans fleeing mass immigration and “the lords of globalist politics”. “We shall let in true refugees”, Mr Orban told a cheering audience: “Germans, Dutch, French and Italians, terrified politicians and journalists who here in Hungary want to find the Europe they have lost in their homelands.” The populist leader has served as the de facto leader of the central and eastern European countries which have resisted the open borders policies of the European Union (EU) and leading member-states in the west of the continent. Globalist politicians,...
  • Hungary Welcomes European Refugees Who Want Protection From Liberal Policies

    02/12/2017 8:29:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/17 | Jacob Bojesson
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says he’s open to accepting refugees, but only those fleeing liberal policies in Western Europe.Orban used his annual state of the nation address Friday to list five threats Hungary faces, including EU policies and Hungarian billionaire George Soros.He also welcomed Europeans who are fed up with their liberal governments to move to Hungary.“Of course we can give shelter to the real refugees: Germans, Dutch, French, Italians, scared politicians and journalists,” Orban said in his address. “Christians who had to flee their own country, those people who want to find here the Europe that they lost...
  • 'Hero professor' saved lives despite son, daughter dying in fiery bus crash

    01/22/2017 12:46:01 PM PST · by xp38 · 1 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Jan 22 2017 | AP
    BUDAPEST, Hungary — It could take days to officially identify the 16 people killed when a bus carrying Hungarian students returning from a ski trip crashed in Italy and burst into flames, Hungary’s foreign minister said Sunday. There were 54 passengers and two Hungarian drivers on the bus that crashed on an Italian highway near Verona just before midnight Friday, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said. Two adults hospitalized in critical condition also have yet to be identified. Szijjarto, visibly shaken by news of the accident, said the days ahead would remain emotionally challenging. “A day has passed since the tragedy,...
  • When North Korean students joined the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

    01/18/2017 3:16:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    NK News ^ | January 5th, 2017 | Benjamin R. Young
    When North Korean students joined the 1956 Hungarian Revolution Benjamin R. Young January 5th, 2017 A recently published book – “From North Korea to Budapest: North Korean Students in the Hungarian Revolution in 1956″ – looks at the role of North Korean students in the 1956 anti-Soviet revolution in Hungary. Using Hungarian archival sources and oral history interviews, Professor Mózes Csoma of Eötvös Loránd University investigated the assistance given by North Korean students to their Hungarian classmates who went out on the streets to fight against Soviet troops. These North Korean students, many of whom had military experience from the...
  • Hungary set to turn screws on Soros-backed NGOs

    01/17/2017 7:30:58 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-17-2017 | Phillip Murphy
    Budapest (AFP) - Hungarian NGOs have long felt the heat under strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- but they now fear that, emboldened by Donald Trump's victory, the right-wing premier will turn the screws even tighter. First in line may be groups backed by Hungarian-born billionaire financier George Soros, whose foundation once funded the Oxford studies of a young Orban more than 25 years ago. Last week the deputy head of Orban's ruling party Fidesz, in power since 2010, said that non-governmental organisations should be "cleaned out of here". Szilard Nemeth said that criticism of government policies by "fake" civil...
  • Widow of terrorist gets P.A. pension (American tax $), Soros in the crosshairs of Hungary [radio]

    01/15/2017 7:42:42 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 14, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    Sessions, Tillerson, Pompeo, Mattis testify before Senate Trump to CNN: “You are fake news!” LIVE Saturday (1/14) 8 AM EST Trump’s future cabinet is cruising through Senate confirmation. And with the world in the state that it is, not a moment too soon. Terrorism once again strikes Israel in the form of a truck attack. Sound familiar? Of course, the widow of the terrorist is already collecting a pension courtesy of the Palestinian Authority. Yet these people allegedly want peace? In Hungary, the Orban government takes the dramatic step of targeting George Soros’s network of NGOs. Good for them –...
  • Soros Group Vows To Stay In Hungary Despite Plans For Government Crackdown On NGOs

