Leaning on the West looking to the East
The banning of six Hungarian individuals linked to the government from entering in USA is yet another example of the ever-worsening relations between Hungary and her Western allies. Under prime minster Viktor Orbán the Hungarian foreign policy was re-oriented under the motto of “Eastern opening”. However, turning her back to […]
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Russia the East Ukraine Conflicts and the great Slovak opinion divide
Caught between the West of NATO and the EU and trouble brewing east of our border, Slovakia and the Slovak people have to do a delicate balancing act between their ideals, commitments and their economic impacts. Even it causes unrest amidst some ‘fringe elements’ of Slovak society. The only […]
To use and abuse – Far right parties and their attitude towards Muslims in Europe
Islam, the second largest and fastest growing religion in Europe has been used by European far right parties for political profitmaking for years. However, it is worth taking a look at the different ways far right parties use politics linked to Muslim minorities. I am going to give a short […]
An aging society in a welfare state?
What would you do with a country where you have a very generous healthcare system, an aging society and a pretty complicated economic situation? Hungary is well known as a country on its way to embracing Western European standards in terms of social security and economic success. A lesser known […]
Government help for early repayment of mortgages in foreign currency – a real solution for Hungary?
Over the past few years, Hungarians have spent far more than they could afford. Now the government is trying to save them from the consequences of the financial crisis and their own irresponsibility. But is it really a good idea to be such a nanny? Before the financial crisis, bank […]