It was sooo predictable

Hungary has closed its borders, and logically, the refugees are looking for alternative routes towards Germany via Croatia, Romania and then back into Hungary or through Slovenia. This has been all pretty predictable, including the erection of new fences and the closure of further border crossings in the region. We have no reason to be surprised since Mr Orbán announced well in advance that he was going to build a fence, no matter what.

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“National consultation” about the Internet – voluntary but not anonymous

When on 21 October 2014 Mihály Varga, Minister for National Economy announced that as part of the 2015 budget the government would want to introduce a new internet tax, he did not know that he would initiate a process that first lead to the biggest anti-Fidesz demonstrations ever and then to a 30 percent drop in Fidesz support in opinion polls and to lost by-elections.

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