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Gyurcsány calls on PM Orbán to drop quota referendum in wake of Brexit

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is giving away the historical opportunity, honour and destiny of Hungary for momentary personal gain. We cannot take the country down an uncharted path just to get a few more votes. This is a historical sin whose consequences Great Britain is now facing, declared former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK).

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Last Updated on Sunday, 26 June 2016 10:55

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The possible effects of Brexit on studying in the UK

Nobody really knows what will happen now, but the effect will not be immediate. The UK will continue to remain part of the EU. It is unclear when the formal exit procedure would be triggered, but it would likely take several months at least, especially if there are legal challenges to the outcome of the referendum. Since the referendum is not legal binding, a parliamentary vote on leaving the EU would have to be held as well.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 June 2016 11:04

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Parties should consider Huxit, Hungary's far-right party say

If the European Union does not learn from the British lesson, every political party must reconsider whether it's worth staying a member of the EU – said Jobbik MP Márton Gyöngyösi to state news agency MTI. Although Jobbik will wait before taking any action, Gyöngyösi said Brexit was a chance for Europe to see whether it wants to continue on the way of "centralization and dictatorship" and ignore the will of nation states or become a Europe of nations.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2016 15:12

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Interests of Hungarians working in UK of high importance in exit talks, Szijjarto

In the course of the Britain-EU talks, it will be a priority for Hungary's government that the mandate of the EU delegates take the interests of Hungarians working in the UK into consideration, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said at a doorstep press conference on Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2016 15:10

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National Bank: Hungary “prepared” for possible effects of Brexit

The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) has prepared for both outcomes of the British vote on European Union membership, NBH managing director Dániel Palotai told MTI after UK voters decided to leave to bloc at a referendum. "We continuously monitor the reactions of financial markets," Palotai said on the sidelines of a conference.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2016 15:08

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Brexit Could Slow Down Hungary’s Economic Growth, analysts say

The British vote to leave the European Union could slightly slow down economic growth in Hungary, analysts have told the state news agency MTI in reaction to the British electorate's decision to leave the European Union. While a moderate pundit wonders if the crisis of the UK and EU can be overcome at all, a conservative philosopher thinks that the EU needs to become more accommodating to the nation state.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2016 15:03

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Orbán must stop Anti-EU incitement, Együtt leader says

Viktor Szigetvári, chairman of the center-left opposition party Együtt says that Brexit shows the necessity of closer cooperation of all EU member states.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2016 15:01

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This is not the end of the world, nor of Europe - former PM Medgyessy says about Brexit

One has to respect the decision of the British people, but Brexit does not mean the end of the world, nor the end of the EU, said former Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy to FreeHungary about Britain's referendum on EU membership. However, from now on it is the responsibility of the EU leaders (Juncker, Merkel, etc) to prevent a domino effect and to avoid the spread of similar referendums in other EU member states.

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2016 06:21

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Migration responsible for Brexit, Hungary PM Orbán says

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, who played a crucial role in blocking the so-called Balkan trail as migrants tried to make their way through Europe last year, said on Friday that immigration had been the decisive question in the British referendum. Markets live in the present, while politics live in the future - this is how the result of the Brexit vote could cause a surprise, Orbán responded to the results early morning on Friday on public radio. The most important lesson to be learned from the referendum is that Brussels needs to listen to the voice of the people, Orbán said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2016 15:05

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Brexit is " a one way ticket", declares former PM Medgyessy

Former Prime Minister Péter Medgyessy, who was the incumbent PM when Hungary joined the EU told FreeHungary on Thursday that Great Britain's vote on whether to stay in or to leave the European Union is a one way ticket.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 June 2016 09:46

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Euro 2016: Hungary win Group F after Portugal draw thriller

Hungary and Portugal reached the Euro 2016 knockout stages after a rip-roaring 3-3 draw in which Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 14:27

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Euro 2016: Hungary fined after crowd disturbances against Iceland

UEFA has fined Hungary 65,000 euros (£50,000) over the behaviour of their supporters at Euro 2016.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:49

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Hungary's Foreign Minister Slams EU's 'Undemocratic' Extension of Anti-Russia Sanctions

Hungary's foreign minister says the way the European Union has agreed to extend sanctions against Russia is "incorrect and antidemocratic" because it was not made at the highest political level. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto described the 28 EU ambassadors' unanimous agreement to extend anti-Russia sanctions without a proper political discussion as "cunning".

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 06:32

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French court sentences Hungarian football fan to six months prison for violence against official

One of five Hungarians detained after a Euro 2016 football match between Hungary and Iceland in Marseille last weekend has been sentenced to six months in prison on a charge of violence against an official, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 14:09

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This Is Not A Joke: Hungary's Eurosceptic PM Urges UK Voters To Remain In The EU In Whole-Page Newspaper Advert

One of Europe's most eurosceptic leaders, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, launched a campaign in the British press urging Britons to vote to remain in the bloc at Thursday's referendum, Reuters reported. Orban addressed the British people directly in newspaper adverts, his office added, joining a line of European leaders and institutions saying Britain should stay.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 06:56

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