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Trial of Fidesz MP “Lord Voldemort” Mengyi begins

The trial of Fidesz MP Roland Mengyi – also known as "Lord Voldemort" – began on Wednesday at the Pest Central District Court in Budapest, reports news site Index.hu. On the first day of trial the prosecutor read out the indictment.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:55

Read more: Trial of Fidesz MP “Lord Voldemort” Mengyi begins

Record number of infringement cases against Hungary

There were a record number of European Union infringement proceedings against Hungary in 2016, reports Index.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:31

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Israeli Embassy publishes, then revokes letter of opposition to anti-Soros ad campaign

Israeli Ambassador to Hungary Yossi Amrani has called for the Hungarian government to end a controversial ad campaign featuring Hungarian-born Jewish-American financier George Soros. Amrani released a statement Saturday on the Israeli Embassy's Facebook page condemning the campaign, saying it sows "hatred and fear."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:47

Read more: Israeli Embassy publishes, then revokes letter of opposition to anti-Soros ad campaign

Israel's Netanyahu backs Hungary's Orban, says financier Soros is a threat

Israel's foreign ministry has issued a statement denouncing U.S. billionaire George Soros, a move that appeared designed to align Israel more closely with Hungary ahead of a visit to Budapest next week by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Reuters reports.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:45

Read more: Israel's Netanyahu backs Hungary's Orban, says financier Soros is a threat

Hungary's Jewish federation calls on gov’t to drop anti-Soros billboard campaign

The head of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (Mazsihisz) has called on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to call an end to the government's recent billboard campaign depicting US financier George Soros.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:41

Read more: Hungary's Jewish federation calls on gov’t to drop anti-Soros billboard campaign

Gov’t office chief admits moves against university also aimed at Soros

Government office chief János Lázár said at last Thursday's press briefing that the April legislation against the Central European University (CEU) was part of the Orbán government's attacks on financier George Soros, the university's founder and patron for his alleged support for uncontrolled migration, reports Index.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:35

Read more: Gov’t office chief admits moves against university also aimed at Soros

Romanian EU commissioner: our prime minister would be jailed if public procurements were awarded to his son-in-law

Corina Cretu, the Romanian member of the European Commission told a press conference that in her country the prime minister would go to prison if his son-in-law was awarded a series of public procurements funded by the European Union.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:30

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15th District Fidesz delegation fails to initiate disciplinary procedures against mayor

The 15th district council could not assemble a quorum to vote on the initiation of disciplinary procedures against Democratic Coalition (DK) Mayor László Hajdu on Tuesday, reports Hungarian news site Index.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:49

Read more: 15th District Fidesz delegation fails to initiate disciplinary procedures against mayor

Orban's priorities: Government reallocates HUF 90 million of social aid to sports funding

The government will re-allocate HUF 90,315,000 (USD 332,900) of social aid from remnants of last year's budget surplus to sports funding, according to a government resolution published in the Hungarian Gazette on Tuesday, reports Hungarian news site 444.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:47

Read more: Orban's priorities: Government reallocates HUF 90 million of social aid to sports funding

Ruling Fidesz would get two-third majority in Parliament, pollsters say

The governing parties have 30% support among all voters, a survey by the Nézőpont Institute has claimed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:45

Read more: Ruling Fidesz would get two-third majority in Parliament, pollsters say

"Common sense and mutual respect" - Péter Szijjártó, Sergey Lavrov hold talks in Moscow

Hungary has a vested interest in Russian-US relations getting back to normal, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary's foreign minister, told his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:43

Read more: "Common sense and mutual respect" - Péter Szijjártó, Sergey Lavrov hold talks in Moscow

Egypt is Hungary’s neighbor in a political sense, Hungarian PM Orban says

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called Egypt Hungary's neighbor in "a political sense" and praised the country's stability and counter-terrorism efforts at a joint press conference in Budapest with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Monday, reports Hungarian news site index.hu based on the Hungarian state news agency (MTI).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:35

Read more: Egypt is Hungary’s neighbor in a political sense, Hungarian PM Orban says

Orban: “Hungary is on Turkey’s side”

"Hungary will stick by its friends and is on Turkey's side", Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Ankara at the opening of a Hungarian-Turkish business forum. Hungary's backing of Turkey is not a one-off event but the consequence of a strategy, Orbán said. "Being a conservative country, it is human values that matter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:33

Read more: Orban: “Hungary is on Turkey’s side”

Fidesz cheated with 2010 billboard campaign, Socialists say

According to the opposition Socialists, the Fidesz party paid well below the market rate for outdoor advertising during the 2010 general election campaign.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:30

Read more: Fidesz cheated with 2010 billboard campaign, Socialists say

Democratic Coalition slams Orbán for petty revenge on adversaries from taxpayers’ money

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party has called on the prime minister not to use public funds to finance his petty revenge campaign against his former allies, US billionaire George Soros and businessman Lajos Simicska.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:28

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