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"In our struggle with Fidesz, we must prepare even for the worst" – interview (excerpt) with former PM Gordon Bajnai

"They cannot break me down with any kind of accusation, lie or campaign" – commented former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai on the campaign that was launched against him by activists attempting to appear as non–aligned civilians. According to the former PM, this is a clear indication that ruling party Fidesz is afraid of losing power.

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Letter of protest against far-right Jobbik signed by 150 Members of Parliament from over 30 countries

A letter signed by more than 150 Members of Parliament from over 30 countries was sent today to the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Parliament of Hungary.

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Iconic right-wing composer's harsh criticizme of the Hungarian Art Academy

Levente Szörényi, one of the most respected right-wing composer says he supports Orbán's fight for national idependence but right-wing cultural policies are turning into a catastrophe.

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Hungary Orbán backtracks on higher education reform after student's rally

Hungary's prime minister said on Saturday higher education would be free for those who meet entry requirements, backtracking on a plan to cut state-financed places at universities after mass student protests.

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Opposition parties, movements can supplement each other

The supporters of the Socialists and electoral movement Együtt 2014 (Together 2014) can supplement each other, thus making a change of government possible, the leader of the Socialist Party said on Friday.

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Hungary opposition narrows gap with ruling Fidesz

Hungary's Socialists, the biggest opposition party, narrowed the gap with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's ruling party this year as the radical Jobbik lost support, state news service MTI said, citing an Ipsos poll.

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Gordon Bajnai in Székesfehérvár

Former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai said at a news conference in Székesfehérvár on Friday that "if the current regime stays in power, all hope will be lost to [economically] catch up in the next 20-25 years."

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Hungary Gyurta wins at 200-metre breaststroke

Dániel Gyurta of Hungary dominated the 200-metre breaststroke on Friday at the short-course world championships in Turkey, setting a competition record.

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Hungary MP detained for burning Israeli flag

A Hungarian lawmaker who burned an Israeli flag at an anti-Zionist protest has been briefly detained by police for disturbing the peace.

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Hungarian violinist plays at charity concert

Hungarian violinist is flying in to play at a charity concert being hosted by Anglia Ruskin University at Peterborough Cathedral on Friday, February 1.

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Vodafone chooses Romania over Hungary for software development centre

György Beck, head of the Vodafone Hungary Zrt., told the Wall Street Journal the cabinet’s strategic co-operation agreements fail to provide companies with the much needed means to influence the government’s sometimes punitive economic policy.

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Canadian Hungarian Democratic Charter rings alarm bells over the leadership of Hungary Orbán

The board of directors of the Canadian Hungarian Democratic Charter is ringing alarm bells over the leadership of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and acts of antisemitism and intolerance rearing their ugly heads in that country.

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Piano legend András Schiff: No return to Hungary

Ahead of two concerts at the Helsinki Music Centre in Finnland, the celebrated Hungarian pianist András Schiff says he cannot return to his homeland due to the prevailing political attitude there.

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High school and University Students throughout Hungary protest again Gov't education cutbacks

Several thousand Budapest students marched through the city following smaller protests throughout the country demanding the government reverse a decision to cut university funding and drastically reduce scholarships.

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Benedek Jávor's Letter to Deputy PM Zsolt Semjén

"Mister Deputy Prime Minister, for the sake of God, don't resign" – MP and LMP party politician Benedek Jávor wrote in his Faceboook comment after the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) made public the findings of their investigation into the Sociology thesis of Deputy PM Mr Zsolt Semjén last Friday morning.

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