What Hungary’s Nationalist Farmers Have Against Orban

Apr 16, 2020

Balint is a 30-year-old PhD student from northern Hungary, with expertise in organic farming and environmentally friendly agriculture. Well educated and fluent in English, Balint talks with passion about his daily work at an organic farm, hiking and spending time in nature. An expert in the field...

Will the Coronavirus Crisis Bring Down Hungary’s Failing Democracy?

Apr 14, 2020

History is not short of examples of autocrats who used a crisis to strengthen their grip on power. Our current crisis, triggered by the global spread of the new coronavirus, appears to be no different. Justified by the need for extraordinary measures to address the pandemic, on March 30 the...

Viktor Orbán Wants to Be the “Savior” of Hungary

Dec 17, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Balázs. A landlocked country, Hungary is the 11th most popular tourist destination in Europe, according to the UN World Tourism Organization. Aside from being a well-liked tourism hub, Hungary is...

The Anti-Immigration Government in Hungary

Apr 24, 2018

Anti-immigration rhetoric is running rampant across the globe, and Hungary’s prime minister is holding one of the many loudspeakers in the conversation. Ahead of a parliamentary poll on April 8, tens of thousands of people attended a rally in Budapest, where Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor...

Jobbik: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Apr 03, 2018

Ahead of Hungary's national election on April 8, the far-right Jobbik party has drastically changed its image. Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary), where jobbik is a play on words in Hungarian, meaning both “better” and “more to the right,” first arrived on the Hungarian political...