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Former PM Bajnai presents programme elements

Gordon Bajnai, seeking to unite opposition groups to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a 2014 election has presented the economic policy strategy of his Together 2014 (Együtt 2014) electoral movement on Monday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungarian Pope?

Cardinal and Archbishop of Budapest-Esztergom Péter Erdő is among the names being put forward for election to head the Catholic Church after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation last week.

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Former PM Gyurcsány: There are many more things which connect us than separate us

Talking on ATV's Sunday evening political TV show, Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) stated that he wants to have a dialogue in a constructive way instead of a public debate with former PM Gordon Bajnai who is the head of the Together 2014 (Együtt 2014) electoral movement. But this dialogue is neccessary and crucial.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Socialist ads aimed at PM Orbán

The Socialist Party has begun a new advertising campaign targeting Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his handling of the economy.

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Democracy and human rights at stake in Hungary - the Norwegian Helsinki Committee

A new report published by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, 'Democracy and human rights at stake in Hungary', describes how Viktor Orbán's government is centralizing power, undermining the independence of courts and putting media freedom under pressure.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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