    01/11/2017 7:12:45 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-11-2017 | Tyler Durden
    The Open Society Foundations has vowed to continue operations inside of Hungary despite plans from the country’s ruling party to crackdown on NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born George Soros. Hungary plans to use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded by Soros, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the country’s ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday. “I feel that there is an opportunity for this, internationally,” because of Trump’s election victory, state news service MTI reported Nemeth as saying. The Open Society Foundations responded to the planned...
  • Hungary moving to “sweep away” all George Soros funded groups

    01/11/2017 6:04:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot ^ | January 11, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may already be familiar with Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary. He’s definitely become one of the more right leaning, new breed of European leadership which is shaking up the current EU establishment. He’s been a vocal supporter of Theresa May and her handling of the Brexit situation thus far. Going one step further, he’s gone on record saying that if the situation with the European Union doesn’t become more tolerable in the near future his own country may be heading for Huxit within five years. On top of that, he was the first foreign leader to sign...
  • The Battle of Szigetvar 1566

    01/11/2017 12:14:03 PM PST · by mainestategop · 9 replies The last battle of the age of classic castle warfare, Its Hungary against Islamic imperial conquest!
  • Bang-Jensen: The Forgotten Story of a Heroic UN Officer's Murder

    01/11/2017 7:55:03 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    After a UN official blew the whistle on a UN coverup of Soviet atrocities in Hungary, he was fired, persecuted, and eventually died in a suspicious “suicide.” Here is his story. After blowing the whistle on the UN, Paul (Povl) Bang-Jensen (shown), a United Nations official from Denmark, warned his wife and friends never to believe it if they were told that he had “committed suicide.” Then, supposedly, he “committed suicide.” That tragedy took place more than 50 years ago.      More recently, UN persecution of whistleblowers has made headlines around the world. Most infamous, perhaps, was the case of Swedish whistleblower...
  • Starting to Crackdown on Soros.

    01/10/2017 5:56:20 PM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 1/10/2017 | Zoltan Simon
    Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party. The European Union member will use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday. No one answered the phone at the Open Society Institute in Budapest when Bloomberg News called outside business hours.
  • Hungary Plans to Crackdown on All Soros-Funded NGOs

    01/10/2017 10:45:05 AM PST · by rface · 24 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | ‎January‎ ‎10‎, ‎2017‎ | Zoltan Simon
    Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party. The European Union member will use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday.... Trump also accused the 86-year-old billionaire of being part of “a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions...
  • 'It's FORBIDDEN' Hungarian village bans Muslims and liberals to 'STOP EU sending migrants

    11/30/2016 10:55:17 AM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Express-UK ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rebecca Perring
    The Mayor of Asotthalom Laszlo Toroczkai has unveiled a "preventative action package" of laws to make it clear that people worshiping Islam and left-wingers are not welcome. The controversial plans are to ensure the village does not have to bow to the European Union’s mandatory migrant quotas. The new rules, which were announced on the village council's social media page, contained a personal message from the mayor, which read: "Instead of looking for a scapegoat, I offer an immediate solution, a defence against the forced mass resettlement of migrants by Brussels.
  • Hungarian PM Viktor Orban to Illegal Muslim Invaders: Get Out of Hungary and Don’t Come Back

    11/25/2016 3:59:03 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/24/2016 | Tim Brown
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been very vocal about his displeasure with the Muslims who are invading his country and Europe. Now, it appears that he has given the illegal invaders an ultimatum, Get out of Hungary and don't come back… If you cannot leave, we will assist you. "Hungary will do everything in its power to enable every migrant to return from Europe to his own country," he said. "And Hungary will do everything possible to make sure that no one may enter and stay illegally on Hungarian territory, in violation of Hungarian laws." "We want to be...
  • Chaos Ensues As Europe Splinters In Response To Trump: UK, France, Hungary Snub EU Emergency Meeting

