Jobbik party continues to disagree over the creation of the Tom Lantos Institute - said Márton Gyöngyösi, Jobbik foreign critic at a press conference before the official opening of the institute in Budapest.
The opposition politician said Jobbik primarily rejects the creation of the institute because of the person that the institute was named after. While the goal of the institute is to protect human, civil and minority rights, promote Central European reconciliation and transatlantic research, "Tom Lantos supported the invasion of Iraq based on false arguments and lies” and as a friend of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, he lobbied Romania most favored nation status in the American Congress said Gyöngyösi.
According to Jobbik, naming a public institution after "this man" is "more than outrageous."
The opposition party finds preposterous that Hillary Clinton, the head of U.S. diplomacy and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also participate in the opening ceremony. According to Gyöngyösi, "both diplomats responsible for assisting human rights violations in the U.S. symbolized by the death penalty and the Guantanamo detention center."
At the end of the press conference, the Jobbik politician held up a banner saying "Tom Lantos will never be a role model for Hungarians."
Today's press conference, you called death penalty a violation of human rights. Doesn't this statement contradict Jobbik's view on death penalty?
Indeed, I was inaccurate when used the term. Jobbik and myself find death penalty justified against the worst offenders.
But what did you want to say when criticized human rights violations?
I wanted to call attention to the widely used double standards of Western countries that criticize other nations by using human rights as a political weapon, in order to maintain their hegemony in the world, while these very same countries don't tolerate or respect human rights at home. The Guantanamo Bay prison camp, the outsourcing of torture, the invasion of countries based on trumped-up charges and the murder of civilians belong in this category. While death penalty in America is still part of the criminal law in many states, in Hungary even mentioning the idea of death penalty is considered heresy. These kind of double standards that Jobbik will continue to fight against.
(MTI – barikad.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor personally apologized to Viktor Orbán at the European Council Meeting in Brussels the last week for his leaked statement earlier this month said prime minister's spokesman Peter Szijjártó on MTV, on Thursday.
In a leaked audio recording, premier Borut Pahor criticized the Hungarian government and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán personally for passing the new Hungarian Constitution and other bills during the last parliamentary session.
Szijjártó said it is not known that the recording was edited or not and what political goals it intended to serve.
The Prime Minister's spokesman remarked that after the statement leaked to the public, Slovenian official sources immediately contacted Hungarian government officials offering explanations for the statement and the Slovenian Prime Minister, at the earliest opportunity contacted Viktor Orbán personally explaining his remarks.
On May 28, in a confidential setting Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor said:
“Immediately after Hungary ends with its presidency of the EU, we will politically isolate it, absolutely. Already now, have you seen Orban talking anywhere as the chief of the presiding state in the name of the EU? Nowhere. As soon as the presidency is over, Hungary will be isolated…”
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)
The world's best horse archers will meet the first weekend of July for the third time in Kassa Valley, near Kaposmérő. The host of the event is Lajos Kassai world champion horse archer who has invited 180 riders from 14 countries for the event.
The programs start on Friday early afternoon in the main square of Kaposvár. The spectacular event will host participants dressed in historical costumes, medieval musical instruments playing musicians and there will be plenty of food made according to recipes used during the “Honfoglalás” era, as well as craft show, among others. At seven o'clock, Károly Szita, the mayor of Kaposvár will welcome participants, who will be dressed in “Honfoglalás” period costumes as they parading into the main square with 60 horses. Attendants will carry the participating countries' flags and accompanied by the Somogy dance troupe.
On Saturday, starting at 11 am.,there will be a two-hour spectacular show in the Kassa valley introducing the military tactics and fighting strategies of ancient Hungarians presented by Lajos Kassai's students from around the world. He has developed horseback archery competition rules, a unique martial arts style of which he is an internationally recognized master and trainer.
For the spectacular event, organizers are expecting thousands of visitors this year as well.
(A horse archer, horsed archer, or mounted archer is a cavalryman armed with a bow, able to shoot while riding from horseback. Archery has occasionally been used from the backs of other riding animals. Mounted archery was a defining characteristic of Steppe warfare throughout Central Asia, and throughout the prairies of America after the adoption of the horse, used by peoples including the Scythians, Sarmatians, Parthians, Sassanids, Huns, Byzantines, Bulgars, Cumans, Kipchaks, Magyars, Japanese, Mongols, Turks, Rajputs, Comanches, and others. It was also adopted by other peoples and armies, notably Chinese and Romans who both suffered serious conflict with peoples practising horse archery. It developed separately among the peoples of the South American pampas and the North American prairies; the Comanches were especially skilled.
Horse archery was also particularly honoured in the samurai tradition of Japan, where mounted archery is called Yabusame. In some places, such as in Germany, Scandinavia and Portugal, the crossbow was favoured over composite bow. Horse archery was never widely used south of the Sahara in Africa, where the ecosystem was less suitable for domestic horses. This was presumably due to factors such as the tsetse fly and lack of suitable fodder. Though some African kingdoms south of the Sahara used horses, they were less useful and had a high mortality rate in these regions).
