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Orbán Twice As Popular As Socialist Rival Botka
Twice as many Hungarian voters prefer Viktor Orbán, the incumbent prime minister, to his chief left-wing rival, Lázsló Botka, according to a survey by the Századvég Foundation. Fully 51% said they would prefer to see Orbán stay in his current position while 22% said they wanted Botka, the Socialist Party’s prime-minister candidate, to replace him. more »
Szijjártó: Hungary Protests Ep ‘Siding With Terrorist’
The Hungarian government will appeal to international organisations against a recent resolution by the European Parliament, in which the EP “has taken sides with a terrorist rather than with Hungary and its police who were attacked”, Péter Szijjártó, the Hungarian foreign minister, told a press conference. more »
Nat Public Service University Rector Meets US University Reps
Representatives of Budapest’s National Public Service University (NKE) visited and held talks at four American universities earlier this month, NKE Rector András Patyi, who led the delegation, told MTI. The delegation visited Indiana University, the University of North Georgia (UNG), Virginia’s Marymount University and George Washington University in Washington, DC between May 10 and 21. more »

Rogán: Dismantling Fence ‘Extremely Dangerous Idea’


Rogán: Dismantling Fence ‘Extremely Dangerous Idea’
The idea of dismantling the fence along Hungary’s border with Serbia is “extremely dangerous” as it would compromise the security of not only Hungary but Europe as a whole, cabinet office chief Antal Rogán told a public forum. more »

Socialists Nominate Botka As PM Candidate


Socialists Nominate Botka As PM Candidate
The opposition Socialists officially elected László Botka, the current Mayor of Szeged, as their prime ministerial candidate at their party congress, the party’s chairman announced on Saturday. Botka, who ran for the nomination unopposed, received 280 delegate votes from a total possible 292, Gyula Molnár said. In his address to the party congress, Molnár said next year’s general election was about choosing between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Europe. more »

Hungarian Climber Klein Abandons Bid To Conquer Everest Without Oxygen Bottle


Hungarian Climber Klein Abandons Bid To Conquer Everest Without Oxygen Bottle
Hungarian climber Dávid Klein has given up his attempt to become the first Hungarian to conquer Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen and has turned back, the expedition’s press chief said. Klein’s partner, Szilárd Suhajda, turned back on Wednesday morning after falling ill the night before. more »



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