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Democratic Coalition chairman, Ferenc Gyurcsány wins lawsuit against right-wing daily over plagiarism charge

The Capital's Court of Appeals on Thursday obliged the pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet to print a correction to an article published on April 30 entitled, "Ferenc Gyurcsány Plagiarised," the Democratic Coalition (DK) has announced.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary Jews seek to claim back Torah scrolls from Russia

Hungarian Jews have asked Russia to return scrolls and valuable religious items looted by Nazis and the Red Army in World War Two and their claim has been backed by the Budapest government.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Csontváry painting apparently found

The fifth missing piece from the Trau (today Trogir) cycle of paintings by 20th century artist Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry has allegedly been found after 113 years, after the artist's family approached the gallery wanting to put it up for auction.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Flowers of the Arabian Nights

Flowers of the Arabian Nights by the Yvette Bozsik Company was commissioned by the National Dance Theatre for adults (16 and up), following the premiere of the children's performance entitled The Arabian Nights.

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Afterlife of the UD case

The UD case was a classical spy story: a private company (and/or some of its employees) collected information about politicians, mostly on political orders, by secret service methods as they are called colloquially, taking part in the transformation of the internal balances of power of an opposition party.

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Democratic Coalition MPs attending plenary session with yellow stars

A Hungarian far-right politician urged the government to draw up lists of Jews who pose a "national security risk", stirring outrage among the whole Hungarian political spectrum.

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Former PM Bajnai at the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istambul

The former Hungarian prime minister, who is also the founder of Patriotism and Progress Public Policy Foundation participated as a key note speaker in Istanbul at Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit on November 15-16.

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Hungarian Member of Parliament calls for creating list of Jews sitting in Parliament and in government

On November 26th, 2012 a Hungarian MP, Márton Gyöngyösi called for the government to count the Jews and to make a list of those. He also stated that Jews pose a national security risk.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Democratic Coalition initiates dissolution of far-right Jobbik

MP Ágnes Vadai from the Democratic Coalition (DK) told in a morning TV show that the leftist DK led by former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is going to initiate at the Chief Prosecutor the dissolution of far-right Jobbik.Referring to a Jobbik MP’s call for creating list of Jews in the Parliament, Vadai told that the moment has come right now when straithforward steps have to be done.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Flashmob against anti-Semitism in Hungary Parliament

A flashmob in front of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest is going to be today, at 3pm.

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Conference on hate speech in Budapest

The Council of Europe is holding a two-day conference on tackling hate speech in Budapest from Tuesday 27 November 2012.

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European Petition Committee should stand up for Hungarian victims of ex post facto jurisdiction

According to the Member of European Parliament (MEP) Mr. Csaba Tabajdi, also head of the Hungarian socialists delegation to the European Parliament (EP), the European Petition Committee (PETI) should stand up for the victims of ex post facto jurisdiction and he said that the EU should stand up for its own citizen's rights.

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Socialist head calls on "democratic" oppositon groups to forge electoral pact

Attila Mesterházy chairman of main opposition Socialist Party (MSZP) called on "democratic opposition" forces to take part in talks with MSZP on forming an electoral alliance. 

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Gábor Scheiring: Schiffer is a Dividing Politician

In his latest blog post entitled "The Price of the Inability to Make Compromises," LMP [Lehet Más a Politika – Politics Can Be Different] party politician Mr Gábor Scheiring stated the following: "After a long–lasting debate, the congress of LMP has decided to adopt a new strategy which clearly declares that it is a priority to build up an independent political force against the overturning of the Orbán government. A strategy that excludes possibilities for all kinds of electoral cooperation, technical coalitions as well as running jointly with others."

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LMP elects András Schiffer party group leader

The small opposition party Politics Can Be Different (LMP) elected András Schiffer as its parliamentary group leader on Monday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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