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Orbán criticizes Merkel for saying Hungary must put legislation in line with EU standards

Every effort should be made to guide Hungary towards the right path, but expelling the country from the EU should not be an option, Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor said in Berlin on Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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'Death to Jews' tattoo costs Hungarian fighter Prague gig

A Hungarian martial arts fighter was disinvited from an event in Prague because of his Nazi tattoos, including one reading "death to the Jews."

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Mesterházy to Die Welt: opposition PM candidate by August

The Socialists plan to reach an agreement with the E14-PM electoral alliance on an election programme and then on a candidate for prime minister by August, the leader of the main opposition party told German newspaper Die Welt on Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Voters to "drive out" government in next year's election - Bajnai

Voters will "drive out" the government at elections a year from now, Gordon Bajnai, leader of the electoral alliance E14-PM said at a rally in Miskolc (NE) on Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Bokros is back in the ring

Former finance minister Lajos Bokros has announced his return to domestic politics and founded a new political party, the Movement for a Modern Hungary (MoMa), with the goal of representing market-friendly liberal values and seeking the votes of the electorate disillusioned by the rule of Viktor Orbán's Fidesz government.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Gyurcsány: left-wing economists were wrong on criticizing NBH's interest rate cutting policy

Hungary's sharply falling consumer price inflation and stronger-than-expected first-quarter economic growth won't discourage the central bank from cutting interest rates, the bank's top executives said Thursday. Former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány said in a radio interview, that "we have to admit that some left leaning economists were wrong when they criticized the rate cutting policy of the Central Bank over the past years".

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary Government Considers Do-It-Yourself Funerals

Fighting to reduce the cost of living, the Hungarian government may make dying a bit cheaper.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Bajnai visits Gyöngyös, rejects accusations on Hajdú-Bét case

The electoral alliance Together 2014-Dialogue for Hungary, if elected in 2014 to form a government, will raise the salaries of teachers by 15 percent in real terms, Gordon Bajnai, the co-head of the alliance, told the press in Gyöngyös (town in North-East Hungary) on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Bajnai visits Gyöngyös, rejects accusations on Hajdú-Bét case

Hungarian ex-president's thesis did not meet the necessary requirements in form or content

Former Hungarian President Pál Schmitt hopes to continue working in the Olympic movement despite his plagiarism scandal.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Tobacconist scandal strangles the country

The Fidesz mafia and tobacconist government is caught again. Now it turned out in Hajdúszoboszló that Viktor Orbán and his brigade are immeasurably corrupt: they steal everything that they see.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Polls show DK member Ágnes Vadai to be the most popular female MP

Ágnes Vadai, who is a member of the Democratic Coalition(DK), is the most popular female MP according to a recent poll.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Tobacco Gate scandal organized centrally by Fidesz

Even inside Fidesz, it is not advisable to talk about the Szekszárd scandal or the tobacco retail tender, one Fidesz MP requesting anonymity told our newspaper.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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MSZP hopes for mobilisation

Party chairman Attila Mesterházy has said several times already of the MSZP's election strategy, "Fidesz must be defeated by voting with feet".

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Brussels strikes, Orbán strikes back

If there is some financial problem, the government tends to review the ministries' budgets, as can be learnt from recent years' practice. Prestige investments can be affected too this time.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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MEP Tavares: There is no homeland where there are no rights

Member of European Parliament (MEP) Rui Tavares from Portugal talked about the purpose of his report on Hungarian Constitutional reforms and core values of the European Union (EU).

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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