    11/13/2016 6:33:27 PM PST · by lafroste · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    While America's so-called "establishment", the legacy political system and mainstream media, appear to be melting, and transforming before our eyes into something that has yet to be determined, Europe also appears to be disintegrating in response to the Trump presidential victory: as the FT reports, in a stunning development, Britain and France on Sunday night snubbed a contentious EU emergency meeting to align the bloc’s approach to Donald Trump’s election, exposing rifts in Europe over the US vote. Hailed by diplomats as a chance to “send a signal of what the EU expects” from Mr Trump, the plan fell into...
  • Orban: Trump Win Is Chance for West to Break Free from Political Correctness

    11/12/2016 9:43:40 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2016
    Donald Trump’s victory marks the end of “liberal non-democracy” and will allow the West to break free from the “captivity of ideologies” that distort reality through political correctness, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said. The election outcome indicates a shift in popular thinking in the West, Orbán said in remarks made yesterday evening on a trip to London, and this morning at a conference organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. During his one-day official visit to Britain’s capital, the Central European leader commented that the Republican candidate’s big win represents a victory for freedom of thought...
  • Hungarian Prime Minister declares 'deadly' Hillary Clinton's election defeat 'great news'

    11/09/2016 8:59:33 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9 November 2016 | JAY AKBAR
    The Hungarian Prime Minister has congratulated Donald Trump on his victory over 'deadly' Hillary Clinton. 'What a great news. Democracy is still alive,' Viktor Orban wrote on his Facebook page following Donald Trump's unprecedented election victory. Orban, the first European leader to favour one candidate over the other, has said Trump's foreign policies were 'vital' for his nation and branded Clinton's plans 'deadly'.
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Declares 'Deadly' Hillary Clinton's Election Defeat 'Great News'

    11/09/2016 4:35:39 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/9/16 | Jay Akbar
    * Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated Donald Trump on his victory*'What a great news. Democracy is still alive,' he wrote on Facebook page * Orban was the first European leader to favour one candidate over the other*In July, he claimed Trump's foreign policies were 'vital' to his nation's plansThe Hungarian Prime Minister has congratulated Donald Trump on his victory over 'deadly' Hillary Clinton. 'What a great news. Democracy is still alive,' Viktor Orban wrote on his Facebook page following Donald Trump's unprecedented election victory. Orban, the first European leader to favour one candidate over the other, has said Trump's foreign...
  • Populists first to congratulate Trump on historic upset

    11/09/2016 3:31:16 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 9, 2016 | Matthew Weaver, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Kate Connolly and Philip Oltermann
    Marine Le Pen, who is running for president next spring, has long said Trump’s politics were in French interests, congratulated the “free” American people. Viktor Orbán, the hardline nationalist leader of Hungary, said Trump’s victory was great news. “Democracy is still alive,” read a post on his Facebook page. Frauke Petry, the lead of Germany’s rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland, said the result was “encouraging” as could herald a political sea-change in Europe too. He said: “It was high time that in the United States of America, people who feel disaffected withdrew their vote for the political establishment. Whilst 93%...
  • Hungarian and Polish Leaders Denounce “Sovietization” by EU

    10/28/2016 10:18:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 8 replies
    New American ^ | 25 October 2016 | Steve Byas
    The spirit of Brexit — the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) — is continuing, with the government leaders of both Hungary and Poland publicly denouncing the efforts of the EU to dilute their country’s national sovereignty, especially in the area of immigration from Middle Eastern countries. They also condemned the globalist hostility to the Christian faith. “People who love their freedom must save Brussels [the headquarters of the increasingly powerful and despotic EU] from Sovietization, from people who want to tell us who should live within our countries,” asserted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Sunday...
  • Obama Admin: Hungary Should Rescue Communist Party Newspaper

