Zsolt Bayer, a founding member of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, has come under fire for writing a newspaper column in which he likened the country’s Roma/Gypsi minority to animals. “Most Gypsies are not suitable for cohabitation. They are not suitable for being among people. Most are animals, and behave like animals. They shouldn’t be tolerated or understood, but stamped out. Animals should not exist. In no way,” Bayer wrote for ‘Magyar Hirlap’ (5 January 2013). He also attacked the “politically correct Western world” for advocating tolerance and understanding of Roma, who make up around seven percent of Hungary’s 10 million-strong population and often are among its poorest and least educated citizens, WJC reports.(http://saccsivdotcom.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/symbol-of-a-struggle/)
Also, this attitude comes after a continuous intolerant and extremist approach of the actual government of Hungary during 2012. According to HRW, the deteriorating state of human rights in Hungary illustrates the weak response of EU institutions to abuses within its borders. Throughout the year, the Hungarian government repeatedly flouted EU and Council of Europe recommendations in areas that included media freedom and the independence of the judiciary. It ignored a ruling by the EU Court of Justice on forced retirement of judges. But aside from the court ruling, the EU failed to use the political and legal tools at its disposal even when it was clear that Hungary was unwilling to act on its recommendations.(http://saccsivdotcom.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/racism-online-and-in-extremist-groups-two-key-reports-by-a-un-expert-on-contemporary-forms-of-racism/)
The current generation of Hungarian right-wing politicians is dominated by hate against roma (gypsies), jewish and neighbouring nations: Serbians, Romanians, Ukrainians and Slovakians. In order to get the vote of the people with extremist messages the Hungarian Right has established prominent media platforms.
The years before the economic crises with the socialists in power in Budapest and people occupied with work and progress have passed and now the fragmented official opposition, mainly comprised of colourless liberals and social democrats is not in the position to contra-balance the populism of the extreme right in power.