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Bajnai calls for lower taxes on the minimum wage, progressive tax system to replace the current flat tax

Hungary could lose 50,000 jobs in the next two years due to higher payroll taxes payable on higher minimum wages, Gordon Bajnai, leader of the electoral movement Together 2014, said on Thursday.

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Coalition to defend the Bayer article

According to the spokeswoman of Fidesz, the opposition is engaging in stirring up the feelings of people when a major demonstration was held in protest of the Bayer article, which is deemed to be anti-gipsy by the majority of the opposition.

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Bajnai may turn the tide in Debrecen

Hungarian Socialist Party MSZP's manoeuvring is good for MSZP, but might not be good for a change of government in 2014. The Együtt 2014 (Together2014 or E14) movement must react to this.

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The EU should stand up for Hungarian student's rights

According to the Hungarian MEP Csaba Tabajdi, head of the delegation of Hungarian socialists in the European Parliament (EP), one of the most important initiatives in the European Union (EU) during the just completed Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2012 was the initiative to build up a common monitoring system to make it able to check the state of constitutional states and legal systems inside the Union.

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They intend to form the electoral rules until they cannot lose

Fidesz never liked the two-round electoral system because it did not guarantee its victory. Lajos Kósa admitted that according to the new rules the opposition would have no chance to win.

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Cutback of Hungarian cohesion support wholly inacceptable - MEP Tabajdi

According to the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Csaba Tabajdi, who is also head of the delegation of Hungarian socialists in the European Parliament (EP), the cutback of Hungarian cohesion support by thirty per cent was wholly inacceptable and a unique solution should be found in this case.

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"I am horrified by the words of Zsolt Bayer about Hungary's Romas" - Neelie Kroes

I am horrified by the words of Zsolt Bayer about Hungary's Roma community ("animals" etc). This is not what I call freedom of speech / media - Neelie Kroes European Commissioner for Digital Agenda and Vice-Presidents of the European Commission wrote on Monday in a twitter message.

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Read more: "I am horrified by the words of Zsolt Bayer about Hungary's Romas" - Neelie Kroes

The Gym Guy: How to keep up the motivation

Fitness guru Jon Ingram actually over-indulged, just like the rest of us.

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Hundreds protest against Bayer's anti-Roma statements

Several hundred supporters of the opposition in Hungary demonstrated on Sunday against racist statements made about the Romani minority by a co-founder of the conservative governing party Fidesz in front of the party's headquarters in Budapest. The protest was organized by the Democratic Coalition group of former socialist PM Ferenc Gyurcsány.

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Hungary gold medallist Dániel Gyurta honors Alexander Dale Oen

Hungarian gold medallist Dániel Gyurta on Saturday presented a copy of his gold from the 200m breaststroke to the family of Alexander Dale Oen. Gyurta was a friend – and competitor – of Dale Oen.

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Hungary Matolcsy blames Roubini for Forint's fall

Hungary's economy ministry blamed American economist Nouriel Roubini's research firm for sparking a slide in the country's currency, despite recent comments by the ministry's top official hinting that a weakening wouldn't be unwelcome.

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Democratic Coalition's program

According to the program, Hungary's situation is grave. The present government created "subjects" (alattvalók) from citizens, and it serves only the interests of the Christian-conservative middle class. Democratic Coalition (DK) wants a western type of country and wants to create "a new European world." "The DK's program doesn't promise immediate improvements or that the citizens' lives will be a great deal better after 2014. We are aware that the heritage of Orbán will require years of pain. It will be necessary to take steps that might affect certain groups in the electorate, certain sectors, and certain areas of the country. We want to talk about these possible developments frankly," says Ferenc Gyurcsány, whose signature is affixed to the document.

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Hungary Forint slides to seven-month low on Matolcsy currency comments

The forint slumped for a second day, touching a seven-month low, after Economy Minister György Matolcsy said Hungary should avoid using currency strength to fight the European Union's fastest inflation.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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The Economist on Hungary PM Viktor Orbán

The new year has not started well for Viktor Orbán, Hungary's populist prime minister. On January 4th the Constitutional Court threw out his plan to redesign the electoral system.

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Hungary government mulls double-header vote for national, European parliaments in 2014

Elections for Hungary's parliament and for the European Parliament could be held together in May next year, the deputy group leader of the ruling Fidesz party told InfoRádió on Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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