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Hungary's PM Orbán interview in the Wall Street Journal

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the Wall Street Journal that the country's much-criticized special taxes levied on its energy, telecommunications, retail and banking businesses may remain in place for as long as a decade to help the government reduce its public debt.

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Hungary's opposition to have a joint candidate by October to oust PM Orbán next year – Bajnai says

Hungary's leftist opposition, aiming to forge a united front to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in an election next year, hopes to agree on a joint candidate by October, former premier Gordon Bajnai said on Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary's Orbán personally responsible for scams - Bajnai says

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is "personally responsible" for scams such as the tobacco gate and for "shaking down" small shareholders in savings cooperatives and "filching" arable lands, head of the E14-PM electoral alliance Gordon Bajnai said on Thursday.

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Facebook removes Hungarian anti-Semitic website

Facebook removed an official fan page of Kuruc.info, a U.S.-based website in Hungarian that features anti-Semitic hate speech and propaganda by Hungary's ultranationalist Jobbik party.

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Ferenc Gyurcsány to be heard by the court as a witness in the Sukoró trial on August 22

One day prior to the testimony of the former head of government who was previously accused but not charged in the criminal proceedings, one of the investors who had planned the Sukoró casino city, Joav Blum, is going to be heard. Mr. Gyurcsány will be heard on the same day as well as former finance minister János Veres, and the following day Péter Oszkó will give testimony.

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Fidesz lists sportpersons

The Fidesz-list contains 50 sportpersons who can be sent to the 'line of battle', including Jenő Buzánszky, Krisztina Egerszegi, Gyula Grisics and Tamás Faragó – reported Blikk.

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Hungary is imbued with fear! - excerpt from an interview with Ágnes Vadai

I met with Ágnes Vadai (an MP of the Democratic Coalition) for an interview, a sincere talk.

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Socialists, E14-PM agree on party manifesto

Leaders of the main opposition Socialists and the E14-PM electoral alliance on Tuesday agreed on coordinating public policy proposals and criteria for nominating candidates.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Democratic Coalition accuses government of legalizing school segregation

The education administration "consistently strives" to maintain school segregation of Roma children and children from families living in deep poverty, leftist opposition party Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Saturday.

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Fish soup of Baja

The leaders of the democratic opposition came together for a nice plate of fish soup in the historic little town of Baja, renowned for its fish soup.

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The London design festival: Shapes of Hungary

This year the Hungarian stand gives an overview about the contemporary Hungarian design through the appearance of ten singular designer and creative team.

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The consequences of international criticism of the constitutional changes in Hungary

The European Parliament on 3 July adopted a resolution concerning constitutional reforms in Hungary by a definite majority of votes. The resolution criticises the tempo and the scope of the changes and their compliance with EU standards and values.

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Corruption gets worse in Hungary

Corruption in Hungary is on the rise, watchdog Transparency International (TI) states in its latest Global Corruption Barometer, with 61 per cent of Hungarians believing that the situation has worsened in the past two years.

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Surányi: Hungary is not performing any better

Contrary to the government's opinion, Hungary is not performing any better now than it did under former governments, György Surányi, former Governor of the National Bank of Hungary, and Attila Chikán, one-time Economy Minister during the first Orbán administration, said in an conference on Thursday.

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Hungary's Biczó wins gold in men's 200m butterfly

The Hungarian swimmer Bence Biczó took gold in the men's 200m butterfly event at the Summer Universiade in Kazan.

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