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Gyurcsány: There needs to be one leftist candidate for every constituency
DK to sue football academies over tax rebate spending
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Published on Sunday, 02 October 2016 18:30
European Commission officials told Hungarian authorities not to send invoices created in the generous system of advance payments to suppliers because Brussels will not pay these, business newportal Portfolio has learned on Friday.
Last Updated on Sunday, 02 October 2016 18:30Read more: EC says no to Hungary's EU development fund payment practice
Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:24
Hungary dropped to 69th place from 63rd in a new competitiveness ranking of 138 countries compiled by the World Economic Forum. Doing business in Hungary was hampered by policy instability, corruption, tax regulations and an inadequately educated workforce, the WEF said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:24Read more: Hungary drops 6 places in global competitiveness ranking
Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:22
Anything that is not in the Treaty of the EU can be provided in the Hungarian Fundamental Law, this is how top politicians of the ruling Fidesz party are preparing for the period after the resettlement quota referendum on Sunday, local weekly Figyelő reported on Thursday.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:22Read more: Hungary's Orbán mulls cunning move for after quota vote
Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:19
Government ministry officials are making phone calls on behalf of Fidesz during working hours to voters in rural districts, encouraging them to vote "no" in Sunday's anti-EU migrant resettlement quota referendum, reports 444.hu.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:19Read more: Ministry officials telephone-campaigning on behalf of Fidesz
Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:17
Fidesz MP Szilárd Németh says he will use his influence as the deputy chair of the National Assembly's national security committee to push the state's security apparatus to investigate organizations in Hungary that have received funding from organizations linked to financier and philanthropist George Soros.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:17Read more: Senior Fidesz official calls for investigation into NGOs supported by Soros
Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:46
According to ruling Fidesz the left-wing opposition party Democratic Coalition (DK) was financially supported by Brussels to campaign against the quota referendum.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:46Read more: Fidesz and DK clash on referendum campaign
Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:01
Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány believes that the referendum will have historical consequences. The chairman of Democratic Coalition (DK) said in a talk-show on ATV that an invalid referendum would be the biggest defeat of the last ten years for the ruling party.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:01Read more: Gyurcsány: This will be the biggest defeat of the last ten years
Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:34
Amnesty International (AI) strongly attacks the refugee policy of the Orbán government.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:34Read more: Orbán has replaced the rule of law with the rule of fear
Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:33
Pensioners of Újpest (Budapest's 4th district) received a package of potatoes for free from the local government. The package came with an information leaflet about the upcoming referendum.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:33Read more: Government's referendum information leaflet comes with free potatoes
Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016 18:42
The former Prime Minister talks about the presence of Russian spies in Hungary in the book that was published on the 10th anniversary of his Őszöd-speech. "Around 600-800 people are working for the KGB (Russian Committee for State Security) today in Hungary – our experts say. It is quite lot." He added that the number of KGB agents was about half of this when he was Prime Minister." Gyurcsány talked about Fidesz top ranking officals involved in the leaking of the Őszöd speech. The HVG interview with the Former Prime Minister follows:
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2016 18:42Read more: The country is infested by Russian spies, Gyurcsány says
Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016 18:33
For many Hungarians, the decision of Great Britain to leave the European Union has caused a lot of worries. The British government assured workers from Hungary and other Eastern European countries that, for at least two years, there will not be any changes in their legal situation.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2016 18:33Read more: Life after Brexit
Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:11
Sourness does not turn itself into politics, says Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of the left-wing opposition Democratic Coalition party (DK). He says that the present system will collapse one day and it will have a sobering effect on the nation. His opinion about the upcoming referendum is that if someone wants to stop Orbán, he or she should abstain from voting.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:11
Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:17
Mária Schmidt, Director of the House of Terror museum in Budapest organized a round table discussion entitled "The story of my silliness - the Őszöd speech is 10 years old", with the participation of Gergely Gulyás, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, András Schiffer, lawyer, former MP and co-chair of LMP, Béla Galló, political scientist and Gábor Megadja, ideology historian.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:27Read more: Former PM Gyurcsány reveals state secrets
Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 07:39
With anti-refugee sentiment running high in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has succeeded in shoring up support for his Fidesz party. Now, as Hungary prepares to hold what many consider to be a pointless anti-refugee referendum on October 2, some politicians are suggesting that Orbán may use a successful referendum to call for early elections. One such suggestion was made by Democratic Coalition chairman and former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány at a town hall forum in Újpest last Friday, reports Index.hu.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 07:39Read more: Orbán is preparing for early elections, opposition parties say
Published on Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:44
Hungary needs foreign workers, acknowledged Mihály Varga, Hungary's Economy Minister in an interview with weekly Heti Válasz. The full interview will be released on Thursday.
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:44Read more: Hungary needs foreign workers, Orban's EcoMin says