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Tobacco gate: Socialists raise suspicion of clientelism in connection of cash registers

The opposition Socialist Party has raised suspicion of clientelism in connection with companies selling cash registers to Hungary's new national tobacco shops.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Are they really the leakers of Gyurcsány's Öszöd speech?

An eye-witness disclosed the first names of three senior Socialist politicians he said were responsible for leaking then prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's famous 2006 "Öszöd speech", the pro-Fidesz weekly Heti Válasz reported on Thursday.

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DK: The biggest problem with Orbán is not his deficiency in diplomatic issues

PM Orbán's recent obnoxious quip has not only been criticized heavily by German politicians, but also by the German press. Peer Steinbrück, the social democrat candidate for chancellor, said Hungary's exclusion from the European Union is an option. Angela Merkel replied 'the cavalry does not have to be sent immediately'.

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Debrecen deny Győr in Hungarian Soccer Cup final

Győri ETO FC failed to complete a first domestic double, with French forward Adamo Coulibaly striking twice as DVSC (Debrecen) came from behind to win 2-1 in the Hungarian Cup final.

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More and more Hungarians are leaving Hungary

More and more Hungarians are leaving the country, according to immigration data from recipient countries released by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) on Wednesday.

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Bajnai pledges to introduce fairer tax regime if elected

The E14-PM electoral alliance would introduce a fairer tax regime if elected into government next year, the leader of the alliance said on Wednesday in Komárom (North East Hungary).

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Tobacco gate: Parliament approves increase of minimum margin on retail tobacco sales

Parliament approved late Tuesday a bill that guarantees a minimum 10% margin on retail tobacco sales, well over the 3-4% that industry insiders say is prevalent at present.

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Viktor Orbán photographed with a convicted murderer.

The prime minister was photographed in the company of Róbert Magyar, then leader of the so-called „Black Army".

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Opinions in the opposition about the prohibition of foreign grants

According to MSZP, Fidesz is intervening again by way of private members bill – "prepared in full secrecy, without any consultations" – into the Hungarian election system. This is how Zsolt Molnár responded in his communication to the new amendments, submitted to Parliament, regarding the campaign financing for the parliamentary elections and an amendment to the law on the election procedure.

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Bye Alex is fed up with his own song

Bye Alex who finished in 10th place at the Eurovision Song Contest would not participate again. He is fed up with his song "Kedvesem" so he plans to make an album. The singer was on the air in MR2 Petőfi Radio.

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Hungary Orbán would introduce new tax in Hungary

Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán stated at the press conference after the summit of the heads of states and heads of governments of the European Union, that if the rules of mathematics were still valid, the excessive deficit procedure against Hungary should come to an end at last.

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PM Orbán's Personality Cult in the Hungarian Television

Singing lady shows that the personality cult in Orbanistan is very much alive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-UHlXz3Qqc The transcript in English is below:

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Hungary PM Orbán angers Berlin by comparing its policies to those of the Nazis

Hungary's controversial prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has angered Berlin by comparing its policies to those of the Nazis. On Monday, Foreign Minister Westerwelle rejected the comparison, saying it was "regrettable."

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DK demonstrates in front of ruling Fidesz HQ

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The leftish Democratic Coalition organized a demonstration on Saturday afternoon against the tobacco gate and the way that the ruling Fidesz is handling the accusations.

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Szeged Mayor Botka and Socialists Could Be Sure-Fire Winners

"We must make away with the politics of Orbán that tear the nation apart" – this is what László Botka, Mayor of Szeged embarked upon realizing in the South Hungarian city.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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