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Democratic Coalition: János Áder remains in the shade of Fidesz

Democratic Coalition is truly disappointed as János Áder, president of republic, does not consider the electoral reform unconstitutional.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Socialists call on students for "actions, not words"

Socialist Party spokesman Zsolt Török called on students protesting against tuition fees at universities to occupy government and Fidesz offices.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Socialists call on students for "actions, not words"

UN experts urge Hungary to reverse law criminalizing homelessness

Recent legislation in Hungary outlawing homelessness risks having a discriminatory impact on those living in poverty, two United Nations independent experts warned on Tuesday as they urged the authorities there to adopt a national housing strategy.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Democratic Coalition congratulates party of ethnic Hungarians on success in Romanian elections

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) and the other two opposition parties, the Socialists and green party LMP on Monday congratulated the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (RMDSZ) on its success in the parliamentary elections.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Eurasia Group: Hungary's Together 2014 to struggle to oust Orbán

Hungary's Together 2014 (Együtt 2014) movement, formed to overthrow the ruling Fidesz party at elections in less than a year and a half, will find it hard to build support, Eurasia Group said.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Eurasia Group: Hungary's Together 2014 to struggle to oust Orbán

Hungary students block Danube bridges in anti-cuts protest

On Monday evening hundreds of Hungarian university students marched in Budapest to demand more funding for higher education and to protest government plans to drastically cut state scholarships.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Lajos Bokros: „We need to subvert the regime from the inside"

There is a rumor making its round, according to which the former chancellor is about to establish a conservative-liberal party, which is conspicuously absent from the political spectrum.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Lajos Bokros: „We need to subvert the regime from the inside"

DK Communiqué: This is how they play

The Szeged organization of the Democratic Coalition (DK) welcomes the new bout of frankness relying on common basic principles of Fidesz and Jobbik, manifested in cooperation made on the road leading to Half-Asia.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: DK Communiqué: This is how they play

Director of Szeged Open-Air Festival fired

The Assembly of Szeged fired Edina Bátyai, managing director of the Szeged Open-Air festival on Saturday. The position is now open for applications. 

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Democratic Coalition moves to ban far-right Jobbik from Parliament

The leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) is seeking the support of parliamentary parties in moving to ban the far-right nationalist Jobbik party.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Far-right counter attacks: Jobbik wants former PM Gyurcsány to leave public life

While Former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány's Democratic Coalition (DK) is about to introduce a proposal in parliament calling for the ban of Jobbik after that MP Márton Gyöngyösi from Jobbik called for the government to count the Jews and to make a list of those, Jobbik spokeswoman Dóra Dúró called Mr. Gyurcsány and DK that „rather than pursuing an anti-Jobbik hate campaign they should instead study Israel and the United States' laws in respect to dual nationality".

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

Read more: Far-right counter attacks: Jobbik wants former PM Gyurcsány to leave public life

Hungary's opposition plans negotiations on union to defeat PM Orbán

Hungary's Socialists, the biggest opposition party and an opposition umbrella group Együtt 2014 („Together 2014") led by former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai are seeking to start negotiations on an alliance to oust  Premier Viktor Orbán at the next elections in 2014.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Prime minister Viktor Orbán did not distance himself explicitly from far-right Jobbik

 

Viktor Orbán didn't do what Attila Mesterházy asked him to do in his speech on Sunday. He didn't explicitly and clearly distance himself from far-right Jobbik and condemn them. He refused to dismiss state secretary Zsolt Németh because of his inadequate answer to Jobbik parliamentarian Márton Gyöngyösi.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Far-right Jobbik calles anti-Nazi rally "political alarmism"

Jobbik dismissed the protest as "political alarmism" and Gábor Vona, its leader, told parliament on Monday that Gyöngyösi had only been suggesting examining "the citizenship of MPs and government members".

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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Domestic violence: 70 women are killed by their partners or former partners each year in Hungary

Efforts to eliminate the psychological, physical and sexual abuse of women, children and the elderly are beset by continued indifference, Supreme Court president Péter Darák told a conference in Budapest on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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