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)
According to documents obtained by egyenlito.blog.hu, internal fighting has been going on among LMP party members for quite some time threatening to tear the party apart if a solution is not found quickly.
(Note: The election campaign of LMP party has been financed by shadowy forces, through an American “businessman” called Richard Field. He got into the limelight as one of the organizers of the Gyöngyöspata false flag operation that almost ended up in ethnic clashes between gypsies and Hungarians. Several lawsuits are pending against the individual who since fled the country.)
Fourty-nine members of the party signed a letter complaining about the fighting within the party. The signatories are freaked out when learned that members of the various interests groups are calling each others derogatory names like “rats”, “political prostitutes”, “junkies” and “shitstirers”.
The letter writers, among them András Schiffer, Gergely Karácsony, Virág Kaufer and Gábor Scheiring noted that if the party does not stop internal fighting, "history will pass the party".
Furthermore, the letter writers found illegitimate that certain members of the party have formed "informal power structures" by creating closed mailing lists and often leaking internal materials to the press.
These signs are foreshadowing the break up of the party said the signatories. "The LMP party, as an organization is in a very bad condition. While party support gradually growing, (...) the party has been paralyzed by internal conflicts, which are often incomprehensible even for those participate in them".
According to party leader András Schiffer, the problems can be solved by bringing together all interest groups under civilized circumstances, then laying dawn detailed rules about personal conducts that all party members should observe.
(egyenlito.blog.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Hungarian Ambassador George Busztin on Tuesday to protest about the EU’s recent imposition of sanctions on three Islamic Revolution Guards Corps commanders, who have allegedly aided the crackdown in Syria.
Hungary currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union.
During the meeting, the director general of the Western European Affairs Department of the Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly criticized the illegal approach of the EU and protested at the double-standard approach that the union has adopted toward the developments unfolding in the region.
He also criticized the EU for turning a blind eye to the atrocities being committed in Bahrain.
The Hungarian ambassador said that he will inform the officials of his country of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s protest.
On June 26, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast dismissed as baseless EU’s claim that the IRGC is involved in containing protests in Syria.
“The baseless EU claim linking the Sepah (commanders) to the incidents in Syria is indicative of the union’s attempt to launch a purposeful propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran and distort the realities,” Mehmanparast stated
Kyokushin karate in Hungary had taken roots a quarter of a century ago when Attila Mészáros came back from Sweden and held a training session at “Testnevelési Főiskola”. Over the past 25 years, Kyokushin karate have conquered the country: today, several thousand athletes train every week nationwide - both guys and girls. Twenty-one year old black belt karate master, Vivien Halász -- who carries the genes for the love of martial arts -- started training 17 years ago. She is practicing karate on a professional level ever since and as a result, she won the sixth place at New York World Cup and won bronze medal at the European Championships held in Belgrade, last year.
- What do you think, why has Kyokushin karate become the most popular karate style in Hungary?
- Kyokushin karate is the hardest among all styles of karate; besides, teaching self-defense, it also teaches humility, honor and perseverance. The technique of the style is based on the unity of the circle, line and the point – it uses the body's energy sources along a circle, or by using circular motions, it puts the focus on one point. To follow this rule, in addition to physical fitness, you need spiritual training as well. Unfortunately, the style broke up into several branches, but I'm belonging to the original IKO (International Kyokushin Organization). The leader of this organization is Kancho Shokei Matsui, 8 dan karate master.
- You started your training - if I count it well – at the age of four.
- Yes ... My father, Károly Halász (5 dan master), currently, the IKO Central Hungarian leader, took me to my first workout. I remember that integration went very well, since I virtually grew up in the dojo as my dad always took me to competitions.
- What are your future plans?
- I participate several world and European competitions, every year where sometimes I win, sometimes lose; but the goal is now, to stand on the top of the podium. Besides competing in tournaments, I take coaching courses, I still have to pass the tests; through these years, I also taught karate beside my dad; I taught kindergarten karatekas.
Father and daughter
- This takes lots of time and energy. How can you reconcile it with your everyday life?
- I see the world through different eyes than the majority of young people. While in high school, my primarily goal was to train, rather than study or hang out with friends. If I can, I work out every day, but I train, at least 3 times a week, this also depends on competition schedules. On weekends, I often go to training camps and almost every second or third month, I compete in different cities around the world – I enjoy traveling immensely. I always tried organizing my time; my teachers were always helpful, although, I preferred training to studying. I also like partying. The competitions require strength and perseverance.
- How does all this affect your femininity?
