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Orbán’s commissioner on Roma affairs to keep his job despite scandal over Roma employment program

In 2013, the government entered into an agreement with the National Roma Council under which the political organization would work through an association to distribute HUF 1.6 billion (USD 5.5 million) in state funds for a Roma employment program.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:33

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The reaction of Momentum and Socislists' frontrunner Botka to Gyurcsány’s speech

Gergely Papp, Momentum spokesman told 24.hu that "Ferenc Gyurcsány is happy about the appearance of Momentum. However, Momentum is not happy about Gyurcsány.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:27

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Gyurcsány: There needs to be one leftist candidate for every constituency

The chairman of the Democratic Coalition voiced his opinion that there should be one leftist candidate for every constituency, because "there may be a lot of flags, but there is only one camp".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:24

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Former PM Gyurcsány was received as a rockstar

At the party congress of the Democratic Coalition (common Hungarian abbreviation DK) the party leader Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány was received by the party members as a real rockstar. The event was held at the Millenial Park (Millenáris Park) in Budapest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:18

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DK to sue football academies over tax rebate spending

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party on Wednesday said it would take legal action against thirty Hungarian football academies to gain access to information on how they spend money acquired through tax rebates.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 March 2017 20:45

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European Parliament hearing on state of democracy and fundamental rights in Hungary

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) held a debate concerning the state of democracy and fundamental rights in Hungary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:58

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Orbán speaks of the necessity for ethnic homogeneity in Hungary

In an address to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán boasted of successful economic policies before pointing to the maintenance of Hungary's ethnic homogeneity as a key to improving its international standing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:57

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Socialist leader: opposition’s cooperation exemplary in nominating presidential candidate

Socialist leader Gyula Molnár and László Majtényi, the left-wing parties' candidate for president of the republic, have called the "democratic" parties' united support for the cause exemplary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:56

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Socialists to file police report on attempt to topple gov’t alleged by National Bank governor

With a view to shedding light on recent allegations made by György Matolcsy that a foreign power had attempted to topple the government and the leadership of the central bank, the Socialist Party announced it is filing a report to police against unidentified perpetrators suspected of espionage and other crimes against the Hungarian state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:55

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Orbán was portrayed as a worm at a carnival in Düsseldorf

The carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany was characterised by several political actions this year. Among others, the Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán got a role in the demonstration.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:51

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There is a huge chaos in the Left

Finally, there is something on which both the governing parties and the opposition parties agree: they do not augur a promising future for the Momentum Movement. They believe that the Momentum will not achieve any breakthrough. Fidesz reckons the election in 2018 is a foregone conclusion. However, there is a huge uncertainty in the left wing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:49

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Orbán: Doing politics from opposition is horrible

Fidesz is not planning any major changes in the near future. The governing party is confortably in the lead, the Momentum Movement is really hurting the opposition, at least that is the opinion. Viktor Orbán warned that, although the party was the strongest and there was no reason to be worried, Fidesz must not become conceited.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:48

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Botka attacks Gyurcsány and, as a consequence, the popularity of DK increases

Two months ago, László Botka (Socialist MP and mayor of the city of Szeged) announced his candidacy for the position of prime minister but he can't find any allies on the opposition side. The parties Együtt (Together), DK (Democratic Coalition), Moma (Modern Hungary), Párbeszéd (Dialogue) and LMP (Politics can be different) are all strictly keeping aloof from the man.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:47

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A major NATO ally tried to topple Orban's government, central bank chief says

A major NATO ally of Hungary's tried to topple the Hungarian government and the central bank in 2015 and the collapse of brokerage Quaestor the same year was part of that plot, National Bank of Hungary Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy said on Wednesday.
He did not name the country, and the central bank declined to comment when asked to respond by Reuters.Socialist lawmaker Attila Mesterhazy said that Matolcsy might have referred to the United States in that case.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:53

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Budapest to withdraw bid for 2024 Olympics

Hungary's government announced on Wednesday it would withdraw Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, citing a lack of political and national unity behind the application that it blamed on the opposition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:53

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