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Hungry's ruling Fidesz slanders former PM Gyurcsany's wife

According Origo, a newsoutlet close to Fidesz, Klára Dobrev, the wife of the former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány, will be questioned by the prosecution, because her company, Altus, gave several loans to Csaba Czeglédy, the left-leaning lawyer, known for his support for the socialist party and the Democratic Coalition (DK).

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:51

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Gyurcsány in London

Ferenc Gyurcsány went to London. The chairman of the Democratic Coalition was invited as a guest speaker by one of the most prestigious academic panels, the Oxford Union.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:48

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DK would introduce a two-pillar pension scheme

If they came to power Democratic Coalition (DK) would introduce a two-pillar pension scheme. DK party vice-head Mr. László Varju said that the first pillar would be the pension based on labor activity.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:45

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Hungary summons U.S. envoy over media funding plan

Hungary's foreign ministry has summoned U.S. envoy David Kostelancik over a plan to fund rural media outlets in Hungary, which Budapest considers a "political intervention" ahead of an election due early next year, Reuters reported.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:54

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Freedom House: internet in Hungary “relatively free”, pro-gov’t media outlets manipulate

US-based rights watchdog Freedom House (FH) ranked Hungary as "free" from the point of view of internet rights in its global internet freedom 2017 report.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:51

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LMP among five opposition parties pledging cooperation in local by-election

In a rare example of cooperation, five opposition parties teamed up to support an independent candidate for a local by-election in the village of Solymár, near Budapest, reports Index.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:44

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Hungarian MEPs' reaction on EP resolution to invoke of Article 7 against Poland

Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén has slammed the European Parliament's Wednesday resolution proposing preparations for the invocation of Article 7 against Poland as "shameful and scandalous" and vowed that Hungary would block such a move.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:40

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Even Jobbik voters want an opposition alliance

A majority of Jobbik voters would prefer a broad opposition alliance to run against Fidesz in next year's election, according to a recent poll conducted by pollster Republikon Institute for 24.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:14

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Trump-Russia investigation has Hungarian thread

There is a Hungarian thread in US special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged coordination between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government, reports index.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:08

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Did Gyurcsány catch the public mood?

The Democratic Coalition party (DK) launched a campaign to take back the right to vote of Hungarians who have never lived in Hungary. The party is collecting signatures for this cause, which has become extremely successful compared to previous petitions organized by DK.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 14:57

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Gyurcsány is a genius, he got check mate in one move, political analyst says

According to the political scientist, the highest aim of the opposite wing at the moment might only be the prevention of the absolute majority of Fidesz. Gyurcsány's move was clever and the political space of Jobbik is increasing, hence there is a chance that the votes will be divided among the opposition parties in 2018.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 14:58

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Former Socialist PM Medgyessy forecasts Fidesz winning the 2018 parliamentary elections

In an interview with Index.hu, former Prime Minister Péter Medgyessy dismissed MSZP (Hungarian Socialist Party) as an outdated party, said LMP candidate for prime minister Bernadett Szél "offered perspective," avoided answering a question about a faction within MSZP that many believe operates as a political mafia, and said there are "historical situations" that could warrant the left teaming up with radical Jobbik.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 November 2017 07:53

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Hungary's PM Orban: Gov't respects the tenets of Christianity

Following years of governing by "anti- Christian, internationalist powers", Hungary now needs a government "dedicated to Christian values", Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a celebratory event marking the 500th anniversary of the start of Reformation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 21:37

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Polls show strenghtening ruling Fidesz

The governing Fidesz party has captured the support of 40% of the electorate in the latest survey by Medián. This support would lead to a better result for ruling Fidesz than in 2014.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 21:43

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Gyurcsány: We need peace and calm

"We need peace and calm" said the former prime minister. According to Mr Gyurcsány , the prime minister is fighting with everyone , be it George Soros, Brussels or the migrants, as if it was a war.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2017 21:11

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