President Pál Schmitt and his wife begin a 3-day visit in United States on Wednesday at the invitation of the Hungarian American Coalition.
Márton Vajna, the head of KEH Foreign Office said that during the 3-day visit, Schmitt delivers a speech at Johns Hopkins University about transatlantic relations in the Hungarian and Central European context.
The president attends the Hungarian American Coalition's annual gala and meets the honorary consuls accredited to the United States.
Pál Schmitt decorates former U.S. NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker who had been stationed in Budapest between 1994 and 1997.
The President also attends a naturalization oath ceremony and lays a wreath on the monument erected to the Victims of Communism with the president of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Edward Lee.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)
President Pál Schmitt begins a 3-day visit in the United States at the invitation of the Hungarian American CoalitionWednesday, November 30, 2011
Jobbik wants to know the names of those responsible for denying an overflight permit to the Iranian Foreign Minister's aircraft
At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Jobbik member of parliament Zsolt Német asked the ministry of foreign affairs to release the names of the officials who banned the Iranian foreign minister's aircraft from flying over Hungarian airspace.
The deputy reminded journalists that on Monday, foreign ministry officials didn't grant a permit to the Iranian foreign minister's aircraft to fly over Hungarian airspace.
Német stressed that all EU countries except Hungary allowed the aircraft to fly over their airspaces.
Német stressed that Hungarian Foreign Ministry officials slavishly follow NATO and Euro-Atlantic interests. This recent international incident aggravates rather than contributes to the peaceful resolution of the international tension relating to Iran said the deputy.
The Jobbik politician also talked about a last year incident when Israeli spy-planes entered the country's airspace without permission to conduct a reconnaissance mission. In that incident Hungarian authorities weren't so eager to act. At the time of the incident, government officials promised a quick resolution of the incident, but hardly any progress happened up until now.
(barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Russia rejects any arms embargo imposed on Syria and Moscow would try to avoid a repeat of the Libyan scenario in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
After his meeting with Arab countries' ambassadors to Russia, Lavrov told a news conference that lessons should be learnt from the situation in Libya, where an embargo on arms supplies was "only applied to the Libyan army."
"Groups, including those formed by citizens who penetrated to Syria from other states, have been actively supplied with arms," he said. "That is why proposals to introduce a ban on any arms supplies to Syria are quite unfair."
Lavrov said Moscow also rejects ultimatum-like words on the Syria issue, adding that the ultimatums would not help resolve the problem.
"The Syrian problem requires the same approach, as ultimatums, which some states try to use, including members of the Arab League, cannot resolve this problem," Lavrov said.
"We hope our friends in the Arab League... will show maximum responsibility for what is going on in the region... and they will observe the same rules the Arab League worked out, while making relevant
decisions," he added.
After meeting with his visiting Icelandic counterpart Ossur Skarphedinsson, Lavrov also warned that armed opposition was provoking conflicts in Syria.
"The unrest is not so much related to the authorities but armed groups, who are provoking the unrest," Lavrov said.
In November, Lavrov warned that external forces are seeking to deteriorate the situation in Syria in order to justify their interference in Syria's internal political affairs.
Unknown assailant fired two shots at Gyöngyöspata mayor Oszkár Juhász yesterday late at night.
At eleven o'clock in the evening the mayor left his office after a board meeting when two shots were fired at him right next to the building. The examination of the shells already established that the bullets came from a hunting rifle.
The mayor, who himself also a hunter, said that the moment when he spotted the assassin's gun pointing at him in the dark, about 20 meters where he stood, he ducked thus avoiding the fatal shot. Juhász said he had no idea who the assailant was.
Police began a criminal investigation on suspicion of attempted murder. In the village, there is a stunned silence and fear as something like this never occurred before.
Jobbik vice-chairman Tamás Sneider very wisely didn't overreact to the assassination attempt of Oszkár Juhász (Note: That might have been one of goals of the dark forces that can be suspected behind the incident).
He said there are certain “interest groups” that don't like the idea that Gyöngyöspata's Jobbik administration restored law and order in the town that could be a positive example for other municipalities. "These circles" want to prevent by all means the restoration of law and order in Hungary. The party's vice president said there are three major components needed for a well-established settlements to be able to enforce the law of the land -- a strong mayor, a notary and a well-functioning police force.
Sneider called upon LMP (a pseudo-environmentalist party, in reality a liberal party) that has been pursuing a "continuous hate-campaign" in Gyöngyöspata to state its views on the incident.
Sneider was firm by saying that Jobbik can't be intimidated by bullets.
(barikad.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
Igen, az álomnak vége van, lassan ébredni kell, bármilyen sötéten vészjósló is e reggel. Ráébredni végre, hogy milyen is az a világ, ahová beküldtek minket. A világot meghatározó „láthatatlan” erők pénzhatalmi kommandósai nem nagyon hagytak kétséget afelől, hogy kik ők és mit akarnak.
