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Hungary's state television uses anti-Semitic quote from Iran’s fundamentalist supreme leader

State television network M1 took the Hungarian government's battle with Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros to a new level Wednesday when it referenced a quote from Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in which the cleric called Soros "an evil American and rich Zionist."

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Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:26

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Hungarian political parties, dailies mention inglorious, coward and faceless terror

The head of state, the prime minister (PM) and the government parties commiserated with the victims of the terror attack on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. The Democratic Coalition also commiserated with the relatives of the victims and party head Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány wrote a letter to PM Theresa May to condole with the loss of the UK. DK underlined that everybody who stood up for security and the respect of human rights should take part in the fight against terrorism.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:14

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The investment of the EU laser research centre in Szeged was started by the Gyurcsány government

The Democratic Coalition (DK) opposition party headed by former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány issued a statement that DK is glad that on Tuesday the ELI Attosecond laser research centre was inaugurated in Szeged, in southern Hungary. This scientific investment will be one of the prides of Hungary. The budget of the project was 70 billion forints (EUR 22,6 million), from which 85% was provided by the European Union, an institution reviled by the Orbán government.
On the other hand, DK reminds that the location of the laser center was selected and the official application was initiated by the Gyurcsány then the Bajnai government - and this was left out from the speeches of the opening ceremony.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:09

Read more: The investment of the EU laser research centre in Szeged was started by the Gyurcsány government

Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz blames Brussels for Manchester terror attack

At least 22 people are dead and 59 were injured in an apparent terror attack at a pop music concert in Manchester, England, Monday night.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:08

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Hungary's political leaders offer condolences to UK following Manchester terror attack

Hungarian President Janos Ader expressed condolences to Queen Elizabeth II over the bombing in Manchester on Monday evening.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:36

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Thousands hold peaceful protest against PM Viktor Orban

About ten thousand protesters marched through the streets of Budapest Sunday evening, rallying in front of the Hungarian parliament. The "We're Not Giving Away Our Future, We're Staying Here" demonstration was organized by civil society groups and drew a diverse crowd, from young people to pensioners.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:07

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Fidesz supported the EPP’s declaration abroad but they didn’t support it in Hungary

At the last congress of the European People's Party (EPP) in Malta the EPP members made a political declaration condemning Russia's disinformation and propaganda campaign activity.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:40

Read more: Fidesz supported the EPP’s declaration abroad but they didn’t support it in Hungary

Legally binding: Janos Lazar, Minister heading the Prime Minister's Office lied

Janos Lazar, the minister overseeing the Office of the Prime Minister lied in a letter addressed to the EC's Commisioners about Altus Zrt., headed by Klara Dobrev, former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's wife. Klara Dobrev said, at a press conference held on Thursday, that the objectionable statements came from PM Viktor Orban but were effected by Lazar. These statements were about linking Altus to the oil maffia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:45

Read more: Legally binding: Janos Lazar, Minister heading the Prime Minister's Office lied

More people for Gyurcsány, Botka unpopular

As many predicted and warned, László Botka, the socialist prime ministerial candidate proved to be a divisive figure. As if this fact wasn't enough in itself, polls show that the former prime minister , Ferenc Gyurcsány, is even more popular.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:37

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Hungary could avoid the HUF 18 billion unified monitoring information system fine, expert says

"The HUF 18 billion (EUR 58 million) financial damage did not arise when Klára Dobrev was the vice chairperson of the National Development Agency, but now when politics deliberately sacrifice this amount of money rather than challengeing the EU's decision" - Peter Heil, former vice chairman of the National Development Agency (NDA) told ATV.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 07:35

Read more: Hungary could avoid the HUF 18 billion unified monitoring information system fine, expert says

Hungary's government gives up HUF 18 billion

In contrast to the new point of view of the government, Péter Heil think thats the Government would be obliged to contest the EU's draft audit report in the matter of the development of the EMIR (Unified Monitoring Information System) underlying the management of ca. 50 billion euros EU structural assistance in Hungary. As he said, the issue was examined by 9 previous audits, and none of these suggested any corrective action.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 11:41

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If Orban stays in power Hungary can say goodbye to its EU membership, Democratic Coalition

According to the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), if Prime Minister Viktor Orbán remains in power after the 2018 parliamentary elections, then the country can say goodbye to its European Union membership. This statement made by the party's spokesperson was referring to the European Parliament's resolution.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:25

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Unprecedented: MEPs call for triggering of Article 7 regarding Hungary’s ‘serious breach’ of EU values

Members of the European Parliament on Wednesday called for the triggering of Article 7, a procedure which may result in sanctions for Hungary, as they see a serious deterioration of rule of law and democracy in the country. The resolution was adopted by 393 votes to 221 with 64 abstentions, with some members of the European People's Party—home to Hungary's ruling Fidesz party— also voting in favor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:58

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We have to creat the 4th Republic, former PM Gyurcsany says

The chairman of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Tuesday that Hungary needs a new democratic government and at the same time a political transformation which is more than just a change in government, it is almost a change of regime, so "the 4th Repbublic shall be created".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 21:09

Read more: We have to creat the 4th Republic, former PM Gyurcsany says

Ruling Fidesz caucus leader calls on main opposition Socialists not to run at next parliamentary elections

On Monday in the Parliament, Lajos Kosa, caucus leader of the ruling Fidesz called on the opposition Socialist Party not to run in the next parliamentary elections.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:57

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