24.hu summarized the growth of the number of Hungarian government officials (threefold) as well as their salaries (fivefold) since 2011, the year Orbán came back to power and promised a small and cheap state.
What could possibly go wrong?
We now have an anti-corruption candidate against Orbán. But as long as the corrupt ones hold power, being blackmailable is not just a precondition to get ahead – but a necessary asset to stay afloat. And the corrupt ones can be the people as well as the political establishment.
About constitutional changes and holding politicians accountable for theft.
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On September 14-15 the Hungarian government took on record debt, issuing an unprecedented amount of FX denominated bonds.
The 1MDB scandal has rocked Malaysia and impoverished its taxpayers by 4.5 billion dollars. It now has a challenger for the title of “largest kleptocracy case to date”.
Criticism of Tucker Carlson for sucking up to Orbán has been quick and well-justified. It mostly came along the lines of Carlson sucking up to a dictator – which is correct. But here is the small print, the hilarious details of just how stupid and ignorant he was even about the most basic facts about …
While all attention was on the homophobic law, a few other, concerning pieces have passed hidden in the avalanche of 2/3 legislations yesterday.
The true political priorities of 2021.