A go for a referendum, a no for Athletics, a trip to Rome and increasing numbers of complaints

Budapest Mayor grows bolder as his referendum questions get a partial approval from election officials and threatens to veto the 2023 Athletics World Championships, to be hosted by Budapest. Orban's family trip from Croatia to Rome rises concern amid independent media, and the recently adopted homophobic law fuels a series of new complaints.

Orbán's big Fox interview, great Olympic performance, and a 3rd jab against covid

Hungarian Prime Minister Orban was the star of Tucker Carlson's reportage from Hungary for Fox News, while Hungary welcomed back it Olympic athletes as heroes, proud of their excellent performance. The administration of the 3rd jab against covid has started, and authorities do not count Facebook ads as political advertising, even in times of election campaign.

Conservative backlash against women’s rights in Hungary

Over the past decade a growing narrative has gained traction in Hungary, calling on women to embrace their fate as homemakers and caretakers as Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the self-appointed defender of Europe’s Christian values has steered the country towards a conservative, in his words “illiberal democracy.”

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