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Hungary to cooperate with Iran on setting up a nuclear reactor

The Hungarian and the Western Word's public learned that Iran and Hungary are on the verge of signing an agreement to expand nuclear cooperation from The Tehran Times, the English-language voice of the Islamic Revolution.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 April 2017 07:14

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DK urges EU-commissioner Navracsics to order probe of Lex CEU

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party has called on Tibor Navracsics, European commissioner for education, youth and sport, to order an investigation into the Hungarian government's recent "anti-Central European University" law.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 April 2017 06:43

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Russian code used to track access on gov’t national consultation website

444.hu noticed a few interesting lines of code on the government's national consultation website. The website, which was set up by Antal Rogán's propaganda ministry, asks users to provide their name, e-mail address and age before allowing them to fill out the online version of the government's latest national consultation.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 April 2017 12:03

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MEPs want action against Hungary after law targets CEU

Politicians across the European Parliament have denounced moves in Hungary, which could force out the Central European University – funded by George Soros – despite protests. "We all have to respect, we want to respect values to which we subscribed: that means especially freedom, democracy, human rights, peace. And when I am thinking about the Central European University, freedom of education," said Roza Thun, a Polish centre-right MEP.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 18:41

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Thousands Protest Against Lex CEU Amid 'Orbanocracy' Claims

Thousands of people formed a human chain around the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest after the Hungarian parliament passed legislation that could effectively shut down the institution, which was founded by Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 18:33

Read more: Thousands Protest Against Lex CEU Amid 'Orbanocracy' Claims

Die Welt: „The young Hungarian democracy became an autocracy

The Germany daily newspaper die Welt discussed Hungary lately. The conservative newspaper wrote about Hungary apropos of the changes of law about the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 18:11

Read more: Die Welt: „The young Hungarian democracy became an autocracy

Hungary's Ambassador to the US fired with immediate effect for not being tough enough on the closure of the Central European University

News site atv.hu reported Tuesday that Hungary's Ambassador to Washington DC, Réka Szemerkényi, is to be recalled in June, citing sources in the government. Her replacement is rumored to be Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade undersecretary László Szabó. The diplomatic switcheroo has been confirmed to pro-government daily Magyar Hírlap by the ministry.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 15:19

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Hungary's Foreign Affairs Ministry summons American and German chiefs of mission over opposition to Lex CEU

Kristóf Altusz, an undersecretary with Hungary's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has summoned the chiefs of mission of both the United States and German embassies in Budapest, because senior officials in their respective countries have publicly expressed concern over the higher education law passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday, now commonly called Lex CEU.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:13

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Hungary's opposition unanimously condemns passage of lex CEU

At a press conference held after the vote, independent MP and DK spokesperson Ágnes Vadai said passage of the law was a "clear and unmistakable attack on education, science and the future of Hungarian youth."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:44

Read more: Hungary's opposition unanimously condemns passage of lex CEU

Hungary passes bill targeting Central European University, reactions

Hungary has passed a bill which could force an internationally respected university out of the country. Hungary's 199-seat National Assembly voted 123 to 38 in favour of the legislation, placing tough restrictions on foreign universities operating in Hungary, to effectively rid the country of Central European University, despite a growing domestic and international bloc of opposition to the measures. The bill, proposed last Tuesday and made more stringent with a modification on Monday, would impose unfulfillable requirements on CEU, which could strip it of its Hungarian accreditation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 16:15

Read more: Hungary passes bill targeting Central European University, reactions

Freedom House reports ‘spectacular breakdown of democracy’ in Hungary

Pro-democracy group Freedom House said Tuesday that a "spectacular breakdown of democracy" has been taking place in Hungary, a country that stood as model of democratic change after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 16:13

Read more: Freedom House reports ‘spectacular breakdown of democracy’ in Hungary

Former Fidesz oligarch: Orbán planned to buy out independent TV station with Russian money

Former Fidesz oligarch Lajos Simicska once played a crucial role in establishing Fidesz's economic hinterland. After a very public falling-out with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in 2015, Simicska's companies have gone from being among the top beneficiaries of lucrative state contracts to being all but cut off.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 16:12

Read more: Former Fidesz oligarch: Orbán planned to buy out independent TV station with Russian money

Fidesz: The left and Jobbik are the poodles of Soros and Simicska

According to the governing party, the Jobbik has found a new godfather. Lajos Simicska , once close to the prime minister, now seems to be the biggest supporter of the right-extremist party.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 15:10

Read more: Fidesz: The left and Jobbik are the poodles of Soros and Simicska

Hungary involved in record $22 billion Russian “Laundromat” money laundering fraud

Hungary is one of several countries affected by the large scale "Laundromat" money-laundering scandal, which was uncovered three years ago.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 16:10

Read more: Hungary involved in record $22 billion Russian “Laundromat” money laundering fraud

We would like to create the country of tranquillity and prosperity, Gyurcsány says

Ferenc Gyurcsány spoke at the conference entitled "Election 2018 – Election Program of the Democratic Coalition" of the Foundation for a New Republic (Új Köztársaságért Alapítvány) established by the Democratic Coalition (DK), where he said: we would like to have a government and a country, which straightens up the present and builds the future.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:31

Read more: We would like to create the country of tranquillity and prosperity, Gyurcsány says

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