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Pro-government media peddling Russian propaganda

Hungarian pro-government daily newspaper Magyar Idők published an article this week on an alleged plot by George Soros and the Clinton family to start a "Purple Revolution" against the US government, listing Strategic Culture, a Kremlin-backed propaganda news site, as one of the authors.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:18

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EU commissioner Oettinger used Kremlin lobbyist's jet to come to Budapest

EU commissioner Guenther Oettinger used a private plane offered by a German businessman with strong Kremlin ties, raising questions whether he broke ethics rules. He flew from Brussels to Budapest on 18 May, with Klaus Mangold, an honorary Russian consul in Germany, who advocates lifting EU sanctions on Russia.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:16

Read more: EU commissioner Oettinger used Kremlin lobbyist's jet to come to Budapest

Every single attack only strengthens Rogán’s position, Orbán says

Any accusation or proof of corruption against so-called propaganda minister Antal Rogán is a "political bluff" according to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who told parliament yesterday that he does not concern himself with "attacks" against members of his government.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:07

Read more: Every single attack only strengthens Rogán’s position, Orbán says

Index.hu exposes the inner workings of Hungary’s mafia state

Daily online Index.hu published a lengthy exposé of the relationship between propaganda minister Antal Rogán and an attorney suspected of being his "bagman", Balázs Kertész. In the making for more than a year, the article has it all: data, pictures, videos and attempted cover-ups.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 05:03

Read more: Index.hu exposes the inner workings of Hungary’s mafia state

Orbán’s son-in-law buys another company

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's son-in-law István Tiborcz recently purchased a company that regularly feeds at the public trough, according to a report by investigative journalism site direkt36.hu.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 04:57

Read more: Orbán’s son-in-law buys another company

Hungarian residency bonds sold well in China

A real boom started on the residency bonds market after the Hungarian government stated its intention to stop the program in the future.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 04:51

Read more: Hungarian residency bonds sold well in China

Gyurcsány cannot return the flattery

Mr Gyurcsány cannot return the flattering remarks he received from Fidesz politician Lajos Kósa. Mr Kósa praised the former PM saying that he was the only honest politician amongst the opposition, because he warned that he wouldn't support neither the referendum, nor the amendment of the constitution.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:13

Read more: Gyurcsány cannot return the flattery

No intention to become PM, says Klára Dobrev 

Klára Dobrev, CEO of Altus Zrt., and wife of former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány will not be a PM candidate – she said in an interview with the liberal weekly Magyar Narancs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 14:12

Read more: No intention to become PM, says Klára Dobrev 

Pharaon-scandal – It is concealed where Orbán was on the 4th of August – DK

The mystery is continuing regarding the part of Viktor Orbán in the embarrassing Pharaon-scandal. DK asked why Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister's spokesman did not say on the 4th of August where the Prime Minister was staying.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 08:34

Read more: Pharaon-scandal – It is concealed where Orbán was on the 4th of August – DK

Trump victory means "end of liberal non-democracy" , Orban says

We cannot be at ease about the future of the Hungarian economy; we need a comprehensive restructuring and reforms for success, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a conference organised by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Budapest on Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:54

Read more: Trump victory means "end of liberal non-democracy" , Orban says

Gyurcsany on Trump's victory: "No need to panic"

Hungary's opposition parties commented on Donald Trump winning the United States presidential election. Ferenc Gyurcsány, head of the Democratic Coalition, congratulated Trump in a Facebook post and reassured those unhappy with the outcome that there was "no need to panic" over Trump's election.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:54

Read more: Gyurcsany on Trump's victory: "No need to panic"

Hungary's media react to news of Donald Trump’s victory

Not surprisingly, reactions in Hungary's government media, as well as in Jobbik and the extreme-right media, are celebratory of Trump's victory as another nail in the coffin of elitist liberalism. But not all of Hungary is reacting so positively to the election results. We have gathered editorials from a spectrum of leading Hungarian media about Trump's victory.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 08:07

Read more: Hungary's media react to news of Donald Trump’s victory

DK is second most popular party after Fidesz in Budapest

According to Hungarian research and analysis institute Nézőpont Intézet the governing Fidesz-KDNP coalition would receive 44 percent of all votes in Budapest if elections were held now. The government parties are followed by Democratic Coalition (DK) standing at 10 percent.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:51

Read more: DK is second most popular party after Fidesz in Budapest

It is disgraceful that the EU had to take action to defend Hungarian freedom of the press -DK

On the basis of the decision taken by the European Commission, the Hungarian government is obliged to withdraw the advertising tax introduced in 2014, which unilaterally affects the media that is independent from the government.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:50

Read more: It is disgraceful that the EU had to take action to defend Hungarian freedom of the press -DK

DK: the Hungarian authorities were aware of the past of Ghaith Pharaon

According to the Democratic Coalition (DK), the Hungarian authorities were aware of the past of Ghaith Pharaon when they granted him a visa for entry into Hungary for a one year period.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:50

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