- Karate is a manly sport, but lots of girls also practicing it; about two-thirds-one-third the proportion of boys and girls. The training sessions are held at the same time, however, competitions are separate for guys and girls. Girls are just as tough as the guys, so the proportion of black belts among them is about the same. Fortunately, I am the kind of girl that can maintain her femininity; I like nice clothes, shoes, handbags, just as other girls. I'm easy going in relationships and I'm adaptable - I owe these propensities to the sport. Love life doesn't cause problem either, as my boyfriend is also karateka.
(budomagazin.hu – translated by hungarianambiance.com)
Hungarian wine promotion campaign will be launched in the United States in late July or August - said George Pataki, former Governor of New York state, on Tuesday in Badacsony.
The politician said he has already discussed the strategy of launching the Hungarian wines promotion campaign with the Hungarian consul to the U.S. According to Pataki, the quality of Hungarian wines are extremely good, but unfortunately they are unknown abroad.
He stressed that Hungarian wines should be introduced to the American market, preferably in three categories - top, medium and cheap categories - to make them competitive with other wines.
If Hungary doesn't develop a business strategy and does not export its wines to the biggest market of the world, nobody will know that they exist said Pataki.
Pataki said his favorite was the “Tokaj” brand, but he also loved the “Badacsonyi”.
American Foundations Marketing Group president, Monika Ellinggel said they have been negotiating with Hungarian wine producers since February and they are also bidding for EU funding.
She said interests in the American market are intense in all Hungarian wine producing regions, but especially so in Tokaj, Szekszárd, the Badacsony regions.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)
Zsolt Semjén greeted the one-hundred thousandth citizenship applicant, László Virág Balogh and his family in Parliament, on Monday.
The deputy prime minister said about 65 percent of all applications have been processed so far and the citizenship oath ceremonies are continuous around the world.
So far, ten thousand applicants took the citizenship oath.
Semjén remarked that due to IT developments the procedure of taking the citizenship oath will accelerate in the future.
László Virág Balogh expressed his gratitude to the Hungarian government for allowing him and his family to become Hungarian citizens. He recalled that in 1941-45 he already had Hungarian citizenship. He was born in 1942 in Csurog as a Hungarian citizen. He recalled that ten years ago, he tried applying for Hungarian citizenship, but police just "smiled and did nothing ".
I owe big thank you to the government for allowing me to become Hungarian citizens, and I'm especially touched by the fact that I could become the one-hundred thousandth citizenship applicant said László Virág Balogh, who has arrived to Budapest with his wife, his son, his daughter-in-law and two of his grandchildren. All of them applying for Hungarian citizenship.
(MTI – mno.hu - hungarianambiance.com)
One billion Euro credit line, economic, military and cultural cooperation, securities purchase agreement and the establishment of a regional logistics center are the results of the agreement signed by Viktor Orbán, Hungarian and Wen Jiabao Chinese Prime Minister on Saturday in the Hungarian parliament.
We stood together in the past and will stand together in the future...
"Hungary is happy to receive the Prime Minister of a country that helped the development not only his home country, but also the enhancement of global wealth.”
"Today, we have formed a new and historic alliance with the People's Republic of China. In the signed documents, we agreed in specific programs that include an investment and financial framework as well,"; then, Orbán noted that while Hungary is a member of a well-functioning Euro-Atlantic alliance, to be successful the country needs new type of partnership as well. "To complete the economic revolution in Hungary, we agreed that the People's Republic of China and Hungary become allies to each other. To make this alliance work we need a strong foundation that is already in place. The past sixty years and the fact that we think similarly about the future makes this foundation even stronger. " said the Hungarian prime minister.
Orbán then remarked that Hungary is committed to work-based development rather than speculative and unsustainable economic activities. "Both countries are rejecting the notion that people can prosper without work and this belief gives the basis of our cooperation in the future," said Orbán
"This is just the beginning"
Turning to the Chinese prime minister Orbán said "When you invited me to Shanghai the last year, you encouraged me to develop large-scale plans. I think the last year proved that we are capable of developing such plans; during that period, Chinese government experts provided us with great assistance. But this is only the beginning, the real big things are still ahead of us, so we are looking forward a great and prosperous future "- said Orbán.
Wen Jiabao: Friendship is more important than the business
"This morning, walking along the Danube river I said to the prime minister friendship is always more important than business. The beautiful Danube River still flows the same way as it flowed 24 years ago when I first visited Hungary and although since then major changes took place, the friendship between our countries hasn't changed " said Prime Minister Wen Jiabao; then he announced that he has invited Prime Minister Orbán for an official visit to China.
The Chinese prime minister, then announced that the China Development Bank, opens one billion Euro credit line for Hungarian companies wanting to invest in China, and the goal is to realize a twenty billion dollars bilateral trade flow between the two countries by 2015.
The Chinese government is willing to purchase Hungarian government bonds - the amount hasn't been announced - and companies of the two countries will organize economic and trade forums to strengthen personal ties.