A tragikus történésekbe persze számos komikus elem is vegyült. Az egyik például az, hogy a magyar társadalom egy része, és az őket hipnotizáló uralmi oligarchiák, a globális pénzhatalmi rendszer brutális csapásait mint „felszabadítókat” üdvözlik. Akárcsak 1956. november 4. után azok, akik a szovjet birodalom hazánkat brutálisan legázoló hatezer páncélosában látták a „szabadság és rend” megteremtésének biztosítékát. Az elmúlt háromszáz évünk éppen azt látszik bizonyítani, hogy ha nem lázadunk, szétrohaszt, ha lázadunk (ahogy most is próbáltuk), szétrobbant minket a mindenkori „birodalom”, amely mögött ugyanazt a pusztító világerőt ismerhetjük fel, amelyről persze oly gyakran hallani, hogy nem is létezik, csak nekünk vannak összeesküvés-elméleteink. És ha nem velünk történne, valóban nagyon mulatságos lenne látni, amint az egész magyar politikai elit valahogy úgy viselkedik, mint azok, akik egy éppen szakadékba lezuhanó autóban vitatkoznak arról, ki üljön a volán mellé, vagy ami még izgalmasabb kérdés, hogy akkor most bekapcsolják-e a légkondicionálót, avagy sem, miközben az autó néhány másodperc múlva körülbelül négyszáz kilométeres óránkénti sebességgel fog a szakadék sziklaaljzatához csapódni. És valamennyi benne ülő ugyanolyan maradandó alakváltozást szenved majd, teljesen függetlenül a volánhoz és légkondicionálóhoz való viszonyától. Szóval az álomnak vége van, de azért legyen végre bátorságunk kinyitni a szemünket, és látni azt, ami valóságként körülvesz minket. Azt, hogy mi annak a végzetes csapdának a természete, amelyben most vergődni látszunk. Igazából mindössze arra a meglehetősen pragmatikus kérdésre kellene válaszolnunk, beletörődünk-e abba, hogy elpusztulunk, vagy esetleg ezt elkerülendő, az utolsó előtti pillanatok egyikében mégiscsak megpróbáljuk megnyitni legalább azt a beszédteret, ahol a dolgok néven nevezhetővé válnak. Tegyük hozzá, nem feltétlenül kellett volna e végzetes veszélynek, a világ romba döntésére készülő iszonyú örvényléseknek bekövetkezniük, ha bolygónk láthatatlan és persze csak az összeesküvés-elméletekben létező urai a jó gazda gondosságával irányítanák a civilizációt. Logikailag ugyanis akár ez a változat is bekövetkezhetett volna az elmúlt évezredek során, de sajnos nem ez következett be, hanem ennek éppen az ellenkezője. A világot igen régóta irányító szuperstruktúra ugyanis ámokfutóvá, pusztító fúriává vált, egy olyan „globalómává” amely most úgy készül felszámolni mindent, hogy akárcsak a rákos burjánzással, vele se tudjuk közölni, hogy az általa elpusztított civilizáció összeomlásával neki magának is vége lesz. Játsszunk el azért azzal a gondolattal, hogy ha esetleg mégis elérne hozzá e kérdésünk és kérésünk, akkor vajon mit válaszolna. Elvileg három változata lehetne egy ilyen válasznak. Az egyik, hogy „hogyne tudnám, hogy elpusztulok, ha már elpusztítottam a világot, de addig is átélhetem azt a mámorító érzést, hogy azt csinálok, amit akarok, zabálok belőled, és ürítek beléd mértéktelenül, ám te, szerencsétlen lúzer emberiség, ezt úgysem értheted”. A második talán az volna, hogy „tudom, hogy utam a semmibe visz, és szeretném is megállítani saját magam, de művem felett már én is elvesztettem az ellenőrzést, így a világ most már tehetetlenségi pályán halad az általam felidézett végzete felé”. És végül, ha végtelen naivitás is talán ezt feltételezni, de válaszolhatná azt is, hogy „jó, egyezzünk ki döntetlenben, és akkor ámokfutó parazita helyett megpróbálok bölcs élősködő lenni, aki mindig visszahagy annyi erőforrást a világnak, amiből az a számára hosszú távú, kényelmes kifoszthatóság állapotába tudja magát rendszeresen visszahozni”. Ez lenne a „jut is, marad is” régi bölcsessége. Mindebből látható, hogy az emberi világ kritikus elágazási ponthoz érkezett. Ha nem akar elpusztulni, akkor végre nevén nevezve a dolgokat, igenis nyíltan kérdőre kellene vonnia a világ valóságos urait, még ha ez politikailag is volna túl korrekt. Kell tennünk egy utolsó kísérletet, és ha ez sem sikerül, akkor pedig rohamos gyorsasággal el kell kezdeni a távolodást mindentől, ami a „globalómához” kapcsolódik. Annál nagyobb lehet az életben maradás esélye, minél kevésbé fogyasztjuk áruit és szolgáltatásait, minél kevésbé hisszük el mesterségesen összetákolt hamis valóságát. Az álomnak vége van, és most már csak rajtunk múlik, hogy a világnak is vége lesz-e.
Edited: 28 November, 2011, 21:44
Heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov (image from http://pilot.strizhi.info)
Moscow is deploying warships at its base in the Syrian port of Tartus. The long-planned mission comes, providentially, at the very moment when it could help prevent a potential conflict in the strategically important Middle Eastern country.
The Russian battle group will consist of three vessels led by the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser, Admiral Kuznetsov.
Russian military officials insist that the move has no connection with the ongoing crisis in the region and was planned a year ago, the Izvestia newspaper reports. Apart from Syria, the aircraft carrier and its escort ships are set to visit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Genoa in Italy and Cyprus, says the former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Viktor Kravchenko.
Nevertheless, he added that the presence of a military force other than NATO’s is very useful for this region, because “it will prevent the outbreak of an armed conflict,” Izvestia quoted Kravchenko as saying.
The Soviet Union, the Admiral recalled, created a special naval squadron to deter Western military forces in the Mediterranean Sea. To repair and supply its ships, Moscow needed its own maintenance base in the region, and that was how the base in Tartus came into being.
At present, the base is mostly used to support vessels of Russia’s Black Sea fleet. Some 600 military and civilian personnel of the Defense Ministry serve there.
News of Russia’s naval deployment in Tartus came shortly after the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush anchored off Syria, along with additional naval vessels. The US battle group is to remain in the Mediterranean, allegedly to conduct maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. The US 6th Fleet is also patrolling the area, Interfax reports.
“Of course, the Russian naval forces in the Mediterranean will be incommensurate with those of the US 6th Fleet, which includes one or two aircraft carriers and several escort ships,” Admiral Kravchenko explained. “But today, no one talks about possible military clashes, since an attack on any Russian ship would be regarded as a declaration of war with all the consequences.”
The mission is set to start in early December, when the Admiral Kuznetsov begins its journey in the Barents Sea, accompanied by another vessel of Russia’s Northern Fleet, the heavy ASW ship Admiral Chabanenko. The group will then skirt the European continent from the west and enter the Mediterranean through the Strait of Gibraltar.
Later, they will be joined by frigate Ladny of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. It will travel through the Bosphorus, with a stop-over in Malta’s Valletta.
Admiral Kuznetsov will be carrying eight Sukhoi Su-33 all-weather fighters, two Kamov Ka-27 anti-submarine helicopters and several brand new Mig-29K fighters. The Mig fighters were built for India’s air force and are supposed to be “tested” during their first assignment.
Military officials have stressed that all flights will be performed in open waters, away from the Syrian coast.
Unlike American aircraft carriers, designed largely as floating runways, Admiral Kuznetsov is a heavily-armed aircraft-carrying cruiser. Its primary armaments, among others, are 12 long-range surface-to-surface anti-ship Granit cruise missiles, a six-gun short-range surface-to-air missile system Kinzhal, eight close-in air defense Kashtan gun-missile systems and two UDAV-1 anti-submarine systems.
The Admiral Kuznetsov has already been twice to the port of Tartus during its assignments in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean in 1995 and 2007.
