Orbán’s War on Media
Analysis

Orbán’s War on Media

Debates over Hungarian media freedom have flared up again, three years after the controversy of 2011. Hanna Kereszturi analyses the Fidesz government’s fractious relationship with the media. Several issues have been building since the start of this year, indicating heavy-handed government meddling in Hungarian independent media. In January, MSZP and Együtt-PM, two opposition parties, reported … Continue reading

A new Governor for a new era?
Analysis

A new Governor for a new era?

Hungary’s Prime Minister Appoints a Controversial New Central Bank Governor. Lili Bayer assesses the Governor-to-be. Even Eurozone Finance Ministers would probably concede their sympathy to András Simor, the outgoing governor of the Hungarian Central Bank. Over the past six years, Mr Simor has had to face the Euro crisis engulfing Hungary’s largest economic partners, while … Continue reading