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European Commission unlikely to launch infringement procedure against Hungary over constitutional amendments

The European Commission is unlikely to launch infringement procedures against Hungary due to concerns raised in connection with constitutional amendments, an EC source, who did not want to be named, told MTI on Tuesday.

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Interview excerpts with Charles Gati: Orbán and his followers believe their own propaganda

The best-known American expert of our region is not organizing a conspiracy, nor is he mounting a coup in Hungary. Nevertheless, Charles Gati draws attention to the change in German foreign policy, which he thinks should be noticed even in Budapest: the Germans are not as sympathetic to Vladimir Putin and his system anymore.

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Not a majestic plural, only Orbán's plural

Orbán frequently appears before the public as a wise leader, acting in the name of the country, or even in the name of the nation, as a person standing above the parties, the Parliament and independent institutions of power, and if these commit a mistake or make decisions he does not like, he "puts things in order". Still, it happens that he solves something, but the story ends in an infringement.

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DK addressed the officers of EU with regard to the amendment of the Fundamental Law

The Democratic Coalition (DK) is going to inform the executive officers of the European Union about its point of view regarding the amendment of the Hungarian Fundamental Law – MP László Varju said at a press conference held on Saturday in Budapest.

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S&D Group gravely worried about democratic erosion in Hungary

Ahead of the debate on Hungary in the European Parliament, Member of European Parliament (MEP) Hannes Swoboda, president of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D Group) underlined the group's concerns about violations of fundamental European values in Hungary.

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DK: Orbán is a coward

The European Parliament will organise a debate in connection with the fourth amendment of the Hungarian Constitution on Wednesday. According to press information the Hungarian prime minister will travel to Strasbourg on this occasion but he won't give a speech on the plenary session, he will only express his opinion on the European People's Party's faction meeting.

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Hungarian theater group's success in Britain's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent judges were impressed by Hungarian shadow theater group Attraction.

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Hungary Socialists promise no tuition fees

The Socialist Party would enable all those who achieve the minimum grade on entrance exams to pursue university or college studies without paying tuition fees from September 2014, president Attila Mesterházy announced on Tuesday.

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European Commission reiterates serious concerns over amending of Hungarian constitution

Amendments to Hungary's constitution is incompatible with European Union law and action will be taken to overturn them, the EU's executive said on Friday.

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Bajnai: International Criticism Aimed at the Orbán administration, not at Hungary.

 

Senior European and American politicians can clearly draw a distinction between Viktor Orbán's government and Hungary – former premier Gordon Bajnai declared to Hungarian news agency MTI last Friday when talking about his personal impressions gathered at a conference organized by British center-left think tank Policy Network. The former PM added that Hungary today is ruled by "radical populist" politicians.

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DK: WITH THE PASSING OF THE ELECTORAL LAW, THE POSSIBILITY OF A FAIR ELECTION WILL BE GONE

In the opinion of Democratic Coalition (DK), if on Monday, the parliament passes the law on the election procedure, the possibility that the election in 2014 will be fair and righteous will be gone, definitively – Ferenc Gyurcsány said at a press conference held on Monday, on Vértanúk tere (Martyrs' square) in Budapest.

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Navracsics: Europe does not understand us

The minister of public administration and justice explains that the mood manipulation regarding Hungary in the German press is caused by the elections to be held in Germany in September. He is of the opinion that the German press deals with the Hungarian situation in order to avoid dealing with the problems of its own country.

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Green light to collecting data of Bible class students

The name itself, if it is not accompanied by any other data and information - such as one's address, date of birth, etc. - is not suitable for personal identification, so I think there is nothing objectionable in transmitting the students' names to the church as a legal person, said Attila Péterfalvi, answering our question.

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Millions in fines to be paid if caught by the Tax Authority

Last year only one in six persons, against whom wealth gain investigations were initiated by the Tax Authority, turned to the court , but the court usually decided in favour of the latter.

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Hungary central bank deputy governor resigns

Hungarian central bank Vice President Júlia Király submitted her resignation, saying the bank's credibility was being jeopardized by new Magyar Nemzeti Bank President György Matolcsy's overhaul of the institution.

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