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Economy minister: gov’t may need to double Paks expansion cost from this year’s budget, EC gives greenlight
Gyurcsány: There needs to be one leftist candidate for every constituency
DK to sue football academies over tax rebate spending
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Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:12
As the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) tries to position itself to lead the opposition in 2018 national elections, reports of the party's significant financial debt are causing concern about its ability to unseat governing party Fidesz.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:12Read more: Main opposition Socialists in financial trouble
Published on Monday, 16 January 2017 11:32
The Democratic Coalition (DK) party wants all public personalities to declare the source of their assets, the party's deputy leader said, backing the same call made by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a radio interview earlier. Ágnes Vadai said Orbán and his relatives should release information on the sources of their personal wealth. Antal Rogán, the cabinet office chief, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, György Matolcsy, the central bank governor, and Árpád Habony, "Orbán's personal advisor", should follow suit, she said.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2017 11:36Read more: Democratic Coalition wants asset declarations by all public personalities
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:21
It is becoming a tradition for Russian president Vladimir Putin and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán to meet each other every February. Two years ago Putin came to the Hungarian capital, last February Orbán flew to Moscow and on 2nd February of this year, the Russian president is to visit his Hungarian colleague again.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 10:49Read more: Putin is the head of state whom Orbán meets the most frequently with
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:20
Gergely Karácsony, co-chair of the opposition Párbeszéd party, said that his party would prefer to see primaries in order to choose the best candidate for 2018, and that, although he is not a supporter of the primaries, László Botka was a suitable person to be prime minister.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:20Read more: Gergely Karácsony: There is no cooperation without the Democratic Coalition (DK)
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:18
According to Gábor Kuncze, the social-liberals should come up with one candidate: the former chairman of the SZDSZ said to the atv.hu that his favourite candidate is György Jaksity, a business man or György Surányi, former governor of the NBH, but he would also accept László Majtényi.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:18Read more: Botka, Majtényi or Jaksity? What type of left liberal collaboration should be set for 2018?
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:16
Former Fidesz youth leader Mr. Áron Veress was caught by the police while dealing with counterfeit euro notes at Keleti railway station in Budapest in February 2015.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:16Read more: Hungary’s ruling Fidesz youth leader has to serve his sentence in prison
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:32
Given that the price for gas on the world market in the past 4-5 years has declined by 40%, the government should take action to ensure this decrease is passed on to Hungarian consumers, the managing director of the Democratic Coalition (DK) party said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:32Read more: Gyurcsany's DK urges 40% reduction of retail gas price
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:28
Any civil society group with funding from billionaire George Soros should be "swept out" of Hungary, a vice chairman of the ruling Fidesz party said on Tuesday at a press conference. In 1989, Viktor Orban, a liberal anti-communist student leader, received a Soros scholarship to study at Oxford University to familiarize himself with multi-party democracy.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 14:39Read more: Hungary's ruling Fidesz to crackdown on all Soros-funded NGOs
Published on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 09:36
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 12:33Read more: Juhász to become chairman of Egyutt (Together)
Published on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 13:28
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 12:29Read more: Socialists, DK and Jobbik cooperation is the only way to oust Orban, former PM Medgyessy says
Published on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:56
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 12:56Read more: "Annus horribilis", Gyurcsány sums up 2016
Published on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:51
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 12:51Read more: EU's OLAF calls for Hungary to return EUR 283 million of EU development funds
Published on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:47
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 12:47Read more: Hungary's Socialists seek to back Szeged mayor Botka as opposition’s PM candidate
Published on Thursday, 15 December 2016 08:04
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 08:04Read more: It's Christmas! - Head of MNB hides behind the meaning of Christmas to avoid questions about...
Published on Thursday, 15 December 2016 07:55
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 07:55Read more: Company connected to Orbán’s son-in-law buys two luxury hotels over two days in Budapest and...