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Opposition Egyutt party calls on government to stop residency bond business

The Együtt party has demanded that the government should drop its business of granting permanent residency to foreigners buying a certain amount of state bonds for a substantial amount of money. Együtt head Viktor Szigetvári said that rather than seeking temporary loans to the Hungarian state from foreigners it would be more honest to offer opportunities to skilled foreign job-seekers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 13:04

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Migrants are 'poison' and 'not needed', Hungary PM Orban says

The best method for protecting the Hungarian-Austrian border would be if the two countries jointly protected the Hungarian-Serbian border, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated at a press conference following his meeting with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern on Tuesday in Budapest. Othar than that, the populist Hungarian leader fuels anti-immigrant sentiment and endorses again Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas as 'vital' for Hungary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:11

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Hungary PM Orban endorses Trump, reactions

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday became the first European leader to endorse US presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a "better option" for the bloc than his rival, Hillary Clinton.

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 09:03

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Hungary's opposition parties’ reactions to anti-migrant referendum billboards

The government's migration referendum posters "are Nazi spirited hate speech", the Democratic Coalition party said Government messages on billboard posters throughout the country include: "Brussels wants to relocate a city's worth of illegal migrants to Hungary" and "The Paris attack was committed by migrants". DK spokesperson Zsolt Gréczy said that the campaign ahead of the October 2 referendum was harmful for Hungary and laid the groundwork to drive Hungary out of the European Union.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 06:47

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Szijjarto goes to Washington D.C.

Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade has concluded new Hungarian-American economic agreements in the United States on Wednesday. Péter Szijjártó said during his two-day visit to Washington D.C. that a new automotive industry supplier will invest 15 billion forints in Hungary and the project will create 200 new jobs.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2016 08:42

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Visegrád four support Erdogan and call on EU to strengthen its “democratic legitimacy”

Leaders of the Visegrád Group of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic, who meet regularly and often vote as a bloc in Brussels, met in Warsaw on Thursday to call for EU reform ahead of a summit in Bratislava in September.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2016 08:26

Read more: Visegrád four support Erdogan and call on EU to strengthen its “democratic legitimacy”

Hungary's Main Political Forces Condemn The Attempted Coup d’État In Turkey

Hungary's foreign minister has firmly condemned the attempted coup d'état in Turkey. Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, in a Facebook post, condemned as well the attempted coup d'état.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 15:16

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Orbán seeks to leave the EU, opposition DK says

The Democratic Coalition (DK) said that the government has started preparations for Hungary to leave the European Union. DK deputy leader Csaba Molnár said that a valid referendum would be a prelude to leaving the community, and urged supporters to boycott the vote.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 July 2016 08:19

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Hungarian pundits about the anti-quota referendum

Left-wing and liberal pundits interpret the Hungarian government's referendum against migrant quotas as a vote against the EU. Pro-government columnists, on the other hand, argue that the referendum is not about Hungary's EU-membership.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 July 2016 08:16

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Egyutt launches boycott campaign against Orbán's anti-EU referendum

The referendum of Viktor Orbán, under the guise of a quota referendum, is actually his anti-European hate campaign that is contrary to the interest of Hungary – the aim of the prime minister is to further increase his power base using the referendum, Együtt wrote in a statement.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 07:29

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Hungary's Socialists propose Free Europe Day for October 2 instead of migrant quota referendum

Members of the Socialist Party will not take part in the referendum called for October 2, instead they want to hold the first Day of Free Europe, Gyula Molnár, the party's recently elected leader, said in Keszthely (Western Hungary) at the weekend.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 08:02

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Hungary's ruling Fidesz offered opposition parties money not to boycott referendum, Gyurcsány says

In an interview given to ATV, former prime minster Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of Democratic Coalition (DK) said that Viktor Orbán's ruling Fidesz offered them public funds if they supported the "yes" vote in the upcoming migrant settlement quota referendum. He said the same offer was made to the Hungarian Socialist Party.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 07:28

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Socialists turn to Constitutional Court over migrant quota referendum

Socialist MEP Tibor Szanyi has filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court over the Hungarian supreme court's decision to green light the government-initiated referendum on the European Union's mandatory migrant quota plan.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 15:15

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Amid Orbán's Double Talk, Majority Of Hungarians Dislike Brexit And Prefer To Stay In EU, Poll Shows

According to a poll conducted one week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union (Brexit), 60 percent of Hungarians believe the result was a bad one for Hungary. 64% disliked the idea of Hungary to follow suit, a survey released by Nézőpont Institute showed. The phone survey conducted right after the UK referendum last weekend with a sample of 1,000 people showed that only 12% said Brexit was the right decision and 28% were unable or did not want to state an opinion.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 July 2016 07:07

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Hungary's Socialists and Gyurcsány's DK accuse government of seeking exit from EU

Remarks by the government office chief reveal that the government aims at steering Hungary out of the European Union, Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi said in a statement. The Democratic Coalition (DK) said that the government would seek authorisation to quit the EU through Hungary's quota referendum in the autumn.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 July 2016 06:51

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