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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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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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.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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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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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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