Jobbik hands over Wage Union initiative to trade unions

Hungary’s Parliament building hosted a three-hour trade union conference on Friday: nearly fifty members of twenty-three trade unions accepted Jobbik’s invitation for a meeting to discuss the European Citizens’ Initiative for a Wage Union. The event was also attended by the Polish and Bulgarian representatives of the wage union project. Continue reading “Jobbik hands over Wage Union initiative to trade unions”


Vona: Viktor Orban is bound to fall, it’s only a matter of time

“Jobbik has the biggest chance to defeat the Orbán government in 2018, whose lack of credibility should be outweighed by credibility”, Gábor Vona, the chairman and prime minister candidate of Jobbik said at a press conference for foreign journalists on Monday morning in Budapest. Continue reading “Vona: Viktor Orban is bound to fall, it’s only a matter of time”

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”

Jobbik’s wage union initiative can create a Central and Eastern European alliance

Jobbik started building bridges in Central and Eastern Europe to support the European wage union. The biggest Hungarian opposition party has been seeking allies in Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Estonia and Latvia. Jobbik MP Márton Gyöngyösi, vice-president of the parliament’s foreign affairs committee thinks that the initiative of the European wage union is an issue along which Central and Eastern Europe can define itself, the countries of the region can overcome ethnic conflicts and be companions in fate to solve our common problems. Continue reading “Jobbik’s wage union initiative can create a Central and Eastern European alliance”