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Balazs Csekö

Freelance journalist, fixer, blogger and political analyst based in Vienna, Austria. Contributions to international media: Der Standard, Die Presse, BBC World Service, The Telegraph, Telesur and many others. Twitter: @balazscseko

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Telesur - Hungary: massive protests against the government

Telesur - Hungary: massive protests against the government

I was asked by Telesur to give an insight into the protest wave sweeping across Hungary.

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Challenge to Hungary's strongman Viktor Orban as 'slave law' protests rock Budapest

Challenge to Hungary's strongman Viktor Orban as 'slave law' protests rock Budapest

Viktor Orban, the populist prime minister of Hungary, is facing a rare challenge to his grip on power as protesters demand an end to controversial labour reforms and and what they call his assault on democracy.

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Orbán erklärt der EU den Krieg

Orbán erklärt der EU den Krieg

Für die ungarische Demokratie kommt das Artikel-7-Verfahren gegen Budapest zu spät. Für die Europäische Union ist es der Anfang turbulenterer Zeiten. Orbán hat alle Hemmungen fallenlassen.

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Orbán vollendet die Fake-Demokratie

Orbán vollendet die Fake-Demokratie

Die Kapitulation des Wirtschaftsmoguls Lajos Simicska ist keine gute Nachricht für Ungarns Demokraten.

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Orbáns Ziel ist es, die EU radikal zu verändern

Orbáns Ziel ist es, die EU radikal zu verändern

Während sich die Zivilgesellschaft aus Budapest zurückzieht, blasen die EU-Gegner dort zum Angriff auf Brüssel.

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Orban to use landslide victory to move against foreign NGOs

Orban to use landslide victory to move against foreign NGOs

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party will look capitalise on a crushing election victory last weekend by enacting new laws to curb the rights of civic groups that support refugees, senior party figures said yesterday.

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Hungary's Fidesz faces calls for inquiry into alleged election irregularities

Hungary's Fidesz faces calls for inquiry into alleged election irregularities

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party was facing calls for an inquiry into alleged electoral irregularities after the Telegraph revealed how the country’s diplomatic corps was being pressed into finding negative immigration stories to boost Viktor Orban’s re-election campaign.

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Viktor Orban's fragmented opposition in frantic last-minute dash to halt his victory

Viktor Orban's fragmented opposition in frantic last-minute dash to halt his victory

At first glance, there is nothing special about the energy-efficient streetlights of Hódmezővásárhely, a small town of 45,000 in southern Hungary with a convoluted name that loosely translates as ‘the marketplace on the beaver’s field’.

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Hungarian embassies order negative stories about migrants in a bid to secure Viktor Orban's re-election

Hungarian embassies order negative stories about migrants in a bid to secure Viktor Orban's re-election

Hungarian embassies across Europe have been ordered to collect negative stories about immigration in order to support the re-election campaign of Viktor Orban, the Telegraph can reveal.

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