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DK: Orbán is a coward

The European Parliament will organise a debate in connection with the fourth amendment of the Hungarian Constitution on Wednesday. According to press information the Hungarian prime minister will travel to Strasbourg on this occasion but he won't give a speech on the plenary session, he will only express his opinion on the European People's Party's faction meeting.

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Hungarian theater group's success in Britain's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent judges were impressed by Hungarian shadow theater group Attraction.

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Hungary Socialists promise no tuition fees

The Socialist Party would enable all those who achieve the minimum grade on entrance exams to pursue university or college studies without paying tuition fees from September 2014, president Attila Mesterházy announced on Tuesday.

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European Commission reiterates serious concerns over amending of Hungarian constitution

Amendments to Hungary's constitution is incompatible with European Union law and action will be taken to overturn them, the EU's executive said on Friday.

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Bajnai: International Criticism Aimed at the Orbán administration, not at Hungary.

 

Senior European and American politicians can clearly draw a distinction between Viktor Orbán's government and Hungary – former premier Gordon Bajnai declared to Hungarian news agency MTI last Friday when talking about his personal impressions gathered at a conference organized by British center-left think tank Policy Network. The former PM added that Hungary today is ruled by "radical populist" politicians.

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DK: WITH THE PASSING OF THE ELECTORAL LAW, THE POSSIBILITY OF A FAIR ELECTION WILL BE GONE

In the opinion of Democratic Coalition (DK), if on Monday, the parliament passes the law on the election procedure, the possibility that the election in 2014 will be fair and righteous will be gone, definitively – Ferenc Gyurcsány said at a press conference held on Monday, on Vértanúk tere (Martyrs' square) in Budapest.

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Navracsics: Europe does not understand us

The minister of public administration and justice explains that the mood manipulation regarding Hungary in the German press is caused by the elections to be held in Germany in September. He is of the opinion that the German press deals with the Hungarian situation in order to avoid dealing with the problems of its own country.

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Green light to collecting data of Bible class students

The name itself, if it is not accompanied by any other data and information - such as one's address, date of birth, etc. - is not suitable for personal identification, so I think there is nothing objectionable in transmitting the students' names to the church as a legal person, said Attila Péterfalvi, answering our question.

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Millions in fines to be paid if caught by the Tax Authority

Last year only one in six persons, against whom wealth gain investigations were initiated by the Tax Authority, turned to the court , but the court usually decided in favour of the latter.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary central bank deputy governor resigns

Hungarian central bank Vice President Júlia Király submitted her resignation, saying the bank's credibility was being jeopardized by new Magyar Nemzeti Bank President György Matolcsy's overhaul of the institution.

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Hungarian Motorbike Riders' March against the Jewish memorial march

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Hungary (Mazsihisz) calls upon the authorities to prohibit the Hungarian Motorbike Riders' March planned to be held on the same day as The March of the Living.

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Together 2014: Bajnai's Policies Could Restore Confidence

The Együtt 2014 (Together 2014) – Párbeszéd Magyarországért (Dialogue for Hungary) electoral alliance claimed that confidence in Hungary and towards Hungary could return with the practice of 'good governance' represented by former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai.

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Lauder: Viktor Orbán has lost his political compass

The World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder published an opinion article about Hungary's rising anti-Semitism in Germany's leading newspaper 'Süddeutsche Zeitung' on 4 April 2013.

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The opposition on the election: many a little makes a pickle

The only substantial political decision of the forthcoming months will be made about the person, who shall be the leader of the "democratic opposition side". MSZP as the strongest opposition party and its leader is automatically an inviter; what is more, Attila Mesterházy already undertook the task of being a candidate for the position of prime minister in 2010, even in the knowledge of a sure defeat, fighting across the past few years, so this position is due to him.

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Gyurcsány, Osvárt, Szily and Vágó supports Gerendás

"Due to the spread of fascism in our country" Péter Gerendás leaves Hungary. Thousands commented on his letter including politicians and celebrities.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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