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Orbán discusses ties with Erdogan, lays wreath on Communist monument at Tienanmen Square in Beijing

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Beijing over the weekend to discuss bilateral relations and he also met his Mongolian counterpart to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fields of water management, the pharmaceutical industry and sports, the prime minister's press chief said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:23

Read more: Orbán discusses ties with Erdogan, lays wreath on Communist monument at Tienanmen Square in Beijing

"The French Gyurcsany" - Hungary's pro-Gov't papers liken French president-elect Macron to Gyurcsany

Pro-Government papers and newsportals published articles aiming to show the similarities of Emmanuel Macron's professional and political carrier to former Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 06:30

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Ferenc Gyurcsány: let’s catch up to Brussels!

The Democratic Coalition (DK) believes in the concept of the United States of Europe, wants to have more cooperation and a stronger Europe. Let's catch up to Brussels! - Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of DK, former prime minister said at a press conference during the break of a conference held on the future of Europe last Saturday in Budapest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:37

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Socialist leader of Debrecen to step down after defeat

The socialist leader of Debrecen, Imre Huszka, stepped down after a heavy by-election defeat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:36

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DK: Macron’s victory is great news to Europe and Hungary

Mr. Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency in the second round of the elections by a convincing margin. The home of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity sent a clear message to all who believe in European unity and in the future of the European Union.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:31

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The Hungarian election is endangered by a Russian cyber attack, Democratic Coalition says

The cyber attack, which tried to influence the French presidential election is traceable to Russia. There was a similar indicent during the American election.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:28

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How EU-funded projects secretly contributed to the Orbán family’s enrichment, Direkt36 reports

Direkt36, an investigative journalism outfit from Hungary reports that a great many trucks were coming and going a few years ago in Érd – a city near the Hungarian capital of Budapest – where the sewerage system was being built at the time. The trucks delivered hundreds of concrete elements and tons of stones needed for the publicly financed construction, worth of 30 billion forints (96 million euros). In many cases, the trucks were coming from an industrial site lying by a curvy road close to a village called Gánt, an hour's drive from the capital.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 16:25

Read more: How EU-funded projects secretly contributed to the Orbán family’s enrichment, Direkt36 reports

Orbán congratulates Macron

In an especially brief press release issued Monday morning, the Prime Minister's Office of Hungary announced that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had congratulated French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on his electoral victory Sunday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 12:21

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Macron compares Le Pen to Hungary's Orban and Russia's Putin

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron compared his opponent Marine Le Pen Monday to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that if she wins, her policies will bring "economic war" to France.

"We all know who Le Pen's allies are: Orbán, Putin. These aren't regimes with an open and free democracy." - Macron said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 May 2017 06:33

Read more: Macron compares Le Pen to Hungary's Orban and Russia's Putin

András Hajos: I would even vote for Gyurcsany

Popular musician, TV show star gave a long interview for the liberal weekly Magyar Narancs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 19:11

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Gyurcsany broke another car while parking in Debrecen

Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány crashed his car while he was parking. Gyurcsány, who is now chairman of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) went to a campaign rally in Debrecen (East Hungary). After the rally Gyurcsány stopped at a local market to buy some strawberries. After shopping he got in his car to get home, but he crashed into another car, a Honda in reverse mode. He dammaged the rearguard of the Honda.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 19:07

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Do they blackmail Orbán by banking papers? Gyurcsány continued the story

I am waiting for the check-in of the mediators - said Ferenc Gyurcsány in an interview referring to the documents, what Russia uses to cover Viktor Orbán.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 19:02

Read more: Do they blackmail Orbán by banking papers? Gyurcsány continued the story

Gyurcsány: There will be cooperation and Fidesz will be defeated

In the election of next year, the democratic opposition parties will cooperate and Fidesz will have only one single democratic opponent in every constituency, "by hook or by crook", Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of DK (Democratic Coalition party) said at this year's May Day of the party.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 18:59

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Even the International Workers Day didn’t lead to opposition cooperation

On 1st May the chance for the cooperation of democratic opposition parties didn't increase. The head of Democratic Coalition (DK) Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány started a contest with the Hungarian socialist (MSZP) candidate for PM Mr. László Botka.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 18:55

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Ruling Fidesz popularity falls

Medián published in HVG its latest polls. It shows that While in January 37% of the electorate would have voted for Fidesz, that percentage has now shrunk to 31%. This amounts to the loss of almost half a million voters. Underlying this drop is a general dissatisfaction with the governing party. The pollsters says that the drop in Fidesz's popularity is largely due to Viktor Orbán's decision to launch a frontal attack against Central European University.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:06

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