A Memorial Mass was held in Budapest, St. Stephen's Basilica to commemorate to the victims of the Vojvodina massacre took place in 1944-45. The Mass was attended by two hundred pilgrims who arrived from Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina as part of the three-day program series called "Délvidék Hungarian Golgotha,". As part of the ceremony, Cardinal Péter Erdő opened the evening with procedures leading to the beatification of seven Franciscan martyrs who were also victims of the murderous communist rampage.
Emma Mérey Zagyva was ten years old in 1944, when Tito's partisans took her father away from Zombor, Vojvodina. That was the last time she saw her father. "Two partisans dragged him out of the house, there was a horse-drawn cart in front of the house. The partisans took my father away. As he left, he looked back at me one last time," said Emma Mérey Zagyva.
By some estimates, during the winter of 1944 and the spring of 1945 tens of thousands of innocent ethnic Hungarians were slaughtered with bestial cruelty by Serbian partisans just because they were Hungarians. The dead were buried in unmarked mass graves. The victims still haven't been rehabilitated and family members of the victims still waiting for compensation.
Started ten years ago, the victims' relatives travel from Vojvodina to Budapest, St. Stephen's Basilica each year at the last Sunday of November. This year Memorial Mass has been attended by two hundred pilgrims. Franciscan historian Kálmán Peregrin said the Vojvodina massacre was similar to Jesus suffering. "Those who lived through those times could feel Christ's suffering," said the Franciscan historian.
The pilgrims have been greeted by Katalin Makray, the wife of president Pál Schmitt, then a film about the massacre called "Temetetlen halottaink" (Unburied dead) was screened.
(Duna Híradó – hungarianambiance.com)
ISNA - Tehran
Service: Foreign Policy
TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed cancelation of Foreign Minister's trip to Holland.
An Iranian informed foreign ministry source said, "Hungarian government refused to allow the airplane carrying Ali Akbar Salehi to fly across its space and raised some technical pretexts, whereas the plane had got permission to use air space of different countries."
"We have called for Hungarian ambassador to explain the issue since the reasons provided by officials of the country were not convincing."
Salehi was to fly to Hague Sunday night to join the 16th annual meeting of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Foreign affairs spokesman József Tóth issued a statement in relation to the Iranian airplane incident: Hungarian authorities haven't granted an overflight permission to the Iranian aircraft carrying the Iranian Foreign Minister on board because neither the overflight request nor the aircraft itself “met all the necessary criteria”. The spokesman said: "The decision was made in accordance with EU aviation safety rules and procedures”. Tóth added that the Iranian partner was informed about the decision.
(Notes: You have to be a total brain-dead if you believe even a word of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry's flimsy lie. Most probably, the Hungarian government was instructed from Brussels to block the flight because the EU is about to impose further sanctions on Iran in the coming days in preparation of the upcoming war against the country.)
Jobbik holds an anti-war demonstration on December 2, at 18 pm, at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest to protest against the pending war on Iran. Several prominent members of Jobbik parliamentary group will take part in the protest among them Zoltán Balczó, Tamás Gaudi-Nagy and Márton Gyöngyösi the Chairman of the Hungarian-Iranian friendship committee. Among the speakers we find Pastor Lóránt Hegedűs and dr. Jahromi Afi Persian-born dentist says the statement issued by Márton Gyöngyösi.
According to Jobbik's Foreign Affairs Critic Márton Gyöngyösi, the Zionist controlled west has been waging an indirect campaign for decades against the ancient and proud Iranian nation. Once the American sponsored Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's war on Iran failed, the west started an alternative, a more up-to-date campaign that has been fitting better to the spirit of the times against Iran that is rich in natural resources, raw materials and has geo-strategic importance.
Western powers using the mainstream media to disseminate lies about supposed human rights violations in Iran to turn world's public opinion against the country. In addition, western countries using economic and trade sanctions, intelligence operations, assassinations as well as the International Atomic Agency's damning report to discredit the Persian state.
The increasingly isolated Israel – backed by economic, political and social crisis ridden Western powers - recently went as far as to threaten Iran with devastating air strikes says the statement.
Jobbik supports the independence loving Iranian people and condemns the war-monger states of Israel, United States and their western allies and their plans to start a war that might bring devastating consequences to world peace. Jobbik calls upon all freedom and peace-loving people to join the anti-war rally on December 2nd, at “Szabadság” square in front of the American Embassy concludes the statement.
(jobbik.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
Fidesz-KDNP candidate Zsolt Láng won the II. District by-election on Sunday by winning 58.45 percent of votes.
Socialist Party candidate, Katalin Levai finished second with 30.55 percent, LMP candidate Gergely Karácsony received 6.45 percent and Jobbik candidate Zoltán Bodor received 3.75 percent of the vote. Voter turnout was 34.16 percent slightly lower than in the first round.
A by-election had to be held in the Buda constituency because second district deputy István Balsai has been appointed as a Constitutional Court judge.
(magyarhirlap.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
László Gubík has been elected as the president of Via Nova Youth Organization at the fourth general meeting held in Kovácspatak says the youth organization's Sunday statement.
The statement emphasizes that in Slovakia odd political events have been happening in recent months.
Via Nova asking the Iveta Radicova government to suspend the dual citizenship law as the legislation is intimidating, anti-democratic and contrary to the spirit of the European Union.
Via Nova calling upon the ethnic Hungarian electorate to support the “Magyar Koalíció Pártja” (the Party of Hungarian Coalition) in the March 10 early parliamentary elections. The statement reminds Hungarian voters that four members of Via Nova is included on “Magyar Koalíció Pártja” electoral list; these individuals are: István Samu, Zoltán Cziprusz, Tibor Varga and Péter Iván.
(MTI – barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
"You can't give in to tyranny, if I bow before the anti-democratic rules of the Slovakian government, if I accept the rules of the game, then tomorrow the entire Hungarian community will be bullied" - said Olivér Boldoghy to Magyar Hirlap.
Boldoghy, an actor-entrepreneur, lost his Slovakian citizenship because he obtained Hungarian passport; he doesn't have much expectations about potential Eu's support regaining his Slovakian citizenship, rather he is of the opinion that it is the Hungarian community in Slovakia that ultimately has to win the battle of dual citizenship.
- If you go home, are you not afraid that at the Komárom bridge, uniformed Slovakian police officers ask your ID card and won't let you enter the country?
