Since last Thursday, more than 85,000 people have arrived in Hungary from Ukraine. By Monday, the first wave of refugees had reached the Hungarian capital.
An EU signature collection initiative aiming to support Hungarian minorities abroad has taken a strange turn. Filmmaker László Pesty convinced his friends in government to receive a Hungarian state grant for an international PR campaign.
Vladimir Putin started a war. Now he wants to silence journalists writing the truth about his war crime. His censors launched an attack against the remaining free media in the country.
Ján Kuciak, an investigative reporter, and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were murdered at the unbearably young age of 27. Their deaths — widely connected with Ján’s work to expose corruption — inspired the biggest protests in Slovakia since the fall of communism.
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán announced Fidesz will put forward Katalin Novák for president. The step ensures Orbán’s party will have an ally in the office even if they lose the general elections coming up in spring. Former minister for families Novák is the face of the Hungarian government’s anti-gender campaign and interacted with various Russian individuals believed to be close to intelligence operations.
The video interviews published by pro-government Hungarian newspaper aimed at discrediting foreign correspondents and NGOs critical of the government were made under suspicious circumstances.