How a Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected
Thu 14 Feb 2019 01.00 EST Shaun Walker
In 2013, the far-right politician Marian Kotleba won a shock victory in regional elections. Four years later, he was voted out in a landslide. But now he’s running for president.
Today, Viktor Orban announced Hungary’s candidate for member of the European Commission: Minister of Justice Laszlo Trocsanyi.
Trocsanyi is the one responsible for helping two Russian arms dealers escape US justice by extraditing them to Moscow instead.https://t.co/n6wQmPohLP
— Szabolcs Panyi (@panyiszabolcs) January 10, 2019
Orban’s closure of CEU taps into memories of Europe’s darkest past
By Romeo Kabir PUBLISHED 18:02 DECEMBER 7, 2018
The authoritarian values promoted by Orban and his fellow strongmen – Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko – are utterly opposed to the open and democratic principles espoused by both the EU and Central European University. Orban’s rhetoric, and near obsession, with Soros often paints him as the father of chaos and instability in Europe
During Orban’s time in office, Hungary has passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting “alien populations” from entry into the country. The term originates from anti-Semitic Hungarian theologian Ottokar Prohaszka, who is most famous for stating that ‘There are no Hungarian Jews, only Jews who speak Hungarian.’ Prohaszka, whose writings were widely disseminated under Hungary’s Hitler-allied wartime leader Miklos Horthy, is coincidentally a personal hero of Orban’s. HE has renamed streets and erected statues to Prohaszka.