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Matolcsy's first steps as governor of Hungary's Central Bank - the Forint weakens

Hungary's new central bank governor took steps on Monday to tighten his grip on the bank at the start of a reign which foreign observers worry will help drag Hungary further out of the European mainstream.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Democratic Coalition demands guarantees for NBH's independence

"The appointment of György Matolcsy to head the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) poses a threat to the country's foreign currency reserves as well as to the HUF exchange rate" – the Democratic Coalition (DK) commented in a statement on the announcement that PM Viktor Orbán appointed economy minister György Matolcsy the next governor of NBH.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Matolcsy to be the next governor of NBH

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has on Friday named György Matolcsy as the next Governor of the National Bank of Hungary (NBH). Matolcsy, the architect of Orbán's self-styled unorthodox policies that helped push the economy into recession, vowed to focus on growth and fight inflation as central bank chief.

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Bajnai's Together 2014 electoral group to register as political party by March 15.

The Together 2014 movement will become a party by March 15, co-founder Gordon Bajnai announced at a press briefing in Pécs on Thursday.

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Ruling Fidesz leaders pay tribute to controversial collumnist Zsolt Bayer at a 50th birthday celebration

"Good and bad, hard times and joy, we experienced it together. We never once denied each other and we never will" said speaker of Parliament László Kövér, paying tribute to Zsolt Bayer at a 50th birthday celebration for the Fidesz founder and right-wing columnist/activist. Bayer recently made international headlines – and was rebuked by other leading member of the ruling party - for an article he wrote in which he called members of Roma/Gypsy "animals."

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Hungarian Commissioner on social investment: Member states should focus on growth and social cohesion

The European Commission has called on Member States to prioritize social investment and to modernize their welfare states.

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The lies of the Prime Minister

The prime minister's speech about the state of our country was full of untruthful statements. Although the PM is not usually in the habit of using numbers to corroborate his statements, this time he ventured to use them.

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Campaign gurus and godfathers behind Fidesz and MSZP

Since the Israeli campaign guru Ron Werber has been "reactivated" by the Socialists, "Werberisme" has resurfaced in the communications toolbox of the ruling party, even though we know that almost all political forces use foreign experts, including Fidesz. However, their current political position always seems to determine their acceptance and evaluation.

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Hundreds commemorated the Roma murders

Last week, hundreds of civilians commemorated the victims of serial killings against Roma citizens.

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Hungarians see their future darkly

88% of Hungarians considered in the last quarter of 2012 that the country's economy is in a crisis, the ratio was 89 % in the third quarter.

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Ferenc Gyurcsány's State of the Nation's speech 2013

If we continue as now, the next prime minister will be called Orbán

"If we continue in the same way as now, the next prime minister will be called neither Gordon Bajnai nor Attila Mesterházi but will be called Viktor Orbán. Even though we would have every ground to put an end to Orbán's governance and, theoretically, we have even the tools to defeat Orbán and his regime.

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Thousands attend rally in support of Klubrádió

Several thousand people attended a demonstration held in support of opposition-allied Klubrádió in central Budapest on Sunday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Prosecutor drops 'terrorism' probe into former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány

Prosecutors in Debrecen have dropped another probe into former Socialist PM Ferenc Gyurcsány, Democratic Coalition (DK) reported on its Facebook page on Monday.

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Opposition parties slam Orbán's speech

Hungary's opposition parties slammed the prime minister's state-of-the-nation speech on Friday as being at odds with reality. Former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány summarized Orbán's performance in a single phrase: "empty head, empty speech."

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Hungary PM Orbán's annual state-of-the-nation address

Hungary is no longer working to profit foreigners but is acting in its own interests, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a cheering crowd in Budapest on Friday, when presenting his annual state-of-the-nation address.

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