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Prosecutors reject report against Hungary lawmaker

Hungarian prosecutors have rejected a complaint from a Jewish congregation against a lawmaker who said Jews could represent a national security risk.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Election: the winner takes it all

For most of the voters, the 2014 parliamentary elections will be carried out in more or less the same manner as the previous ones. Given that last Friday the Constitutional Court (AB) qualified the general registration liability unconstitutional, all of those who have a domicile or a place of residence in Hungary, and who have the right to vote according to the population register will receive a notification, unaltered, about their inclusion in the voters' register.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Sukoró criminal prosecution starts in Szolnok

The indictment of the prosecutor's office suggested imprisonment for four accused out of five. In the light of this starts the criminal prosecution at the Court of Szolnok which generated the biggest controversy in years in Hungary.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Reshuffling of the government to come

There is a rumour going about that prime minister Viktor Orbán may transform his administration.

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Hungary democratic forces outraged over anti-Roma article by journalist member of governing Fidesz party

Outrage was growing in Hungary over a newspaper column written by a journalist Zsolt Bayer who is a founding member of the governing Fidesz party in which he made offensive remarks about Roma.

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Mr. Zsolt Bayer, founding member of ruling Fidesz harbours murderous anger toward the Romas

"A significant part of the Gypsy population are unfit for coexistence. They are unable to live among humans. These Gypsies are animals, and they act like animals. They want to mate/rut whenever they see someone and with whoever they see. If they meet resistance, they kill. They defecate wherever and whenever they feel like it. If they feel obstructed, they kill. They want to get whatever they come across. If they do not get it immediately, they take it and they kill. These Gypsies are incapable of all human communication. Their animal skulls emit inarticulate sounds, and all they understand of this miserable world of theirs is violence. [...] Those animals must not exist. In any sense. This is what has to be solved immediately and by any means!" - Zsolt Bayer.

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Hungary soccer team sanctioned for anti-Semitism

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on 8 January 2013 notified the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) of sanctions imposed at the meeting of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on 20 November 2012.

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Parliamentary Speaker Kövér denounces "political" decision by Constitutional Court in voter registration case

The Constitutional Court made a deliberate political decision when it axed the option of voter registration, Parliamentary Speaker László Kövér told regional daily Zalai Hírlap on Tuesday.

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Top court forces Hungary government to abandon voter registration move

As FreeHungary predicted yesterday, Constitutional Court has slashed voter registration. Democratic Coalition welcomed the Court's decision and said in a statement that the ruling is wise and fair.

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„If it was up to Fidesz, there would be voter registration today" – Viktor Szigetvári says

Viktor Szigetvári, member of the Board of the Patriotism and Progress Public Policy Foundation, said in an interview on ATV that he welcomed the Constitutional Court's decision and, at the same time, has great respect for János Áder for initiating the preliminary constitutional review of the new election law.

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Hungary state radio censores top Hungarian author

Top Hungarian author Péter Esterházy was censored by editors at a state-run Hungarian radio station on a recent programme.

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Matolcsy at Hungary Central Bank wouldn't be a good choice - BofA says

The nomination of Hungarian Economy Minister György Matolcsy as central bank chief would be "highly negative" and would weaken market confidence and the forint, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said.

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Hungary Orbán to discuss energy issues in Moscow in January

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is to visit Moscow at the end of this month, local daily Népszabadság reported on Friday. It said the PM will discuss energy issues in the Russian capital.

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Constitutional Court to slash voter registration – [Origo] says

The principle of voter registration (specified in the Electoral Law) is not in line with the Basic Law and Hungary's international treaty obligations. This is gonna be determined by a separate ruling of the Constitutional Court due this Friday, origo.hu reported.

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31% near poverty in Hungary - Eurostat

Almost one third of Hungarians, 31%, are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, above the EU average of 24%, according to a survey by Eurostat.

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