In relation to the purchase of government bonds the Hungarian prime minister remarked that this step was extremely important for Hungary. "Today, we are capable of financing the country from financial markets, but the Chinese government willingness to purchases Hungarian government bonds gives us huge security. With this financial transaction, the country's finances becomes secure in medium-term," said Prime Minister Orbán.
The Chinese prime minister then spoke about non-economic issues: 150 Hungarian young people will be invited to China and the two sides create a cultural center in each others countries. The Chinese prime minister initiated a project that will provide scholarships for Hungarian students wanting to study in China.
"Your rise in world politics won't be short-lived and China will play an increasingly important role worldwide. We want to develop a long-term alliance with you longer than the time I spend in politics what I'm hoping won't be short" said Prime Minister Orbán. "This requires that make young people supporters of the Chinese-Hungarian alliance so that the next generation will understand why it is very important for our country this friendship. What I can do is to bring as many young people as I can in the fold of this project by removing bureaucratic obstacles from the way of cooperation, " said Orbán. Then, he added "I can honestly say that I am very pleased to send Hungarian youth to a country where Petőfi's “Freedom, love” poem is part of the school curriculum. People that learn that poem understand Hungarians and willing to cooperate with them."
We respect each other's policies
Prime Minister Orbán said we respect each other's policies. "Hungary is a door for the EU, the question is who wants to travel through this gate. Today, after speaking to Premier Wen Jiabao, I'm convinced that China would like to navigate through this gate" said Orbán.
"Regarding specifics, we spoke lots of things; we struck a deal about a billion dollar petrochemical investment in Hungary and China is going to create its logistics transport platform for Central European region in Hungary" announced Orbán; then, he added, a deal has been agreed upon about doubling Sino-Hungarian trade volume from the current value to twenty billion dollars.
"We wish China to continue its current policy that produced great results and again I repeat, we Hungarians applaud the ongoing Chinese economic performance that managed to lift hundreds of millions of people and provided a secure future for them. Today, we have formed a great alliance with China and we are proud of it, " concluded his speech Prime Minister Orbán.
(index.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
According to sociologist Gyula Szilagyi, the murderers of Marian Cozma probably go mad in jail and will be released after serving 30 years as zombies. Sándor Raffael and Győző Németh will run out of internal reserves after serving 15-20 years.
Lifers serving their time in maximum security prisons in Szeged, Sátoraljaújhely or Sopronkohida. Although, they can participate in prison activities they will spend their time in a monotonous schedule behind bars.
According to sociologist Szilagyi, the Raffael gang still has no idea what lies ahead. Criminal psychologist Mária Werner agrees with this assessment and also believes that these people still haven't comprehended the fact that they will be in retirement age when released from jail.
They are sociopaths that live for today. At the beginning, they will adopt to the prison conditions; they are sufficiently aggressive to become leaders of a group inside the jail said the Criminal psychologist.
The infamous Szeged maximum security jail
According to Werner, these people didn't show remorse during sentencing and the fact that Győző Németh offered half of his kidney to one of the victims was "super-spectacle".
Marian Cozma, the handball player of MKB Veszprém and the Romanian national team was stabbed to death on February 8, 2009 in a Veszprém disco by Sándor Raffael. Ivan Pesic was stabbed by Győző Németh causing life-threatening injury to the athlete; he also kicked Zarko Sesum in the head.
Iván Sztojka, an accomplice received 20 year jail term. His situation is different said the criminal psychologist. He may be the first that goes mad; at least, this seemed from his behavior during the trial.
Prison cell in Sátoraljaújhely maximum security jail
On Monday, Sztojka was transported for monitoring to a Psychiatric Institute. Raffael showed poker face during sentencing; according to his lawyer, Adrienn Kolorédi because he expected life sentence.
After the trial, my client was transported to Szombathely where he is kept in a maximum security cell said the lawyer; he is awaiting for the final decision.
(blikk.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
The last weekend, the “Nagyváthy Imre” chapter of the Hungarian Guard bikers division delivered children's clothes, toys, office equipment and books to the Tulipán orphanage of Holtmaros, the small town that has been located about 50 km north of Marosvásárhely.
Residents of the Tulipán orphanage (founded by the Albert Wass' family members), protestant chaplain József Bartha, his daughter Katinka, and the facility staff warmly welcomed the visitors and the donations.
During the three-day visit riders of the Hungarian National Guard gained a thorough insight into the life of the orphanage, they watched children's Hungarian folk dance performances, took part in a protestant Sunday worship, and of course they took the children for a ride around the block.
The bikers were especially pleased still hearing children speaking Hungarian in such a distant place 91 years after the Trianon tragedy.
(kuruc.info – hungarianambiance.com)
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao praised Sino-Hungarian friendship and characterized Hungarians as hardworking people with brilliant culture, on Friday, at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) where Chinese-Hungarian students greeted the prime minister with standing ovation.