    10/25/2016 6:48:31 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 October 2016 | Alex Newman
    The Obama administration is facing criticism and ridicule after a bizarre outburst by the John Kerry-led State Department urging Hungarian authorities to prop up a defunct Communist Party propaganda organ. In an official statement, the Obama administration, which recently attacked media diversity in the United States, echoed discredited conspiracy theories pushed by communists and called on anti-communist Hungarian officials to prop up the bankrupt newspaper — supposedly to preserve “media pluralism.” But the ownership of the far-left paper, known as Nepszabadsag, wants to shut it down, citing growing financial losses and plunging circulation figures. It was not immediately clear...
  • Orbán Urges Europeans to Stand Against ‘Sovietisation’ of EU, Maintain Continent’s Christian Roots

    10/25/2016 4:30:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/24/16 | Virginia Hale
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán urged Europeans to stand against the “Sovietisation” of Europe and said the continent must close its borders to migrants, at an event Sunday commemorating the anti-communist uprising of 1956.Warning that the European Union (EU) must not be turned into a “modern age empire”, Mr. Orbán defended the nation state and insisted the continent should hold on to its Christian roots. “People who love their freedom must save Brussels from Sovietisation, from people who want to tell us who we should live with in our countries,” the Prime Minister told the crowd gathered in Budapest. He...
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • The Father's Plumb Line "Jesus Christ in us"[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2016 7:06:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My Plumb Line is a constant in your life it will never leave you or forsake you but can you even see it or is it masked by Your own desires or distorted by those around you that are blind to my True Will for My Word is Eternal and so it is with The Plumb Line of My Heart for it is when you align your life with My Heart by becoming servant of The Living God that your Heart on earth Becomes aligned with My Heart Your Heavenly Father so as you surrender all to Me My Son...
  • Raymond Ibrahim: Hungary Helps Persecuted Christians, Bans Muslim Immigration

    10/15/2016 7:39:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 14, 2016 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    October 14, 2016 8:05 pm By Raymond Ibrahim 49 Comments The nation of Hungary recently did something as unprecedented as it is commonsensical and humanitarian: it “has become the first government to open an office specifically to address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Europe.”Zoltan Balog, Hungary’s Minister for Human Resources, explained: Today, Christianity has become the most persecuted religion, where out of five people killed [for] religious reasons, four of them are Christians.In 81 countries around the world, Christians are persecuted, and 200 million Christians live in areas where they are discriminated against. Millions of Christian...
  • Unprecedented: Hungary opens office for persecuted Christians

    10/14/2016 9:51:10 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | October 14, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Its “right wing” government appears to know something about Muslims and Christians that the West doesn’t.The nation of Hungary recently did something that is as unprecedented as it is commonsensical and humanitarian: it “has become the first government to open an office specifically to address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Europe.” Zoltan Balog, Hungary’s Minister for Human Resources, explained: Today, Christianity has become the most persecuted religion, where out of five people killed [for] religious reasons, four of them are Christians. In 81 countries around the world, Christians are persecuted, and 200 million Christians live in...
  • Serbia And Czech Republic Join Call To Reject Migrants In Wake of Hungary's Decisive Vote

    10/04/2016 8:41:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies ^ | 3 October 2016
    Now Serbia, which hopes to join the bloc in the future , has threatened to shut down its borders entirely - even if it means incurring the wrath of Brussels. The number of migrants in Serbia has risen to 3,000 since last July and many are unable to leave as neighbouring countries have shut the borders, leading to mounting tensions and violence in refugee camps. "If Serbia becomes a funnel from which water cannot drain because others further along have shut their own borders, Serbia must shut down its own (borders) regardless of its convictions," Tomislav Nikolic, the Serbian president,...
  • After referendum, Hungary recruits “border hunters” to keep out illegal immigrants

    10/03/2016 7:35:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 3, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday we previewed the referendum in Hungary where President Viktor Orban sought a consensus from the public on EU mandated resettlement of Syrian immigrants in their nation. The technicality we discussed came to pass and less than 50% of the eligible voters turned out, so the results are not considered official. Still, the president has made no secret of his disdain for such mandates from the European Union and his concerns over a potential flood of Islamic settlers. With that in mind, the results of the vote are clearly not going to be slowing him down. No sooner was the...
  • Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory

