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Hungarian opposition parties reaction to Merkel's victory

Democratic Coalition (DK) chair and former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány wrote, "Merkel won. With this, Orbán's dreams of a great rebellion were shattered. France and Germany want a stronger European cooperation.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 September 2017 13:03

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Hungary PM Orban reacts to German election results

After historic elections in Germany, statements from Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and from numerous opposition parties have largely been congratulatory of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's election victory for a fourth consecutive term in power.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 September 2017 13:01

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There is no Gyurcsany problem - an interview with Ferenc Gyurcsany

The Orbán system is a historically unsuccessful system that has caused enormous damage, says Democratic Coalition (DK) chairman Ferenc Gyurcsány. In an interview with zsurpubi.hu, the former head of government talked about the subject of the irresolvable dispute over principles with László Botka and the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), as well as the striking differences between the politics of the two parties.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 16:11

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One can ask the question: was it worth it to travel all the way from Brussels for this? - EU financial inspectors find everything in order with train in Orbán’s village

Despite three days of government-propagated hysteria and accusations surrounding the visit of nine inspectors from the European Parliament to examine how EU funds have been spent in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán can rest easy. The inspectors confirmed that from the perspective of how EU funds were spent on a vintage train, a project that has been the target of much derision, there was at first glance nothing glaringly out of order. Ingeborg Grässle, a Christian Democratic MEP from Germany and the EP's co-rapporteur for financial regulation, confirmed on Wednesday that they did not detect anything inappropriate with the vintage train development, but added: "One can ask the question: should a train have been built from EU taxpayer funds in Felcsút?"

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 16:06

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Hungary cooperates with Iran on nuclear projects

As FreeHungary has already reported, just five months ago Iran and Hungary signed an agreement to expand nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The deal was inked by Ali Akbar Salehi, the chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and Zsolt Semjén, the Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister. Mr. Semjén, a former Catholic theologian, was very excited about the nuclear deal with the Islamic state and has tried to drum up more business in Teheran.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 16:03

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DK: Botka’s scenario leads to downfall

The democratic opposition parties negotiated about electoral cooperation and in December 2016 they were very close to an agreement. Then the major of Szeged, Mr. László Botka stood up as socialist candidate for Prime Minister (PM) saying he has the scenario to win.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:49

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This is the reason why Karácsony did not participate at the seasonal opening ceremony of the socialists

László Botka introduced his allies to the public last Saturday, but according to Gergely Karácsony a real alliance was not created on the left. However, he likes Botka's program and the idea of a new leftism, according to the leaked news harm the progress and do not promote it. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:46

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Botka-Gyurcsány split hinders chances of left-wing parties in 2018 general election

Disagreement between Socialist (MSZP) prime minister candidate László Botka and Democratic Coalition (DK) chairman Ferenc Gyurcsány might hinder cooperation of any kind between left-wing parties in next year's general election, reports index.hu.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 16:38

Read more: Botka-Gyurcsány split hinders chances of left-wing parties in 2018 general election

Hungary's left-wing opposition parties hopelessly divided

Party events at the end of the week further divided Hungary's divided opposition. On Friday former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's Democratic Coalition (DK) accepted a cooperation policy that effectively rules out cooperation with the Socialist Party (MSZP).

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 16:37

Read more: Hungary's left-wing opposition parties hopelessly divided

Socialist PM candidate calls on leftist parties’ alliance for 2018 election

László Botka, the Socialist Party's candidate for prime minister, has called on Hungary's left-leaning parties to form an alliance with the aim of defeating Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party at next year's general election.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 16:34

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The appearance of Mr. Ron Werber means a new era for LMP

Formerly it was said that the political and campaign strategist Mr. Ron Werber would work with MSZP or Ferenc Gyurcsány's DK in the upcoming election campaign.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:42

Read more: The appearance of Mr. Ron Werber means a new era for LMP

Merkel: Hungary’s stance on quota threatens rule of law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Hungary's rejection of the EU's asylum-seeker resettlement quota "unacceptable", and said she would raise the matter at a meeting of the European Commission in October, reports hvg.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:46

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“Hungary not immigrant country” – Hungary PM Orbán writes letter to Juncker

In a letter to the European Commission president, Hungary's PM has insisted that the president's "interpretation of solidarity conforms neither to EU law nor the historical traditions of Hungary".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:24

Read more: “Hungary not immigrant country” – Hungary PM Orbán writes letter to Juncker

DK: it is a shame that students were ordered to the border

According to the vice chairman of the Democratic Coalition (DK), students are ordered to the border "to show a crowd for the government campaign", which is a shame. Referring to information from the Independent Police Trade Union, Ágnes Vadai said at her press conference in Budapest on Monday that the full staff on probation period, studying at Miskolci Rendészeti Szakgimnázium (Miskolc Police Academy) was ordered to the border, without any preliminary consultation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:20

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DK received a letter from a desperate family member – Why is the State Department slow to take action?

Varju László, deputy leader of DK received a desperate letter. According to the letter, 9 Hungarian citizens, who are stranded in the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma did not receive any help from the State Department.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:18

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