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Opposition parties call for change in government at May Day celebrations

Former prime minister and chairman of Democratic Coalition (DK) Ferenc Gyurcsány spoke at his party's event in Budapest City Park, where he promised that Fidesz would face a united democratic opposition in each of Hungary's electoral districts in 2018. He said Orbán was mistaken if he believed infighting among the opposition would prevent the parties from coming together against him in the elections.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 18:50

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"We belong to Europe" - Hungarians send message to Orbán in march supporting European Union

Thousands of Hungarians marched across central Budapest on Monday in a show of support for the European Union, protesting against what a new political movement sees as a creeping rise in Russian influence under Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The rally follows a series of major demonstrations in Budapest in recent weeks, triggered by a new law that would drive out of Hungary a top university founded by U.S. financier George Soros.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:04

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Viktor Orban's new anti-EU capaign in full swing

This is Orbán, when he thinks that Europe isn't listening. One day after he promised everything to the EPP. A man of his word, to the last. Watch this video pamphlet published and paid for by the Orbán government.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 06:00

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Hungary Orban to comply with demands from Brussels to change measures against academic freedom

Reuters reports that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told leaders of his center-right EU political group on Saturday that he would comply with demands from Brussels to change measures branded an attack on academic freedom.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:54

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PACE calls on Hungary to suspend debate on NGO law, rescind Lex CEU

On Thursday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called on Hungary to suspend parliamentary debate on Fidesz's NGO law and halt implementation of Lex CEU.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 05:53

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EU opens a legal case against Hungary

The European Union opened a legal case against Hungary on Wednesday over a threat to close a Budapest university founded by George Soros, an accusation the country's leader rejected as unfounded. The EU's executive Commission sent Budapest a formal notice, saying a new Hungarian higher education law violated academic freedom and democratic values, and gave it a month to respond.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:17

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Survey finds a quarter of Hungarians think Budapest’s foreign policy serves Russia’s interests

An opinion poll performed by Publicus Institute found a huge increase in the number of Hungarians who think that the Orbán government's foreign policy serves the interests of Russia, Index.hu reports.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:15

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Gyurcsány: If needed, I’ll prove at court that the Russians are blackmailing Orbán

The former prime minister formulated tough statements in ATV's "Egyenes Beszéd" (Straight Talk) programme, but he did not want to disclose specific information. He said he had seen documents.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:14

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Gyurcsány: Lázár's statement will cost dear

The Altus company does not have any direct or indirect relation to the development of an IT system, which was criticised by the EU, and for which they might demand back 18 billion Forints.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:12

Read more: Gyurcsány: Lázár's statement will cost dear

Reaction of Mr. Gyurcsány to the result of the by-election in Zugló

Mr. Bence Bitskey, the candidate of the Democratic Coalition (DK) won the by-election in Zugló. He was supported not only by DK but also by MSZP, Párbeszéd (Dialogue) party and the Cooperation for Zugló Association- former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány wrote on Facebook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:11

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Democratic opposition candidate wins Zugló by-election by a long shot

Joint opposition candidate Bence Bitskey (pictured right) won just over 50 percent of the vote in Sunday's local by-election in the third electoral district of Budapest's 14th District (Zugló). Bitskey was supported by left opposition parties the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), Democratic Coalition (DK) and Párbeszéd (Dialogue for Hungary).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:08

Read more: Democratic opposition candidate wins Zugló by-election by a long shot

Hungarian Protesters See Growing Russian Sway Over Hungary

Thosands rallied in downtown Budapest against what they say is Russia's growing influence on Hungary and the authoritarian tendencies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:03

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Putin is blackmailing Orban, Gyurcsany says

Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány claimed in a press conference Monday that he has personally seen documents he claims are being used by Russia to blackmail Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Gyurcsány called on Orbán to either credibly clear himself of suspicion or to sue him within 72 hours for defamation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:51

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Thousands of Hungarians rally to mock Viktor Orban

On Saturday an estimated 4,000-5,000 Hungarians joined a rally against Prime Minister Viktor Orban – that's not unusual – but this one employed humour as a weapon.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:38

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DK proposes changing electoral system

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party proposes changing the electoral system to replace the current one which is "unjust", the party's spokesman said.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:21

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