    10/02/2016 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | Oct 3, 2016 | BBCNews
    Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has declared victory in a referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas, despite a low turnout that appeared to render it invalid. Nearly 98% of those who took part supported the government's call to reject the EU plan. But only 43% of the electorate voted, short of the 50% required to be valid. A government spokesman said the outcome was binding "politically and legally" but the opposition said the government did not have the support it needed. Mr Orban urged EU decision makers to take note of the result and said he would change Hungary's constitution to...
  • Russia Today: 98% of Hungarians reject EU refugee quotas, but low turnout rules referendum invalid

    10/02/2016 5:23:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    Russia Today ^ | October 2, 2016 | Russia Today Staff
    98.3% of Hungarian voters have rejected mandatory EU asylum seeker quotas in a referendum proposed by PM Viktor Orban. But the opposition boycott of Sunday's ballot appears to have worked, as turnout failed to clear the key 50 percent threshold. Only 1.7 percent of the voters answered 'Yes' to the question “Do you want the European Union to be able to mandate the obligatory resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens into Hungary even without the approval of the National Assembly?" But the turnout of 43.8 percent, or 3.6 million voters, means that the referendum will be declared invalid. Over 200,000 ballots were...
  • Hungary set for landslide win over EU as voters see referendum as huge ‘NO to Brussels'

    10/02/2016 5:10:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 02 October 2016 | Zoie O'Brien
    VOTERS in Hungary are getting set to deliver a resounding message to the European Union this weekend - they may be EU citizens, but they will NOT be told what to do, according to politicians in the country’s capital. Today Hungarians will turn out to vote in the country's referendum, to answer a question put by the ruling Fidesz Government’s on whether or not they will accept migrant quotas. The referendum was called in response to a suggestion by the EU that a quota system could be used to distriibute asylum seekers around the block to help ease pressure of...
  • Hungary referendum rejects EU mandatory migrant plan

    10/02/2016 2:27:16 PM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | October 2, 2016
    Hungary referendum rejects EU mandatory migrant plan Prime Minister Viktor Orban called on EU leaders to note the result Hungarians who voted in a referendum on Sunday have overwhelmingly rejected mandatory EU migrant quotas, the national election office has said.But exit polls suggest that turnout failed to reach the 50% needed for the result to be valid. With nearly all the votes counted, 98% rejected the quotas, officials said.
  • Hungary's PM 'suffers setback' in anti-migrant vote

    10/02/2016 11:18:05 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Hungary's prime minister appears to have suffered a setback in his country's referendum against the EU's migrant quota plan. Of those who voted, the vast majority are believed to have supported leader Viktor Orban in rejecting the EU proposal. But he failed to get enough people to vote and therefore has not reached the required minimum 50% turnout for the result to be valid, reports said.
  • The Free Thought Project (Hungary Stands Up To Islamization)

    10/02/2016 9:58:22 AM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 2, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Today sees an extremely important referendum take place in Hungary, one of several nations in the Central European bloc committed to maintaining its traditional European character. Earlier this year, Brenda Walker wrote a fantastic summary of what’s at stake in this vote, including in her piece a transcript of the speech Prime Minister Orban delivered in defense of fundamental Enlightenment values. The primary one being, of course, the freedom to speak the truth fearlessly. For it’s not only the character and culture of the West which is under relentless assault, but the very idea that one can speak honestly about...
  • Hungary holds referendum on EU migrant plan (on Oct. 2)

    10/01/2016 8:36:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | Oct. 1, 2016 | Reuters
    Hungary is set to vote in a referendum on whether to accept mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants. Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban opposes plans to relocate a total of 160,000 migrants across the bloc. Opinion polls suggest strong support for a rejection among those who say they will vote. To be valid, turnout needs to be over 50% of voters. Voters will be asked: "Do you want the European Union to be able to mandate the obligatory resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens into Hungary even without the approval of the National Assembly?" In December Hungary filed a court challenge against...
  • Hungarian Government Prepares to Rescue Persecuted Christians