- Today, in Slovakia anything is possible ... The fact that I was stripped of my Slovakian citizenship on November 18 has a symbolic significance; the notification was handed over to me when Slovakians celebrated the freedom and democracy day. The day before, we remembered János Esterházy – in the presence of half a dozen secret service agents who videoed us - and the next day, they told me that I'm no longer Slovakian citizen – I, who was born there, work there and have been living there for forty years, as a member of the Slovakian National Theatre.
- The Slovakian Interior Ministry is demanding from you to hand in all personal documents relating to your Slovakian citizenship. Are you going to comply?
- No. The exact process is still not clear to me; are they going to come to take my papers, or I have to hand them in personally. What I won't do is quit my citizenship voluntarily. I won't be a tourist in my native land.
- The Slovakian government apparently sensitive to symbolism, you will have to give up your Slovakian existence no later than December 21, which is the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. Wouldn't it be easier if you play the game and re-apply for your citizenship, driver's license and social security card? Would they give your documents back to you?
- Probably, they would. But if I go along with this, then I accept that the government arbitrarily and illegally can insult anyone -- today me, tomorrow the entire Hungarian community. I can assure you that I am not happy with this situation, it is upsetting when I see uniformed policemen and when I see my family members scared. But I can't give in to the pressure. Through me, Slovakian authorities sending a message to the entire Hungarian community: if you don't resist, if you give up your ethnic background, your roots and if you focus solely on earning your daily bread, you can get away with it and you can live with us. But what kind of life would that be? This is why I don't back off – neither those who have already obtained Hungarian citizenship.
-A petition that is stating that the exclusionary citizenship law is contrary to the Basic Law is in front of the Slovakian Constitutional Court. Do you expect favorable decision?
- Any kind of decision would be nice. Then, we could go forward and take further legal actions. However, since the Constitutional Court is not bound by any deadline, I don't dare to predict.
- Is it conceivable that the Constitutional Court decides on political grounds? Could it be that the election campaign influences the court's interpretation of the law?
- Let's just say this: I hear this opinion the first time.
- I don't want to embarrass you, you have enough problems with the Slovakian government. So I say it differently: do you feel that the attacks against you have something to do with the March parliamentary elections?
- The timing is unmistakable. It is also clear that the Slovakian political parties will compete with each other as to who is the "bigger and better patriot", who can insult more Hungarians. In this, there is not much difference between Fico and Radicova.
- Do you expect support from Brussels? If the European Union tells Pozsony to back off wouldn't that force Slovakian officials to change their mind?
- I have no illusions. Brussels didn't intervene when the Fico government introduced the discriminatory citizenship law, then, European officials' statements could be interpreted different ways. However, I consider it important that - as the European People's Party is already doing it - the discrimination of ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia and my own disenfranchisement get wide publicity in the European institutions. The Hungarian government's support is also very important, but ultimately, dual citizenship is our battle and we ourselves have to fight it out.
(magyarhirlap.hu – translated by hungarianambiance.com)
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (1st, L) chairs an emergency meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on November 26, 2011. Pakistan's top civilian and military leadership Saturday night decided to ask the United States to vacate a key air base in the country's southwest Balochistan province in 15 days after the NATO fighter jets and helicopters killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and injured 13 others in the tribal region of Mohmand Agency which borders Afghanistan. (Xinhua Photo/Ahmad Kamal)
ISLAMABAD, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's top civilian and military leadership Saturday night decided to ask the United States to vacate a key air base in the country's southwest Balochistan province in 15 days after the NATO fighter jets and helicopters killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and injured 13 others in the tribal region of Mohmand Agency which borders Afghanistan.
An emergency meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet ( DCC) which was chaired by the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here in Islamabad on Saturday night also decided to close with immediate effect the NATO's and the ISAF's logistics supply lines, an official statement said
The meeting was called to review the situation arising out of the NATO strikes in Mohmand Agency late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The DCC meeting was attended by Federal Ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs and members of the DCC.
The meeting decided to ask the United States to vacate Shamsi Air Base in southwestern Balochistan province within 15 days in an apparent protest against NATO strikes.
The DCC decided that the government will revisit and undertake a complete review of all programs, activities and cooperative arrangements with the United States, the NATO and the ISAF, including the fields of diplomacy, politics, military and intelligence, a statement from the Prime Minister office said.
The Prime Minister will take the Parliament into confidence on the whole range of measures regarding matters relating to Pakistan 's future cooperation with the United States, the NATO and the ISAF in the near future, it said.
"The DCC strongly condemned the attack by the NATO's and the ISAF's aircrafts on Pakistani border posts in the Mohmand Agency which has resulted in the loss of precious lives of officers and men of Pakistan Army and injuries to several," said the statement.
The DCC noted that strong protests had been lodged with the United States and at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels conveying in the strongest possible terms Pakistan's condemnation of these attacks which constituted breach of sovereignty, were violative of international law and had gravely dented the fundamental basis of Pakistan's cooperation with the NATO and the ISAF against militancy and terror.
The DCC noted that the NATO's and the ISAF's attacks were also violative of their mandate which was confined to Afghanistan. Pakistan had clearly conveyed to the United States, the NATO and the ISAF its red lines which constituted an integral element of Pakistan's cooperation that was based on a partnership approach.
The attack on Pakistan Army border posts is totally unacceptable and warrants an effective national response, the DCC added.
The DCC reiterated the resolve of the Pakistani people and Armed Forces to safeguard Pakistan's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity at all costs, the statement said.
The DCC expressed heartfelt sympathies and condolences to families of the brave soldiers who fought valiantly and also prayed for the early recovery of those injured.
Behind-the-scenes forces want to bankrupt the country. It is time to leave the EU and join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Moody's downgraded Hungary's investment-grade rating from Baa3 to Ba1 junk-level reporting businessweek.com.
“The first driver of today’s downgrade is the uncertainty surrounding the Hungarian government’s ability to meet its targets on fiscal consolidation and public sector debt reduction,” Moody’s said in its statement.
The Hungarian government considering the move a financial attack on the country since Moody's assessment hasn't been based on real data. In the past one and half year period the Hungarian economy, despite the difficult external environment, has produced positive results says the National Economy Ministry's statement.
According to financial analysts, Moody's move "virtually guarantees" the raise of the current 6 percent bank's base rate.
The statement emphasizes that the country will have budget surplus in 2011. Since joining the EU this is the first time that the government managed to bring the deficit below 3 percent. This is confirmed by the European Commission's latest forecast. Among the 27-nation European Union only Hungary and six other countries could show such performance says the statement.
The latest figures show that Hungary's 2011 third-quarter GDP performance is above the EU 27-nations and the Euro area growth rate points out the statement.
