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Gyurcsány’s party launches robocall campaign

Ferenc Gyurcsány started a telephone campaign about the dual nationals' right to vote. According to the information provided by Democratic Coalition, within 3 weeks more than 100 thousand people signed the online petition of the party, what would abolish the right to vote of those Hungarian citizens, who never lived in Hungary.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:21

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Gyurcsány: my wife is going to cause unconfortable moments to the Tax Administration

The head of Democratic Coalition (DK) said in an interview on ATV television that his wife, Mrs. Klára Dobrev was called by the National Tax and Customs Administration to brief them on the case of the local politician from Szombathely Mr. Csaba Czeglédy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:18

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Gyurcsany's DK seen as the likely winner on the Left

Although few analysts pay enough attention to it, dramatic changes are taking place on the left that might change the political landscape.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:15

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Hungarian embassy employee might be responsible for leak discrediting Austrian President

A Hungarian diplomat may have leaked distorted and discrediting information about a closed-door meeting between Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and ambassadors of EU Member States, reports 444.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:25

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Hungary's gov’t plans to finance cronies from European Investment Bank loan, Democratic Coalition says

There is good reason to assume that the government will use a new loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance its "cronies" instead of helping finance the local part to EU-funded investments, the Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:20

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“Change and Justice in 2018” - Former PM Gyurcsány

Ferenc Gyurcsány, the leader of the Democratic Coalition (DK), vowed to make corrupt government members accountable for their actions at an election rally in Salgótarján, in northern Hungary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:44

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Hungry's ruling Fidesz slanders former PM Gyurcsany's wife

According Origo, a newsoutlet close to Fidesz, Klára Dobrev, the wife of the former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány, will be questioned by the prosecution, because her company, Altus, gave several loans to Csaba Czeglédy, the left-leaning lawyer, known for his support for the socialist party and the Democratic Coalition (DK).

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:51

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Gyurcsány in London

Ferenc Gyurcsány went to London. The chairman of the Democratic Coalition was invited as a guest speaker by one of the most prestigious academic panels, the Oxford Union.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:48

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DK would introduce a two-pillar pension scheme

If they came to power Democratic Coalition (DK) would introduce a two-pillar pension scheme. DK party vice-head Mr. László Varju said that the first pillar would be the pension based on labor activity.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:45

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Hungary summons U.S. envoy over media funding plan

Hungary's foreign ministry has summoned U.S. envoy David Kostelancik over a plan to fund rural media outlets in Hungary, which Budapest considers a "political intervention" ahead of an election due early next year, Reuters reported.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:54

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Freedom House: internet in Hungary “relatively free”, pro-gov’t media outlets manipulate

US-based rights watchdog Freedom House (FH) ranked Hungary as "free" from the point of view of internet rights in its global internet freedom 2017 report.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:51

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LMP among five opposition parties pledging cooperation in local by-election

In a rare example of cooperation, five opposition parties teamed up to support an independent candidate for a local by-election in the village of Solymár, near Budapest, reports Index.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:44

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Hungarian MEPs' reaction on EP resolution to invoke of Article 7 against Poland

Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén has slammed the European Parliament's Wednesday resolution proposing preparations for the invocation of Article 7 against Poland as "shameful and scandalous" and vowed that Hungary would block such a move.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:40

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Even Jobbik voters want an opposition alliance

A majority of Jobbik voters would prefer a broad opposition alliance to run against Fidesz in next year's election, according to a recent poll conducted by pollster Republikon Institute for 24.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:14

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Trump-Russia investigation has Hungarian thread

There is a Hungarian thread in US special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged coordination between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government, reports index.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:08

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