Hungary has hired Burson-Marsteller’s Prime Policy Group for government relations work, media management and outreach to Hungarian-Americans and members of the Jewish community.

Tibor Navracsics
Tibor Navracsics
The move follows a rise in anti-Semitism in Hungary, coinciding with the growing strength of the right-wing Jobbik party.

More than nine-in-ten (91 percent) of Hungarian-Jews believe anti-Semitism is on the upswing, according to the Oct. 17 Budapest Business Journal.

Hungary deputy prime minister Tibor Navaracsics pledged a crack-down on anti-Semitism on Oct. 1.

According to Reuters, he told a European conference on anti-Semitism in Budapest “we cannot allow, especially knowing our own responsibility, anti-Semitism to gain strength in Hungary.” PM Victor Orban denounced anti-Semitism at the conference.

More than 500K Hungarian Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.

PPG chairman Charlie Black and vice chairman John Tanner lead the firm’s eight-member Hungarian team.