About: Jobbik

Elections 09-05-2018

New Hungary protest as Orbán installs ‘Christian democracy’

Thousands of Hungarians gathered Tuesday (8 May) to protest against strongman Viktor Orbán after he was nominated for re-election as prime minister for a third consecutive term during the inauguration of the new parliament.
Future EU 05-04-2018

‘Victator’ Orbán set for third mandate after rocky campaign

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, one of Europe's most controversial leaders, looks set to win a third consecutive term in office at elections on Sunday (8 April), despite a galvanised opposition tapping into voters' discontent.

Orban’s son-in-law faces new probe over EU funds

Hungarian prosecutors have launched an investigation into European Union-funded projects  run by a company once controlled by the son-in-law of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, weeks after the conclusion of a probe by the EU's anti-fraud office OLAF.
Freedom of thought 29-11-2017

MEP: Western liberals maintain narrative about Hungary as a bad boy

Europe is not taking into account what is really taking place in Hungary -- and there is nothing wrong with the rule of law in the country -- because "the West really needs bad boys" to hold up as a negative example, Hungarian MEP Gyorgy Schopflin told EURACTIV Slovakia.
Elections 10-07-2017

Hungarian hard right launches new anti-liberal, racist movement

Hundreds of Hungarian right-wing militants gathered in a Budapest suburb on Saturday (8 July) to launch a new political movement they hope will run in next year's parliamentary elections on a ticket that includes open racism.
Politics 10-05-2017

Jarábik: Orbán knows EU can’t lose Hungary

It is hard to believe that a private university may lead to the expulsion of a member state. If the European Commission is going to support the opposition against Orbán, it is not going to help regain its credibility among member states, Balász Jarábik told EURACTIV Czech Republic.
Elections 13-01-2017

Hungary’s Jobbik ditches far-right past to challenge Orbán in 2018

Hungary's main opposition party, Jobbik, is moving from being a far-right, anti-Semitic radical group to the mainstream, and plans to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party in the 2018 elections, its leader Gábor Vona said in an interview.
Central Europe 08-11-2016

Hungarian parliament defies Orbán by rejecting migrant ban

Hungary's parliament on Tuesday  (8 November) narrowly rejected a plan by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to ban the resettlement of migrants in the country, a setback for the maverick leader that could weaken him in his fight against EU migration policies.
Elections 08-11-2016

Hungary’s Jobbik could thwart Orbán’s anti-migrant vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will seek today (8 November) to bar the resettlement of refugees via a constitutional amendment, but the bid could be thwarted by an unlikely opponent -- the radical right Jobbik party.

Hungarian constitution to ban relocation of migrants

Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán yesterday (10 October) proposed constitutional changes aimed at banning the mass relocation of migrants, after voters backed his rejection of an EU refugee quota plan in a recent referendum.
Elections 03-06-2016

Hungarian far-right no longer anti-EU: Jobbik wants to transform it

Hungary's far-right says it no longer wants to leave the European Union as the migration crisis is offering populist parties, in resurgence across the continent, a chance to "transform" the bloc.
Elections 18-01-2016

US to investigate Russian efforts to weaken EU

US intelligence agencies are to conduct a major investigation into how the Kremlin is trying to divide and weaken the EU, The Telegraph reported.
Europe's East 06-11-2015

Hungary prepares to back Slovak legal challenge against EU refugee deal

Hungary will ask the European Commission to call off its decision on the distribution of refugees. The motion may have little support in the EU, but it is a clear statement of Budapest's determination. EURACTIV France reports
Béla Kovács
Central Europe 15-10-2015

Parliament lifts Hungarian MEP’s immunity over Russia spy probe

The European Parliament on Wednesday (14 October) agreed to lift the parliamentary immunity of Béla Kovács, a member of the Hungarian far-right Jobbik party, amid allegations he has spied for Russia.

Council of Europe criticises racism in Hungary, Poland

The Council of Europe’s expert group on racism and intolerance today (9 June) called for action to fight prejudice in Hungary and Poland, after publishing damning reports on the two countries.
Central Europe 03-06-2015

Multiculturalism doesn’t work in Hungary, says Orbán

The era of multiculturalism is over and Hungary should be spared its effects at all costs, the country's Prime Minister said on Wednesday (3 June).
Europe's East 01-04-2015

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party challenges for power

The Hungarian far-right leader Gabor Vona, founder of a since-disbanded paramilitary group who made a career vilifying the Roma, has cleaned up his previously hardline image.
Elections 18-11-2014

Hungarians protest Orbán’s closeness to the Kremlin

More than 10,000 Hungarians rallied in Budapest yesterday (17 November) to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, accusing him of employing corrupt public servants and cosying up to the Kremlin.
Béla Kovács
EU Elections 2014 16-05-2014

Hungarian far-right MEP suspected as Russian spy

The Hungarian chief prosecutor has sent an official letter to European Parliament President Martin Schulz, with a request that MEP Béla Kovács, from the far-right party Jobbik, be stripped of his parliamentary immunity, in order to allow the judiciary to investigate him over suspicions of spying for Russia.
Elections 07-04-2014

Orbán wins elections, far right gains ground

Hungarians handed their maverick Prime Minister Viktor Orbán another four years in power, election results showed today (7 April), while one in every five voters backed a far-right opposition party accused of anti-Semitism.
Languages & Culture 13-08-2013

Romania condemns irredentist statements by Hungarian politician

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned a recent statement made by the leader of the Hungarian radical nationalist party, Jobbik, claiming that Hungary should seek autonomy for the Hungarian-populated Székely Land in Romania.
Central Europe 06-05-2013

Hungary’s Orbán stops short of censuring anti-Jewish party

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán strongly denounced growing anti-Semitism in his country on Sunday (5 May), but stopped short of censuring the far-right Jobbik party at a gathering of world Jewish leaders in Budapest.

Passivity against racism opens the door to extremist political parties

European politicians as a moral mass must adopt stricter legislation proscribing groups that promote hate, discrimination and racism from European political institutions, writes Moshe Kantor.
Elections 22-01-2013

Council of Europe wants ‘racist and anti-semitic’ members ousted

The parliamentary assembly of the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe is considering a  ban on some of its far-right members if they are affiliated with parties that are “neo-Nazi, racist and anti-Semitic".