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Former PM Gordon Bajnai's new job

Campbell Lutyens, one of the largest global alternative asset advisory firms has appointed Gordon Bajnai as chairman of its global advisory board. Bajnai is the former Hungarian Prime Minister. Also, he was group chief operating officer at Meridiam Infrastructure.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:44

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DK calls on gov’t to cancel nuclear cooperation deal with Iran

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party founded and headed by former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany has called on the government to cancel an agreement it had signed with Iran on a joint mini nuclear power plant project. Hungary has no business in Iran's nuclear programme, DK lawmaker Lajos Oláh told a press conference.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:42

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PM Orban's Easter interview

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has claimed that migration stands in the focal point of current conflicts, adding that if the security of Hungarian people is at stake, there is no room for compromise. "What is going on in Hungary is a dress rehearsal for next year's election campaign. This is what stirred up still water and filled Easter Week with uproar," Orbán told Vasárnapi Újság, a Sunday morning programme of public Kossuth Radio, referring to a series of demonstrations against him and his government over the past few days.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:33

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Tousands rally against Hungary's Gov't

Thousands of Hungarians rallied in Budapest on Saturday against what they said were attempts by the rightwing government to silence critical voices, in the latest mass protest triggered by a new university law - Reuters reported.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:39

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Opposition activists sentenced to public work for throwing paint at presidential palace

After deliberating, the judge sentenced opposition activists Márton Gulyás and Gergő Varga to 300 and 200 hours of public work, respectively - Budapestbeacon.com reports. Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány wrote on Facebook, that the the two activists are true patriots. "They marked the building of treason by throwing watercolor paint on it. They defended our country's remaining honour. They deserve respect and acknowledgements." - Gyurcsány stated.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:39

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4th big anti-Gov't demonstration in a row: Students march to parliament in protest at university law

Tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated Wednesday in the Hungarian capital to oppose government policies that are seen as limiting academic freedom and intimidating civic groups. After the rally officially ended at Heroes Square, a Budapest landmark, some protesters faced off with police officers blocking access to the nearby headquarters of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party. There were small scuffles when some pushed up against police lines.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 April 2017 08:04

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The daughter of President Áder attends a university like CEU for a horrible tuition

As it seems Fidesz is full of hypocrites. According to the daily newspaper Bors the daughter of President János Áder attends a university like the Central European Universoty (CEU) for a horrible annual tuition of GBP 9250 (HUF 3,5 million) in London.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:37

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Gyurcsány does not exclude to become prime minister again

The Chairman of the Democratic Coalition gave a long interview to the Magyar Nemzet, in which he explained that he never felt that his political career ended. The reason why the interview could have been published in the newspaper of Lajos Simicska is that the Chairman of the DK asked this as part of an amicable settlement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:25

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Gyurcsany reacts to the Socialists' proposal

Former Socialist Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány reacted to a proposal made by the Socialists aiming to take him off from an eventual common opposition election list and to give him the opportunity to run as an individual candidate in a left-wing stronghold, the XIII. district in Budapest.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:24

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An offer from the Socialists to Gyurcsány

Ferenc Gyurcsány might receive an individual constituency representing a parliamentary membership in exchange for a commitment that he would not be a candidate on the joint MSZP-DK list – at least this scenario was also brought up in the top management of the socialists, as the daily paper Magyar Nemzet writes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:23

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EC finds serious irregularities in Hungarian university’s use of EU funds

The European Commission has asked the Office of the Prime Minister to provide an explanation for financial irregularities connected to an EU-funded project run jointly by the government and the National University of Public Service, reports 24.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:22

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Internal document shows that EU criticized public venture capital projects ran by influential Hungarian businessmen, Direkt36 states

Direkt36, an investigative journalism outfit reports that after Forbes Hungary published an article about the irregularities of an EU financing programme last autumn, State Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office in charge of EU funds Nándor Csepreghy denied any wrongdoings in a TV interview. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:20

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Viktor Orban's close friend, controversial pro-Gov't publicist issues threat to protesters

Controversial Fidesz publicist Zsolt Bayer published a post on his blog on Tuesday in which he criticized expressions of concern coming from the American government over Hungary's recent passage of a repressive higher education law.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 06:06

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Momentum seeks to keep PM Orban and opposition DK chairman Gyurcsany from running in 2018

According to Hungarian news site 444.hu, the Momentum youth political movement are planning on submitting two referendum questions to Hungary's National Elections Office: one on the controversial "Lex CEU" legislation signed into law by President János Áder, and one on establishing term limits for the office of Prime Minister.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:21

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US urges Hungary to suspend law threatening CEU

U.S. kicks CEU ball back to Hungary's court.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:04

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