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Fidesz, Socialists pull ahead in Medián poll

Support for ruling Fidesz and the opposition Socialists has moved up from the October lows this month, a poll by Medián published in business weekly HVG on Thursday showed.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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The season of annual wrap-ups is coming

Ferenc Gyurcsány, the Chairman of Democratic Coalition will present a summary of his experiences of the last year on 19 February, and Gordon Bajnai, in the name of the Együtt 2014 movement, will speak on 9 February.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary PM Orbán to meet EC President Barroso next week, date of the trip to Moscow not yet defined

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will meet European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in Brussels at the end of January, local news portal hvg.hu reported. As FreeHungary reported earlier this month, Orbán is to go to Moscow at the end of this month.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Hungary PM Orbán to meet EC President Barroso next week, date of the trip to Moscow not yet defined

Italian daily La Repubblica describes Bajnai as "the opposition hope against the drift towards tyranny"

"The man who will challenge the Orbán-led right," is the title of an interview with Gordon Bajnai in the Italian left-leaning daily La Repubblica, in which the former prime minister calls the policies of the current administration extreme and countering European democratic values.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Pollster says 53% of Hungary voters want new gov't, ruling Fidesz still leads approval ratings

Three quarters of Hungarians believe their country is on the wrong track, an opinion poll said on Tuesday, highlighting widespread pessimism about how the government is coping with the debt pile and shrinking economy.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Pollster says 53% of Hungary voters want new gov't, ruling Fidesz still leads approval ratings

It will be worse to be rich this year

Some changes in the tax system affects wages but only above a certain rate, so most of the employees won't feel anything. The super grossing is abolished so the tax system will be truly flat rated.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary government puts pressure on Swiss banks to tax offshore funds

The Hungarian government has decided last week to soon start talks with Switzerland in order to reveal the identity of Hungarian citizens that opened bank accounts in Swiss banks.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Democratic Coalition obtains 25% of votes at an interim mayoral election in Pusztaszabolcs

On Sunday 45% of eligible voters voted at an interim mayoral election held in Hungary's Central Transdanubian town of Pusztaszabolcs [population: some 6,000]. Péter Miklósi, the candidate of the Democratic Coalition (DK) was the youngest and only candidate running with declared party support. He achieved second place with 25% of votes.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Democratic Coalition obtains 25% of votes at an interim mayoral election in Pusztaszabolcs

Bajnai: Hungary government must stop impoverishing the nation

"The government must stop policies leading to the impoverishment of the nation" – former PM Gordon Bajnai called on the Orbán government last Friday at a forum in Veszprém [a middle-sized town in the Central Transdanubian region].

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Bajnai: Hungary government must stop impoverishing the nation

No one is entitled to decide who is a national and who isn't

According to the Member of European Parliament (MEP) Csaba Tabajdi, also head of the Hungarian socialist delegation to the European Parliament (EP), no one is allowed to decide who is a national of Hungary and who isn't.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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PM Orbán: "Hungary will begin to ascend in 2013″

Speaking on public radio on Friday, the Hungarian prime minister assured the nation that – as the government website paraphrased him: "Hungary will begin to ascend in 2013," and that having done the hard work in the past 30 months, the days of massive legislation efforts "needed for the country's survival and competitiveness" are largely over and it's time for growth.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary should get the chance to receive similar EU allocations as Ireland did

According to the Member of European Parliament (MEP) Csaba Tabajdi, who is also head of the Hungarian socialist delegation to the European Parliament (EP), Irelands economical convergence to the more developed parts of the European Union (EU) was exemplary.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Hungary should get the chance to receive similar EU allocations as Ireland did

"I am also Gipsy" – Gyurcsány demonstrated against Bayer

Sunday afternoon, several hundreds of people gathered together at a demonstration organized by the Democratic Coalition in front of the Fidesz headquarters in Lendvay Street demanding the removal of Zsolt Bayer from the party.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: "I am also Gipsy" – Gyurcsány demonstrated against Bayer

Socialists apologise for 2004 referendum

Socialist Party president Attila Mesterházy on Friday apologised for the party's stance against extending citizenship to Hungarians living in other countries in a 2004 referendum.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Opposition forces allege Fidesz vote fraud

After the leftist Democratic Coalition, the Together 2014 movement is filing a report as well with the authorities over a sound recording in which the county's Roma council leader Tibor Ajtai and a member of the Fidesz county chapter discuss election fraud for the benefit of Fidesz-Christian Democrat mayoral candidate in Kiskunfélegyháza, Krisztián Kapus.

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