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No intention to become PM, says Klára Dobrev 

Klára Dobrev, CEO of Altus Zrt., and wife of former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány will not be a PM candidate – she said in an interview with the liberal weekly Magyar Narancs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 14:12

Read more: No intention to become PM, says Klára Dobrev 

Pharaon-scandal – It is concealed where Orbán was on the 4th of August – DK

The mystery is continuing regarding the part of Viktor Orbán in the embarrassing Pharaon-scandal. DK asked why Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister's spokesman did not say on the 4th of August where the Prime Minister was staying.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 08:34

Read more: Pharaon-scandal – It is concealed where Orbán was on the 4th of August – DK

Trump victory means "end of liberal non-democracy" , Orban says

We cannot be at ease about the future of the Hungarian economy; we need a comprehensive restructuring and reforms for success, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a conference organised by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Budapest on Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:54

Read more: Trump victory means "end of liberal non-democracy" , Orban says

Gyurcsany on Trump's victory: "No need to panic"

Hungary's opposition parties commented on Donald Trump winning the United States presidential election. Ferenc Gyurcsány, head of the Democratic Coalition, congratulated Trump in a Facebook post and reassured those unhappy with the outcome that there was "no need to panic" over Trump's election.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:54

Read more: Gyurcsany on Trump's victory: "No need to panic"

Hungary's media react to news of Donald Trump’s victory

Not surprisingly, reactions in Hungary's government media, as well as in Jobbik and the extreme-right media, are celebratory of Trump's victory as another nail in the coffin of elitist liberalism. But not all of Hungary is reacting so positively to the election results. We have gathered editorials from a spectrum of leading Hungarian media about Trump's victory.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 08:07

Read more: Hungary's media react to news of Donald Trump’s victory

DK is second most popular party after Fidesz in Budapest

According to Hungarian research and analysis institute Nézőpont Intézet the governing Fidesz-KDNP coalition would receive 44 percent of all votes in Budapest if elections were held now. The government parties are followed by Democratic Coalition (DK) standing at 10 percent.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:51

Read more: DK is second most popular party after Fidesz in Budapest

It is disgraceful that the EU had to take action to defend Hungarian freedom of the press -DK

On the basis of the decision taken by the European Commission, the Hungarian government is obliged to withdraw the advertising tax introduced in 2014, which unilaterally affects the media that is independent from the government.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:50

Read more: It is disgraceful that the EU had to take action to defend Hungarian freedom of the press -DK

DK: the Hungarian authorities were aware of the past of Ghaith Pharaon

According to the Democratic Coalition (DK), the Hungarian authorities were aware of the past of Ghaith Pharaon when they granted him a visa for entry into Hungary for a one year period.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:50

Read more: DK: the Hungarian authorities were aware of the past of Ghaith Pharaon

Orbán’s proposal to modify Fundamental Law fails

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's proposal to modify Hungary's constitution to keep refugees out has failed. Out of 199 members of parliament, 131 voted in favor of modifying the Fundamental Law for the seventh time in five years and 3 were opposed.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:49

Read more: Orbán’s proposal to modify Fundamental Law fails

'Orbán has erased the largest opposition newspaper'

Le Monde wrote about the situation of Népszabadság in its weekend edition. Péter Petö, former deputy editor was cited: 'Orbán erased the largest opposition newspaper and dismantled its editorial team.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:47

Read more: 'Orbán has erased the largest opposition newspaper'

Orbán met British PM in London

"Hungary's aim is to ensure that the rights of Hungarians living in the UK are not hurt after Britain exits the European Union", Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after talks with British counterpart Theresa May in Downing Street.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 07:48

Read more: Orbán met British PM in London

British PM May to meet Orbán in London

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will meet in London next week with British Prime Minister Theresa May, reports MTI. The meeting between May and Orbán comes amid concern in a number of EU governments that the UK is seeking to divide and conquer in Brexit negotiations.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 November 2016 08:09

Read more: British PM May to meet Orbán in London

Opposition DK to inform Interpol and FBI about deals of wanted “businessman” Pharaon and Orbán family

The Democratic Coalition (DK) party will inform the Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about the Hungarian prime minister's family making business deals with Saudi businessman Ghait Pharaon, who is wanted by the FBI, the party's deputy leader said. Pharaon conducted a major real estate transaction with a member of Viktor Orbán's family and made business deals with the Hungarian National Trading House, László Varju told a press conference. Most recently the Saudi businessman purchased a property opposite to Orbán's house, he added.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 20:34

Read more: Opposition DK to inform Interpol and FBI about deals of wanted “businessman” Pharaon and Orbán...

Mr. Mesterházy is the reason why  the collaboration in 2014 was unsuccessful, former Socialist president says

The MSZP is not able to relieve alone the actual government, as the party has not enough support for it – stated László Kovács, the former socialist president in a radio show.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 October 2016 16:06

Read more: Mr. Mesterházy is the reason why  the collaboration in 2014 was unsuccessful, former Socialist...

Uncertainty about opposition primary elections

The Hungarian left-wing oppositions cooperation process seems tobe failing even before the curtain could rise. Both the socialists (MSZP) and the Democratic Coalition (DK) are worried about the head of Dialogue Party (common Hungarian abbreviation PM) Mr. Gergely Karácsony to act like a catalyst of the process.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 October 2016 05:43

Read more: Uncertainty about opposition primary elections

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