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Socialists To Submit Bill To Raise Mandatory Schooling Age To 18
Socialist lawmakers will submit a bill to parliament on raising the mandatory schooling age from 16 back to 18. Ágnes Kunhalmi, deputy head of parliament’s cultural committee, said the principle of “zero tolerance” should be pursued against “functional illiteracy”. more »
Civilian Jet Intercepted By Hungarian Gripens
A civilian aircraft travelling from Abu Dhabi to London was intercepted by Hungarian Gripen fighter planes early on Thursday after it entered Hungary’s airspace unannounced. The Falcon 2000 jet was intercepted at 5:40am. The Gripens successfully established contact with the plane and then escorted it out of Hungarian airspace just after 6am, the defence ministry said. more »
Rogán Won’t Appear In Court In Lawsuit Against Együtt Leader Juhász
Antal Rogán, the cabinet office chief, said he would be absent from a court hearing scheduled for Thursday in the lawsuit he has brought against the opposition Együtt party’s Péter Juhász (pictured above). Speaking at a press conference, Rogán said he nevertheless upheld his submission against Juhász. more »

New Mine Clearing Project To Be Launched On Hungarian Side Of Border With Croatia


New Mine Clearing Project To Be Launched On Hungarian Side Of Border With Croatia
A new mine clearing operation will be launched as part of a Hungarian- Croatian mine clearing project along the common border’s Hungarian side with EU funding, a local senior police officer of Baranya county said. The project is to follow up a joint mine clearing operation conducted along a 80km stretch to a depth of 50m between the Drava and the Danube rivers between 2011 and 2013, Ádám Kalmár told MTI. more »

Support For Fidesz Rises, Socialists Garnered Support


Support For Fidesz Rises, Socialists Garnered Support
The ruling Fidesz party raised its support in polls while the Jobbik party has diminished in popularity in the previous quarter, according to a poll published by Tárki on Wednesday. Fidesz raised its support from 30 percent in July to 32 percent in October in the whole sample and from 49 percent to 54 percent among decided voters, people with a clear party preference, in the same period. more »

Parties Condole Over Death Of Police Officer


Parties Condole Over Death Of Police Officer
Hungary’s political parties expressed their condolences to the family of the police officer who was killed in a shooting in northwestern Hungary. The co-ruling Christian Democrats (KDNP) said the killing of the police officer had proved the need to combat “dangerous extremism” with any methods possible. more »



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