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Government Official Holds Talks With Bulgarian EU Officials
Hungary’s state secretary for European affairs on Wednesday discussed issues concerning the European Union with officials of Bulgaria, the country next in line for the bloc’s rotating presidency. Speaking after his talks, Szabolcs Takács said he and his partners — led by Lilyana Pavlova, Bulgaria’s minister in charge of the EU presidency — had discussed the country’s priorities for the presidency. more »
Hungarian Counter-Terrorism Police Team Wins U.S. SWAT Competition
The team of the Hungarian Counter-Terrorism Police (TEK) won the the 35th Annual SWAT Round-Up International Competition in Orlando, Florida. more »
Local Opinion: Gyurcsány Seen As The Likely Winner On The Left
The two leading left-wing parties have already named their joint candidates in all the 106 constituencies. Although more than 60 are MSZP nominees, a left-wing and a pro-government pundit both agree that former PM Gyurcsány’s Democratic Coalition is about to become the number one force within the left-wing opposition. more »

Local Opinion: George Soros Confronts The Charges

Local Opinion: George Soros Confronts The Charges
A left-wing columnist accepts Mr Soros’s claim that the charges levelled against him are untrue and complains about the success of lies in politics. Her pro-government counterpart rejects Mr Soros’s view that PM Orbán is running a mafia-state and calls him a mafioso. more »

National Security CTTEE Says Extremist Organisations ‘Suppressed’

National Security CTTEE Says Extremist Organisations ‘Suppressed’
Extremist paramilitary organisations in Hungary have been “suppressed” and pose no national security risks, the members of parliament’s national security committee said at a meeting behind closed doors on Tuesday. Interior Minister Sándor Pintér was among those that briefed the meeting on the subject. more »

EC Inspectors Arrive To Probe Spending

EC Inspectors Arrive To Probe Spending
European Commission inspectors arrived in Budapest on Monday to check Hungary’s use of EU funds. The findings of the five-day audit will be fundamental as to whether Hungary will receive further EU funds before Christmas, Portfolio said, citing unnamed Brussels sources. more »