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Economy minister: gov’t may need to double Paks expansion cost from this year’s budget, EC gives greenlight
Gyurcsány: There needs to be one leftist candidate for every constituency
DK to sue football academies over tax rebate spending
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Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 08:50
So much for the Orbán government's desire to reduce bureaucracy. The numbers paint a very different picture. If one takes into consideration government ministers, government commissioners, undersecretaries and deputy undersecretaries, the size of the government is twice as large as the Bajnai government was in 2010.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 08:50Read more: Orban's Gov't is twice the size it was under the Bajnai government in 2010
Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 08:31
Hungary's president Janos Ader has comfortably won another five years in office following a parliamentary vote. The 57-year-old's re-election was widely expected, despite a second round run-off.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 08:31Read more: Hungary's President Áder re-elected for second five-year term after sharply critical speech by...
Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:38
Almost 100 billion forints (EUR 32.3 million) is allocated in this year's budget to prepare for the upgrade of the Paks nuclear power plant, but the European Commission's recent approval of the project could raise costs, Economy Minister Mihály Varga said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:38Read more: Economy minister: gov’t may need to double Paks expansion cost from this year’s budget, EC gives...
Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:32
In 2013, the government entered into an agreement with the National Roma Council under which the political organization would work through an association to distribute HUF 1.6 billion (USD 5.5 million) in state funds for a Roma employment program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:33Read more: Orbán’s commissioner on Roma affairs to keep his job despite scandal over Roma employment program
Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:27
Gergely Papp, Momentum spokesman told 24.hu that "Ferenc Gyurcsány is happy about the appearance of Momentum. However, Momentum is not happy about Gyurcsány.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:27Read more: The reaction of Momentum and Socislists' frontrunner Botka to Gyurcsány’s speech
Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:24
The chairman of the Democratic Coalition voiced his opinion that there should be one leftist candidate for every constituency, because "there may be a lot of flags, but there is only one camp".
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:24Read more: Gyurcsány: There needs to be one leftist candidate for every constituency
Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:18
At the party congress of the Democratic Coalition (common Hungarian abbreviation DK) the party leader Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány was received by the party members as a real rockstar. The event was held at the Millenial Park (Millenáris Park) in Budapest.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 20:18Read more: Former PM Gyurcsány was received as a rockstar
Published on Friday, 03 March 2017 20:45
The Democratic Coalition (DK) party on Wednesday said it would take legal action against thirty Hungarian football academies to gain access to information on how they spend money acquired through tax rebates.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 March 2017 20:45Read more: DK to sue football academies over tax rebate spending
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:58
The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) held a debate concerning the state of democracy and fundamental rights in Hungary.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:58Read more: European Parliament hearing on state of democracy and fundamental rights in Hungary
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:57
In an address to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán boasted of successful economic policies before pointing to the maintenance of Hungary's ethnic homogeneity as a key to improving its international standing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:57Read more: Orbán speaks of the necessity for ethnic homogeneity in Hungary
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:56
Socialist leader Gyula Molnár and László Majtényi, the left-wing parties' candidate for president of the republic, have called the "democratic" parties' united support for the cause exemplary.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:56Read more: Socialist leader: opposition’s cooperation exemplary in nominating presidential candidate
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:55
With a view to shedding light on recent allegations made by György Matolcsy that a foreign power had attempted to topple the government and the leadership of the central bank, the Socialist Party announced it is filing a report to police against unidentified perpetrators suspected of espionage and other crimes against the Hungarian state.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:55Read more: Socialists to file police report on attempt to topple gov’t alleged by National Bank governor
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:51
The carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany was characterised by several political actions this year. Among others, the Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán got a role in the demonstration.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:51Read more: Orbán was portrayed as a worm at a carnival in Düsseldorf
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:49
Finally, there is something on which both the governing parties and the opposition parties agree: they do not augur a promising future for the Momentum Movement. They believe that the Momentum will not achieve any breakthrough. Fidesz reckons the election in 2018 is a foregone conclusion. However, there is a huge uncertainty in the left wing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:49Read more: There is a huge chaos in the Left
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:48
Fidesz is not planning any major changes in the near future. The governing party is confortably in the lead, the Momentum Movement is really hurting the opposition, at least that is the opinion. Viktor Orbán warned that, although the party was the strongest and there was no reason to be worried, Fidesz must not become conceited.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:48Read more: Orbán: Doing politics from opposition is horrible