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European Commission projects recession for Hungary

In its Winter Forecast published on Friday the European Commission projects Hungary's budget deficit at 3.4% of gross domestic product both for 2013 and 2014.

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Former PM Gyurcsány: the opposition needs a new strategy

"If it continues like this, the next prime minister will be neither Gordon Bajnai nor Attila Mesterházy but Viktor Orbán" – Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of Democratic Coalition (DK) said in his annual State of the Nation Address on Tuesday.

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Politicians' top salaries

László Kövér, Speaker of the parliament, tops the income list of politicians with his HUF 2,5 million (EUR 8600) monthly salary.

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Hungary students suspected of keeping anti-Semitic 'Jewish List'

Members of the student council of the University of Budapest reportedly have compiled illegal lists of students' presumed religion, ethnic background including Jewish origins, and political affiliation.

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Benedek Jávor and Tímea Szabó are leading the Dialogue for Hungary bloc

The statutes of the organization have been adopted and it will soon become a party. They will start negotiations with Gordon Bajnai and his supporters.

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Together 2014 is looking for party members and candidate representatives

Together 2014 will launch a recruiting campaign soon - according to the voter's movement the MTI.

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President of European Socialists and Democrats says no EU support for disempowering Hungarian Constitutional Court

The Hungarian Parliament has begun debating a new amendment to the Hungarian Constitution, submitted by the ruling Fidesz party, which aims at significantly reducing the powers of the Constitutional Court.

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Far right Jobbik ahead in recent student poll, LMP more popular than ruling party Fidesz

Astonishing data has been revealed recently by young researchers in a study entitled "Study Book of Rationally Rebelling Students Volume No I" published by Belvedere Meridionale Publishing House.

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Recession, xenophobia prompting Jews to ditch Hungary

Three years ago, Fanni moved to Vienna from her native Hungary with her husband. Now she is pregnant.

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Former PM Gyurcsány to hold his State of the Nation Address today

The chairman of Democratic Coalition, former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is going to hold his annual State of the Nation Address in front of DK partisans in downtown Budapest. The entire speech will be transcripted in english on freehungary.hu.

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Former PM Bajnai presents programme elements

Gordon Bajnai, seeking to unite opposition groups to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a 2014 election has presented the economic policy strategy of his Together 2014 (Együtt 2014) electoral movement on Monday.

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Hungarian Pope?

Cardinal and Archbishop of Budapest-Esztergom Péter Erdő is among the names being put forward for election to head the Catholic Church after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation last week.

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Former PM Gyurcsány: There are many more things which connect us than separate us

Talking on ATV's Sunday evening political TV show, Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) stated that he wants to have a dialogue in a constructive way instead of a public debate with former PM Gordon Bajnai who is the head of the Together 2014 (Együtt 2014) electoral movement. But this dialogue is neccessary and crucial.

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Socialist ads aimed at PM Orbán

The Socialist Party has begun a new advertising campaign targeting Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his handling of the economy.

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Democracy and human rights at stake in Hungary - the Norwegian Helsinki Committee

A new report published by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, 'Democracy and human rights at stake in Hungary', describes how Viktor Orbán's government is centralizing power, undermining the independence of courts and putting media freedom under pressure.

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