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Áder Calls For Broadening Cities Initiative To Tackle Climate Change
At a meeting of state leaders on climate change, President János Áder said that regional and municipal cooperation in curbing greenhouse gas emissions should be expanded. more »
Budapest Mayor Open To Referendum On Danube Levee
Budapest mayor István Tarlós has said he would be willing to examine the option of holding a referendum on a controversial proposal to build a mobile levee on the Római embankment of the Danube in Budapest. He added, however, that his view on the need to build the levee had not changed. more »
Govt Official Welcomes ECTHR Ruling On Bangladeshi Asylum Cases
Hungary welcomes the decision by the European Court of Human Rights to accept the government’s appeal concerning the case of two Bangladeshi asylum seekers, a justice ministry official said. The court originally ruled their detainment in autumn 2015 and subsequent return to Serbia unlawful. more »

Former PM Gyurcsány Ready To Field Joint Leftist Opposition Candidates In 2018


Former PM Gyurcsány Ready To Field Joint Leftist Opposition Candidates In 2018
The leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) is ready to enter into negotiations aimed at fielding joint opposition candidates in each of Hungary’s 106 constituencies in next year’s general election, DK head Ferenc Gyurcsány said in Szeged, in southern Hungary, on Tuesday. more »

Parliament Votes To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Corruption Crimes To 12 Years


Parliament Votes To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Corruption Crimes To 12 Years
The statute of limitations on corruption crimes will be raised to 12 years, lawmakers decided on Tuesday. The opposition Jobbik party’s proposal to amend the penal code was debated in a fast-track procedure and approved unanimously. The amendment will enter force within three days of its enactment. more »

“Soros Plan” National Consultation To Begin In October, Costs Unknown


“Soros Plan” National Consultation To Begin In October, Costs Unknown
The National Consultation on what the Fidesz government is calling the “Soros plan” will likely be held in October, according to statements made on state radio by government undersecretary of communications Bence Tuzson, reports mno.hu. more »



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