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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 Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:37
Hungary's Parliament has elected in a secret ballot four Constitutional Court judges to fill vacant positions, and a new court chief.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:37Read more: Parliament elects new head and four judges to Constitutional Court
Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:21
Hungarians regard corruption as a problem that is worsening, József Péter Martin, Transparency International's (TI) managing director for Hungary, said on Wednesday. The majority thinks that the government's measures against it are inadequate, he said. Martin stated that Hungarians feel impotent when it comes to fighting against corruption.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:29Read more: Hungarians see corruption situation worsening, Transparency International
Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:18
Hungarian pro-government daily newspaper Magyar Idők published an article this week on an alleged plot by George Soros and the Clinton family to start a "Purple Revolution" against the US government, listing Strategic Culture, a Kremlin-backed propaganda news site, as one of the authors.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:18Read more: Pro-government media peddling Russian propaganda
Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:13
EU commissioner Guenther Oettinger used a private plane offered by a German businessman with strong Kremlin ties, raising questions whether he broke ethics rules. He flew from Brussels to Budapest on 18 May, with Klaus Mangold, an honorary Russian consul in Germany, who advocates lifting EU sanctions on Russia.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:16Read more: EU commissioner Oettinger used Kremlin lobbyist's jet to come to Budapest
Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:06
Any accusation or proof of corruption against so-called propaganda minister Antal Rogán is a "political bluff" according to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who told parliament yesterday that he does not concern himself with "attacks" against members of his government.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:07Read more: Every single attack only strengthens Rogán’s position, Orbán says
Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:03
Daily online Index.hu published a lengthy exposé of the relationship between propaganda minister Antal Rogán and an attorney suspected of being his "bagman", Balázs Kertész. In the making for more than a year, the article has it all: data, pictures, videos and attempted cover-ups.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:03Read more: Index.hu exposes the inner workings of Hungary’s mafia state
Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 04:57
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's son-in-law István Tiborcz recently purchased a company that regularly feeds at the public trough, according to a report by investigative journalism site direkt36.hu.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 04:57Read more: Orbán’s son-in-law buys another company
Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 04:44
A real boom started on the residency bonds market after the Hungarian government stated its intention to stop the program in the future.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 04:51Read more: Hungarian residency bonds sold well in China
Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:13
Mr Gyurcsány cannot return the flattering remarks he received from Fidesz politician Lajos Kósa. Mr Kósa praised the former PM saying that he was the only honest politician amongst the opposition, because he warned that he wouldn't support neither the referendum, nor the amendment of the constitution.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:13Read more: Gyurcsány cannot return the flattery
Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016 14:12
Klára Dobrev, CEO of Altus Zrt., and wife of former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány will not be a PM candidate – she said in an interview with the liberal weekly Magyar Narancs.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 14:12Read more: No intention to become PM, says Klára Dobrev
Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016 08:34
The mystery is continuing regarding the part of Viktor Orbán in the embarrassing Pharaon-scandal. DK asked why Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister's spokesman did not say on the 4th of August where the Prime Minister was staying.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 08:34Read more: Pharaon-scandal – It is concealed where Orbán was on the 4th of August – DK
Published on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:54
We cannot be at ease about the future of the Hungarian economy; we need a comprehensive restructuring and reforms for success, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a conference organised by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Budapest on Thursday.
Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:54Read more: Trump victory means "end of liberal non-democracy" , Orban says
Published on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:54
Hungary's opposition parties commented on Donald Trump winning the United States presidential election. Ferenc Gyurcsány, head of the Democratic Coalition, congratulated Trump in a Facebook post and reassured those unhappy with the outcome that there was "no need to panic" over Trump's election.
Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:54Read more: Gyurcsany on Trump's victory: "No need to panic"
Published on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:52
Not surprisingly, reactions in Hungary's government media, as well as in Jobbik and the extreme-right media, are celebratory of Trump's victory as another nail in the coffin of elitist liberalism. But not all of Hungary is reacting so positively to the election results. We have gathered editorials from a spectrum of leading Hungarian media about Trump's victory.
Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 08:07Read more: Hungary's media react to news of Donald Trump’s victory
Published on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:51
According to Hungarian research and analysis institute Nézőpont Intézet the governing Fidesz-KDNP coalition would receive 44 percent of all votes in Budapest if elections were held now. The government parties are followed by Democratic Coalition (DK) standing at 10 percent.
Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:51Read more: DK is second most popular party after Fidesz in Budapest