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Government Declared Monday 23 January National Day Of Mourning
At the initiative of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the Government has declared a national day of mourning for Monday in memory of the victims who died in the coach accident in Italy, Bertalan Havasi, the head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister told kormany.hu on Saturday afternoon. more »
Italy Bus Crash Survivors Returning To Hungary
All but two of the survivors of a bus crash that took the lives of 16 Hungarians in Italy could return home by Sunday evening, Human Resources Minister Zoltán Balog said at a press conference a little after noon. more »
Hungarian Bus Accident In Italy
Sixteen people died in the coach accident which occurred in the vicinity of Verona, in Italy, just before midnight, one person in a critical condition is being kept in an artificially induced coma, two persons are severely injured, ten persons have serious injuries, while thirteen have light injuries. Twelve people survived the accident without injuries, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told the press. more »

Hungarian State To Compensate Inmates For Poor Prison Conditions


Hungarian State To Compensate Inmates For Poor Prison Conditions
Prison inmates who have filed petitions against poor prison conditions are set to receive financial compensation from the state, the daily Népszava said on Friday, citing the National Command of Law Enforcement. more »

PM’s Office To Cost Ft 4bn


PM’s Office To Cost Ft 4bn
The prime minister will have an office with an area of 13,000 square metres in Buda Castle, which must be furnished, and that is why the project will cost Ft 4 billion, PMO leader János Lázár told a press briefing on Thursday. more »

MSZP Nominates Botka For Prime Minister But Debates Over Primaries Still Divide Opposition


MSZP Nominates Botka For Prime Minister But Debates Over Primaries Still Divide Opposition
Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) leadership unanimously agreed Wednesday to support Szeged mayor László Botka (pictured left) to be their party’s candidate for prime minister in 2018 elections. Party chairman Gyula Molnár (pictured right) announced that Botka would receive full powers from the party to conduct closed-door negotiations in coming weeks with other left-wing parties about gaining their support as the opposition left remains fragmented with little more than a year before voters cast their ballots. more »



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