The next year's budget incorporates 1 percent of GDP into the government's reserve system due to the worsening Euro zone outlook. Thus, a lower than expected economic growth rate does not jeopardize the Maastricht framework says the statement.
Hungary has carried out nearly ten percent public debt reduction this year, and by the European Commission approved low-budget deficit, the next year's national debt will further decline. All these achievements have been produced in a European context, where much of the debt growth is the characteristic trend.
The forint weakening is obviously not the result of the Hungarian economy's poor performance, nor can it be justified by the shape of the budget, but rather it is the consequence of speculative attacks to which the credit rating agency's unsubstantiated claims provide a fertile ground says the the National Economy Ministry's statement.
(Notes:This is a bitter pill for the prime minister who did his best to appease the corporate slave masters by banning the Hungarian Guard, allowing homosexuals to stage exhibitionist parades in Budapest and letting the agents of the global cabal to run gypsy crime.
Now, the time has come to reexamine the country's membership in the European Soviet Union and start thinking about leaving the private enterprise that has been created by the very same behind-the-scenes forces that are attacking the country and considering the region their own private territory that can be looted and pillaged without consequences.
As soon as the downgrading became public the compromised liberal media went into party mode. They are celebrating the harming of the country with sly pleasure, which is disgusting to the point of one wanting to throw up.)
Újfehértó Jobbik Municipal Council member József Leveleki's house was attacked with flammable material (oil) before dawn on November 22. The damage may reach several hundred thousand forints.
Attacks like this are not without precedent in the municipality; similar offenses already occurred in the past. Political motivations behind the attack can't be ruled out. The incident has been reported to Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county police department that has started an investigation against unknown perpetrators.
(ujfeherto.jobbik.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
Jobbik deputy, Tamás Gaudi-Nagy was joyful when reporting that the government accepted his proposal to set up a legal fund aiming to finance legal representatives that defending victims of chauvinist attacks in the Carpathian Basin.
Due to a silly accident Youth Olympic Champion, Boglárka Kapás misses the European Short Course Championships and the American-European swimming gala.
- Are you feeling better?
- Now, yes. I've started training and now, I am 100 percent.
- What exactly happened?
- I fell.
- Not in the pool ... I stumbled, I fell over a beam, I banged my back, but then I did not feel pain. I could move my hands and feet, I thought everything was all right. Until the first training session, then I felt strong pain. It turned out that I suffered bruised muscles and the examination showed three broken ribs. Doctors assured me that the injury was not serious, but I needed rest.
- How did you bear the break?
- Badly. I rested more than two weeks, but so much energy accumulated in me that I had to go to the pool despite the pain.
- Besides the physical pain you got psychological distress as well, as the injury forced you to quit the European Short Course Championships and the American-European gala.
- Indeed, now, I don't have the chance to repeat the last year's good result – second place in 800m freestyle; but I try to look on the bright side of it – there will be at some point during my career another Short Course Championships where I can make up for this missed opportunity. But missing the American-European gala makes me really sad.
- This was the first year when you could compete among adults at the World Championship. You finished fifth in 800 meters freestyle, then you got invited into the European team. Are you not afraid that afterwards this will be the minimum requirement that everyone expecting from you?
- Believe it or not, I thought about this after the Shanghai World Championships. There will be people who think that at the London Olympics I can win medals. But I have no other choice but to ignore these pressures. Athletes have to live with all kinds of pressure. In London, I will concentrate solely on my strategy and the instructions of my trainer, Péter Nagy.
- Despite the injury are you satisfied with the year behind you?
- Absolutely. I said something similar, the last year after winning two gold medals at the Singapore Youth Olympic Games, but competing in the adult league completely different. Wherever I look I see only stars. I was nervous first, but then, things worked out just fine.
(nemzetisport.hu – translated by hungarianambiance.com)
Hungary brings Olivér Boldoghy and his fellow exiles' cases to the European Union to find justice for the Hungarian citizens suffering ongoing persecution at their birthplace for obtaining Hungarian citizenship; the Hungarian government assuming the associated costs of the litigation said deputy prime minister Zsolt Semjén.
Semjén regrets that neither the center-right Slovakian government nor the Most-Hid party could bring changes in the Slovakian citizenship act thus preventing discrimination against Slovakia's ethnic Hungarian minority. The Deputy Prime Minister has suggested to Hungarians in Felvidék to come to Hungary and submit their citizenship applications to local authorities.
(barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
A liberal (LMP) backbencher Virág Kaufer killing time in parliament by knitting mittens during the legislative session
She is expecting long and cold winter.
Recent survey by Tárki puts Jobbik ahead of MSZP; Fidesz still leading among decided voters, but only Jobbik could increase its support among all the political parties.
Tarki Social Research Institute November poll shows that Jobbik overtook the socialist party in popular support. Despite decreasing voters support, Fidesz-KDNP still leading among the adult population.
The survey conducted by Tarki Social Research Institute is based on nationwide interviews conducted with 1000 adults. The survey shows that Fidesz-KDNP, and Socialist Party support are essentially unchanged. Fidesz support in the total adult population in October and November is 23 percent, while the Socialist Party's support in October 11 percent and in November 10 percent.
Meanwhile, the percentage of undecided voters barely changed: in October 50 percent and in November 48 percent respondents belonged to this group.
Jobbik continuous to grow; over the past year the radical party doubled its voters base. Among the total population Jobbik support is 11 percent and among decided voters 22 percent.
(hvg.hu – barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
This is the first time that a Chinese auto manufacturer builds a brand new plant in Europe. The cars will be assembled from parts imported from China; the company intends to sell its models initially in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey.
The plant will be built near Lovech and production begins in February. The Chinese company doesn't expect significant sale in the first year; it assembles approximately 8,000 models in 2012. The company called “Great Wall” however, is more ambitious in the medium term; it is aware that in Europe not as easy to break into the market so it plans gradual expansion. The company wants to get a foothold first, in Eastern Europe then gradually expand to the north and west. Around year 2015, the Chinese company wants to be present on the Swedish and the Norwegian markets and later in Great Britain. For the time being, “Great Wall” holds off the German market citing too much competition – Germany will be the last marketplace to conquer.
“Great Wall” became famous in China by selling primarily pickup trucks and four-wheel-drives. Originally, these models were unmarketable abroad because they were copies of foreign models. But the company's new model, Voleex C30 sedan (see the picture) is a brand new car based on local design.
