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Hungarian Protesters See Growing Russian Sway Over Hungary

Thosands rallied in downtown Budapest against what they say is Russia's growing influence on Hungary and the authoritarian tendencies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:03

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Putin is blackmailing Orban, Gyurcsany says

Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány claimed in a press conference Monday that he has personally seen documents he claims are being used by Russia to blackmail Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Gyurcsány called on Orbán to either credibly clear himself of suspicion or to sue him within 72 hours for defamation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:51

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Thousands of Hungarians rally to mock Viktor Orban

On Saturday an estimated 4,000-5,000 Hungarians joined a rally against Prime Minister Viktor Orban – that's not unusual – but this one employed humour as a weapon.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:38

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DK proposes changing electoral system

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party proposes changing the electoral system to replace the current one which is "unjust", the party's spokesman said.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:21

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Wives of Fidesz MPs received hefty EU agriculture subsidies in 2016

Dozens of ruling party Fidesz politicians and their wives received tens of millions of forints worth of EU agricultural grants in 2016 despite having little, if any, experience when it comes to farming, reports blikk.hu.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:22

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Hungary Members of Parliament Debate Anti-NGO Bill

Hungaran MPs began debating a draft bill on Wednesday that is meant to intimidate non-governmental organizations (NGO) which receive foreign financing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:21

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The Orban's Gov't is facing the biggest challenge of the past years, Gyurcsany says

Viktor Orban's government is facing the biggest challenge of its past seven years in power, which is an opportunity for the country to get rid of it - the chairman of the Democratic Coalition stated in Szeged on Tuesday.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:52

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Oszkó: There may be a period of stagnation

Péter Oszkó, Gordon Bajnai's former finance minister said in an interview that Fidesz is governing by decrees and there is no chance for the experts to have a say in how things are run.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:50

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The son of Gyurcsány started an enterprise

A commercial subsidiary of the Altus Group has been transformed into a consulting firm. Its new director is Bálint Gyurcsány, the son of the former prime minister.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:48

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Right-wing, Conservative intellectuals revolt against Orbán

After the government had made an attack upon the CEU and the non-governmental organizations, a noteworthy phenomenon emerged. Intellectuals who declare themselves conservative, rightist, Fidesz voters criticized Viktor Orbán's politics publicly.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:46

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Hungary Orbán only EU member state's leader to congratulate Erdogan on Turkish referendum

Turkey's state news agency has revealed that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán joined the ranks of leaders of several autocratic states as he congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a narrow referendum victory on Sunday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:11

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Former PM Gordon Bajnai's new job

Campbell Lutyens, one of the largest global alternative asset advisory firms has appointed Gordon Bajnai as chairman of its global advisory board. Bajnai is the former Hungarian Prime Minister. Also, he was group chief operating officer at Meridiam Infrastructure.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:44

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DK calls on gov’t to cancel nuclear cooperation deal with Iran

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party founded and headed by former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany has called on the government to cancel an agreement it had signed with Iran on a joint mini nuclear power plant project. Hungary has no business in Iran's nuclear programme, DK lawmaker Lajos Oláh told a press conference.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:42

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PM Orban's Easter interview

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has claimed that migration stands in the focal point of current conflicts, adding that if the security of Hungarian people is at stake, there is no room for compromise. "What is going on in Hungary is a dress rehearsal for next year's election campaign. This is what stirred up still water and filled Easter Week with uproar," Orbán told Vasárnapi Újság, a Sunday morning programme of public Kossuth Radio, referring to a series of demonstrations against him and his government over the past few days.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:33

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Tousands rally against Hungary's Gov't

Thousands of Hungarians rallied in Budapest on Saturday against what they said were attempts by the rightwing government to silence critical voices, in the latest mass protest triggered by a new university law - Reuters reported.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:39

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Written on 23/06/2016, 06:31 by admin
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Written on 06/04/2016, 19:20 by admin
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Written on 23/03/2016, 20:30 by admin
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anger-or-resignation  No matter how hard Mr Orbán is trying to get rid of his old cronies, he just cannot get rid of himself. He is too old for his system. The...
Written on 14/01/2016, 20:51 by admin
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Written on 12/11/2015, 14:31 by admin
spies-in-the-newsroom   According to a new scheme, the government might place spies in the newsrooms, to have a better view of what is being written. This all...
Written on 29/10/2015, 20:02 by admin
greczy-s-blog-many-for-hungary  Some may want to do so, but DK will not write off its plans to win 2018 elections and to have a desperately needed co-operation with other...
Written on 10/09/2015, 18:07 by admin
ferenc-gyurcsany-and-the-refugees  He does what is not done by any other politician. He accommodates refugees in his home. He gives clothes that his children have outgrown to them,...
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