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Hungary to withdraw from Open Government Partnership

Following Russia's lead, Hungary announced its intention today to leave the Open Government Partnership. The announcement took place only one day before participating countries were scheduled to attend a three-day meeting in Paris, reports index.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:29

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Hungary loses yet another independent publication

Hungarian Free Press reports that One of Hungary's national political weekly magazines, Figyelő, was bought by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's former adviser and government historian Mária Schmidt on Monday. While Ms. Schmidt promises to keep publishing the weekly, it is all but certain that the publication's critical, independent voice will be gone.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:27

Read more: Hungary loses yet another independent publication

Reuters: Orban allies tighten media grip ahead of Hungary election

Reuters reports that people close to Prime Minister Viktor Orban are increasing their control over Hungarian media, raising concerns among government critics and international bodies over press freedom as an election approaches.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:24

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Support for EU grows in Hungary despite gov’t constantly slamming “Brussels” according to Medián poll

A recent survey by pollster Medián finds that support for the European Union has slightly grown in Hungary despite the government's constant verbal and PR attacks on "Brussels", reports 24.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:23

Read more: Support for EU grows in Hungary despite gov’t constantly slamming “Brussels” according to Medián...

Gyurcsány: There is mental chaos in the prime minister’s head not in the West

"The bizarre situation has developed in which I agree with the Prime Minister's statement that Castro's regime was a one-party dictatorship which cannot be exculpated" Ferenc Gyurcsány said on ATV's program "Egyenes Beszéd" (Straight Talk). There is, however, mental chaos in the Prime Minister's head and not in Western Europe, according to the chairman of the Democratic Coalition.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:21

Read more: Gyurcsány: There is mental chaos in the prime minister’s head not in the West

Katinka Hosszú crowned as swimmer of the year

Katinka Hosszú has won for the third consecutive time the prestigious FINA award, which is awarded to a swimmer based on his or her indivisual performance in the discipline.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:18

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According to the pastor who baptized Orbán’s kids the PM would go to hell

Mr. Gábor Iványi, the head of the Hungarian Evangelist Brotherhood church gave an interview to the right-wing daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:15

Read more: According to the pastor who baptized Orbán’s kids the PM would go to hell

The Hungarian government is up to its neck in organised crime, Gyurcsány says

Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány shared his opinions on the expulsion of journalists from the Parliament, on Viktor Orbán and the Pharaon-case on the ATV Start morning television program. The chairman of the Democratic Coalition (DK) said that he believes he symbolically fell because of the introduction of the visit fee as part of the healthcare reform.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:27

Read more: The Hungarian government is up to its neck in organised crime, Gyurcsány says

Gyurcsány would hold a referendum on healthcare

Ferenc Gyurcsány recommended to the next "democratic" cabinet, to make, at the beginning of their government term, proposals for the transformation of the healthcare system, to start debates on their proposals and then, at the end of the first year, to hold a referendum on the problems identified during those debates.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:04

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Former socialist leader suddenly reappears

József Tóbiás, the former leader of the Socialist Party, who was soundly defeated at the last party election, made a sudden reappearance after many months of silence and seclusion from public life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:26

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Ms. Vadai says the government wants to confuse people

It's stunning how the Hungarian government led by PM Viktor Orbán keeps doing business with criminals.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:25

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Orbán’s son-in-law has HUF 1 billion property in industrial park where gov’t tries to attract investors

Recently, István Tiborcz, the son-in-law of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has become a co-owner of a valuable property in the industrial park. It is yet not clear if the property will be used but according to the recent statements, the city of Komárom is expecting that a South Korean company will set up its factory on the land. The South Korean company would arrive to Hungary following negotiations with the Hungarian government - reports investigative journalism website Direkt36.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:47

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Hungary’s competitiveness worsened dramatically

Capital shortage is a weakness of the Hungarian economy and because of this grave problem the governing Fidesz party needs to have medium-term economic plans, the minister leading the Prime Minister's Office told a conference on European Union funds on Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016 15:17

Read more: Hungary’s competitiveness worsened dramatically

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a paying agency

Excerpts from a writing of a DK politician
"The icing on the cake is that proposed companies are always connected to some oligarch of Fidesz."
After 2010 and even more in the second term of the Orbán government with two-thirds majority, the apparatus of the ministries changed, significant changes in the personnel took place.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016 15:10

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Former PM Medgyessy visited Sarajevo

Péter Medgyessy, the former prime minister participated at a conference in Sarajevo, where he had the floor as a keynote speaker. Several leading politicians, mainly from the Balkans and Central Europe participated and spoke up at the conference, called The European Peace: What is the Receipe for a Strong Union for All.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016 20:21

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