“We are not worse than Western people”

The representatives of eight Eastern Central European countries, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia and Estonia launched a citizens’ initiative for a European wage union at the conference held in Budapest’s Hotel Kempinski on Tuesday. As a signatory of the declaration, Mihail Petrov, the president of Bulgaria’s VMRO BND Youth Platform told us that Eastern Central European people were not second-class citizens of the European Union and they deserved better living conditions. Continue reading ““We are not worse than Western people””

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European Wage Union: Eastern Central Europe asks for fair treatment and equality

With representatives coming from eight Eastern Central European countries, i.e., Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia and Estonia, a European citizens’ initiative has been launched to achieve a European Wage Union. The declaration to that effect was adopted and signed in Hotel Kempinski, Budapest. Continue reading “European Wage Union: Eastern Central Europe asks for fair treatment and equality”

Jobbik for Hungary

Scare-mongering marches, stomping boots, uniforms, neo-Nazi symbols, antisemitism. This is the image circulating in the Western press of the Jobbik for Hungary Movement (in short: Jobbik), and because of this, many believe it to be some far-right hoofed devil. It has been the political interest of the Hungarian left-liberal circles and now also of the current government to portray Jobbik as a dangerous far-right party. But the reality is that Jobbik is the strongest opposition party, and the second strongest party in Hungary. This doesn’t mean though that far-right ideologies are gaining in strength in Hungary. The Orbán government, which has been in power since 2010, perfected the corruption mechanism of the left-socialist governments, centralising power with a clique of party cadres. The Jobbik for Hungary Movement has become the government-replacing alternative which could take the place of this new elite. Continue reading “Jobbik for Hungary”