“Great Wall” is not the only Chinese automaker, which would like to get a foothold in Europe; other firms too would like to expand into Europe, but following different tactics. “Shanghai Auto” for instance, tries to infiltrate the European market through former MG Rover and the “Chery” model using remains of an Italian company. The problem with the Chinese brands is the lack of consumer confidence, or in many cases the rumors implying that Chinese cars have poor qualities.
(index.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
The Jews were asked to renounce Holocaust claims due to the very difficult economic situation that the country is facing
Jobbik member of parliament, Tamás Gaudi-Nagy called upon Jewish organizations to renounce demands to 1 billion 727 million forints Holocaust claims due to the very difficult economic situation that the country is facing.
Tamás Gaudi-Nagy said this amount goes to members of the local Jewish community whose I believe and hope feel embarassed as the difficult economic situation hurting the entire nation.
He asked national Jewish organizations and people to protest against this extra claim, renounce it and offer the money to the nation.
The call was in vain however, because an hour later “Mazsihisz” (the top body of Jewish organizations) called on the government to take immediate action and transfer the money to Holocaust survivors thus "restoring Hungary's credibility and authority."
(MTI – barkad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
The incident happend during a live TV broadcast, but the anchorwoman mistakenly believed she was reading a voice-over announcement.
At a conference in Moscow Russian sources remarked that Hungary is among the potential candidate countries that might be invited to join the Eurasian Union that has been dreamt up by Russian president Vladimir Putin reports “Napi Gazdaság”.
The idea of the Eurasian Union has been outlined by Putin in October, in the Russian daily, Izvestia.
According to the plan, the new organization would be based on the Common Economic Area made up by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, which has been operating since January 1st.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev remarked that there is no particular hurry to form the organization, but by 2015 it should be in place.
Political expert Alexei Orlov said to Kommersant that the new economic entity should not stop at the former Soviet republic's borders, but must incorporate countries that are sympathetic to "Russian economic interests" such as Hungary, Finland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Cuba and Venezuela. The new economic community might create a market of 250 million of which Russian would be the working language and the organization would be formed by sovereign states.
(HVG - Napi Gazdaság – hungarianambiance.com)
Orbán Viktor kijelentette, hogy háború zajlik, amiben az államadósság a fő ellenfél. Ezt annyiban kell pontosítanunk, hogy nem az államadósság, és általában az adósság az ellenfél, hanem ezek az ellenünk fordított fegyverek. Jó, de akkor ki az ellenfél?
Ez az éppen most zajló történet, például hazánk új IMF-tárgyalása is ékesen bizonyítja, hogy saját állításával szemben, nagyon is létezik a globaista birodalmi, hatalmi komplexum. Most három meghatározó rendszerét láthatjuk működés közben. Az első rendszert a lokalitásban megtelepedő multinacionális-globális vállalatok, köztük is elsősorban a bankok jelentik. Ők alkotják azt a kényszerítő hatalmi rendszert, melynek az a dolga, hogy a különféle államokat, helyi, nemzeti közösségeket és társadalmakat függő, kiszolgáltatott helyzetbe hozzák. Ezt Magyarországon az elmúlt 22 évben sikeresen meg is tették. A függésünket megalapozó profit- és kamatszivattyúik az évi 27 ezer milliárdos nemzeti jövedelemből hétezer milliárdot szívnak ki, a deficit és az eladósodás döntően ennek köszönhető. A második rendszert a figyelmeztető-fegyelmező hatalmi erőszakszervezetek jelentik. Ezek a hitelminősítő intézetek és maga a Nemzetközi Valutaalap. Az a dolguk, hogy először figyelmeztessenek (leminősítés), majd, ha ez nem használ, büntessenek, amennyiben a szivattyúik működését akadályozni próbáljuk. Amit az elmúlt hetekben, a mesterségesen keltett hisztériával eljátszottak, pontosan ezt a célt szolgálta. E hisztériát pedig a harmadik rendszer, a globális értelmező-hatalmi erőszak vezérli, vagyis az a globális média, amely hamis értelmezési keretével, és hamis fogalomkészletével azt a látszatot kelti, hogy a magyar társadalom mértéktelen hedonizmusa, pazarlása és túlfogyasztása, valamint a kormány felelőtlensége és hozzá nem értése okozza a válságot. A globális hatalmi rendszer természetesen mindezt csupán összeesküvés-elméletnek nyilvánítja. Igyekszik meggyőzni a gyanútlan alávetetteket, hogy ő nem is létezik, ám e nem létező szuperstruktúra által „ajánlott” út az egyetlen helyes irány.
A figyelmeztető-fegyelmező hatalom az elmúlt hetek során tartott egy kis „bemutatót”, hogy világossá tegye, azt csinál velünk, amit akar. Miközben a hatalmas kereskedelmi aktívum következtében a forint árfolyama „közgazdasági alapon” folyamatosan jelentősen erősödő kellene hogy legyen, a birodalmi megtorlás logikája, a spekuláció pénzfegyvereivel történelmi mélypontra lökte a magyar fizetőeszközt. Ha más nem is, de az a tény, hogy amint az IMF-tárgyalások újrakezdésének bejelentése megtörtént, perceken belül jelentősen javult a forintjegyzés, pontosan jelzi, hogy kegyetlen színjátékról és kíméletlen birodalmi kifosztásról van szó.
A kormány retorikája azt szuggerálta, hogy valóban képes tartós stratégiát építeni a birodalmi kifosztás ellen, ám most kiderülni látszik, hogy ez sajnos nem így van. Az persze valószínűnek látszik, hogy a kormány kényszerű behódolása nélkül akár a teljes pénzügyi romba döntést kockáztattuk volna. Görögország megsemmisítésére főként éppen azért volt szükség, hogy tanulságul szolgálhasson az ellenszegülőknek: bármikor bárkiből Görögországot csinálhatnak. A másik csapás anyagi természetű, és pontos dimenzióit most még nem láthatjuk. Az IMF „segítségének” mindenképpen nagy ára lesz. Feltehetőleg arra próbálja rákényszeríteni a kormányt, hogy vonja vissza azokat az intézkedéseit, amelyekkel a globális szivattyúk szívását mérsékelni akarta. Tehát a bankadót és más különadókat, a devizaadósokat segítő döntéseket, sőt akár a nyugdíjrendszer átalakítását is. A „strukturális reformok” felgyorsításának örök liberális mantrájának ismételgetése közepette, mindez eddig elképzelhetetlen terheket róna a vesztes többségre, amely joggal érzi úgy, hogy kifosztottsága legvégső fiziológiai határaihoz érkezett. Legyen intő jel, hogy az elmúlt néhány év során kivétel nélkül megbukott minden olyan kormány, amely elfogadta az IMF „segítségnek” álcázott diktátumát. Ezért aztán elég vészjósló, amit a nemzetgazdasági miniszter mondott a bejelentés másnapján, aki szerint olyan pénzügyi megállapodásra törekednek, amely „szabad kezet” hagy a kormánynak a gazdaságpolitika területén. „Az IMF, az EU és a magyar kormány egyetértett abban, hogy strukturális reformokkal kell megteremteni a hosszú távon fenntartható pénzügyi egyensúlyt. Mi ezt tesszük, és erre képesek is vagyunk…” – mondta a miniszter.
