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Opinion: The Perils Of Being An Opposition Politician In Hungary
I don’t know whether I will be able to make a coherent story out of the mess the Orbán government most likely has purposefully created regarding the report of the European Commission’s European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) on irregularities—fraud and possible corruption—in connection with the construction of Budapest’s fourth metro line (M4). The report covered the period between 2006 and 2015. more »
DK Demands Access To Olaf Report On Metro 4 Construction
The leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the mayor of Budapest to guarantee access to a recent report by European anti-fraud office OLAF concerning alleged fraud involved in the construction of Budapest’s fourth metro line. more »
Jobless Rate Falls To 4.4%
Hungary’s rolling average three-month jobless rate reached 4.4% in October- December, dropping from 4.5% in the previous period and 6.2% in the same period a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. more »

PM Orbán Comments Migration, Olympic Bid


PM Orbán Comments Migration, Olympic Bid
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that reinforcing Hungary’s southern borders was a must. Answering a question on illegal migration at a news conference in the city of Szeged, he said border protection must be “modern and effective”. He added that Hungary should use all means to ensure stability in southern Europe, but “apart from that we must have the ability to protect ourselves”. more »

Govt Blocking Leftist Opposition’s Anti-Putin Demo, Says Party Leader


Govt Blocking Leftist Opposition’s Anti-Putin Demo, Says Party Leader
The government is trying to block an opposition demonstration called for next Thursday, when Russian President Vladimir Putin pays an official visit to Budapest, according to the Együtt party. Együtt wants to hold a demonstration in front of Parliament when Putin meets Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, party leader Viktor Szigetvári told a press conference. more »

DK: Orbán’s Cabinet Won’t Be Able To Block Establishment Of European Prosecutor


DK: Orbán’s Cabinet Won’t Be Able To Block Establishment Of European Prosecutor
Neither the government nor the ruling Fidesz party will be able to block the establishment of a European prosecutor, an opposition Democratic Coalition MEP told a news conference in Budapest on Saturday. Péter Niedermüller said it would be possible to slow the process of establishing a European prosecutor but blocking it would be out of the question. more »



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