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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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Former president Sólyom urges successor to veto constitutional changes; slams Fidesz use of basic law for "daily" political goals

Hungary's president should veto the planned changes to the constitution, former president László Sólyom said in an article sent to MTI on Monday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary government set to clash with EU over constitutional changes

Hungary's parliament is  expected to pass an amendment to its constitution which critics say will roll back democratic freedoms and weaken the judiciary.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Former PM Medgyessy: 'the occupation of the Fidesz party headquarters is not acceptable'

Péter Medgyessy, socialist prime minister from 2002 to 2004, was the guest on HírTv's Kontraszt talk show. He said he had not been to any of last weekend's political events.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Thousands protest proposed constitutional changes in Hungary

A demonstration organised by civil groups against planned amendments to Hungary's constitution took place in the street in front of parliament on Saturday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary Socialists launche their campaign for 2014

Hungary's opposition Socialists launched their campaign for 2014 elections on Saturday by pledging economic revival and an end to a perceived anti-democratic drift and troubled foreign relations during Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's time in power.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Together 2014: Alliance for a change of era

The Together 2014 Electoral Movement has formed a political party by the name of Together 2014 Electoral Alliance, with the simultaneous association of the Dialogue for Hungary party.

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US Department of State reaction to proposed amendments to the Hungarian Constitution

The United States shares the concerns expressed by the Council of Europe about proposed amendments to the Hungarian constitution.

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Protesters break into ruling Fidesz compound

Around 70 protesters turned up at the Budapest headquarters of the ruling Fidesz party in Lendvay street on Thursday to demonstrate against the planned amendment to the constitution.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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