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There won’t be a common candidate for Prime Minister, Gyurcsany says

Former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány gave an interview on ATV and said that his party is completely similar to the old Fidesz of 1989. They were free, pro-European and open minded, just like DK is today.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:22

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Gyurcsány: Orbán's regime is „the lie itself”

The chairman of Democratic Coalition called the Hungarian government the enemy of the civil, Europe oriented and free Hungary at an event organised in the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the party.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:12

Read more: Gyurcsány: Orbán's regime is „the lie itself”

Orban's ruling Fidesz to tighten regulations on campaign financing ahead of elections

Parties receiving less than 0.5% of the votes cast on party lists in the general election should be obliged to repay the state funding provided for their campaign, Fidesz party group leader Gergely Gulyás said on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:21

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Péter Balázs seeks to be joint opposition candidate for prime minister

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Commissioner for Regional Policy Péter Balázs would become a prime ministerial candidate of the left-wing opposition if suitable conditions arose, reports HírTV.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 19:56

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Hungary is “a 1980s retro version of itself”: slides into authoritarianism as government smears independent journalists, Huffington Post

In a summing-up of Hungary's current political climate, Huffington Post calls Hungary "a 1980s retro version of itself" and cites the bullying of Budapest Beacon contributor Lili Bayer by government spokesman Zoltán Kovács and government mouth-piece 888.hu as an evidence of Hungary's steady slide into authoritarianism.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:15

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Foreign ministry summon US chargé d’affaires because of speech on freedom of press

David Kostelancik, chargé d'affaires at the United States' embassy in Budapest, was summoned to the Hungarian foreign ministry on Wednesday, following his recent remarks about the worrying state of press freedoms in Hungary.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017 08:29

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Gyurcsány: Let's take our country back!

"Let's take our country back" - former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány called on his audience at a campaign rally in Komló (SW Hungary).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 20:21

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Hungary's Socialists fire spokesperson

MSZP party chairman, Gyula Molnár announced in a facebook post that he is removing István Nyakó from the position of party chief of press relations. According to Molnár, Nyakó has issued a bad style communiqé in relation to DK's spokesperson, Zsolt Gréczy's statement.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 20:19

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Orban's foreign minister: With Kurz you will get what you see

Péter Szijjártó, the foreign secretary, congratulated Sebastian Kurz on his victory on Sunday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 19:58

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US Chargé d’affaires addresses media challenges in Hungary

Chargé d'affaires David Kostelancik of the US Embassy in Hungary held a press conference Tuesday morning at the headquarters of the Hungarian Association of Journalists with a speech entitled "Freedom of the Press: Enduring Values in a Dynamic Media Environment." Kostelancik's remarks highlight a visible shift in the US Embassy's willingness to directly address Hungary's media situation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:32

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Hungary's ruling Fidesz avoids referendum yet again

The Budapest General Assembly voted in a special session Wednesday to withdraw a resolution it passed in April authorizing the construction of a mobile dam along the shore of the iconic Római beach in north Budapest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:30

Read more: Hungary's ruling Fidesz avoids referendum yet again

Orbán is desperately trying to secure a White House invitation

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has told his US-based diplomats that he wants an invitation to the White House. Let's face it, the Hungarian strongman is a bit insecure.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:28

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Gyurcsány: One camp, but the flags are individual

Last week on a public forum organised within the framework of the campaign, called "Orbán or Europe? Choose!" in Gyöngyös, Ferenc Gyurcsány, former prime mister and head of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) party highlighted the fact that the standpoints of the opposition parties are as different as the viewpoints represented by politicians of Fidesz and KDNP.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:55

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Gyurcsany's DK welcome MSZP's decision to partially boycott parliament

Csaba Molnár, an MEP and vice-chair of the Democratic Coalition (DK), welcomed MSZP's decision on boycotting several state institutions and stopping availing itself of certain tools at its disposal as an opposition political party (although contrry to DK, its parliamentary delegation will continue to attend parliamentary sessions).

Last Updated on Friday, 13 October 2017 08:13

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Following opposition DK, main opposition Socialists announce partial boycott of parliament

The Socialist Party (MSZP) said it would cut back on its parliamentary activity until next year's general election. MSZP's move follows that of the Democratic Coalition, whose MPs have boycotted

Last Updated on Friday, 13 October 2017 08:06

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