Ezek szerint szabad választásunk csak abban van, hogy hosszú szenvedések során, önpusztító módon, lassan, vagy hirtelen romba döntés nyomán gyorsan akarunk-e elpusztulni. A forradalom és szabadságharc első szakasza tehát az ellenfél győzelmét hozta. De a háborúnak koránt sincs még vége…
A model from the Mongolian ethnic group dances at a bonfire party in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 20, 2011. Twenty-five Chinese ethnic models will compete in the 2011 China Ethnic Model Contest finals, which will be held on Nov. 24. (Xinhua/Li Mingfang)
HVIM calls everyone to the streets on December 1st to stop the chauvinist, extremist, xenophobic, anti-Hungarian frenzy organized by Noua Dreapta in Csíkszereda.
Noua Dreapta intends to celebrate the annexation of Erdély to Romania, as a result of the Trianon Peace Treaty, on December 1st in Csíkszereda with the obvious intent to provoke the Hungarian majority of the city.
The Sixty-Four County Youth Movement believes that the time has come to stop this chauvinist, delirious frenzy.
We are not against Romanians, but against the chauvinist organization that while demanding the annexation of the Republic of Moldova it rejects the rights of Hungarians in Transylvania. To be there is a matter of honor; politicians who are advocating to disregard the event merely covering up their own cowardice. Let's show to the invaders that the Székely-Hungarian resistance is still alive and well, concludes the HVIM's statement.
2011. november 21.
Csongor Szőcs, the head of HVIM's Csíkszereda Chapter
Bálint Tóth, spokesman of HVIM's Erdély branch
László Toroczkai, the President of HVIM
(szentkoronaradio.com – hungarianambiance.com)
Grand Prize, Professional
At a sand mine embankment on the edge of the village of Sarand, Hungary, Petersburger sat in a hot, 2-foot-deep pit under a camouflaged tarp. While visited by a toad and mice, he watched dozens of bee-eaters snagging insects mid-flight. Artfully using a flash, he kept the background dark while illuminating this bird’s iridescent feathers and the butterfly’s striking patterns. To “show the movement of the bird’s wings,” he set a shutter speed slightly longer than the flash.
This is not at all surprising as the European Union is the place where double-standards rule supreme. The European Union remained silent during the 2006 police crackdown as well when the Gyurcsany regime ordered police to shoot at protesters indiscriminately, in the mean time, angrily demanded the restoration of human rights in Burma.
According to Zoltán Lomnici, the President of the Council for Human Dignity, Eu's responsibility is inescapable in this case. As we reported earlier, Olivér Boldoghy, a Slovakian citizen lost his Slovakian citizenship because he applied for the Hungarian one.
This is not the first time that Slovakia discriminates against its ethnic Hungarian citizens, which is in this case a blatant violation of human dignity said Lomnici on Monday to MTI. The president of Slovakia also insulted ethnic Hungarians by condemning János Esterházy, a Hungarian human rights activists in the pre-war period calling him a Nazi collaborator.
Zoltán Lominici argued that the EU hasn't spoken up once in these cases with due vigor; the present case, however, is an "open disregard of EU standards".
The decision to strip Boldoghy's citizenship also violates the Slovakian Constitution as the law declares that an individual can't be stripped of his citizenship without his agreement.
Lomnici pointed out that as a result of losing his citizenship, Boldoghy can lose his permanent residence and his identity card as well, and on February 14, 2012, he can be kicked out of the country. Stripping of Boldoghy's citizenship is not only a symbolic step, the measure has practical disadvantages as well, therefore, non-political organizations also have an obligation to act against the measure pointed out the President of the Council for Human Dignity.
(MTI – barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
Debrecen and Pest county representing Hungary at the 8th International Garden Expo in China's southwestern city of Chongqing opened at the weekend. The gardens built by Hungarians will be retained and taken care of by local gardeners after the expo closes.
The Pest county garden has been built from Hungarian mythological elements and the garden composition of Debrecen incorporates a “Hortobágy” life-scene embellished with flowers. The garden design also includes a farmhouse with porch, a sweep-pole well and a cart.
This year, 32 foreign cities or regions represented in the prestigious event, including Toulouse and Dusseldorf. The 220-hectare Expo incorporates about 127 gardens.
Tamás Hajba, Hungarian Consul General to Chongqing remarked that the provincial rank city invited its sister cities and municipalities to take part in the expo and provided a 500 by 500 square meter space for their designs.
Pest county signed a cooperation agreement with the 32 million Chongqing in 2010 and over the past year two municipal leaders of Chongqing visited Pest County said the Consul General. Debrecen mayor visited Chongqing in early May, this year that followed by the local People's Congress Vice-President' visit this September.
The city of Chongqing built a 12.8 km road network in the park with seven bridges, three tunnels and several other structures just over one and a half years' time. Unlike traditional flower exhibitions, the expo site will remain a permanent feature of the city and function as a park in the future.
The exhibition has a twenty-year history; originally, it was conceived as a collaboration between the cities of the country to promote closer relations among the different regions of China. Since a few years, organizers have been inviting international participants as well.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)
The German Minority Council Budapest XVI. District Organization and the Hungarian National Guard paid tribute to the German soldiers died in the Second World War, at the Cinkota cemetery.
During the service, Rosemary Choir performed the German National Anthem and a compiled list of German songs. After the performances, German military attaché, Colonel Urlich Pfeiffer delivered a speech. The memorial service was also attended by Imre Kovács representing the organization responsible of maintaining the tombs of fallen soldiers as well as local historian Antal Lantos.
The service ended with the musical performance of guest student-artist Sarah Grohmann from Thuringia who played on trumpet.
"Ihr, die ihr schlaft schon manchen Jahr
Ihr, die ihr seit kurzem begraben -
Wacht auf!Und macht euch der Gäste beret:
Ihr sollt euern Sonntag heut' haben!"
