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Local Opinion: Gyurcsány Against Transborder Hungarians’ Voting Rights
Two conservative editors devote their regular weekly editorials to DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány’s initiative to collect signatures to support his idea to scrap the law allowing ethnic Hungarians living in other countries who acquired Hungarian citizenship to take part in elections in Hungary. more »
LMP Calls On Government To Re-Establish Ties With West Instead Of ‘Eastern Opening’
The opposition LMP party calls on the government to re-establish relations with the western countries instead of further promoting its foreign policy of “opening to the east”, a party official said on Saturday. more »
Bernadett Szél Barred From Giving Lecture At Budapest’s Corvinus University
Politics Can Be Different (LMP) prime ministerial candidate Bernadett Szél was barred from giving a lecture at Budpest’s Corvinus University, reports index.hu. more »

U.S. Department Of State To Promote Media Plurality In Hungary


U.S. Department Of State To Promote Media Plurality In Hungary
The U.S. Department of State has issued a call for proposals as part of a USD 700,000 program intended to support fact-based reporting in Hungary, particularly in the countryside. more »

Xpat Opinion: Jobbik’s Checkered Past And Present


Xpat Opinion: Jobbik’s Checkered Past And Present
Even a cursory look at the recent Hungarian media reveals Fidesz’s anxiety over every political move Jobbik makes. Fidesz uses every opportunity to discredit the party, to portray it as a duplicitous formation whose turn to the center is nothing more than a sham. more »

Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Paid Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars To National Security Risk Naffa


Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Paid Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars To National Security Risk Naffa
The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spent USD 760,000 renting the premises of the Hungarian embassy in Amman, Jordan, from Zaid Naffa between 2003 and 2013. Naffa, the honorary consul of Jordan to Hungary, spent time with Hungarian government and state officials long after Hungarian counter-terrorism authorities identified him as a national security risk. more »



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