Hungary has been more in the international media recently, both because
of its right wing government’s policies and due to the country’s
economic crisis which is another threat to the stability of the euro.
On April 9 the European Trade Union Congress has called for a
demonstration in Budapest to protest against the summit of EU finance
and economic ministers with a protest against cuts. We are using the
opportunity to look at the situation in this country hit by the crisis
and attacks by the right wing parties.
The Hungarian parliamentary elections in April 2010 secured a landslide
victory for the conservative FIDESZ party, with their leader Victor
Orbán retaking the Prime Ministerial position that he had held from 1998