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Hungary's Gov't using commercial ruses to squeeze out independent media - The Guardian

When staff at Hungary's left-leaning Nepszabadsag newspaper packed up their stuff on a Friday night a year ago, they thought they were just moving across town. As it happened, they were moving out altogether. Within hours, the paper had been shut down, literally overnight.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:29

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Former German finance minister, European commissioners ask EC to “suspend all EU funds to Hungary”

A letter was addressed to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last week in which Hans Eichel, co-founder and former chairman of G20 and former finance minister of Germany, and Pascal Lamy, former European commissioner and president emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, requested that the European Commission suspend all payments of EU funds to Hungary as a result of a number of policies which the letter's authors consider contrary to European values.
Franz Fischler and Yannis Paleokrassas, both former European commissioners, are also signatories of the letter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:18

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Viktor Orban's Fidesz mayor indicted for building a hunting lodge for himself with EU funds

József Mondok, Fidesz mayor of Izsák, has been indicted for financial fraud causing significant financial disadvantages and other crimes by the Kecskemét Prosecutor's Investigation office, reports index.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:16

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Washington more concerned about Orbán’s pro-Russian politics than his authoritarianism

István Dobozi, a foreign policy adviser and a former senior economist with the World Bank, wrote a piece for the conservative Magyar Nemzet daily, in which he argued that under President Donald Trump, bilateral relations between Hungary and the United States have only improved ever so slightly, compared to its low point under the Obama administration.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:13

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Opposition parties question gov’t claim of “record responses” to national consultation survey

Several of Hungary's opposition parties have questioned the official number the government has given regarding the responses it has received to its national consultation survey.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:02

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Gyurcsány’s party launches robocall campaign

Ferenc Gyurcsány started a telephone campaign about the dual nationals' right to vote. According to the information provided by Democratic Coalition, within 3 weeks more than 100 thousand people signed the online petition of the party, what would abolish the right to vote of those Hungarian citizens, who never lived in Hungary.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:21

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Gyurcsány: my wife is going to cause unconfortable moments to the Tax Administration

The head of Democratic Coalition (DK) said in an interview on ATV television that his wife, Mrs. Klára Dobrev was called by the National Tax and Customs Administration to brief them on the case of the local politician from Szombathely Mr. Csaba Czeglédy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:18

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Gyurcsany's DK seen as the likely winner on the Left

Although few analysts pay enough attention to it, dramatic changes are taking place on the left that might change the political landscape.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:15

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Hungarian embassy employee might be responsible for leak discrediting Austrian President

A Hungarian diplomat may have leaked distorted and discrediting information about a closed-door meeting between Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and ambassadors of EU Member States, reports 444.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:25

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Hungary's gov’t plans to finance cronies from European Investment Bank loan, Democratic Coalition says

There is good reason to assume that the government will use a new loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance its "cronies" instead of helping finance the local part to EU-funded investments, the Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:20

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“Change and Justice in 2018” - Former PM Gyurcsány

Ferenc Gyurcsány, the leader of the Democratic Coalition (DK), vowed to make corrupt government members accountable for their actions at an election rally in Salgótarján, in northern Hungary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:44

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Hungry's ruling Fidesz slanders former PM Gyurcsany's wife

According Origo, a newsoutlet close to Fidesz, Klára Dobrev, the wife of the former PM Ferenc Gyurcsány, will be questioned by the prosecution, because her company, Altus, gave several loans to Csaba Czeglédy, the left-leaning lawyer, known for his support for the socialist party and the Democratic Coalition (DK).

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:51

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Gyurcsány in London

Ferenc Gyurcsány went to London. The chairman of the Democratic Coalition was invited as a guest speaker by one of the most prestigious academic panels, the Oxford Union.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:48

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DK would introduce a two-pillar pension scheme

If they came to power Democratic Coalition (DK) would introduce a two-pillar pension scheme. DK party vice-head Mr. László Varju said that the first pillar would be the pension based on labor activity.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:45

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Hungary summons U.S. envoy over media funding plan

Hungary's foreign ministry has summoned U.S. envoy David Kostelancik over a plan to fund rural media outlets in Hungary, which Budapest considers a "political intervention" ahead of an election due early next year, Reuters reported.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:54

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