Jobbik's Western European organization continues in Ireland (2016.05.27.)

After London and Bristol, Dublin has become the westernmost European location where Jobbik established a friendship group last week. Organizer György Dorogi’s goals are to strengthen the Hungarian identity of our youth living there as well as to arrange a collection programme to supply toys and children’s books for the families away from their motherland. 

In his Sunday’s press release, vice president István Szávay informed the public that Jobbik’s Dublin Friendship Group was established during his three-day tour in the Irish capital. After Munich, New York, London, Vienna, Zurich and Bristol, Dubliners formed the seventh foreign group of the movement. The participants of the meeting also raised the issue of allowing Hungarians living abroad to vote by post, which the patriotic opposition has been demanding for years – so far in vain.

Hungarians living outside the Carpathian basin need churches and schools, too (2015.05.15.)

The massive emigration of recent years has created a new situation in national policy. Now there are Hungarian communities with tens of thousands of people living in Western Europe and overseas. However, these modern emigrant groups do not get organized support from the motherland, the government has neither a clear intention nor an action plan to do so, writes Jobbik MP István Szávay in his press release on Sunday.

Kim Jong Viktor visits factory in voivodina (2016.04.13.)

In its coverage of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's visit to Voivodina, local news portal Délhír reported of conditions that would put the North Korean Communist regime to shame. "The PM visited the Europe College of Újvidék (Novi Sad) built with the assistance of the Hungarian state. According to the portal's article, the preparations for the event reminded of Kim Jong-Un's factory visits," Jobbik's vice president István Szávay wrote in his press release on Wednesday.

The Hungarian government must keep away from the Serbian elections! (2016.04.06.)

Jobbik finds it revolting that Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szíjjártó has begun campaigning openly for the Voivodina Hungarian Association (VHA) on behalf of the Hungarian government and, even more astoundingly, for the Serbian Progressive Party.

In Jobbik's view, Fidesz' practice to make suggestions to Hungarians living in the neighbouring countries on behalf of the Hungary's government and tell them which Hungarian organization they should vote for in the elections of their respective states is intolerable. The Hungarian government's job is not to issue dictates from Budapest! On the contrary: the government should remain non-partisan throughout the campaign and, once the elections are over, it should respect the decision of the local Hungarian community, set its relevant policy accordingly, aiming to conduct a dialogue and cooperation with all Hungarian forces that have representatives and significant popular support instead of focusing only on the government's buddies, beneficiaries and satellites.

Ukrainian nationalists threatened the Hungarian minority (2016.03.18.)

Ukraine, Uzhorod – On Sunday the 13th of March, a demonstration of Ukrainian paramilitary nationalists had been held in the streets of Uzhorod, in western Ukraine, near the Hungarian border. Anti-Hungarian slogans were shouted, and Hungarian politicians reacted.

On the 13th of March, in the capital city of Transcarpatian oblast (region), approximately 300 people took part in a demonstration to commemorate the independent state of Carpatho-Ukraine, which had been declared by Avgustyn Voloshyn on March the 14th and ended the same year on the night of March the 15th to March the 16th, due to the Hungarian invasion.

Jobbik'a vice predident banned from Romania again (2016.03.10.)

On 8th March, I was going to travel to Transylvania to attend the Szekler Freedom Day and express my support for the territorial autonomy of Szeklerland. On the days preceding and following the event, I was supposed to hold press conferences and meet local citizens in Kolozsvár (Cluj), Székelyudvarhely (Odorheiu Secuiesc) and Szatmárnémeti (Satu Mare), as well as have other meetings there. After waiting nearly half an hour at Ártánd border station, the Romanian border guard told me that he was not allowed to let me proceed as I had been banned from the country for three years. He also informed me that the ruling against me had been in effect since 21st October, 2015. So, just like in the case of my first ban between March 2014 and March 2015, I was only informed that I was not allowed to enter Transylvanian land when I arrived at the border. I had not received any notification in advance and neither was I informed of the specific reasons for my ban.

Serbian authorities press charges against a sign (2016.02.09.)

The case of István Szávay's opening a representative office in Vojvodina continues. As we reported earlier, Jobbik's vice president was pressed charges against in terms of infraction proceedings because Jobbik's logo and full name was indicated in his Zenta (Senta) office. In fact, it's the office itself that is a thorn in the side of the Serbian state, and now they try to get it closed down on the grounds that the party is not registered in Serbia and therefore must not conduct political activities there.

The second session of the proceedings held in Magyarkanizsa (Kanjiža) on Friday was chaired by a Hungarian speaking judge already (you can read our report of the first session  here), they communicated with each other in Hungarian too, but the official minutes were still taken in Serbian.

Jobbik wants parliament committees to hear Semjen, Szijjarto, Romanian ambassador (2016.01.04.)

Budapest, January 4 (MTI) – The Jobbik party wants parliament’s foreign affairs and national cohesion committees to hear the deputy prime minister, Zsolt Semjen, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and the Romanian ambassador at a joint extraordinary meeting. The hearings are necessary because several anti-Hungarian measures have been introduced in Romania in recent months, deputy head of Jobbik Istvan Szavay told a press conference on Monday. “Sadly, we have found that Romania took a U-turn in the development of democracy and minority rights in recent months,” he added.

The hungarian ministry of foreign affairs so far fails to call in the Romanian ambassador, Jobbik will do it (2016.01.04.)

Jobbik motions for the hearing of deputy prime minister Zsolt Semjén, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szíjjártó and the Romanian ambassador to Budapest in a joint meeting of the Hungarian Parliament's Committees on Foreign Affairs and National Cohesion.In his press conference on Monday, Jobbik's vice president István Szávay explained that his party had proposed to summon the two committees last week because there had been several anti-Hungarian measures taken in Transylvania in recent months. As he put it, "the recent months have seen Romania taking backward steps again in the road of democracy and minority rights".

I will not respect an anti-hungarian law (2015.12.09.)

Jobbik MP István Szávay held a press conference in his representative office in Dunaszerdahely (Dunajská Streda) on Wednesday.

Szijjártó vs. Semjén

„I never expected this much hysteria and disowning contest of politicians following the opening of my office," Szávay commented on the "anti-office" law passed by the Slovakian Parliament on November 12, based on which, political parties may expect a fine of 600 to 3500 euros, if they were not established according to the Slovakian election act and operate an office in the territory of Slovakia, explains parameter.sk news portal.

Jobbik's vice president expressed his dissatisfaction with the Hungarian government's failure to file a complaint about this amendment of Slovakian law which, in his view, has an anti-Hungarian objective. The MP explained that he had asked Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó – who had called the opening of the office a provocation – to review his position. On the other hand, he also expressed his contentment about the fact that Zsolt Semjén, when addressing the Hungarian Permanent Conference, called the Slovakian and Serbian authority procedures against his offices infringements of rights.