(szentkoroanaradio.com – hungarianambiance.com)
Olivér Boldoghy is the first ethnic Hungarian who lost his Slovakian citizenship because obtained the Hungarian one
It is unbelievable, but true – in the European Union, people can lose their citizenship if acquiring the citizenship of another member state. This is what happened to Olivér Boldoghy, a Slovakian citizen with ethnic Hungarian background. He lost his Slovakian citizenship as soon as he received his Hungarian passport. Now, he lives as an exile in his birthplace.
The activist of the “Komáromért polgári társulás” received a letter from the Slovakian Interior Ministry on Friday in which he was informed that he was stripped of his Slovakian citizenship.
The decision has been forwarded to the state agencies and within days his drivers license, his identity card and his Slovakian passport will be suspended. He will also lose his social security card and his health insurance card. On February 14, 2012 authorities can kick me out of my birthplace said Boldoghy who is working as a contractor.
"I don't have Hungarian residency, I don't have Hungarian documents; the only way I can acquire Hungarian identity card if move there, but I don't have any property in Hungary and I have no intention to move there. My job is here that requires me to drive a car, so I need drivers license, without that I can't make a living. Without revenue, I can't pay my taxes, my credit, and of course, I can't feed my family or provide health insurance for them in case of illness. Without permanent residence permit, I can't apply for a job either," said Boldoghy.
The only solution would be to apply for permanent residence in Slovakia, which I would get without problem said Boldoghy.
With a move like this however, I would admit that I am a stranger in my native land. I would recognize that the Slovakian state was right all along and it won. In this case, I would betray the ideals that we put forward in Komárom, in September where we called thousands of people to the street to support our ideas of dual citizenship. I would also send the wrong message to people implying that there is reason to be afraid of and it's better not to stand up for their basic rights" explained Boldoghy.
Rather than surrendering to state assault, Boldoghy calls on Hungarians in Slovakia to sign the petition demanding dual citizenship for ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia.
In recent months, number of ethnic Hungarians announced that acquired Hungarian citizenship, but they do not want to give up their Slovakian one. Olivér Boldoghy was the first person who has been stripped of his Slovakian citizenship.
Slovakia amended its citizenship act in response to the new Hungarian law allowing ethnic Hungarians around the world to apply for Hungarian citizenship without residency requirements.
The Hungarian government issued a strongly-worded statement protesting against the Slovakian government's decision indicating that the Hungarian government will provide all necessary legal assistance to the disenfranchised countrymen.
The "Magyar Koalíció Pártja” (MKP) (The Hungarian Coalition Party) finds the measures against Olivér Boldoghy outrageous and deplorable. MKP will give all necessary support to the violated countryman, if he intends to challenge the decision in the court said József Berényi, the head of the party.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)
Russia is sending its warships to Syrian waters in a move aimed at preventing any foreign attacks against Syrian territories.
According to Russian sources, the recent move conveys the message that Moscow will block any NATO-led attack under the guise of “humanitarian intervention,” The Nation reported.
Russia has been voicing support for Syria, which it says is currently going through a civil war.
The Western military alliance, NATO, has been making efforts to demonize the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his forces, while downplaying attacks by opposition forces.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has also recently warned the West against any 'Libya-style' military intervention in Syria.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March, with demonstrations being held both against and in support of Syrian President Assad.
According to the United Nations more than 3,000 people, including members of the security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.
The opposition and Western countries accuse Syrian security forces of being behind the killings in the country, but the government blames what it describes as outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups for the deadly violence, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
A good performance today by Hungarian Zambori who won all of his fights by ippon in the category U66kg.
Zambori was dominat in the final match against Mehmet Durmaz (TUR). He scored sumi-gaeshi twice. The first one was awarded by referees for wazari, but the second sumi-gaeshi was more than enough for ippon. Zambori had already a bronze and silver medal in his collection. He won bronze 2004 at the Cadet European Championship in Rotterdam and four years later he won a silver medal in Warsaw at the Junior European Championship. So with bronze, silver and now gold the path is smoothened for senior success.
His compatriot Zsolt Gorjanacz won a bronze medal with a great uchi mata against Sebastian Seidl from Germany. Killian Leblouch (FRA) won the fight in the golden score against Polish favourite Grzegorz Lewinski who was silver medalist at the 2009 World Junior Championships.
Hungarian Krisztian Toth won his first European title today. In the final he defeated an even more experienced fighter, Artyom Baghdasaryan from Armenia.
The Hungarian middleweight defeated Tsimafei Yemelyanau from Belarus in first round, Klaudijus Lescinskas (LTU), quater-final match he was better than Matteo Marconini (ITA) and home favourite Stanislav Semenov (RUS). Toth took this year bronze medal at the European U23 Championships at Lommel.
Adrian Nacimiento (ESP) won his first European medal ever. In match for bronze he was holding Matteo Marconini in osae-komi waza. Stanislav Semenov beat Yannick Gutshce (GER) at second bronze medal by throwing ippon.
The founding document outlines, among others that the new association should be given adequate attention in national politics.
According to the document, the Hungarian government bears responsibility, in accordance with the new basic law, towards Hungarians living in the diaspora.
The Hungarian Diaspora Council is the common forum for ethnic Hungarians scattered around the world and it is aiming to be the representative body of their interests.
At the inaugural meeting of the new organization, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán remarked that the Hungarian government in its pursuit to trigger economic growth it counts on all Hungarians, regardless where they happen to live, as "14 to 15 million Hungarians can achieve more than 10 million."
Twenties century history "broke our nation into small parts whose fragments fell away from each other and from the motherland", yet, the nation's spirit can't be imprisoned or mutilated; we have been struggling for almost "a hundred years to unite the scattered fragments under the spirit of the Hungarian nation,” said the prime minister.
The foundation of the Hungarian Diaspora Council is another important victory in this struggle said Orbán. He emphasized that in such exceptional times as ours the more "people pushing the cart of the nation, the more quickly it gets out of the hole in which years of irresponsible decisions led our nation"; the goal is "to call all Hungarians on board."
The Prime Minister ended his speech with a remark emphasizing that we shouldn't start a war on globalism as a whole, because besides its many unpleasant consequences, it also offers opportunities that help unifying our nation.
Secretary of State, Zsolt Németh remarked that Hungarian foreign policy gives priority to the Hungarian diaspora, unlike the Gyurcsány government that closed down consular services in places where a significant number of Hungarian communities reside - Toronto, Chicago and Sydney among others.
(magyarhirlap.hu – hungarianambiance.com)