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Botka has closed the door on co-operation with Gyurcsány
Hungary's Momentum Movement submits 266,000 signatures to election authorities toward a referendum, well in excess of the 138,000 required
Hungary to be represented by Roma singer in Eurovision 2017
"I wish him much luck” - Gyurcsány's reaction to Botka's harsh statements
Company connected to Lőrinc Mészáros paid off billions in Orbán family debt
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Published on Thursday, 26 January 2017 09:18
Hungary slipped down seven places in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) prepared by anti-corruption organization Transparency International (TI), according to a TI press release. Hungary achieved its lowest score in the last six years with 48 points on a 100-point scale, and its anti-corruption performance has strikingly deteriorated in comparison to the European Union and the Central-Eastern European region. The global average on the index was 43 points in 2016.
Last Updated on Friday, 27 January 2017 04:28Read more: Hungary fourth most corrupt country in EU, annual TI survey shows
Published on Monday, 23 January 2017 08:12
It could take days to officially identify the 16 people killed when a bus carrying Hungarian students returning from a ski trip burst into a fireball after crashing in Italy, Hungary's foreign minister said Sunday.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 January 2017 08:12Read more: Hungary mourns young victims of deadly crash
Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:35
The national board of the Socialist Party gave full support to Szeged mayor László Botka to be their party's candidate for prime minister in 2018 elections. Party chairman Gyula Molnár announced that Botka would receive full powers from the party to conduct closed door negotiations in coming weeks with other left-wing parties about gaining their support as the opposition left remains fragmented with little more than a year before voters cast their ballots.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 17:09Read more: Hungary's socialists back László Botka as prime minister candidate
Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:28
Kata Sarka, a Hungarian celebrity, who has the reputation of liking to get a lot of attention, unwanted and otherwise, may have now achieved what she longed for. In 2013 at a Moscow beauty peagant, the soon-to-be president Donald Trump allegedly offered her an indecent proposal, by giving her his number and inviting her to his hotel room.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:28Read more: World fame for Hungarian Celebrity
Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:27
According to the online news site index.hu the Momentum Movement (MM) has started to collect signatures on Thursday to inhibit the Hungarian government from applying for the right to organize 2024 Olympic Games in Budapest.
The campaign had a strong start on Thursday as it managed to collect over 10,000 signatures in support of holding the referendum. The youth political movement posted activists at 25 signature collection points across the capital, and must collect 138,000 signatures in the next 30 days to force a referendum.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2017 13:45Read more: Their first aim is to prevent the government from holding Olympic Games in Budapest
Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:18
Viktor Orban's government facilitated in vain employment in Hungary for Ukrainian, Serbian and Belarusian guest workers due to an abnormal shortage in labour last year. Foreign workers still do not come to Hungary on mass, at least certainly not into the construction trade, daily newspaper Világgazdaság (Word Economy) reports.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:18Read more: Hungary is not attractive even for Ukrainian guest workers
Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:16
The Democratic Coalition (DK) unusually agrees with one of the former statements of FIDESZ, and the DK republishes the whole statement without modification under its own name.
Declaration of Alliance of Young Democrats (FIDESZ) – Soros Foundations
28 September 1992
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:16Read more: Democratic Coalition agrees with the declaration of FIDESZ
Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:12
As the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) tries to position itself to lead the opposition in 2018 national elections, reports of the party's significant financial debt are causing concern about its ability to unseat governing party Fidesz.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:12Read more: Main opposition Socialists in financial trouble
Published on Monday, 16 January 2017 11:32
The Democratic Coalition (DK) party wants all public personalities to declare the source of their assets, the party's deputy leader said, backing the same call made by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a radio interview earlier. Ágnes Vadai said Orbán and his relatives should release information on the sources of their personal wealth. Antal Rogán, the cabinet office chief, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, György Matolcsy, the central bank governor, and Árpád Habony, "Orbán's personal advisor", should follow suit, she said.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2017 11:36Read more: Democratic Coalition wants asset declarations by all public personalities
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:21
It is becoming a tradition for Russian president Vladimir Putin and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán to meet each other every February. Two years ago Putin came to the Hungarian capital, last February Orbán flew to Moscow and on 2nd February of this year, the Russian president is to visit his Hungarian colleague again.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 10:49Read more: Putin is the head of state whom Orbán meets the most frequently with
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:20
Gergely Karácsony, co-chair of the opposition Párbeszéd party, said that his party would prefer to see primaries in order to choose the best candidate for 2018, and that, although he is not a supporter of the primaries, László Botka was a suitable person to be prime minister.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:20Read more: Gergely Karácsony: There is no cooperation without the Democratic Coalition (DK)
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:18
According to Gábor Kuncze, the social-liberals should come up with one candidate: the former chairman of the SZDSZ said to the atv.hu that his favourite candidate is György Jaksity, a business man or György Surányi, former governor of the NBH, but he would also accept László Majtényi.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:18Read more: Botka, Majtényi or Jaksity? What type of left liberal collaboration should be set for 2018?
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:16
Former Fidesz youth leader Mr. Áron Veress was caught by the police while dealing with counterfeit euro notes at Keleti railway station in Budapest in February 2015.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:16Read more: Hungary’s ruling Fidesz youth leader has to serve his sentence in prison
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:32
Given that the price for gas on the world market in the past 4-5 years has declined by 40%, the government should take action to ensure this decrease is passed on to Hungarian consumers, the managing director of the Democratic Coalition (DK) party said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:32Read more: Gyurcsany's DK urges 40% reduction of retail gas price
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:28
Any civil society group with funding from billionaire George Soros should be "swept out" of Hungary, a vice chairman of the ruling Fidesz party said on Tuesday at a press conference. In 1989, Viktor Orban, a liberal anti-communist student leader, received a Soros scholarship to study at Oxford University to familiarize himself with multi-party democracy.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 14:39Read more: Hungary's ruling Fidesz to crackdown on all Soros-funded NGOs