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Tens of thousands protest in Hungary over threat to Central European University
Gyurcsány: There needs to be one leftist candidate for every constituency
DK to sue football academies over tax rebate spending
Our objective is to provide English speaking readers interested in Hungary with a well balanced view of political activities in Hungary by featuring contents from various printed and online sources together with our own commentaries. We are convinced that Hungary is built on all sorts of different ideas, thoughts and opinions and, despite of the new Media Law, our aim is to provide an alternative and reliable source of information – contrary to the one-sided press of the government – for those who want to hear the voice of a free Hungary.
Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:03
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 07:03Read more: Hungarian Protesters See Growing Russian Sway Over Hungary
Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:51
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 06:51Read more: Putin is blackmailing Orban, Gyurcsany says
Published on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:38
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 06:38Read more: Thousands of Hungarians rally to mock Viktor Orban
Published on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:21
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 06:21Read more: DK proposes changing electoral system
Published on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:19
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 06:22Read more: Wives of Fidesz MPs received hefty EU agriculture subsidies in 2016
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:21
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 20:21Read more: Hungary Members of Parliament Debate Anti-NGO Bill
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:52
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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:52Read more: The Orban's Gov't is facing the biggest challenge of the past years, Gyurcsany says
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:50
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 18:50Read more: Oszkó: There may be a period of stagnation
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:48
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 18:48Read more: The son of Gyurcsány started an enterprise
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:46
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 18:46Read more: Right-wing, Conservative intellectuals revolt against Orbán
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:10
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 14:11Read more: Hungary Orbán only EU member state's leader to congratulate Erdogan on Turkish referendum
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:01
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 18:44Read more: Former PM Gordon Bajnai's new job
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:42
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 08:42Read more: DK calls on gov’t to cancel nuclear cooperation deal with Iran
Published on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:28
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 20:33Read more: PM Orban's Easter interview
Published on Saturday, 15 April 2017 20:19
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 08:39Read more: Tousands rally against Hungary's Gov't