Students from the Confucius Institute and the Hungarian-Chinese Bilingual Primary School entertained the guests with cultural performances. They staged traditional Chinese martial arts performances including Kung Fu and Tai chi and performed musical pieces as well as recited poems including “Szabadság, szerelem!” (Freedom, love) by the great Hungarian poet Sándor Petőfi, both in Hungarian and Chinese.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (C) poses for a group photo with students and teachers after attending a cultural exchange activity at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, June 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
Wen Jiabao pointed out that this has been the first time in 24 years that a Chinese Prime Minister visiting Hungary. The reason he meets young people at the beginning of his tour is because the future development of Sino-Hungarian relations "depends on them."
The president of the Eötvös Loránd University, Barna Mezei in his toast said Hungary's only Chinese Department has been located at ELTE. He hoped that in the future more Hungarian students will be able to attend Chinese universities and more Chinese students coming to Hungary.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L front) shakes hands with students and teachers at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, June 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
At the end of the program the Chinese prime minister likened Hungarian-Chinese friendship to the flow of the Danube and Yangtze Rivers. He remarked that Liszt's music and the poetry of Sándor Petőfi are well loved in China. He expressed his hope that friendship and cooperation between the two countries will continue and deepen in the future that will enhance not only economic and trade relations, but also the scientific and educational spheres as well.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao gestures while answering students' questions during a cultural exchange activity at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, June 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
At the end of the official ceremony, Premier Wen Jiabao answered students' questions posed in Chinese. He said China - which is both young and old country - due to reforms has achieved significant results. "Only through continuous reform and innovation can a country be developed" said the prime minister; then, he added development is only possible through opening up towards the world and mutually learning from each other.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) presents books to the Eotvos Lorand University during a cultural exchange activity held at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, June 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
Premier Wen Jiabao meets Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in parliament on Saturday. According to MTI, the two sides will sign nearly half a dozen economic agreements. The Chinese prime minister, then delivers a speech at the Central European economic forum held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and will meet Hungarian president Pál Schmitt and the speaker of the Hungarian Parliament László Kövér.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R front) watches a folk dancing performed by students at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, June 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
(MTI - hungarianambiance.com)
BUDAPEST, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived here Friday for a two-day official visit, the first to Hungary by a Chinese premier in 24 years.
Hungary is the first leg of Wen's current three-nation Europe tour, which will also take him to Britain and Germany.
In a written speech delivered at the airport, Wen said Hungary was one of the first countries to forge diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R front) is welcomed by Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen upon his arrival at the airport of Budapest, Hungary, June 24, 2011. Wen arrived here Friday on a two-day visit to Hungary. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
He also said Hungary, currently holding the rotating European Union (EU) presidency, had worked strenuously to help develop China-EU ties.
"I believe this visit will boost mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, deepen bilateral exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation, and push for further development of the friendly and cooperative partnership between China and Hungary," Wen said.
Wen will hold talks with Hungarian leaders during the visit. He is also expected to attend the signing ceremony of a series of agreements, an indication of closer political and economic ties between the two sides.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R front) is welcomed upon his arrival at the airport of Budapest, Hungary, June 24, 2011. Wen arrived here Friday on a two-day visit to Hungary. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying told a press briefing last Friday in Beijing that Wen's visit to Europe was a key diplomatic mission this year, with the purpose of promoting communication and cooperation.
With an area of less than 100,000 square kilometers, Hungary is a landlocked central European nation with a population of about 10 million.
It is one of China's most important trading partners in Central and Eastern Europe. Bilateral trade reached a record high of 8.72 billion U.S. dollars last year, up 28.1 percent on the previous year.
No more than twenty thousand Hungarian jerks want the repossession of Erdély said Hungarian ambassador to Romania Oszkár Füzes in an interview with ziare.com Romanian website.
István Szávay, the chief of Jobbik National Political Cabinet was outraged by Füzes's statement.
“I am sure that there are many more than twenty thousand people wanting the revision of Trianon,” said Szávay.
According to the Jobbik politician, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should call the ambassador back from his post.
(Notes: I'm sure, that Füzes was fed on Kadar's nihilist Bolshevik ideology. This brand of apparatchiks turned out to be the worst kind among all existing brands. Kadar was a lumpen-prole, a rootless internationalist who was unhappy fixing typewriters and his frustration with the job led him to the communist party. Oszkár Füzes probably educated on this internationalist dogma aiming to uproot nationalist sentiments from Hungarian society. As the case of Füzes shows the ideology worked quite well. Nationalists pointed out several times in the past that the Hungarian foreign service is littered with Bolsheviks, due to the fact that they haven't been removed from foreign service after the collapse of communism. “Assets” like Füzes don't represent the nation as they don't even have the concept of the nation. Jobbik has been urging the Fidesz government for some time to remove these shitheads from foreign service once and for all.)
