HUNGARY’S FAR RIGHT THREAT
WORLD JEWISH Congress president Ronald Lauder called on the Hungarian government to combat a recent rise in far-right extremism during a visit to Budapest.
Referring to the formation of a paramilitary guard earlier this year, Mr Lauder told Hungary’s Prime Minister, Ferenc Gyurcsány: “It is alarming that, only 60 years after the Holocaust, people in uniforms closely resembling those of Hungarian fascists during World War Two are parading again in the streets of Budapest.
“Civil society and political leaders should not tolerate such things.
“Hungaryshouldbe a role model for other countries in central Europe. What happens has repercussions in neighbouring countries.”