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George Szirtes
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And to you too, Eva. And thank you for all the work, which is part of my daily reading.

aida
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Thank you Eva for the charming greeting. I so much admire your choice of penguins as your theme. Happy Holidays to you an to all of your followers.

Alex
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And best wishes to you for these holidays! Thank you very much for your continuing, remarkable, and diligent reportage!

N.B L
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Kedves Eva! köszönöm. Thank you for excellent articles. Keep up the good work in 2017. Kind regards

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Happy Holidays to you, Eva and all the readers and commenters here!

And thanks to you too, Eva, for your continueing efforts to bring some sanity into the crazy world of Hungarian politics!

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Robert & Éva Darvas
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Same to you, dear Éva!
We so appreciate & admire your insightful, excellent writing.

Nagyon BUÉK!

Ron
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Season greetings and happy holidays to you and all the followers and commenters.

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Happy Hoidays to you too Éva and thank you so much for your brilliant articles, which I read first thing every morning…
So good of you to devote your time to keeping us informed of thngs here.

anna porter
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and very best wishes to you, too, Eav!

Zsuka
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I have come about this website only recently and have come to appreciate it very much. Thank you. BUEK

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Dear Eva,

Your article is very good in Nepszava !

http://nepszava.hu/cikk/1115595-osszeomlo-epitmeny

I wish a better year for all of us in 2017, inside and outside Hungary.

Member

Good article, Éva. Let me add the unspoken subtext:

Scrap the micro-parties, unite under a grand anti-Orban coalition (including, holding your noses, Jobbik) to oust Orban and repair the constitution, re-establish the rule of law, reform the electoral laws and districting, restore media freedom, revalidate the lower courts and supreme court, reform the tax laws, reform health budgeting, liberate and reform education, impeach Peter Polt and prosecute all the Fidesz kleptocrats and their accomplices, starting with Orban. I am sure Éva does not disgree with any of this, even if she did not say any of it outright.

Gyurcsany is obviously the best-equipped to lead the unified coalition, but if its majority is ready to unite under someone they think would be more likely to lead them to victory, I am certain that Gy and his supporters would cooperate.

petofi
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re: “I am certain that Gy and his supporters would cooperate.”

Don’t be certain: if there’s no perceivable profit, a Hungarico politician will not participate ‘for the good of society’. For a Hungarian, the ‘good’ begins and ends at home.

What Hunarians now enjoy the most is the sneaky, ex-legal success of Orban. They respect it: they wish to emulate it, not end it.

Observer
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Hear, hear!

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The Orban government succeeded in giving away 1.3 billion euros of European taxpayers’ money
in the first three weeks of December !

For 2016, they will have distributed at least 6 billion euros of money
(5 billion from the 2014-2020 cycle and 1 billion from the 2007-2013 cycle) .
http://www.portfolio.hu/unios_forrasok/gazdasagfejlesztes/rekordot_dontott_a_kormany_az_eu-s_penzeknel_es_most_jon_meg_csak_a_hajra.241885.html
http://emir.palyazat.gov.hu/nd/kozvel/?link=eupr_eljarasrendi
(wasn’t the owner of EMIR murdered and his software transferred to the Fidesz government in 2014?)
http://444.hu/2014/03/03/meghalt-a-welt-2000-alapitoja/

Ron
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You are right. I forgot about this.

http://444.hu/2014/03/03/meghalt-a-welt-2000-alapitoja/

Ron
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My mistake, too much too eat yesterday. Did not see your link.

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@Tappanch — Who needs corrupt oligarchs to finance Orban’s re-election when EU tax-payers are blithely doing it for them?

petofi
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@ Tappanch

I don’t think he was murdered. After threatening NAV and a host of other discomforts on the poor fellow, he sold out
to Orban ‘friends’ for a pittance. Next day, as it was reported, he died. How it happened was not elaborated on (that I know of).

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Happy holidays Eva, and very good health to keep up your excellent work!

Guest

I wish also to thank you, Eva, for all the discussions/essays/reports. And to all the commenters who make this an incredibly engaging enterprise towards truth and positive change.

Guest

Just a note to wish Prof Balogh and contributors a wonderful holiday season. And like others I appreciate the diligent work Prof does to really dig deep and provide insight into Magyar life and affairs. And for me this helps at this time to connect my life now to the country of my parents. Thank you.

Member

Happy Christmas to Éva and all Hungarian Spectrum readers,

I use this opportunity to thank You, Éva, for Your daily posts, which (almost all of them) I read since (my) discovery of Hungarian Spectrum at about 4 years ago now.

Your articles include thorough background, context and historical information of the topics/events

Your english language is easy to read (understandable, not so many unknown words) for an eurpoean average english educated reader.

I also like the comment section of the blog, though I have not much commented myself, yet.

An e-Mail lets me know about a new post usually between 0:00 h an 2:00 h european time and often reading Hungarian Spectrum is the last thing I do at the end of the day.

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Totally OT but important:

The NYT has a report on Putin’s Active Measures in Europe, concentrating on Jobbik and the far right in Hungary and other EU countries:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/world/europe/intent-on-unsettling-eu-russia-taps-foot-soldiers-from-the-fringe.html

The case of Gyorkos who was reported here is reported too as Veteran neo-Nazi and the leader of a tiny fringe outfit called the Hungarian National Front

Ferenc
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Thanks Eva for all your work, and all you followers and commenters for all here presented informations, opinions,etc. Since the (in)famous referendum this has been my primary source of all things about happenings in Hungary. I like to thank you all with a imagined look forward to 2017: Theodore Gericault’s painting ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ (made 1818-19) based on a real life incident when a French frigate, the Medusa ran aground off the west coast of Africa in 1816. 133 passengers were forced to fend for themselves for days on a makeshift raft with no food or water. Only 15 survived to be rescued a week later. The painting is currently exhibited in the Louvre in Paris. For the cover of their album ‘Rum, Sodomy & the Lash’ (titled after a quote from Churchill) the band The Pogues made a reworking of the horrific tableaux with their heads replacing some of the desparate sailors and passengers afloat on the raft. Well I made an update imagining an incident with the Hungarian government on the Mediterranean Sea, so they can always shout for help from bypassing yacht (from a farao or somebody like that). PS: seems the first try of… Read more »
Ferenc
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PS: I was inspired to make the above, when reading that according to the Hungarian government “2017 would be the year of mutinies” (source: kormany.hu)

petofi
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Dear Eva,

All best for the New Year!

Observer
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Dear Eva,

We wish you a Happy New Year, the best of health and endevour to keep the incredible work you are doing.
Greetings also to the readers of this blog who also contribute to its high quality and value.

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