(Mti – hungarianambiance.com)
Aletta Kovács topped the field in junior women's nanbudo kata (kata) and sparring (fighting) events winning the first place in both categories at a two-day nanbudo event held in Paris. Hungary has been represented by the Hungarian Nanbudo Federation with six athletes.
(budomagazin.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
by Peter Murphy
BUDAPEST, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Hungary can be a cultural bridge between China and Europe.
That's the word from Csaba Kael, general manager of Budapest's renowned Palace of Arts, or Muveszetek Palotaja (MUPA) in Hungarian.
"Among all the European nations, Hungary has a particular sympathy with the East," Kael said in a recent interview with Xinhua. "As well as the many big-name (Chinese) performers we have had here at MUPA, we have also regularly hosted Chinese New Year celebrations."
Ensembles, such as the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Beijing Symphonic Orchestra, have wowed Budapest audiences, while renowned pianists Chen Sa and Lang Lang have also performed in the city.
MUPA's international relations manager, Gabor Palfi, said he is keen to develop the Chinese connection.
"We are aware of the exceptionally strong cultural potential that China has. We would love to see more Chinese artists taking the stage soon at MUPA," Palfi said.
The 1,700-seat MUPA was founded in 2005 and immediately picked up numerous awards for its modern architecture. These days, Kael said, MUPA has positioned itself in the elite club of top world performing arts venues, like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, and the South Bank Center in London.
Artists at MUPA are considering inviting more Chinese violinists and pianists to Budapest, Palfi said. He also hoped that the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Chen Sa would soon come again.
The Hong Gang Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra are also on MUPA's wish-list, together with non-classical ensembles, such as the New Purple Forbidden City Orchestra, and the Shanghai Jazz Band, he said.
Not just performers are welcomed in Budapest, Kael said.
"We hope that if Budapest develops as a gateway to Europe from the East, more and more Chinese people will travel here," Kael said. "Budapest can be more than a bridge to travel through but a place to stay for a while, and enjoy the local culture, gastronomy, wine, and thermal baths."
The Central European country, which holds the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union until the end of June, boasts a long and proud musical heritage. It has produced a number of classical music luminaries during the past 200 years, including Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly, and Franz Liszt.
Budapest, a city with 2 million residents, has eight orchestras and is home to the world-famous Franz Liszt Music Academy and a stunningly ornate opera house.
"Budapest has fantastically rich cultural programs. It's one of the world's most exciting cities in this respect," Kael said. "Hungary is also a world leader in music education. We have many students from the Far East studying here."
However, in a global climate of cuts in state funding to the arts, venues like MUPA are having to explore new avenues of funding for expensive shows.
Co-productions, where two or often more partner companies jointly organize a cultural product, are proving an increasingly successful way to handle the stress of economic cutbacks.
"China is a dynamically developing economy, which is leading to an increase in money being spent on culture," Kael said. "More and more performing arts centers like MUPA are opening, and we would be happy to put on co-productions with them."
He said that while lots of performers have been shown at MUPA, now it wants to make co-productions.
"China can be very important in this respect for us," Kael said.
The president of the Hungarian Gymnastics Federation, Zoltán Magyar started disciplinary proceedings against national team member Tünde Csillag and her coaches, Gábor Rácz and Erzsébet Vizer because the gymnast refusing to participate in the World Championships in Tokyo, citing lack of security (due to the high level of radiation in Japan caused by the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown)
"I'm following the situation in Japan and the news coming out of the country and I decided with my family - not the influence of the coaches - that I do not want to travel to Japan. I expected that my decision will have consequences, but despite the disciplinary measures against me, I feel that my decision was right "- said one of the key members of the Hungarian national team.
"In agreement with the board members, I decided that I start disciplinary action against Tünde Csillag and her coaches. I consulted with coaches preparing in the Tata training camp and they stated unequivocally that the mood in the camp is gloomy - the two coaches from Szombathely trying to influence others to refuse participation in the tournament – they have bad influence on the National Team. Therefore, I sent the two coaches home from training camp. Everyone believes that a competitor can be influenced by her coach. Their action means the betrayal of the national team, " said Zoltan Magyar.
(Notes: Probably, the athlete and her coaches are reading the alternative media, because the complicit mainstream media regularly covering up the real situation of the Fukushima disaster trying to belittle the dangers of the meltdown of the atomic reactors and the dangerously high level of radiation that is affecting not only Japan but also the west coast of the United States due to the air-currents that are carrying high level of radioactive pollution to the western states.)
(nemzetisport.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
In a high-profile murder trial, the Veszprem county court sentenced Sándor Raffael and Győző Németh to life imprisonment for the murder of Marian Cozma the athlete of MKB-Veszprem Handball Club, on Thursday. Co-accused Iván Sztojka received 20 year prison term.
The court found the three co-accused guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder causing life threatening injuries. The judge stressed that Sándor Raffael and Győző Németh have to spend at least 30 years in jail before they can be considered for parole.
