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Juhász to become chairman of Egyutt (Together)

Péter Juhász, Együtt (Together) deputy chairman and District 5 assemblyman, will become the opposition party's leader after it holds its elections in February, reports index.hu. Current Együtt chairman Viktor Szigetvári has encouraged Együtt members to vote for Juhász to take over his post as they prepare for national elections in 2018.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:33

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Socialists, DK and Jobbik cooperation is the only way to oust Orban, former PM Medgyessy says

n a TV show on ATV, Dr. Péter Medgyessy, head of the Socialist-Liberal government from 2002 to 2004, said that the left-wing opposition parties face two options at the next parliamentary elections due in 2018: they remain in opposition, or the Socialists, leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) cooperate somehow with the nationalist Jobbik to oust the Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:29

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"Annus horribilis", Gyurcsány sums up 2016

Political competition in Hungary will heat up next year and the opposition will have to create common purpose to stand up to the Fidesz party and its "total political warfare it has started against Hungary", Democratic Coalition (DK) leader Ferenc Gyurcsány told a press conference. The former prime minister summed up the past year, declaring that 2016 had been an "annus horribilis" for Hungary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:56

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EU's OLAF calls for Hungary to return EUR 283 million of EU development funds

The European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) has recommended that Hungary be compelled to return some EUR 283 million in EU development funds connected to the construction of Budapest's M4 metro line, according to a report by Politico Europe. Authorities uncovered "serious irregularities – fraud and possible corruption" in the financing of the EUR 1.7 billion project.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:51

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Hungary's Socialists seek to back Szeged mayor Botka as opposition’s PM candidate

The Socialist Party's steering board is ready to support Szeged Mayor László Botka as the democratic opposition's candidate for prime minister in 2018, the party said. The Democratic Coalition (DK) party said the Socialists' backing of a potential Botka candidacy went against their earlier proposal to hold a pre selection process to determine the opposition's joint candidate for prime minister.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:47

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It's Christmas! - Head of MNB hides behind the meaning of Christmas to avoid questions about corruption

During an obligatory appearance in the National Assembly, Hungarian National Bank (MNB) governor György Matolcsy was approached by a group of journalists. A 50-second video shows Matolcsy's supreme ability at deflecting inquiries by the press. It did not matter what he was asked, his answers were all the same.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2016 08:04

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Company connected to Orbán’s son-in-law buys two luxury hotels over two days in Budapest and Visegrád

István Tiborcz, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's son-in-law, has apparently moved on to the real estate business from developing public lighting facilities, as a group of companies led by him and Norbert Szivek, the head of the Hungarian National Property Manager took over the development of two five-star hotel projects in two days last week, reports 444.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2016 07:55

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Call Tarlós!- DK to launch a campaign for the revamp of the tube

Anyone who gets on the tube today, can't be sure he will get off in a safe condition. The Budapest Underground Line 3 breaks down on a daily basis and it is for this reason, that the Democratic Coalition launched a campaign to revamp it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2016 07:50

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The head of the Tax Authority will be terminated

According to information from the daily paper Magyar Nemzet, András Tállai, head of the tax authority (NAV) will be dismissed in January. Well-placed sources within NAV say that his dismissal is an open secret.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2016 07:49

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According to Eurostat statisics wages in Hungary are low

According to the latest Eurostat statistics, compared to the averages of the European Union and the Visegrád countries, Hungarian wages are very low.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2016 07:47

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Far-right leader and Gyurcsány on the same billboard: Pro-Gov't "civils" are back

The pro-government Civil Unity Forum (CÖF) is mounting a billboard campaign which puts Jobbik party leader Gábor Vona and Ferenc Gyurcsány, the former prime minister who now leads the Democratic Coalition party, into the same bracket.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2016 07:48

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Hungary to withdraw from Open Government Partnership

Following Russia's lead, Hungary announced its intention today to leave the Open Government Partnership. The announcement took place only one day before participating countries were scheduled to attend a three-day meeting in Paris, reports index.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:29

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Hungary loses yet another independent publication

Hungarian Free Press reports that One of Hungary's national political weekly magazines, Figyelő, was bought by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's former adviser and government historian Mária Schmidt on Monday. While Ms. Schmidt promises to keep publishing the weekly, it is all but certain that the publication's critical, independent voice will be gone.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:27

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Reuters: Orban allies tighten media grip ahead of Hungary election

Reuters reports that people close to Prime Minister Viktor Orban are increasing their control over Hungarian media, raising concerns among government critics and international bodies over press freedom as an election approaches.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:24

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Support for EU grows in Hungary despite gov’t constantly slamming “Brussels” according to Medián poll

A recent survey by pollster Medián finds that support for the European Union has slightly grown in Hungary despite the government's constant verbal and PR attacks on "Brussels", reports 24.hu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:23

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