Journalists might step in the goulash
if the head man gets his way (and he seems to) these days;
Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has vowed to remake Hungary into a
“non-liberal” state, now wants mandatory drug testing for journalists
A member of his ruling Fidesz party earlier had
suggested mandatory annual drug tests for 12 to 18-year-olds, but that
plan has apparently been dropped. Critics see the latest announcement as
an attempt by Orban to combat a drop in popularity and say it will be
impossible to implement.
Or he could just sue the bastards
The head of Hungary’s tax authority [Ildiko Vida] on Thursday sued a senior
American diplomat in Budapest for libel after the envoy said the U.S.
had knowledge of corruption at the tax office.
A little thing like diplomatic immunity, notwithstanding.
Vida is the only one of six otherwise unnamed public officials to
have admitted having been banned from entering the U.S. because of
corruption allegations. She has denied any wrongdoing.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday he would fire Vida unless she
sued Goodfriend or if the corruption allegations were proven to be
When the Prime Minister in Hungary says jump....
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