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Botka is on the rise, Fidesz is stagnating

László Botka is increasingly well-known and popular, approaching the levels of Viktor Orbán. A survey by the Publicus Institute revealed that the Olympics referendum campaign and the emergence of Botka have shaken public life.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 18:47

Read more: Botka is on the rise, Fidesz is stagnating

Hungary's ruling Fidesz walks away from five party meeting on election rules

The Fidesz parliamentary group has said it "will not debate changing election rules any further", after unsuccessful attempts to reach an agreement with the opposition parties on the planned amendments to procedural rules and rules on campaign financing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 18:44

Read more: Hungary's ruling Fidesz walks away from five party meeting on election rules

Deputy PM Semjén: Fidesz benefits from its own changes to election law

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén (Christian Democratic People's Party, KDNP) gave a rare interview to pro-government daily Magyar Idők Thursday, where he said that beginning in the autumn, the Fidesz-KDNP 2018 election campaign would "become ecstatic." Semjén promised that the stakes of the election for the opposition parties would be "their mere survival."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 18:40

Read more: Deputy PM Semjén: Fidesz benefits from its own changes to election law

Hungarian secret agent reveals in detail how serious the Russian threat is

Secret agents, counter-intelligence officers do not give interviews to the media very often and it is even more unique when they do so under their real name and with their own face. Ferenc Katrein worked for the Hungarian civilian counter-intelligence agency for 13 years, including a stint as an executive head of operations, and dealt with sensitive cases such as the Roma murders of 2008-2009 or defence against Russian secret services. However, in 2013 he felt he can no longer identify with the leadership and resigned, he has lived abroad ever since. In his exclusive interview with Index.hu he talks in detail about the efforts of Russian secret services and how it feels like when allied NATO agencies ask someone if his boss really worked for Moscow.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:00

Read more: Hungarian secret agent reveals in detail how serious the Russian threat is

Hungarian gov't seeks to ban Heineken's Red Star logo over communism concerns

The Hungarian government wants to ban the commercial use of all "totalitarian symbols," including anything associated with the country's communist and Nazi past.Dutch brewer Heineken has rejected accusations from Hungary that its trademark red star is a symbol of communism, as brewers have used the logo since the Middle Ages. According to the brewer, the star represents beer's ingredients: water, barley, hops, yeast, and a fifth that comprises the "magic of brewing."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:46

Read more: Hungarian gov't seeks to ban Heineken's Red Star logo over communism concerns

DK promotes closing gender pay gap, while Socialists advocate free medicines to people over 65

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party would in government draft legislation to ensure equal pay for men and women for the same work, a deputy leader of the party said. The gap between the average pay of men and women in the same managerial position is 34% in Hungary, Ágnes Vadai told a press conference, citing research data.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:44

Read more: DK promotes closing gender pay gap, while Socialists advocate free medicines to people over 65

Gyurcsany's DK in counterattack

The Democratic Coalition hit back at the socialist party, which they accused of corruption and accepting bribes from Fidesz. A firm close to MSZP received millions of forints from interests groups belonging to Gyorgy Matolcsy, the president of the Hungarian National Bank.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:21

Read more: Gyurcsany's DK in counterattack

Is former PM Gyurcsány the main target of Botka’s campaign?

Former socialist PM and current head of the Democratic Coalition party (DK) Ferenc Gyurcsány feels like the main target of the campaign of the socialist candidate for PM Mr. László Botka. Apparently the head of DK feels like the target of the socialist party's campaign"Let's do justice!".

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:18

Read more: Is former PM Gyurcsány the main target of Botka’s campaign?

MSZP in trouble attacks Gyurcsány

The MSZP (Hungarian Socialist Party) is openly attacking the Democratic Coalition, especially its chairman, Ferenc Gyurcsány.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:17

Read more: MSZP in trouble attacks Gyurcsány

Hungary commemorates revolution against the Habsburgs

An estimated 20,000 Hungarians have taken part in rallies in central Budapest, upholding the traditional way to commemorate their 1848 revolution against the Habsburgs. As FreeHungary reported, many of them, opposition activists, blew whistles and sounded horns in an attempt to drown out a speech by Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:24

Read more: Hungary commemorates revolution against the Habsburgs

Opposition activists whistle on prime minister's National Holiday's speech

Opposition activists whistled to spoil Prime Minister Viktor Orban's speech on Wednesday commemorating Hungary's 1848 revolution against the Habsburgs. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:22

Read more: Opposition activists whistle on prime minister's National Holiday's speech

Neither Gyurcsány nor Socialist leader Molnár would have whistled Orbán

Neither former PM Ferenc Gyursány nor the leader of the opposition Socialists would have whistled the Prime Minister.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:48

Read more: Neither Gyurcsány nor Socialist leader Molnár would have whistled Orbán

Gyurcsány : Orban and his men on power are scared

The head of Democratic Coalition (DK) said that freedom can be only renconciled with the rule of democratic rights and institutions, which have been raveged by the incumbent PM over the past seven years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:46

Read more: Gyurcsány : Orban and his men on power are scared

The government is about to make a brutal step: chasing away even Tesco

As if the government wanted to chase away Tesco and the other foreign food stores of the country, such are the measures they are about to introduce.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:44

Read more: The government is about to make a brutal step: chasing away even Tesco

Gyurcsány reacted to Botka’s speech

Ferenc Gyurcsány reacted to Botka's words in the morning program, ATV Start. He would not like to participate in the skirmishes of the political élite. Regarding the statement of the Socialist Party's candidate for prime minister in the 2018 elections, who says that the democratic opposition parties got scared, the chairman of the Democratic Coalition reacted:

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:41

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