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Cooperation With Jobbik ‘Dead End’, Says Socialist Leader
Joining forces with the Jobbik party against the ruling parties is an “ill-advised” idea and would be a “dead end for the country and for the voters”, the leader of the Socialist Party said on Tuesday. more »
Jobbik Rules Out Alliance With Left
The radical nationalist Jobbik party said in a brief statement that it would not form an alliance with any left-wing political party. The idea of the Socialist Party, the Democratic Coalition and Jobbik joining forces to oust the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats coalition government was raised by Péter Medgyessy, who led a Socialist-liberal government from 2002 to 2004, in an interview on commercial channel ATV. more »
HUF 20,000 Note’s Lifespan Extended
The MNB has extended the lifetime of the current Ft 20,000 noted by one year, until December 31, 2017. Most retailers are aware of the extension, but some smaller shops might not be, said Retail Association president György Vámos. more »

Nearly 33,000 Hungarians Living Abroad Get Pensions From Home


Nearly 33,000 Hungarians Living Abroad Get Pensions From Home
Nearly 33,000 Hungarians living abroad, mostly in Germany, receive pensions or other pension-type benefits from Hungary, daily Magyar Idők said, citing data from the Central Statistical Office (KSH). Around 85% of the total number or nearly 30,000 people get their old-age pension sent abroad, some 2,500 get widow’s pension and parent’s pension benefits, and some 500 get orphan’s benefit. more »

Opinion: 2016: A Bitter Year For Hungary’s Left


Opinion: 2016: A Bitter Year For Hungary’s Left
In their end of the year opinion pieces, left-wing columnists paint a sad picture of the state of the world and Hungary within it. more »

Opinion: Challenges Facing Europe In 2017


Opinion: Challenges Facing Europe In 2017
A left-wing commentator sees resurgent nationalism as the biggest challenge for the European continent. His pro-government counterpart on the other hand identifies illegal migration and Muslim fundamentalism as the mean threats to Europe’s future. more »



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