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GE Hungary Signs EUR 793m Paks Turbine Contract
GE Hungary has signed a 793 million euro contract on the delivery of turbines for two new blocks at the Paks nuclear power plant, according to reports in the Russian press. more »
Opposition Parties Slam Budapest’s Secretive Migrant Policy
Opposition parties in the Budapest assembly slammed the municipal government’s handling of policy on the treatment of migrants, with the leftist Democratic Coalition arguing that Budapest’s leadership had rightly “completely sided with refugees” but amid a general hate campaign against migrants, while the radical nationalist Jobbik party complained that the city ran a tight-lipped scheme that helped migrants in Hungary. more »
Govt Announces “Stop Soros” Law Package
The government has adopted a draft package under which “promoters of illegal migration” would be required to share data with the authorities, and would have to pay a 25% tax on donations from abroad, Interior Minister Sándor Pintér announced on Wednesday. more »

Prosecutors Order An Investigation Into A Company Belonging To Orbán’s Son-In-Law


Prosecutors Order An Investigation Into A Company Belonging To Orbán’s Son-In-Law
The Pest County Chief Prosecutor Office has ordered an investigation into procurements won by Elios Innovativ Zrt., the former company of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s son-in-law, István Tiborcz, reports index.hu. more »

Gyurcsány’s Hard-Hitting Video On Ukrainian Pensioners In Hungary


Gyurcsány’s Hard-Hitting Video On Ukrainian Pensioners In Hungary
Former prime minister and Democratic Coalition chairman Ferenc Gyurcsány published a video on Monday that has since had over 1.3 million views on Facebook. In it, Gyurcsány drives to Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county in northeastern Hungary to investigate the strange phenomenon of Ukrainian nationals who receive a pension in Hungary. more »

Hungary Risks Becoming ‘Europe’s Junkyard’ For Used Cars


Hungary Risks Becoming ‘Europe’s Junkyard’ For Used Cars
Hungaryʼs used car market saw record turnover in 2017, as sales climbed 10.9% to 687,991, used car trader Das WeltAuto said in a press release sent to state news wire MTI, citing figures compiled by Datahouse. The unfavorable trend of a preponderance of cars over ten years old continued, however. more »



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