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Bajnai: "It is the Fidesz who is mocking and angering young people"

According to Gordon Bajnai, the Orbán government is drawing an iron curtain around university students in the Constitution by establishing a "modern serfdom," therefore, the students are not provoked by the Together 2014, but by the Fidesz.

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Hungary Socialists rating drops further

The approval rating of Hungary's ruling Fidesz party dropped some among eligible voters, while it remained unchanged among voters with party preference, according to the latest survey by pollster Tárki. The popularity of the biggest opposition party, the Socialist Party (MSZP), has fallen further and reached its lowest point in the past decade.

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"Hungary, Syria and Cyprus represent the failure of our European policies"

Addressing the Parliament plenary on the European Council, former Prime Minister (PM) of Belgium and present Member of European Parliament (MEP) Guy Verhofstadt, also President of the Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament, said that Hungary, Syria and Cyprus represent the failure of our European policies, where everyone has a veto.

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Gyurcsány in Edinburgh: Orbán is the Man of the Past, Though He's Not Aware of It

Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány lectured at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) last Friday. The Chairman of the Democratic Coalition (DK) received an invitation to lecture from the University's Politics and International Relations Society.

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Ferenc Gyurcsány won again a legal action against Magyar Nemzet, in a final judgment

The Court of Appeal of Budapest approved the judgement of the Metropolitan Tribunal of Budapest and obliged the daily paper Magyar Nemzet to make a rectification in the newspaper. The paper libelled Ferenc Gyurcsány accusing him of plagiarism in relation to his college degree thesis.

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Bajnai proud of Dunakeszi results

"We are more and more able to reach out to those who want to get rid of the Orbán-Simicska regime", stated the Together 2014 - Dialogue for Hungary Electoral Alliance, with regards to the recent Dunakeszi by-elections.

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Gyurcsány's visit to Edinburgh

"On Friday night a hundred students and professors came together at the Edinburgh University to listen to a politician from an exotic country, Hungary. 45 minutes lecture than questions and answers. What should I say? They do not really understand what is going in our country. I admitted to them that sometimes neither do I. :)) After the lecture we went to drink a beer with the Hungarian exchange students." - posted Ferenc Gyurcsány on his facebook page.

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The Haza és Haladás's collection is fair and lawful

Máté Kocsis, Fidesz's communication director, stated at a press conference that Haza és Haladás Egyesület's (Patriotism and Progress Association) data collection practice was unlawful. Haza és Haladás claims its collection of supporters' data is fair and absolutely legal both on Facebook and on other places.

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Hungary government faces new wave of condemnation

The Hungarian government has come in for a fresh barrage of criticism after passing a raft of controversial reforms, which critics say will weaken the constitutional court and muzzle the judiciary's independence.

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Amid international pressure Hungary asks anti-Semitic reporter to return award

A Hungarian government minister has asked a television journalist to return an award he was given last week after he was accused of anti-Semitism. Szaniszló said on Wednesday evening  he is  returning the award.

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Sukoró trial: witnesses have testified in favor of Gyurcsány

Half a dozen witnesses were heard by the Szolnok Tribunal on Thursday in the ongoing Sukoró criminal proceedings, but none of them confirmed the prosecutor's former presumption that Ferenc Gyurcsány as Prime Minister had given specific instructions in the case of the planned casino project and the related land swap, however, the name of Viktor Orbán has come up instead, repeatedly mentioned by the daily Népszava in relation to that matter.

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12 items of the Democratic Coalition about what the Hungarian nation requires

1. We require the freedom of press, the restitution of the unbiased public service media, the dissolution of the Media Council!

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Bajnai calls opposition leaders to join forces in anti-amendment action

Gordon Bajnai, leader of the Together 2014 – Dialogue for Hungary electoral alliance, on Tuesday invited the heads of opposition parties to take part in coordination talks on what action to take in light of constitutional amendments approved last week.

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Socialists' internal conflict because of Bajnai

Attila Mesterházy, president of Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), backs Gordon Bajnai, former prime minister and leader of Együtt 2014 movement, in public.

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DK: All the GV'T Could Do Was Send Out "Stupid and Annoying" Text Messages

Democratic Coalition (DK) is initiating the hearing before an extraordinary parliamentary committee of Interior Minister Sándor Pintér and György Bakondi, head of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management (NDGDM), because in DK's opinion – even though citizens and officers could be given full marks –, the Government simply failed to manage adequately the extraordinary snowfall and the resulting circumstances.

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