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Together 2014: Alliance for a change of era

The Together 2014 Electoral Movement has formed a political party by the name of Together 2014 Electoral Alliance, with the simultaneous association of the Dialogue for Hungary party.

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US Department of State reaction to proposed amendments to the Hungarian Constitution

The United States shares the concerns expressed by the Council of Europe about proposed amendments to the Hungarian constitution.

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Protesters break into ruling Fidesz compound

Around 70 protesters turned up at the Budapest headquarters of the ruling Fidesz party in Lendvay street on Thursday to demonstrate against the planned amendment to the constitution.

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Council of Europe and European Commission call Hungary government to postpone vote on constitutional amendment

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland has called on the Hungarian government to postpone a vote planned for Monday on a fourth amendment to the country's constitution until the Venice Commission supplies an opinion on the legislation.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary Gyurcsány: foreign minister Martonyi is lying

Foreign minister János Martonyi says that the level of exports to Russia hasn't been this high since the fall of communism, but this is only true if we look at the figures in HUF but not in USD – former prime minister Gyurcsány wrote on his Facebook page.

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Gordon Bajnai visited Szeged

Former PM Bajnai participated in a panel discussion in Szeged (one of the largest Hungarian towns). Furthermore, his organization, Haza és Haladás Egyesület (Home and Progress Association) signed an agreement with Szabad Város Egyesület (Free Town Association), led by Sándor Nagy.

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FT: Orbán's threat to democratic values

In an editorial Financial Times wrote on Tuesday that „Europe last year successfully pressed Viktor Orbán, Hungary's firebrand prime minister, to back down on aspects of a new constitution that would have posed a grave threat to judicial, religious and press freedoms.

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Written question to Viktor Orbán about Árpád Habony

Dear Prime Minister,

My question concerns Árpád Habony, your confidant and chief advisor, however, this time I am not inquiring about his truculent action published in the magazine Magyar Narancs, albeit, it would also have sense to put a few questions about that too, since Árpád Habony behaved toward the old married couple in exactly the same manner as Fidesz usually does with vulnerable groups of the society – apparently, partly this is why you must need his advice.

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MSZP's short movie about Orbán's reign to be re-edited

MSZP screened a film reflecting the party's opinion about the state of the country and Orbán's three-year activity . The movie titled "Hungary today" (available on http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtjQWYid65k) was presented to journalists on Sunday in Budapest - wrote the MTI.

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Orbán is ruining his own image and that of his country - excerpts of an interview with Hannes Swoboda

Hannes Swoboda, the leader of the European Parliament's Socialist group does not wish for a constant fight with Hungary. However, the Austrian politician considers that the Hungarian government has not yet given sufficient guarantees to prove that it truly respects democracy and freedom.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Matolcsy's first steps as governor of Hungary's Central Bank - the Forint weakens

Hungary's new central bank governor took steps on Monday to tighten his grip on the bank at the start of a reign which foreign observers worry will help drag Hungary further out of the European mainstream.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Democratic Coalition demands guarantees for NBH's independence

"The appointment of György Matolcsy to head the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) poses a threat to the country's foreign currency reserves as well as to the HUF exchange rate" – the Democratic Coalition (DK) commented in a statement on the announcement that PM Viktor Orbán appointed economy minister György Matolcsy the next governor of NBH.

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Matolcsy to be the next governor of NBH

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has on Friday named György Matolcsy as the next Governor of the National Bank of Hungary (NBH). Matolcsy, the architect of Orbán's self-styled unorthodox policies that helped push the economy into recession, vowed to focus on growth and fight inflation as central bank chief.

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Bajnai's Together 2014 electoral group to register as political party by March 15.

The Together 2014 movement will become a party by March 15, co-founder Gordon Bajnai announced at a press briefing in Pécs on Thursday.

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Ruling Fidesz leaders pay tribute to controversial collumnist Zsolt Bayer at a 50th birthday celebration

"Good and bad, hard times and joy, we experienced it together. We never once denied each other and we never will" said speaker of Parliament László Kövér, paying tribute to Zsolt Bayer at a 50th birthday celebration for the Fidesz founder and right-wing columnist/activist. Bayer recently made international headlines – and was rebuked by other leading member of the ruling party - for an article he wrote in which he called members of Roma/Gypsy "animals."

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