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The majority of Hungarian students studying in the UK is not planning to return to Hungary

Only 5% of Hungarians studying in British universities would return to their homeland right after graduation according to a survey carried out by Milestone Institute, a Budapest-based education consultancy.

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Tobacco gate: Elections Committee rejects referendum initiatives on tobacco concessions

The National Elections Committee (NVB) on Tuesday rejected referendum initiatives concerning the recent tobacco concession tender.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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DK: The Veracity of Szabó's Statements Cannot Be Discerned

Bálint Szabó, who has given an interview to Hungarian weekly Heti Válasz just recently, did disclose the information that he had on the leaking of former PM Gyurcsány's speech in Balatonőszöd back in 2006 to Gyurcsány himself in February this year; Szabó's statements, however, did not contain any information previously unknown to the former PM.

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Gyurcsány talks about Fidesz thread in Őszöd case

Former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány would disclose the entire secret service investigation file regarding the Őszöd speech leak, although he thinks it would not be in the interest of Fidesz either because some new elements regarding them would come up as well.

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Orbán and Europe

Since the April 2010 elections, a political tsunami has swept over Hungary. The existing regulations and institutions were dismantled and loyal Fidesz appointees were installed in leading positions, implementing the party's policies from economics to the judiciary, from the health system to municipal government, from education to the arts.

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Hatred against gays raised to the highest level of Hungary's government policy

Imre Kerényi, the prime minister's commissioner, who is responsible for laying the foundations of national public conscious thinking, and related performing tasks by preserving and developing cultural values, spoke about the new leadership of the Hungarian National Theatre while he was using offensive wording about gay people at an event organized by the Downtown Civic Saloon.

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Tobacco gate: Socialists raise suspicion of clientelism in connection of cash registers

The opposition Socialist Party has raised suspicion of clientelism in connection with companies selling cash registers to Hungary's new national tobacco shops.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Are they really the leakers of Gyurcsány's Öszöd speech?

An eye-witness disclosed the first names of three senior Socialist politicians he said were responsible for leaking then prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's famous 2006 "Öszöd speech", the pro-Fidesz weekly Heti Válasz reported on Thursday.

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DK: The biggest problem with Orbán is not his deficiency in diplomatic issues

PM Orbán's recent obnoxious quip has not only been criticized heavily by German politicians, but also by the German press. Peer Steinbrück, the social democrat candidate for chancellor, said Hungary's exclusion from the European Union is an option. Angela Merkel replied 'the cavalry does not have to be sent immediately'.

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Debrecen deny Győr in Hungarian Soccer Cup final

Győri ETO FC failed to complete a first domestic double, with French forward Adamo Coulibaly striking twice as DVSC (Debrecen) came from behind to win 2-1 in the Hungarian Cup final.

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More and more Hungarians are leaving Hungary

More and more Hungarians are leaving the country, according to immigration data from recipient countries released by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) on Wednesday.

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Bajnai pledges to introduce fairer tax regime if elected

The E14-PM electoral alliance would introduce a fairer tax regime if elected into government next year, the leader of the alliance said on Wednesday in Komárom (North East Hungary).

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Tobacco gate: Parliament approves increase of minimum margin on retail tobacco sales

Parliament approved late Tuesday a bill that guarantees a minimum 10% margin on retail tobacco sales, well over the 3-4% that industry insiders say is prevalent at present.

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Viktor Orbán photographed with a convicted murderer.

The prime minister was photographed in the company of Róbert Magyar, then leader of the so-called „Black Army".

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Opinions in the opposition about the prohibition of foreign grants

According to MSZP, Fidesz is intervening again by way of private members bill – "prepared in full secrecy, without any consultations" – into the Hungarian election system. This is how Zsolt Molnár responded in his communication to the new amendments, submitted to Parliament, regarding the campaign financing for the parliamentary elections and an amendment to the law on the election procedure.

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