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Hungarian newspapers go blank over media law

A few weeks when writing about the Hungarian media law reforms one of the things that most struck me most was the general apathy among media organizations towards the law. In fact unlike the lawyers and foreign journalists I interviewed at the time many of the major Hungary journalists said that they had no strong… Keep Reading

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Hungary extends support to Turkey but Croatian accession could be delayed

As Hungary prepares for the upcoming EU Presidency one interesting development this week was Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi’s comments to  MTI  news agency that Hungary unambiguously and firmly supports Turkish accession to the EU. In a press Conference after a meeting with Turkey’s chief EU negotiator Egemen Bagis Mr. Martonyi further added that Hungary would… Keep Reading

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Shooting stirs gun debate

Slovakia aims for ban after Bratislava killing spree; no Czech plans Slovakia will unconditionally ban civilian use of automatic weapons. Authorities in Slovakia have been left searching for the cause of Aug. 30’s deadly shooting spree in Bratislava, while few in the Czech Republic have been willing to consider the possibility of such a tragic… Keep Reading

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