"Aftonbladet's leader board is the independent social democrat."
"Of the week relegated the american think tank Freedom House Hungary from the category ”free” to ”partly free” in its index of democracy in the world. As the first EU country are thus Hungary is not a full-fledged democracy anymore."
"Viktor Orbán, the country's prime minister, blames the content of the report on George Soros in an attempt to deflect attention. Soros is an american financier who was born in Budapest and has a jewish background. Decades ago, he has given large sums of money to human rights organisations and democracy movements around the world."
"' the Hungarian status three from free to partly free because of recurrent attacks on the country's democratic institutions by prime minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party,” writes Freedom House in its statement of reasons."
"The 26 may elections to the european Parliament. Which sets the Fidesz together with the Moderates and Christian democrats in the common conservative partigruppen EPP. They also have a common candidate for the president of the EUROPEAN commission, Manfred Weber, from the Bavarian party, the CSU."
"When the EPP in the fall appointed Weber to the ”spetskandidat”, as it is called, the choice was between him and the former Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb. One of the major points of difference was precisely the view of Viktor Orbán. Alexander Stubb is one of the Hungarian prime minister's furious critics while Manfred Weber CSU and have invited Orbán to his territory. Weber himself sent an official congratulation to Viktor Orbán, after the Hungarian ”choice” in april when Fidesz, according to Weber, won a ”clear victory”."
"The Hungarian electoral law is, as well as the constitution, written by Viktor Orbán and the opposition can, in principle, not to win. Because Fidesz controls the state apparatus, the courts, the media and large parts of civil society, there is actually no real counter forces to the ruling party. Conservatives have for years protested against Fidesz, the most critical have now poked Anna Maria Corazza Bildt has been, but they are still remain in the EPP. It is actually a scandal."
"It is the parties that control the Parliament. EPP is mäktigast followed by the social democrats and the liberal group. Within the groups benefits items and negotiate the policy, cooperate on promotions, it has great resources and a lot of staff. And even if there is no partipiska as in the Swedish parliament voting the usually together. A vote for the Conservatives or the Christian democrats in Sweden are thus also a vote for Fidesz and Viktor Orbán's policies in the same manner as a vote on the Conservatives parliamentary list representing the in Skåne also gives influence to the moderates, who are elected from the counties of Norrbotten."
"Should the EPP win the election so can Manfred Weber to become the president of the EUROPEAN commission, which would be a huge victory for Viktor Orbán. The commission is one of the few institutions that have dared to criticize and make demands on Hungary."
"Freedom House downgrades Hungary should not come as any surprise. Since Viktor Orbán won the elections of 2010 have the scares kept on showering. Already the same year began the Fidesz dismantle the liberal democratic institutions. The judiciary and the administration was reformed and was filled with partilojala officials all the way down to the local level. A powerful media council were introduced where the State appoints the members with the power to check and fine the media. Large parts of Fidesz policies were written also in the constitution so that it can not be changed in case they lose power."
"the' Illiberal democracy '"
"In a much-publicized speech 2014 explained Viktor Orbán that his goal is a"
"That right wing populism is class struggle from above against the ordinary workers became abundantly clear during the autumn. In december clubbed Fidesz through a law that gives employers the right to require 400 hours of overtime a year by the employees. The salary for this can be kept inside for up to three years. This so-called "
"Break with Viktor Orbán"
"the Last european Elections were in 2014, then voted 51 per cent of the voters in Sweden. It can be compared with 87 per cent in the parliamentary elections in the autumn. Historically, political parties have been pretty bad at explaining what choice is all about and why you should go out and vote. At the same time, the european Parliament is increasingly powerful and as the EU's only directly elected and open institution, parliament has a greater democratic legitimacy than both the EUROPEAN commission and the European union, where governments meet."
"the Conservatives have tried to escape the discussion about the cooperation with Viktor Orbán, through the so-called"
"this Spring's elections to the european Parliament looks set to be a referendum on the liberal democracy's future and the extreme right in fresh air. Ulf Kristersson and Ebba Busch Thor should break with Viktor Orbán."