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Hungary slips deeper in recession

Hungary's recession deepened in the fourth quarter as austerity measures hurt domestic demand, a drought hit agriculture output, the euro region's debt crisis weakened exports and western banks withdrew funding.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Democratic Coalition's three days vigil

Former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány chairman of the Democratic Coalition (DK) and his collegues in DK have started a three day vigil on Tuesday evening to show solidarity to the student protestations.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Solidarity should be restored in Hungary – former PM Bajnai

On Tuesday, Gordon Bajnai, chairman of the Patriotism and Progress Association, co-founder of the Together 2014 electoral movement, said in a morning political talk show on TV2 that after the change in government solidarity should be restored first.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Solidarity should be restored in Hungary – former PM Bajnai

Former PM Gyurcsány: PM Orbán's achievements in Brussels are not that bad but his moral

Talking about the hunger march and the students protests on ATV's "Straight talk" evening political talk show, former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány said that it is very complicated in the one hand to keep in distance from the students actions as a politician but on the other hand showing a kind of sympathy towards them.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Former PM Gyurcsány: PM Orbán's achievements in Brussels are not that bad but his moral

The European budget is unfair, unacceptable and shows the breakdown of Fidesz

According to the Member of European Parliament (MEP) Csaba Tabajdi the Hungarian government party led by Prime Minister (PM) Viktor Orbán failed in the issue of lobbying for Hungary during the debate on the amount of the Hungarian part of the budget during the next European budgetary period between the years 2014 and 2020.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: The European budget is unfair, unacceptable and shows the breakdown of Fidesz

Orbán aims at Hungarian voters abroad

According to opposition politicians and experts the letter which was recently sent by the government to the Hungarians living abroad is already part of the election campaign.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary students are back demonstrating on the streets

Protests on Monday were aimed at government plans to amend the national constitution to force young Hungarians to remain in Hungary or repay money the state has spent subsidizing their university educations.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Kuruc.info is still not penalized

The investigation against kuruc.info (a neo-nazi website) has been ended according to Népszabadság.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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“Come with me, join the coalition of hope!” – fomer PM Bajnai

On Saturday former prime minister and chairman of the Patriotism and Progress Association Gordon Bajnai delivered a speech at an event where he assessed the government's performance.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: “Come with me, join the coalition of hope!” – fomer PM Bajnai

Hunger marchers reached Budapest

Hundreds of hunger marchers from 11 counties that started out in late January and early February aimed to reach Parliament on Monday in time to for the start of the spring session to demand work, fair wages and a decent living.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Moody's keeps Hungary in junk

Moody's said it was keeping its 'junk' rating of Ba1 on Hungary's debt and maintaining a negative outlook, blaming the country's weak growth outlook.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Bajnai calls PM Orbán for public debate

Gordon Bajnai, Hungary's former Prime Minister and head of the Together 2014 opposition movement, has challenged current PM Viktor Orbán to a live public debate. "At least Orbán should stand out face to face and tell with his own words his lies and he should abide if somebody faces him with the truth" - Together 2014 wrote in the press release. The ruling Fidesz has issued a statement saying that they reject the call, and Bajnai should rather discuss with the Hungarian people  than debating with the Prime Minister.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Gyurcsány's tour of Hungary comes to an end

The former prime minister ended his touring of the country, during which he talked to people about their everyday concerns.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary opposition parties demand PM Orbán to divulge details of Moscow talks

The opposition parties - Democratic Coalition, Socialists, and Dialogue for Hungary Party - demanded that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán report on details of his recent talks in Moscow to parliament's relevant committees.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Former PM Gyurcsány wins another lawsuit against right-wing HírTV

The Capital Court of Appeals has ordered the pro-government HírTV to broadcast a correction in the matter of the plagiarism charge related to former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Former PM Gyurcsány wins another lawsuit against right-wing HírTV

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