Hungarians expect Brussels to set aside political debates
FOCUSING ON HUNGARY
Based on a unique study conducted in parallel in the United States and Hungary, the Lounge Group reported to MTI that Hungarians think the incumbent president, Donald Trump will win the U.S. presidential election held on 3rd November. The original article was published on the site of Mandiner on 27 October 2020.
IT IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT OF HUNGARIANS TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN ACCORDING TO THE MAJORITY FAMILY VALUE
It has been a global phenomenon for years that the radical left is working intensively to reshape public thinking and to push the majority family model and parenting principles into the background in order to promote the LGBTQ and trans lifestyles. In parallel, gender clinics in the United States and some Western European countries already provide hormone treatments for children, and an NGO called Transgender Europe, funded by the Open Society Foundations, is campaigning for the abolition of age restrictions on the legal recognition of transgender people. In light of these developments, it is worth exploring in depth the constitutional issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, including relevant international conventions.
With the start of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government of Hungary has made it clear that both human lives and jobs must be protected and that the country's viability must be maintained, subject to compliance with certain protection measures. Accordingly, the control strategy focuses on the compliance with general hygienic, distancing and mask wearing rules. Századvég has examined the Hungarian population’s perception of the spread of the pandemic and the related protection measures.
IT IS NOT THE VACCINE WE SHOULD BE AFRAID OF, BUT THE VIRUS – FACTS ABOUT THE VACCINE FOR CORONAVIRUS
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, most of us have learnt about the concepts of virology, epidemiology and internal medicine, as well as antibody, viral reproduction rate and cytokine storm. The general public is exchanging views on mortality rates, the viability of SARS-CoV-2, and the effectiveness of control methods. However, there is an area which nobody dares to enter except for experts. The framework for scientific literature is not large enough to make the background of the developments truly transparent and understandable to most of us. This is the field of drug development and vaccine development.
ACCORDING TO THE MAJORITY OF HUNGARIANS, LGBTQ SENSITIZATION IS NOT APPROPRIATE IN KINDERGARTENS AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Recently, the publication of "Fairyland for All" (Meseország mindenkié), which presents rewritten versions of traditional Hungarian folk tales, from the perspective of, among other things, the LGBTQ, transgender way of life, has caused a great storm in Hungarian public discourse. Therefore, Századvég has conducted an opinion poll among the Hungarian people on the volume in question, and on the educational activities related to minorities affected by sexual orientation and gender identity, concerning minor children.
The leaders of the European Commission and the European Parliament should dissent from the anti-European and anti-Hungarian manifestations of George Soros
Q2 data show that the output of the Hungarian economy
fell, on a year-on-year basis, by 13.6% according to raw
data and by 13.5% according to adjusted data. This is the
result of the shutdown because of the coronavirus
The antecedent of this letter is that in Brussels, the capital of the European Union, an attempt was made to silence a sad, tragic case hitherto unprecedented in Europe. In terms of circumstances, the case is eerily similar to the case of George Floyd that occurred in Minnesota, USA, where police officers knelt at length on the chest of a helpless man who died as a result of these measures. The severe brutality of the Belgian police, but especially its secrecy, has stirred up a scandal within the Community, and might deeply shake the faith of European citizens in legal certainty and justice.
The second wave of the pandemic has arrived in Hungary since the mid-June forecast of Századvég Economic Research Institute in the previous quarter, which, according to our expectations, will cause less economic damage than the first one. As a result, based on our latest forecast and data received since June, the economic downturn in Hungary may be slightly above 5 percent this year and will not reach its 2019 level until 2022. However, it is important to emphasize that the evolution of the viral situation remains a significant risk for forecasting.
It has long been known that NGOs operating in Hungary, mostly financed from abroad, are engaged in politically motivated activities, and seek contact with left-liberal politicians who sympathize with their ideals. After the leadership of some settlements were taken over by the left due to the results of the 2019 local elections, it is worth examining the rise of these organizations in the municipal sphere.
There are more and more encouraging signs that the leaders of Central and Eastern European countries are aware of their historical mission.
In recent weeks, in the wake of political protests and riots in the United States and Western Europe, law enforcement agencies have come under fire with criticism. Left-wing organizations and politicians supporting the open society are lobbying to review the role and function of the police and limit the size of the police force (in the US, for example, to support "Defund the Police" or "Abolish the Police"). In the United States, succumbing to pressure, the Minneapolis government disbanded police and armed demonstrators in a busy part of Seattle proclaimed a police-free “autonomous zone”. Recently, in Brussels, demonstrators attacked police cars and threw stones. Similar phenomena can be observed in other major European cities. In the light of historical developments, Századvég examined the extent to which these attitudes to the police force are present in Hungary, covering trust in the police and the public perception of the organization’s work within Hungary.
Since the previous quarterly forecast of Századvég Economic Research Institute in mid-March, the effects of the coronavirus on the Hungarian economy have been much clearer. However, it is important to stress that forecasting uncertainties remains significant, as the pace of external demand and thus the recovery of the Hungarian economy is not yet known, and neither has the pandemic threat completely disappeared, nor is the economic damage quantifiable.