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Orbán seeks to leave the EU, opposition DK says
Orbán's minister says US wants to fill Europe with Muslim migrants, reactions
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Opposition Együtt party: PM Orbán is Hungary’s richest man with HUF 205 billion handled by strawmen
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Published on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 13:04
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 13:04Read more: Opposition Egyutt party calls on government to stop residency bond business
Published on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:11
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 10:11Read more: Migrants are 'poison' and 'not needed', Hungary PM Orban says
Published on Monday, 25 July 2016 06:34
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.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 09:03Read more: Hungary PM Orban endorses Trump, reactions
Published on Monday, 25 July 2016 06:47
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 06:47Read more: Hungary's opposition parties’ reactions to anti-migrant referendum billboards
Published on Friday, 22 July 2016 08:42
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 08:42Read more: Szijjarto goes to Washington D.C.
Published on Friday, 22 July 2016 08:26
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 08:26Read more: Visegrád four support Erdogan and call on EU to strengthen its “democratic legitimacy”
Published on Monday, 18 July 2016 15:16
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 15:16Read more: Hungary's Main Political Forces Condemn The Attempted Coup d’État In Turkey
Published on Friday, 15 July 2016 08:19
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 08:19Read more: Orbán seeks to leave the EU, opposition DK says
Published on Friday, 15 July 2016 08:16
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 08:16Read more: Hungarian pundits about the anti-quota referendum
Published on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 07:29
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 07:29Read more: Egyutt launches boycott campaign against Orbán's anti-EU referendum
Published on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 08:02
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 08:02Read more: Hungary's Socialists propose Free Europe Day for October 2 instead of migrant quota referendum
Published on Friday, 08 July 2016 15:04
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 07:28Read more: Hungary's ruling Fidesz offered opposition parties money not to boycott referendum, Gyurcsány says
Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 15:15
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 15:15Read more: Socialists turn to Constitutional Court over migrant quota referendum
Published on Monday, 04 July 2016 07:07
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 07:07Read more: Amid Orbán's Double Talk, Majority Of Hungarians Dislike Brexit And Prefer To Stay In EU, Poll...
Published on Monday, 04 July 2016 06:51
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 06:51Read more: Hungary's Socialists and Gyurcsány's DK accuse government of seeking exit from EU