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Tobacconist scandal strangles the country

The Fidesz mafia and tobacconist government is caught again. Now it turned out in Hajdúszoboszló that Viktor Orbán and his brigade are immeasurably corrupt: they steal everything that they see.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Tobacconist scandal strangles the country

Polls show DK member Ágnes Vadai to be the most popular female MP

Ágnes Vadai, who is a member of the Democratic Coalition(DK), is the most popular female MP according to a recent poll.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Polls show DK member Ágnes Vadai to be the most popular female MP

Tobacco Gate scandal organized centrally by Fidesz

Even inside Fidesz, it is not advisable to talk about the Szekszárd scandal or the tobacco retail tender, one Fidesz MP requesting anonymity told our newspaper.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Tobacco Gate scandal organized centrally by Fidesz

MSZP hopes for mobilisation

Party chairman Attila Mesterházy has said several times already of the MSZP's election strategy, "Fidesz must be defeated by voting with feet".

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Brussels strikes, Orbán strikes back

If there is some financial problem, the government tends to review the ministries' budgets, as can be learnt from recent years' practice. Prestige investments can be affected too this time.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Brussels strikes, Orbán strikes back

MEP Tavares: There is no homeland where there are no rights

Member of European Parliament (MEP) Rui Tavares from Portugal talked about the purpose of his report on Hungarian Constitutional reforms and core values of the European Union (EU).

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: MEP Tavares: There is no homeland where there are no rights

Tobacco gate bribe evidences came to light

Hungary distributed tobacco sale-permits in the city of Szekszárd after members of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's party vetted applicants for political loyalty, the news website HVG.hu said, citing a recording from a meeting.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány Does Not Expect Fair Elections in 2014

Former PM Gyurcsány has visited several settlements in Bács-Kiskun County (South Hungary) recently. The county-wide daily "Petőfi Népe" ("Petőfi's Nation") interviewed him on that occasion.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány Does Not Expect Fair Elections in 2014

Orbán and the rule of law

A recent video clip records an extraordinary conversation that took place between prime minister Viktor Orbán and the major of Budapest, István Tarlós. The occasion was the inauguration earlier this month of a fleet of new Mercedes buses for the Hungarian capital.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungarian team wins Women's EHF Champions League

Hungarian Győr wins the Women's EHF Champions League for the first time in the history!

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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EBRD report sees further recession in Hungary

"[Hungary's] government pressed on with its fiscal consolidation and the general government deficit was reduced to under 2 per cent of GDP last year.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Tobacco gate - Development Minister Németh blocks access to bids for tobacco concessions

A minister on Friday rejected Socialist lawmaker Csaba Tóth's request for access to recent bid documents for tobacco sales concessions.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary to Freeze Budget Items to Escape EU Shackles

Hungary is freezing some budget expenditures and is ready to take further steps, including raising Europe's highest bank levy, to exit the European Union's budget monitoring and remove the threat of funding cuts.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Hungary to Freeze Budget Items to Escape EU Shackles

Tobacco gate - Áder sends back controversial bill to adopt public access to information

Hungary's president sent back to parliament a controversial bill hastily adopted to limit public access to information just as the government was redrafting the country's tobacco market.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Tobacco gate - Áder sends back controversial bill to adopt public access to information

Opposition voters prefer Bajnai to Socialist leader Mesterházy for PM candidate

Voters who want tho see a change of government prefer Gordon Bajnai, the former premier who leads the E14-PM alliance, to Socialist leader Attila Mesterházy, pollster Medián says.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Opposition voters prefer Bajnai to Socialist leader Mesterházy for PM candidate

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