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Gypsy beauty contest in Budapest

On Monday, Budapest Gypsy Self-Government held a beauty contest on the Budapest Europe boat.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary students rally against state financing cuts

Thousands of Hungarian students rallied on Monday, piling pressure on the government to give up plans for cuts in state financing to higher education.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Former PM Bajnai to run for Parliament as a candidate in 2014 elections

Former prime minister Gordon Bajnai plans to run as a candidate for MP at the next elections, he told in an interview with the Borsod county weekly, Vasárnapi Észak.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary wins EHF EURO 2012 bronze medal

Hungary won an epic third-place match against EHF EURO 2012 hosts Serbia after extra time to claim the 16-nation tournament's bronze medal and draw a standing ovation from their fans as well as from many of the home supporters in Belgrade's Kombank Arena on Saturday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Klezmer concert on New Year's Day

Following performances in New York, London and Amsterdam, Budapest Klezmer Band is returning home to give 2013 an upbeat start on 1 January with a repertoire ranging from Russian pub songs to world-famous tunes.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Sounds of Bábel Christmas concert at the Duna Palace

Klára Bábel and the young talented musicians of the Sounds of Bábel band will perform a miraculous concert in the Danube Palace evoking Christmas ambiance and playing pieces from different eras.

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"In our struggle with Fidesz, we must prepare even for the worst" – interview (excerpt) with former PM Gordon Bajnai

"They cannot break me down with any kind of accusation, lie or campaign" – commented former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai on the campaign that was launched against him by activists attempting to appear as non–aligned civilians. According to the former PM, this is a clear indication that ruling party Fidesz is afraid of losing power.

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Letter of protest against far-right Jobbik signed by 150 Members of Parliament from over 30 countries

A letter signed by more than 150 Members of Parliament from over 30 countries was sent today to the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Parliament of Hungary.

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Iconic right-wing composer's harsh criticizme of the Hungarian Art Academy

Levente Szörényi, one of the most respected right-wing composer says he supports Orbán's fight for national idependence but right-wing cultural policies are turning into a catastrophe.

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Hungary Orbán backtracks on higher education reform after student's rally

Hungary's prime minister said on Saturday higher education would be free for those who meet entry requirements, backtracking on a plan to cut state-financed places at universities after mass student protests.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Opposition parties, movements can supplement each other

The supporters of the Socialists and electoral movement Együtt 2014 (Together 2014) can supplement each other, thus making a change of government possible, the leader of the Socialist Party said on Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary opposition narrows gap with ruling Fidesz

Hungary's Socialists, the biggest opposition party, narrowed the gap with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's ruling party this year as the radical Jobbik lost support, state news service MTI said, citing an Ipsos poll.

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Gordon Bajnai in Székesfehérvár

Former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai said at a news conference in Székesfehérvár on Friday that "if the current regime stays in power, all hope will be lost to [economically] catch up in the next 20-25 years."

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Hungary Gyurta wins at 200-metre breaststroke

Dániel Gyurta of Hungary dominated the 200-metre breaststroke on Friday at the short-course world championships in Turkey, setting a competition record.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Hungary MP detained for burning Israeli flag

A Hungarian lawmaker who burned an Israeli flag at an anti-Zionist protest has been briefly detained by police for disturbing the peace.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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