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“Everyone thinks Hungary is compromised” - NATO allies are worried about expanding Russian intelligence operations in Hungary

While Western officials have often criticized the government in Budapest for backsliding on democracy, they've tended to praise it for a steadfast commitment to NATO. But officials from allied countries say Russia increasingly sees Hungary as an operational backdoor into Europe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:20

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European Commission has steps up infringement procedure over supermarket law

The European Commission has stepped up an infringement procedure launched against Hungary in February 2016 over restrictions against unprofitable supermarkets.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:18

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The story behind the biggest and most expensive sports event in Hungary’s history - FINA2017

The 2017 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships opens this week in Budapest. The story of the organization of the championships – considered the biggest sports event ever held in Hungary – gives an insight into the workings of state-coordinated corruption in Hungary and highlights how low chances are that Hungary could ever organize an economical Olympics.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:16

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Freedom House slams Orbán gov’t’s vilification of NGOs and refugees

US-based human rights watchdog Freedom House on Friday slammed the Hungarian government's nationwide billboard and television campaign concerning civil organisations saying that it was vilifying NGOs and refugees.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:07

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Amnesty International voices concern over deepening Orbán-Netanyahu ties

Amnesty International's Hungarian and Israeli chapters have expressed concern over what they see as growing collaboration between Hungarian and Israeli prime ministers Viktor Orbán and Benjamin Netanyahu, arguing that both leaders are running smearing campaigns against rights groups and their activists.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:05

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With Netanyahu in town, Hungary’s Jews lament Israel ‘deserting’ them

As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his way to Budapest for a three-day visit Monday, senior leaders of Hungary's Jewish community expressed their disappointment over his handling of two recent controversies in which they felt he "deserted" them.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:03

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Netanyahu meets Hungary's Orban

Netanyahu's visit, the first visit by an Israeli prime minister for 30 years, will open a new chapter in bilateral relations and serve as a basis for "cooperation focusing on the future", Orbán said, adding that the car industry would be one such area of cooperation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:02

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Netanyahu Offers Blistering Attack on EU: 'Their Behavior Toward Israel Is Crazy' in hot-mic remarks caught by reporters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a blistering attack against the European Union during a closed-session meeting Wednesday morning in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, telling the premiers of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia that the EU's behavior toward Israel is crazy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:59

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Euractive: Meeting of minds as Netanyahu visits Orbán

Hungary welcomes Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu today (18 July) on a landmark visit that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán hopes will bolster him in his battle with George Soros and deflect charges of stoking anti-Semitism.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:56

Read more: Euractive: Meeting of minds as Netanyahu visits Orbán

Our outdoor media campaign was successful that Orbán banned it! - Jobbik says

Jobbik's outdoor media campaign was so successful that Viktor Orbán banned it. "As of July 15, Fidesz' outdoor media law entered into force and it contains extremely strict sanctions against Jobbik's telling the truth on its street posters, which means the end of Jobbik's outdoor media campaign for now," said Jobbik spokesman Péter Jakab.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:53

Read more: Our outdoor media campaign was successful that Orbán banned it! - Jobbik says

Pro-Gov't propagandists' racist reactions to the opening ceremony of the FINA World Swimming Championships

Propagandists for the ruling party Fidesz, Zsolt Bayer and István Lovas, reflected on the opening of the FINA World Swimming Championships on their EchoTV show Sajtóklub Monday with some choice words and racial slurs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:50

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Anti-Semitic ads to be removed before FINA World Aquatics Championships

The government has announced it will begin removing controversial billboards featuring a laughing George Soros beginning Saturday, July 15, atv.hu reports. The similiarity with Nazi Germany removing anti-Semitic signs before the 1936 Olympic Games is just a coincidence...

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:09

Read more: Anti-Semitic ads to be removed before FINA World Aquatics Championships

Hungarian government posters 'anti-Semitic', Soros says

Financier George Soros has accused the Hungarian government of using "anti-Semitic imagery" in its poster campaign against him.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:03

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Trial of Fidesz MP “Lord Voldemort” Mengyi begins

The trial of Fidesz MP Roland Mengyi – also known as "Lord Voldemort" – began on Wednesday at the Pest Central District Court in Budapest, reports news site Index.hu. On the first day of trial the prosecutor read out the indictment.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:55

Read more: Trial of Fidesz MP “Lord Voldemort” Mengyi begins

Record number of infringement cases against Hungary

There were a record number of European Union infringement proceedings against Hungary in 2016, reports Index.hu.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:31

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