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‘Banks might gain control over half of Hungary’

‘After the passing of the new land law I submitted my resignation from Fidesz to László Kövér, speaker of the parliament’ - declared József Ángyán to Népszabadság.

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Hungarian Opposition Parties' Electoral Alliance on the Move

At a joint press conference on Saturday, former PM Gordon Bajnai and MSZP leader Attila Mesterházy emphasized the importance of next year's general elections: Bajnai stated that Hungary's fate might be determined for decades to come, while Mesterházy Attila added that the significance of the 2014 elections could only be compared to that of the 1990 elections.

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Ferenc Gyurcsány stands up for Gordon Bajnai

The leftish Democratic Coalition finds the lie-campaign led by Fidesz against Gordon Bajnai an opposition politician, unprecedented.

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Scandal at the beauty contest

The presenters, Csilla Tatár and Tibi Kasza were astonished by the situation which emerged during the Miss World Hungary beauty contest, because when they called Korinna Kocsis for the third prize she shook her hand and offered it to another competitor.

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Fidesz: Don't let them get back into power!

The socialists promised that, were they to get back into power, they would ensure that there is at least one bread winner per family.

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There is little chance of cooperation of the opposition parties – an interview with Ferenc Gyurcsány

The leader of the Democratic Coalition sees a bigger chance that the two main opposition parties – the Socialists and Together 2014(E14) – won't be able to reach an agreement – although it would be absolutely necessary he says - since both the chairman of MSZP and E14 want to be prime minister candidate. DK would support either of them. FreeHungary met Mr. Gyurcsány on Tuesday.

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Democratic Coalition is a proud and strong party with a membership of 8,000

According to rumors in relation to the negotiations of the Socialists and Together 2014 (E14) in the week-end, the two parties "graciously" agreed to allow the Democratic Coalition (DK) to join the unified opposition but only if Ferenc Gyurcsány does not run in the forthcoming election.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Gyula Horn, Hungary's demolisher of the Iron Curtain, dies aged 81

Gyula Horn the former prime minister and foreign minister of Hungary has died in hospital at the age of 81 after a long illness. He was instrumental in the fall of Communism in Europe.

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Tobacco gate: Family of Felcsút mayor won several tobacco licences

The family of Lőrinc Mészáros, mayor of Felcsút, birthplace of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has won several tobacco kiosk licences to be operated at retail chain Auchan, Népszabadság reports.

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EP committee approves Tavares report

The European Parliament’s committee on civil liberties, justice, and home affairs (LIBE) on Wednesday approved a draft report on the state of fundamental rights in Hungary prepared by rapporteur Rui Tavares.

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ALDE: EP report on fundamental rights in Hungary falls short

"I am very disappointed that the Civil Liberties committee of the European Parliament today, either due to a blind political allegiance or lack of will, decided to shy away from taking a firm stand on the insidious and persistent threats to democracy, fundamental rights and rule of law in Hungary over the past year or so", said ALDE spokesperson Renate Weber (PNL, Romania) after Wednesday's vote in the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee on the controversial report on the situation of fundamental rights in Hungary.

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UN Human Rights High Commissioner on the Fourth Amendment

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay urged the Hungarian government to undo a series of changes to the Constitution on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary under fire over changes to constitution

The Council of Europe has sharply criticised the latest set of changes to Hungary's constitution, describing them as "the result of an instrumental view of the constitution as a political means of the governmental majority".

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Hungary's pro-government media attacks Commissioner Reding

On Monday June 18, EU Human Rights Commissioner Viviane Reding was reported by the pro-Fidesz Magyar Nemzet as saying that she would do her best to contest the legitimacy of the next parliamentary elections in Hungary, scheduled for May 2014.

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Bajnai wants a joint PM-candidate with MSZP

"It is in the common interest of MSZP and Together 2014 to develop a cooperation which provides the biggest chance for victory"- Gordon Bajnai said in ATV on Sunday in relation with the upcoming negotiations between the two parties next week.

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