Four other co-accused received lighter sentences ranging fro 3 to 5 years. The defendants also have to pay HUF 74 million legal costs.
During sentencing Iván Sztojka became ill and had to be led out of the courtroom. Later the two other co-defendants, Gábor Pál and Csaba Bihari also reported nausea and both have been removed from the courtroom; then the judge ordered a break. After the break Iván Sztojka started shouting with the judge seriously interrupting court proceedings upon which the judge ordered the accused permanent removal from the courtroom.
On 8 February 2009, gypsy criminals attacked and killed Marian Cozma, the player of MKB-Veszprém and the Romanian national handball team, in a disco fight. His teammates, Croatian national Ivan Pesic and Serbian national Zarko Sesum were seriously injured in the incident.
The players celebrated the birth of their teammate's child, in the Patriota discotheque where a gypsy horde attacked the players with beer bottles, chairs and knives. The fight continued outside the discotheque where Marian Cozma was fatally stabbed.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)
Ananada, right, feeds milk through a tube to his wife Mangalabai, who has cancer, outside a hospital in Mumbai, India. Patients from across the country who are too poor to pay for cancer treatment crowd this hospital, sometimes waiting days for their turn to get treated free of charge. (Associated Press)
The government decided to impose an extra tax – commonly known as “Hamburger tax” – on unhealthy food products starting in September said government spokesperson after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Anna Nagy said if parliament passes the legislation companies that sell products proven to be unhealthy will have to pay an extra tax. Food with high sugar, salt, carbohydrates and caffeine content are the likely candidates for the extra tax.
As an example, she mentioned energy drinks, chips, pre-manufactured cookies, salty snacks and various soup powders. The list is not yet final. The spokesperson said the taxes are paid by the producers, if it is a foreign product, then the vendor will have to pay.
The tax rate at energy drinks, for instance will be around 300 forint per liter respectively; for chips the tax will be 400 forint per kilogram and on high-sugar content soft drinks the tax will be 10 forint per liter said Anna Nagy. The primary purpose of the extra tax is not to increase revenue but to promote public health projects.
The spokesperson emphasized that fiscal policy alone is not enough to combat unhealthy lifestyle but in addition to that, sports, public health education and conscious living should also be promoted. The implementation of “Hamburger tax” is a clear indication that the government won't watch helplessly how physically fit people get sick and become dependent on the health care system as a result of eating unhealthy food said the spokesperson.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)
Hundreds gathered in Nagybörzsöny, on Saturday to remember forester Attila Králik, who was murdered by a gypsy criminal two years ago, by slitting his throat from ear to ear for 20 thousand forints (about 106 USD).
At the gathering, Gábor Vona, the chairman of Jobbik party delivered a speech by touching on issues the country needs to tackle in the midst of the ongoing global crisis.
At the beginning of his speech in a somewhat ironic tone, the leader of the Jobbik party thanked to those that have chosen this event, rather than going to the gay pride parade or the socialist party congress (both events took place the same day). The Jobbik politician remarked that the Nagybörzsöny event should have been protected, the gay pride parade banned and the Socialist Party congress disrupted by police; then, he talked about the murder where the victim was once again Hungarian and the perpetrator a gypsy.
The party chairman drew audience's attention to the fact that in the past year not only the number of such crimes didn't decrease, but in fact increased. Gábor Vona said it was necessary to look at the problems of gypsy crime with open-mind because it can't be solved by double-speaking or using superficial, symptomatic treatments of the phenomenon.
Food stamps should be introduced into the system and current conditions should be changed so that producing babies and living off child support payments won't be an option in the future; in the mean time, the various national guards should be allowed to do their job. The Jobbik politician reiterated his earlier position on local law enforcement by throwing his support once again behind the idea of the formation of a gendarmerie force, called “csendőrség”.
We must explain to the gypsies that they are only chess pieces on the chessboard used by behind the scene forces to break the resolve of Hungarians; once the task is completed, they will be the first to be knocked off the chess board said Vona.
We have land, water and clean air that value will increase in the future. "There are people that want our land" said Vona; then, he remarked that nationalist forces in Hungary haven't been so organized as they are today since the Second World War, but this is not enough."We have to broaden our circles to get even stronger."
Vona said that social changes are in the pipeline."The day will come when not the perverts, but members of the National Guard occupy “Hősök tere” as they are taking their oath."
Then, he asked everyone to find the shortest path to each other by creating a network where everyone can contribute to the common good of the nation."Today, there are about 1-2 million Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin that are conscious of their mission in the service of the nation. The task of rescuing our nation lies squarely on the shoulders of these people" said Vona.
