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Szigetvári: All that Szabó said was a lie and serves the interests of Fidesz

Viktor Szigetvári, campaign director of MSZP in 2006 and co-chairman of Együtt 2014 (Together 2014) is of the opinion that, as in the case of any other similar matters giving rise to political intrigues, it would be good again, if truth came to light.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Amid utility price cutting, Hungary to buy stakes in units of foreign energy companies

Hungary may buy stakes in two local units of foreign energy companies that are seeking an exit after tariff cuts, Development Minister Lászlóné Nemeth said on Tuesday.

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Bajnai: Naming opposition PM candidate premature

Gordon Bajnai, leader of the E14-PM electoral alliance, said on Tuesday that it would be premature to name the opposition's prime minister candidate for the 2014 general elections. "We have agreed with the Socialists on the scenario of cooperation and the parties stick to it," he said. The news portal Index recently reported that the Socialist leaders had decided to end hard bargaining with Bajnai, and name party leader Attila Mesterházy as the party's candidate for PM.

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Tobacco gate - Gyulay's friend's family also won

The family members of the former business partner of Zsolt Gyulay, manager of the state tobacco monopoly Nemzeti Dohánykereskedelmi Nonprofit Zrt. (NDN) also won on the state tobacco tender - reported Blikk on Monday.

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Ruling Fidesz: Reding declared war on Hungary

According to Róbert Zsigó, a Fidesz spokesman, Hungary successfully weathered the economic storm, which is proved by the trust of commercial life and the activities of the investors.

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Tobacco gate: Socialists to take the case to the European Court

Socialist lawmaker Tibor Szanyi said on Monday that he is taking the tobacco case to the European Court of Human Rights after parliamentary Speaker László Kövér refused to allow him to question Development Minister Zsuzsanna Németh about the allocation of tobacco retail licences.

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Tobacco gate: Prosecutor orders "abuse of personal data" probe into tobacco concessions

The public prosecutor has ordered a probe into the government's national tobacco concession tender on suspicion of abuse of personal data.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Democratic Coalition Backs the Tavares Report

The Orbán government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched an attack against the Tavares report in a recently published position paper. Democratic Coalition (DK) examined the Ministry's response in full detail and concluded that it could not contradict any allegations made by Portuguese MEP Rui Tavares.

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Gyurcsány remembers Holocaust victims in Szentes

Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of the Democratic Coalition participated to a Holocaust remembrence event in Szentes, South East Hungary. gyf

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EU's Reding: Hungary constitution 'not a toy'

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding criticised Hungary for treating its constitution like "a toy" and called for more effective measures to sanction EU treaty violations in an interview with Austrian media on Saturday.

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DK is the second most popular Hungarian party among ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia

According to a recent pool in Slovakia, the Democratic Coalition (DK) led by former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is the most popular Hungarian opposition party among etnic Hungarians.

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Bajnai in Berlin: current Hungarian government not anti-Semitic or racist

Hungary's government is not anti-Semitic or racist, leader of the electoral alliance E14-PM, said in Berlin on Friday.

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Békesi: Hungarian society can be bought off for pennies

Former Finance Minister László Békesi said in an interwiew in Hungarian daily Népszava, that „It's an awful thing to say, but unfortunately, it's true: Hungarian society can be bought off for fillers (pennies). In a single month, 500,000 people went back to Fidesz because of the utility-price cuts."

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Former Democratic Coalition politician Bálint Szabó to provide details on Öszöd speech leakers next week

Szabó said Wednesday that he will provide details next week about who leaked former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's Balatonőszöd speech to the media in 2006.

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Tobacco gate: Government eyeing alcohol retail

The Economy Ministry has denied a Thursday report that the government will re-regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages after monopolising the wholesale trade in tobacco products (Tobacco gate).

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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