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Amid international pressure Hungary asks anti-Semitic reporter to return award

A Hungarian government minister has asked a television journalist to return an award he was given last week after he was accused of anti-Semitism. Szaniszló said on Wednesday evening  he is  returning the award.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Sukoró trial: witnesses have testified in favor of Gyurcsány

Half a dozen witnesses were heard by the Szolnok Tribunal on Thursday in the ongoing Sukoró criminal proceedings, but none of them confirmed the prosecutor's former presumption that Ferenc Gyurcsány as Prime Minister had given specific instructions in the case of the planned casino project and the related land swap, however, the name of Viktor Orbán has come up instead, repeatedly mentioned by the daily Népszava in relation to that matter.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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12 items of the Democratic Coalition about what the Hungarian nation requires

1. We require the freedom of press, the restitution of the unbiased public service media, the dissolution of the Media Council!

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Bajnai calls opposition leaders to join forces in anti-amendment action

Gordon Bajnai, leader of the Together 2014 – Dialogue for Hungary electoral alliance, on Tuesday invited the heads of opposition parties to take part in coordination talks on what action to take in light of constitutional amendments approved last week.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Socialists' internal conflict because of Bajnai

Attila Mesterházy, president of Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), backs Gordon Bajnai, former prime minister and leader of Együtt 2014 movement, in public.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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DK: All the GV'T Could Do Was Send Out "Stupid and Annoying" Text Messages

Democratic Coalition (DK) is initiating the hearing before an extraordinary parliamentary committee of Interior Minister Sándor Pintér and György Bakondi, head of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management (NDGDM), because in DK's opinion – even though citizens and officers could be given full marks –, the Government simply failed to manage adequately the extraordinary snowfall and the resulting circumstances.

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Hungary government and opposition parties cancel outdoor festivities for national holiday

Hungary deployed tanks to reach thousands of motorists trapped in heavy snow on Friday in a sudden cold snap and high winds which also struck parts of the Balkans, Slovakia and Poland and have left at least four people dead.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Reuters: Only a forint fall could rein in Hungary's Orbán

Investors do not like Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's policies but unless they pull their money out, causing a run on the forint, there is little to make him change course.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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EU MEPs demand the suspension of Hungary's rights as an EU member

After Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán deprived the constitutional court of power, EU MEPs are now demanding the suspension of Hungary's rights as an EU member.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary president Áder signs amendment amid protests

Stating he has no other legal options, Hungary's president will sign into law a constitutional amendment which critics say supports the government's efforts to weaken the democratic system of checks and balances.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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The Kubatov guard is under establishment

Gábor Kubatov is recruiting activists who could be put in action within an hour. According to the party director of Fidesz, the Thursday action of those protesting against the amendment of the Fundamental Law clearly proved that their political opponents do not select among tools and in the future, any Fidesz office may expect similar "illegal actions".

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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German Chancellor Merkel speaks out critically of Hungary's constitutional amendment

In a meeting in Berlin on Tuesday with Hungarian President János Áder, German government sources said that Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out critically of the constitutional amendment and called on the government in Budapest to use the new two-thirds majority rule responsibly. The chancellor also said Hungary must take the concerns of its European partners seriously.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary Parliament passes undemocratic constitutional amendments amid protests

On Monday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's lawmakers backed a constitutional amendment to curtail judicial authority, setting up a showdown with European Union nations seeking to sanction members that violate basic values.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Bajnai will certainly co-operate with MSZP

The Co-Chairman of Together 2014 is sure that there will be an agreement between Together 2014-Dialogue for Hungary and MSZP.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary Orbán declares war on energy companies

Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán has called a court ruling "scandalous" that would allow energy service providers to set their tariffs higher than they would be obliged to under a the retail energy tariff reduction implemented by the cabinet in January.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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