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Gyurcsány: Fidesz Can Be Pushed Into Minority Govt
Opposition parties excluding radical nationalist Jobbik could win 40-50 mandates by mutually withdrawing their candidates to each other’s benefit which could result in pushing ruling Fidesz to minority government, opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) leader Ferenc Gyurcsány said. more »
Hungary Joins CoE Terrorism Prevention Convention
Hungary has joined the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, the body said. Hungary was the 40th of the 47 CoE member states to do so. more »
Karácsony Denies Allegations Of Preparing To Dismantle Border Fence
The opposition Socialists and Párbeszéd are not seeking to dismantle Hungary’s southern border fence, the PM candidate of the two parties said, in reaction to a billboard campaign based on that allegation. more »

EC Mulls Legal Procedure Against Hungary Over Air Pollution Infringement


EC Mulls Legal Procedure Against Hungary Over Air Pollution Infringement
The European Commission is mulling launching a legal procedure against nine European Union member states, including Hungary, for having exceeded the limits of air pollution, Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment, said in Brussels. more »

Opposition Parties Slam Reported Government Plans To Gut Local Council System


Opposition Parties Slam Reported Government Plans To Gut Local Council System
Opposition parties on Tuesday spoke out against reported plans by the government to do away with Hungary’s local councils after the spring election. Gergely Karácsony, the PM candidate of Párbeszéd and the Socialist Party, told a press conference that he had personally seen proposals for the abolishment of Budapest‘s districts. more »

Paks Upgrade Not Austrian - Hungarian Issue


Paks Upgrade Not Austrian - Hungarian Issue
The planned upgrade of the Paks nuclear power plant is not an Austrian-Hungarian issue but a European one to be settled by European legal forums, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said, commenting on Austria’s announcement earlier this month that it will lodge an appeal with the European Court of Justice over the project. more »



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