    09/27/2016 7:55:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    World Religion News ^ | 6/26/16 | Corey Barnett
    Hungary aims to aid and defend Christians persecuted by ISIS.Hungary has announced a new initiative to fight forces that discriminate against and persecute Christians. The government has decided that in the light of the recent attacks on Christians, a new department will be set up in Hungary to study these cases and fight radical forces that threaten the lives of innocent Christians. The authorities have indicated that this department will not only take into consideration the attacks that have been happening in the Middle East, but also the disguised forms of discrimination against Christians in Europe. Hungary's Minister for Human...
  • Terror alert in Budapest as huge explosion rocks centre of city near major hotels

    09/24/2016 5:14:09 PM PDT · by Tours · 40 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/24/2016 | Sam Adams
    A huge explosion has rocked the centre of the Hungarian capital Budapest sparking fears of a terror attack. At least two people are believed to have been injured with a large police presence at the city's Oktogon intersection. Reports say the blast may have been caused by a gas leak, but this has not officially been confirmed. Footage from the scene shows a queue of police cars rushing down the street with terrified people running in the other direction. Cops have cordoned off a large area around a shop at the corner of Kiraly Utca (King Street) and buildings have...
  • Embassy: No-go zones 'do not exist in Sweden'

    09/23/2016 8:38:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 23 Sep 2016 16:37 GMT+02:00 | Emma Löfgren
    Sweden’s embassy in Budapest has sharply rebuked Hungary after an official leaflet claimed that Stockholm and other European cities had become “no-go areas”. Flyers warning of “hundreds of no-go areas in European cities”, which highlighted Stockholm along with London, Brussels, Marseille, Berlin and the Copenhagen-Malmö area, were this month sent to millions of households in Hungary ahead of its referendum next month on EU refugee quotas, reports the Financial Times. The leaflets claimed that migrants have overrun hundreds of “no-go” areas in Europe which “the authorities cannot keep under control” and where “the norms of the host society (…) barely...
  • Hungarian Inmates Working Around the Clock on Border Fence

    09/23/2016 10:40:24 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 21 September 2016 | Pablo Gorondi, Andras Nagy
    Hungarian prison inmates are ramping up their production of razor wire, working around the clock as Hungary prepares to build a second fence on the border with Serbia to keep out refugees and other migrants. The razor wire manufacturing at the prison in Marianosztra, northern Hungary, has increased from two shifts earlier this year, to three. Besides its domestic use, Hungary has also sold or donated fence elements, including wire and steel posts, to other countries in the region, including Slovenia and Macedonia. "The inmates are manufacturing razor wire in three shifts a day, with 13 inmates in each shift...
  • Hungarian prime minister demands EU 'round up migrants and put them on an island'

    09/22/2016 9:12:07 AM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-22-2016 | Roland Oliphant
    Hungary’s prime minister has called for the EU to “round up” illegal immigrants and deport them to guarded camps “on an island or North Africa.” The comments are likely to further inflame tensions with other EU governments who say Budapest’s ultra-hard line on migration flouts both international law and fundamental European values. Viktor Orban made the comments as he lashed out at Angela Merkel’s refugee policy, saying it was unfair for Berlin to try to distribute migrants across EU member states. This could be an island, it could be a coastal area in North Africa, but the security and supplies...
  • Hungary Brands London a ‘No-Go Zone’ Due To High Immigration

    09/22/2016 1:07:47 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 8 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | Nick Hallett
    Britain’s Foreign Office has complained after an official Hungarian leaflet claimed London and other major cities across Europe had become “no-go” zones due to mass immigration. The leaflet, sent by the Hungarian government to millions of households ahead of the referendum on migrant quotas, lists London alongside Berlin, Stockholm, Marseille, Copenhagen and Brussels as being among “hundreds of no-go areas”.