He then proposed that not to make a victim out of the murdered forester, Attila Králik but look at him as a martyr, because victims get easily forgotten but from the blood of martyrs new life springs up. Finally, he asked the leaders of the feuding National Guards that this August, at the fourth anniversary of the inauguration of the first recruits sit down and talk to each other. "Hungarians have a God-given mission: to keep the knowledge" finished his message the party president.
(barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
The very pretty 24 year-old Jobbik spokesperson expecting a baby girl soon. She will be called Novák Hunóra Kincső. Hunóra and Kincső are ancient Hungarian names. Hunóra is the feminized version of Hunor and the name still needs to be registered as it is not available yet. Dúró's child will be, probably the first ever Hungarian citizen called Hunóra.
More pictures here
(barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
Economic Development Minister, Tamás Fellegi attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
At the invitation of Russian Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina, Hungarian Economic Development Minister Tamás Fellegi attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 17-18.
During his stay, Fellegi held talks with First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov, who is also the co-president of the Russian-Hungarian Intergovernmental Joint Economic Commission, with whom he reviewed the development of bilateral relations since their last meeting in March in Moscow and discussed other current issues.
In St. Petersburg, Tamás Fellegi met several leading Russian and foreign business leaders including representatives of Russia's Gazprom and Surgutneftegaz, Italy's ENI, GDF Suez, Fortum and PKN Orlen.
Known as the "Russian Davos", the International Economic Forum is a club where state and government officials, international organizations, multinational corporations, banks, representatives of civic society and leading experts from around the world receive first hand information about Moscow's aims and ideas of improving the Russian investment climate. In addition, participants discussed the state of world economy, prospects of international partnerships, the main directions and challenges of the wold economy.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)
Speaking to journalists, Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor made a blunt and brazen statement about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his policies, especially relating to the new Hungarian Constitution.
“Immediately after Hungary ends with its presidency of the EU, we will politically isolate it, absolutely. Already now, have you seen Orban talking anywhere as the chief of the presiding state in the name of the EU? Nowhere. As soon as the presidency is over, Hungary will be isolated…” said the former communist official (Source)
Assistant-secretary of the Hungarian foreign ministry, Gergely Prőhle handed over a letter of protest to Slovenian ambassador Darja Bavdaz Kuret demanding explanation about the remarks.
Apparently, Mr. Pahor, personally handed over a letter to the Hungarian ambassador to Slovenia asking a personal meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orban to clarify the incident.
(mno.hu – hungarianambiance.com)
"Heritage can be kept only by those who live by it and know its rules”. This is the opinion of the young 21 year old Hungarian man, Mátyás Ruszák who won a prestigious international horseback archery competition in Jordan.
The world's first horseback archery competition was held on June 9-10, in Jordan. At the invitation of the Jordanian king, 36 athletes from 17 countries competed for the various prizes. Hungary has been represented by Master Mihály Cozmei and his disciple, Mátyás Ruszák.
Al Faris (Knight) was the name of the competition. The king was not only the patron of the event but also graced the competition with his presence in one afternoon. Contestants competed in three styles following exact rules.
One was the Hungarian style (recognizing the importance of Hungarian contribution to the field horseback archery): competitors had to shoot forwards, sideways and backwards over three races, on a 90-m long track from galloping horses.
The other was the Korean style; on a 90 and 150-meter long track competitors had to shoot 1,2 and 5 targets from galloping horses.
The third style is based on a well-known game in Turkey, called kabak. A 9 meter center pole, with a disk on the top, has been set up in the middle of a 90 and a 150 meter track. Competitors had to fire the target disk from galloping horses.
The two full days event required high-endurance, patience, self-discipline and concentration from participants. Several factors had to be overcome by the competitors including 35 to 40-degree heat, sweltering sunshine and strong gusts of wind. None of the competitors could use their own horses, but they had to compete with unknown, very fast Arabic horses.
Mátyás Ruszák is the member of the “Íjász Útja Iskola” of Pomáz. He has been training in the Hungarian Castle for years, winter and summer, under natural conditions. His performance even surprised the organizers of Jordanian event. Mátyás stood on the podium in all three styles and he was proclaimed the champion of the competition.
Let's hope that the 21 year old Mátyás Ruszák set an example for young people both in Hungary and Jordan, after all this was one of the intensions of the Jordanian king as well.
(kuruc.info – hunagarianambiance.com)
Katalin Kovács showing the three gold medals she won at the European Canoe Sprint Championships in Belgrade
Katalin Kovács and Danuta Kozák celebrating their gold by winning WK-2 200m final
Tamara Csipes and Katalin Kovács celerating their win in WK-2 500 m
Danuta Kozák celebrating after winning gold in WK–1 500 m
Tamara Csipes and Katalin Kovács showing their gold medals after winning WK-2 500 m final
Nine-time world champion, Tamás Wichmann congratulates to Dorina Obermayer and Kincső Takács for winnig silver medal in WC–2 500 m
(sportgeza.hu – nemzetisport.hu – hungarianambiance.com)