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Legally binding: Janos Lazar, Minister heading the Prime Minister's Office lied

Janos Lazar, the minister overseeing the Office of the Prime Minister lied in a letter addressed to the EC's Commisioners about Altus Zrt., headed by Klara Dobrev, former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's wife. Klara Dobrev said, at a press conference held on Thursday, that the objectionable statements came from PM Viktor Orban but were effected by Lazar. These statements were about linking Altus to the oil maffia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:45

Read more: Legally binding: Janos Lazar, Minister heading the Prime Minister's Office lied

More people for Gyurcsány, Botka unpopular

As many predicted and warned, László Botka, the socialist prime ministerial candidate proved to be a divisive figure. As if this fact wasn't enough in itself, polls show that the former prime minister , Ferenc Gyurcsány, is even more popular.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:37

Read more: More people for Gyurcsány, Botka unpopular

Hungary could avoid the HUF 18 billion unified monitoring information system fine, expert says

"The HUF 18 billion (EUR 58 million) financial damage did not arise when Klára Dobrev was the vice chairperson of the National Development Agency, but now when politics deliberately sacrifice this amount of money rather than challengeing the EU's decision" - Peter Heil, former vice chairman of the National Development Agency (NDA) told ATV.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 07:35

Read more: Hungary could avoid the HUF 18 billion unified monitoring information system fine, expert says

Hungary's government gives up HUF 18 billion

In contrast to the new point of view of the government, Péter Heil think thats the Government would be obliged to contest the EU's draft audit report in the matter of the development of the EMIR (Unified Monitoring Information System) underlying the management of ca. 50 billion euros EU structural assistance in Hungary. As he said, the issue was examined by 9 previous audits, and none of these suggested any corrective action.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 11:41

Read more: Hungary's government gives up HUF 18 billion

If Orban stays in power Hungary can say goodbye to its EU membership, Democratic Coalition

According to the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), if Prime Minister Viktor Orbán remains in power after the 2018 parliamentary elections, then the country can say goodbye to its European Union membership. This statement made by the party's spokesperson was referring to the European Parliament's resolution.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:25

Read more: If Orban stays in power Hungary can say goodbye to its EU membership, Democratic Coalition

Unprecedented: MEPs call for triggering of Article 7 regarding Hungary’s ‘serious breach’ of EU values

Members of the European Parliament on Wednesday called for the triggering of Article 7, a procedure which may result in sanctions for Hungary, as they see a serious deterioration of rule of law and democracy in the country. The resolution was adopted by 393 votes to 221 with 64 abstentions, with some members of the European People's Party—home to Hungary's ruling Fidesz party— also voting in favor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:58

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We have to creat the 4th Republic, former PM Gyurcsany says

The chairman of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Tuesday that Hungary needs a new democratic government and at the same time a political transformation which is more than just a change in government, it is almost a change of regime, so "the 4th Repbublic shall be created".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 21:09

Read more: We have to creat the 4th Republic, former PM Gyurcsany says

Ruling Fidesz caucus leader calls on main opposition Socialists not to run at next parliamentary elections

On Monday in the Parliament, Lajos Kosa, caucus leader of the ruling Fidesz called on the opposition Socialist Party not to run in the next parliamentary elections.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:57

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Orbán discusses ties with Erdogan, lays wreath on Communist monument at Tienanmen Square in Beijing

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Beijing over the weekend to discuss bilateral relations and he also met his Mongolian counterpart to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fields of water management, the pharmaceutical industry and sports, the prime minister's press chief said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:23

Read more: Orbán discusses ties with Erdogan, lays wreath on Communist monument at Tienanmen Square in Beijing

"The French Gyurcsany" - Hungary's pro-Gov't papers liken French president-elect Macron to Gyurcsany

Pro-Government papers and newsportals published articles aiming to show the similarities of Emmanuel Macron's professional and political carrier to former Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 06:30

Read more: "The French Gyurcsany" - Hungary's pro-Gov't papers liken French president-elect Macron to Gyurcsany

Ferenc Gyurcsány: let’s catch up to Brussels!

The Democratic Coalition (DK) believes in the concept of the United States of Europe, wants to have more cooperation and a stronger Europe. Let's catch up to Brussels! - Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of DK, former prime minister said at a press conference during the break of a conference held on the future of Europe last Saturday in Budapest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:37

Read more: Ferenc Gyurcsány: let’s catch up to Brussels!

Socialist leader of Debrecen to step down after defeat

The socialist leader of Debrecen, Imre Huszka, stepped down after a heavy by-election defeat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:36

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DK: Macron’s victory is great news to Europe and Hungary

Mr. Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency in the second round of the elections by a convincing margin. The home of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity sent a clear message to all who believe in European unity and in the future of the European Union.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:31

Read more: DK: Macron’s victory is great news to Europe and Hungary

The Hungarian election is endangered by a Russian cyber attack, Democratic Coalition says

The cyber attack, which tried to influence the French presidential election is traceable to Russia. There was a similar indicent during the American election.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:28

Read more: The Hungarian election is endangered by a Russian cyber attack, Democratic Coalition says

How EU-funded projects secretly contributed to the Orbán family’s enrichment, Direkt36 reports

Direkt36, an investigative journalism outfit from Hungary reports that a great many trucks were coming and going a few years ago in Érd – a city near the Hungarian capital of Budapest – where the sewerage system was being built at the time. The trucks delivered hundreds of concrete elements and tons of stones needed for the publicly financed construction, worth of 30 billion forints (96 million euros). In many cases, the trucks were coming from an industrial site lying by a curvy road close to a village called Gánt, an hour's drive from the capital.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 16:25

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