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Zsolt Gréczy: MSZP's conduct will lead to another two-thirds majority for Orbán

Spokesperson of DK Zsolt Gréczy gave an interview Tuesday morning on the uncooperative conduct shown by MSZP in the last weeks.

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 05:42

Read more: Zsolt Gréczy: MSZP's conduct will lead to another two-thirds majority for Orbán

Socialist PM candidate expresses akward opinion about former PM Gordon Bajnai

Laszlo Botka, the Socialist PM candidate gave a long interview to ATV.hu, which mostly focused on denying any willingness to cooperate with former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány. Nevertheless there is a very interesting part of the interview where Botka is expressing his opinion about former PM Gordon Bajnai (2009-2010) who at the time was a strong ally of Botka.

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 05:38

Read more: Socialist PM candidate expresses akward opinion about former PM Gordon Bajnai

Socialist PM candidate rejects negotiations on opposition parties' cooperation, Gyurcsany states

In a statement on Tuesday afternnon, chairman of the left-wing Democratic Coalition (DK) Ferenc Gyurcsány said that after several attempts, he managed to reach on the phone the Socialist Prime Minister candidate László Botka. As former Prime Minister Gyurcsány stated:

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 05:45

Read more: Socialist PM candidate rejects negotiations on opposition parties' cooperation, Gyurcsany states

Botka: DK yes, Gyurcsány no

My point of view is unchanged: the basic conditions of the change of government are the following: common program, common party list, common individual constituency candidates and a common Prime Minister candidate - Laszlo Botka, the PM candidate of the Socialist party said in a statement.

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 05:46

Read more: Botka: DK yes, Gyurcsány no

Gyurcsány to Botka: we shouldn‘t be afraid of a coalition

On a Democratic Coalition (DK) party meeting last Saturday the party head Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány announced that he would initiate electoral cooperation with the Hungarian socialists (MSZP).

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 05:48

Read more: Gyurcsány to Botka: we shouldn‘t be afraid of a coalition

Socialist PM candidate Botka: most Hungarians are pro-Europe

László Botka, the prime minister candidate of the Socialist Party, said that he wants to convey the message during his trip to Brussels that unlike the Orbán government, the vast majority of Hungarians support Europe.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 June 2017 12:04

Read more: Socialist PM candidate Botka: most Hungarians are pro-Europe

Business is booming for Orbán’s family company

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's family business will pay HUF 730 million in dividends to family members, reports mno.hu.

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 05:51

Read more: Business is booming for Orbán’s family company

Botka becomes officially Socialist Prime Minister candidate

The Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) officially nominated Szeged mayor László Botka as its candidate for Prime Minister during a party nomination congress Saturday, giving him sweeping powers and placing him at the head of MSZP as it struggles to overcome Fidesz in 2018 parliamentary elections.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 June 2017 11:54

Read more: Botka becomes officially Socialist Prime Minister candidate

Hungary's state television uses anti-Semitic quote from Iran’s fundamentalist supreme leader

State television network M1 took the Hungarian government's battle with Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros to a new level Wednesday when it referenced a quote from Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in which the cleric called Soros "an evil American and rich Zionist."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 15:57

Read more: Hungary's state television uses anti-Semitic quote from Iran’s fundamentalist supreme leader

Hungarian political parties, dailies mention inglorious, coward and faceless terror

The head of state, the prime minister (PM) and the government parties commiserated with the victims of the terror attack on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. The Democratic Coalition also commiserated with the relatives of the victims and party head Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány wrote a letter to PM Theresa May to condole with the loss of the UK. DK underlined that everybody who stood up for security and the respect of human rights should take part in the fight against terrorism.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:14

Read more: Hungarian political parties, dailies mention inglorious, coward and faceless terror

The investment of the EU laser research centre in Szeged was started by the Gyurcsány government

The Democratic Coalition (DK) opposition party headed by former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány issued a statement that DK is glad that on Tuesday the ELI Attosecond laser research centre was inaugurated in Szeged, in southern Hungary. This scientific investment will be one of the prides of Hungary. The budget of the project was 70 billion forints (EUR 22,6 million), from which 85% was provided by the European Union, an institution reviled by the Orbán government.
On the other hand, DK reminds that the location of the laser center was selected and the official application was initiated by the Gyurcsány then the Bajnai government - and this was left out from the speeches of the opening ceremony.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:09

Read more: The investment of the EU laser research centre in Szeged was started by the Gyurcsány government

Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz blames Brussels for Manchester terror attack

At least 22 people are dead and 59 were injured in an apparent terror attack at a pop music concert in Manchester, England, Monday night.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:08

Read more: Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz blames Brussels for Manchester terror attack

Hungary's political leaders offer condolences to UK following Manchester terror attack

Hungarian President Janos Ader expressed condolences to Queen Elizabeth II over the bombing in Manchester on Monday evening.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:36

Read more: Hungary's political leaders offer condolences to UK following Manchester terror attack

Thousands hold peaceful protest against PM Viktor Orban

About ten thousand protesters marched through the streets of Budapest Sunday evening, rallying in front of the Hungarian parliament. The "We're Not Giving Away Our Future, We're Staying Here" demonstration was organized by civil society groups and drew a diverse crowd, from young people to pensioners.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:07

Read more: Thousands hold peaceful protest against PM Viktor Orban

Fidesz supported the EPP’s declaration abroad but they didn’t support it in Hungary

At the last congress of the European People's Party (EPP) in Malta the EPP members made a political declaration condemning Russia's disinformation and propaganda campaign activity.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:40

Read more: Fidesz supported the EPP’s declaration abroad but they didn’t support it in Hungary

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