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Gov’t office chief admits moves against university also aimed at Soros

Government office chief János Lázár said at last Thursday's press briefing that the April legislation against the Central European University (CEU) was part of the Orbán government's attacks on financier George Soros, the university's founder and patron for his alleged support for uncontrolled migration, reports Index.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:35

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Romanian EU commissioner: our prime minister would be jailed if public procurements were awarded to his son-in-law

Corina Cretu, the Romanian member of the European Commission told a press conference that in her country the prime minister would go to prison if his son-in-law was awarded a series of public procurements funded by the European Union.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:30

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15th District Fidesz delegation fails to initiate disciplinary procedures against mayor

The 15th district council could not assemble a quorum to vote on the initiation of disciplinary procedures against Democratic Coalition (DK) Mayor László Hajdu on Tuesday, reports Hungarian news site Index.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:49

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Orban's priorities: Government reallocates HUF 90 million of social aid to sports funding

The government will re-allocate HUF 90,315,000 (USD 332,900) of social aid from remnants of last year's budget surplus to sports funding, according to a government resolution published in the Hungarian Gazette on Tuesday, reports Hungarian news site 444.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:47

Read more: Orban's priorities: Government reallocates HUF 90 million of social aid to sports funding

Ruling Fidesz would get two-third majority in Parliament, pollsters say

The governing parties have 30% support among all voters, a survey by the Nézőpont Institute has claimed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:45

Read more: Ruling Fidesz would get two-third majority in Parliament, pollsters say

"Common sense and mutual respect" - Péter Szijjártó, Sergey Lavrov hold talks in Moscow

Hungary has a vested interest in Russian-US relations getting back to normal, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary's foreign minister, told his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:43

Read more: "Common sense and mutual respect" - Péter Szijjártó, Sergey Lavrov hold talks in Moscow

Egypt is Hungary’s neighbor in a political sense, Hungarian PM Orban says

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called Egypt Hungary's neighbor in "a political sense" and praised the country's stability and counter-terrorism efforts at a joint press conference in Budapest with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Monday, reports Hungarian news site index.hu based on the Hungarian state news agency (MTI).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:35

Read more: Egypt is Hungary’s neighbor in a political sense, Hungarian PM Orban says

Orban: “Hungary is on Turkey’s side”

"Hungary will stick by its friends and is on Turkey's side", Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Ankara at the opening of a Hungarian-Turkish business forum. Hungary's backing of Turkey is not a one-off event but the consequence of a strategy, Orbán said. "Being a conservative country, it is human values that matter.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:33

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Fidesz cheated with 2010 billboard campaign, Socialists say

According to the opposition Socialists, the Fidesz party paid well below the market rate for outdoor advertising during the 2010 general election campaign.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:30

Read more: Fidesz cheated with 2010 billboard campaign, Socialists say

Democratic Coalition slams Orbán for petty revenge on adversaries from taxpayers’ money

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party has called on the prime minister not to use public funds to finance his petty revenge campaign against his former allies, US billionaire George Soros and businessman Lajos Simicska.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:28

Read more: Democratic Coalition slams Orbán for petty revenge on adversaries from taxpayers’ money

Jewish organization says anti-Soros propaganda campaign invokes “bad memories” for Hungarian Jews

A new wave of government propaganda in the form of posters, television and radio spots was rolled out in Hungary at the end of last week, and has already attracted widespread condemnation from civil society groups and opposition parties.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:22

Read more: Jewish organization says anti-Soros propaganda campaign invokes “bad memories” for Hungarian Jews

LMP to launch anti-government billboard campaign

Green LMP will launch a billboard campaign telling the public that the Fidesz-KDNP government is steering Hungary towards a moral and economic collapse,the party said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:20

Read more: LMP to launch anti-government billboard campaign

Propaganda minister and wife spent a night in luxury hotel in Rome

Propaganda minister Antal Rogán was spotted on the terrace of the five-star Hotel de Russie with his wife and two other people in Rome on Saturday, reports Hungarian news site index.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:17

Read more: Propaganda minister and wife spent a night in luxury hotel in Rome

Minister warns against “fake news” about healthcare system

Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog warned against believing "fake news" about the state of the Hungarian public healthcare system in his Semmelweis Day speech on Monday, reports Hungarian news channel HírTV.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:15

Read more: Minister warns against “fake news” about healthcare system

District mayor faces disciplinary procedures for not signing contracts he suspected of corruption

Mayor of the 15th district of Budapest László Hajdu could face disciplinary procedures that might temporarily suspend his power after he blocked council investments he highly suspected of being corrupt, reports Hungarian news site hvg.hu. The emerging story is a picturesque example of the mechanics behind misappropriated public funds in Hungary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:13

Read more: District mayor faces disciplinary procedures for not signing contracts he suspected of corruption

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