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Tens of thousands protest in Hungary over threat to Central European University
Gyurcsány: There needs to be one leftist candidate for every constituency
DK to sue football academies over tax rebate spending
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Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:58
The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) held a debate concerning the state of democracy and fundamental rights in Hungary.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:58Read more: European Parliament hearing on state of democracy and fundamental rights in Hungary
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:57
In an address to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán boasted of successful economic policies before pointing to the maintenance of Hungary's ethnic homogeneity as a key to improving its international standing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:57Read more: Orbán speaks of the necessity for ethnic homogeneity in Hungary
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:56
Socialist leader Gyula Molnár and László Majtényi, the left-wing parties' candidate for president of the republic, have called the "democratic" parties' united support for the cause exemplary.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:56Read more: Socialist leader: opposition’s cooperation exemplary in nominating presidential candidate
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:55
With a view to shedding light on recent allegations made by György Matolcsy that a foreign power had attempted to topple the government and the leadership of the central bank, the Socialist Party announced it is filing a report to police against unidentified perpetrators suspected of espionage and other crimes against the Hungarian state.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:55Read more: Socialists to file police report on attempt to topple gov’t alleged by National Bank governor
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:51
The carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany was characterised by several political actions this year. Among others, the Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán got a role in the demonstration.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:51Read more: Orbán was portrayed as a worm at a carnival in Düsseldorf
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:49
Finally, there is something on which both the governing parties and the opposition parties agree: they do not augur a promising future for the Momentum Movement. They believe that the Momentum will not achieve any breakthrough. Fidesz reckons the election in 2018 is a foregone conclusion. However, there is a huge uncertainty in the left wing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:49Read more: There is a huge chaos in the Left
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:48
Fidesz is not planning any major changes in the near future. The governing party is confortably in the lead, the Momentum Movement is really hurting the opposition, at least that is the opinion. Viktor Orbán warned that, although the party was the strongest and there was no reason to be worried, Fidesz must not become conceited.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:48Read more: Orbán: Doing politics from opposition is horrible
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:47
Two months ago, László Botka (Socialist MP and mayor of the city of Szeged) announced his candidacy for the position of prime minister but he can't find any allies on the opposition side. The parties Együtt (Together), DK (Democratic Coalition), Moma (Modern Hungary), Párbeszéd (Dialogue) and LMP (Politics can be different) are all strictly keeping aloof from the man.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:47Read more: Botka attacks Gyurcsány and, as a consequence, the popularity of DK increases
Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017 06:41
A major NATO ally of Hungary's tried to topple the Hungarian government and the central bank in 2015 and the collapse of brokerage Quaestor the same year was part of that plot, National Bank of Hungary Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy said on Wednesday.
He did not name the country, and the central bank declined to comment when asked to respond by Reuters.Socialist lawmaker Attila Mesterhazy said that Matolcsy might have referred to the United States in that case.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:53Read more: A major NATO ally tried to topple Orban's government, central bank chief says
Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017 06:31
Hungary's government announced on Wednesday it would withdraw Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, citing a lack of political and national unity behind the application that it blamed on the opposition.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:53Read more: Budapest to withdraw bid for 2024 Olympics
Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 07:52
Botka's statements raised serious opposition within the Democratic Coalition. Many encouraged Gyurcsány to respond aggressively to his former party mate.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2017 06:25Read more: "I wish him much luck” - Gyurcsány's reaction to Botka's harsh statements
Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017 15:17
The vice-head of the Democratic Coalition (DK) said to the right-wing political daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet that his party was ready to run in the general elections 2018 independently.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2017 15:18Read more: DK could run without the Socialists
Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017 15:21
The leaders of the Momentum movement, who are about to become a party within short time, think to know where the parties before them had failed: they couldn't get out of Budapest.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2017 15:22Read more: Momentum: In 2018 we will have independent candidates in all electoral districts
Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 07:44
Members of MSZP (Hungarian Socialist Party) are happy with the assertive message of László Botka, who said Gyurcsány is a liar and called on him to withdraw from political life. However, there is also apprehension among some members who believe that it would be very difficult to win in individual constituencies and form a new government without the Democratic Coalition (DK). After the events of this past Saturday, it is most likely that MSZP and Gyurcsány's party will campaign separately in 2018.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2017 06:26Read more: Botka has closed the door on co-operation with Gyurcsány
Published on Monday, 20 February 2017 16:54
László Botka, the Socialist Party's prime minister candidate for the 2018 elections, said that his most important goal was to create equality, improve justice and promote Hungary's rise. Hungarians want a change and want leaders who do not praise the pre-WW2 Horthy era and do not try to stealthily restore the Kádár era either. They reject the self-destructive politics of the pre-2010 governments but also reject the arrogance and especially the conspicuous consumption of the power elite since 2010, he said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 07:53Read more: Socialist PM candidate Botka wants former PM Gyurcsány to step down from politics