Joomla gallery extension by joomlashine.com
Tens of thousands protest in Hungary over threat to Central European University
Gyurcsány: There needs to be one leftist candidate for every constituency
DK to sue football academies over tax rebate spending
Our objective is to provide English speaking readers interested in Hungary with a well balanced view of political activities in Hungary by featuring contents from various printed and online sources together with our own commentaries. We are convinced that Hungary is built on all sorts of different ideas, thoughts and opinions and, despite of the new Media Law, our aim is to provide an alternative and reliable source of information – contrary to the one-sided press of the government – for those who want to hear the voice of a free Hungary.
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:17
The European Union opened a legal case against Hungary on Wednesday over a threat to close a Budapest university founded by George Soros, an accusation the country's leader rejected as unfounded. The EU's executive Commission sent Budapest a formal notice, saying a new Hungarian higher education law violated academic freedom and democratic values, and gave it a month to respond.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:17Read more: EU opens a legal case against Hungary
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:15
An opinion poll performed by Publicus Institute found a huge increase in the number of Hungarians who think that the Orbán government's foreign policy serves the interests of Russia, Index.hu reports.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:15Read more: Survey finds a quarter of Hungarians think Budapest’s foreign policy serves Russia’s interests
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:14
The former prime minister formulated tough statements in ATV's "Egyenes Beszéd" (Straight Talk) programme, but he did not want to disclose specific information. He said he had seen documents.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:14Read more: Gyurcsány: If needed, I’ll prove at court that the Russians are blackmailing Orbán
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:12
The Altus company does not have any direct or indirect relation to the development of an IT system, which was criticised by the EU, and for which they might demand back 18 billion Forints.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:12Read more: Gyurcsány: Lázár's statement will cost dear
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:11
Mr. Bence Bitskey, the candidate of the Democratic Coalition (DK) won the by-election in Zugló. He was supported not only by DK but also by MSZP, Párbeszéd (Dialogue) party and the Cooperation for Zugló Association- former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány wrote on Facebook.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:11Read more: Reaction of Mr. Gyurcsány to the result of the by-election in Zugló
Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:08
Joint opposition candidate Bence Bitskey (pictured right) won just over 50 percent of the vote in Sunday's local by-election in the third electoral district of Budapest's 14th District (Zugló). Bitskey was supported by left opposition parties the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), Democratic Coalition (DK) and Párbeszéd (Dialogue for Hungary).
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:08Read more: Democratic opposition candidate wins Zugló by-election by a long shot
Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:03
Thosands rallied in downtown Budapest against what they say is Russia's growing influence on Hungary and the authoritarian tendencies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:03Read more: Hungarian Protesters See Growing Russian Sway Over Hungary
Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:51
Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány claimed in a press conference Monday that he has personally seen documents he claims are being used by Russia to blackmail Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Gyurcsány called on Orbán to either credibly clear himself of suspicion or to sue him within 72 hours for defamation.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:51Read more: Putin is blackmailing Orban, Gyurcsany says
Published on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:38
On Saturday an estimated 4,000-5,000 Hungarians joined a rally against Prime Minister Viktor Orban – that's not unusual – but this one employed humour as a weapon.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:38Read more: Thousands of Hungarians rally to mock Viktor Orban
Published on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:21
The Democratic Coalition (DK) party proposes changing the electoral system to replace the current one which is "unjust", the party's spokesman said.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:21Read more: DK proposes changing electoral system
Published on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:19
Dozens of ruling party Fidesz politicians and their wives received tens of millions of forints worth of EU agricultural grants in 2016 despite having little, if any, experience when it comes to farming, reports blikk.hu.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 April 2017 06:22Read more: Wives of Fidesz MPs received hefty EU agriculture subsidies in 2016
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:21
Hungaran MPs began debating a draft bill on Wednesday that is meant to intimidate non-governmental organizations (NGO) which receive foreign financing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:21Read more: Hungary Members of Parliament Debate Anti-NGO Bill
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:52
Viktor Orban's government is facing the biggest challenge of its past seven years in power, which is an opportunity for the country to get rid of it - the chairman of the Democratic Coalition stated in Szeged on Tuesday.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:52Read more: The Orban's Gov't is facing the biggest challenge of the past years, Gyurcsany says
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:50
Péter Oszkó, Gordon Bajnai's former finance minister said in an interview that Fidesz is governing by decrees and there is no chance for the experts to have a say in how things are run.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:50Read more: Oszkó: There may be a period of stagnation
Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:48
A commercial subsidiary of the Altus Group has been transformed into a consulting firm. Its new director is Bálint Gyurcsány, the son of the former prime minister.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:48Read more: The son of Gyurcsány started an enterprise