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Belarus, Hungary to develop inter-parliamentary cooperation

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Hungary Alexander Khainovsky met with First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, Head of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship "Belarus-Hungary" Sándor Lezsák on 18 December, BelTA learnt from the Foreign Ministry of Belarus.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Gyurcsány: Orbán's proposals are silly, shifty and untruthful

The last days' proposals of prime minister Orbán are silly, shifty and untruthful – Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) told a press conference on Tuesday.

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Rate cut in Hungary: Cenbank Governor's comments

The rate-setting Monetary Council of the National Bank of Hungary decided in favor of a 25-bp rate cut on Tuesday with a slight majority vote, NBH Governor András Simor said at the press conference that followed the decision.

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Former PM Gyurcsány: as it was back in the '60s

Former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány claimed in ATV that in order to build a competitive higher education system efforts are needed from the government, the institutions as well as the students.

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Right-wing apointee replaces current director of the Hungarian National Theatre

Róbert Alföldi, the current director of the Hungarian National Theatre, will be replaced by the pro-government appointee Attila Vidnyánszky in mid-2013.

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Amid rate cut Hungary Forint drops to 5-month low

The forint weakened to the lowest level in almost five months on bets Hungary's central bank will cut interest rates for a fifth consecutive month today and may deploy less conventional methods of easing next year.The central bank cut the policy rate on Tuesday by 25bp to 5.75%, as expected.

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Gypsy beauty contest in Budapest

On Monday, Budapest Gypsy Self-Government held a beauty contest on the Budapest Europe boat.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary students rally against state financing cuts

Thousands of Hungarian students rallied on Monday, piling pressure on the government to give up plans for cuts in state financing to higher education.

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Former PM Bajnai to run for Parliament as a candidate in 2014 elections

Former prime minister Gordon Bajnai plans to run as a candidate for MP at the next elections, he told in an interview with the Borsod county weekly, Vasárnapi Észak.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary wins EHF EURO 2012 bronze medal

Hungary won an epic third-place match against EHF EURO 2012 hosts Serbia after extra time to claim the 16-nation tournament's bronze medal and draw a standing ovation from their fans as well as from many of the home supporters in Belgrade's Kombank Arena on Saturday.

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Klezmer concert on New Year's Day

Following performances in New York, London and Amsterdam, Budapest Klezmer Band is returning home to give 2013 an upbeat start on 1 January with a repertoire ranging from Russian pub songs to world-famous tunes.

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Sounds of Bábel Christmas concert at the Duna Palace

Klára Bábel and the young talented musicians of the Sounds of Bábel band will perform a miraculous concert in the Danube Palace evoking Christmas ambiance and playing pieces from different eras.

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"In our struggle with Fidesz, we must prepare even for the worst" – interview (excerpt) with former PM Gordon Bajnai

"They cannot break me down with any kind of accusation, lie or campaign" – commented former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai on the campaign that was launched against him by activists attempting to appear as non–aligned civilians. According to the former PM, this is a clear indication that ruling party Fidesz is afraid of losing power.

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Letter of protest against far-right Jobbik signed by 150 Members of Parliament from over 30 countries

A letter signed by more than 150 Members of Parliament from over 30 countries was sent today to the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Parliament of Hungary.

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Iconic right-wing composer's harsh criticizme of the Hungarian Art Academy

Levente Szörényi, one of the most respected right-wing composer says he supports Orbán's fight for national idependence but right-wing cultural policies are turning into a catastrophe.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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