More children, fewer media - Orban's plan for Hungary
by Jane Whyatt
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbàn continues to defy the European Union’s attempts to curb the political takeover of independent media.
Viktor Orban. Photo:dpa
His State of the Nation address accuses EU leaders, especially Frans Timmermans „a socialist appointed by George Soros“ (the millionaire Hungarian philanthropist) of interfering in national politics.
Orban has already closed down the Soros-backed Central European University in Budapest. The entire higher education institution has been forced to re-locate to Vienna.
In his speech he urged Hungarians to reject immigration and instead to have more babies. To encourage them, he now offers a preferential loan of 10 million forints