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EU fund payment should be linked to rule of law compliance - Öttinger

April 20, 2018, 4:40 pm
For the first time in the history of the European Union, cohesion funds would be conditional on compliance with the rule of law beyond 2020, EU Budget Commissioner Günther Öttinger announced on Thursday.... 

Hungary's Orbán shares details about government restructuring

April 20, 2018, 11:12 am
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has talked about the new government structure in one of his more or less regular interviews with public radio MR1 on Friday. Economy Minister Mihály Varga will... 

Soros' Open Society Foundations to move Budapest office to Berlin

April 20, 2018, 9:21 am
Hungarian-born billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF), which funds dozens of non-governmental organizations in Hungary, will move its staff from Budapest... 

Hungarian President sets date for first session of new parliament

April 17, 2018, 10:15 am
Hungary’s President János Áder has convened the constitutive session of Parliament for 8 May. He has also asked Viktor Orbán, head of the Fidesz-KDNP coalition’s list, to start negotiations... 

5 key remarks Hungarian PM Orbán has made since election win

April 16, 2018, 3:01 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who won his fourth and third consecutive term on the 8 April parliamentary election, has made several key remarks that give us food for thought as to what plans... 

Hungary vote count ends, PM Orbán's Fidesz has supermajority

April 16, 2018, 9:21 am
The counting of votes cast in Hungary’s parliamentary election on 8 April has been finished, and the (still not yet legally binding) end result has been reached in all individual constituencies.... 

NATO Ambassador raps Hungary for conflict management with Ukraine

April 13, 2018, 4:56 pm
Hungary should not raise the problems it has with Ukraine to a NATO level, Permanent Representative of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Kay Bailey Hutchison told a security... 

Six measures Hungarian PM Orbán's latest remarks foreshadow

April 12, 2018, 2:04 pm
Hungary’s incoming government Prime Minister Viktor Orbán promised earlier this week to be renewed is to focus its social and economic policy on improving the country’s demographics, the PM’s... 

We got a date for the formation of Hungary's new Parliament

April 12, 2018, 8:15 am
The constitutive session of Hungary’s new Parliament will be held on May 7-8. The first item on the agenda is the ‘Stop Soros’ package of legislation, and MPs would also start debate... 

Hungary's Orbán emboldened in his illiberal democracy agenda

April 11, 2018, 10:06 am
Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party won another two-thirds majority in parliament amid high turnout that could further embolden Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in his nationalistic, anti-migration agenda... 

Péter Ungár confirms talks to acquire Hungary's Magyar Nemzet

April 10, 2018, 4:03 pm
At least one person has expressed interest in buying Hungarian daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet, an interest of Lajos Simicska, an ally-turned-enemy of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, after the paper was slated... 

Info leaked on potential new ministers in Hungary's fourth Orbán cabinet

April 10, 2018, 3:26 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who has just scored a resounding victory in Sunday’s election, securing his fourth and also third consecutive term in power, has talked about his new... 

Hungary PM Orbán announces new gov't with new ministers

April 10, 2018, 2:01 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who has won his third consecutive term (the fourth in total) in Sunday’s election, has held a press conference in Parliament at noon on Tuesday. Orbán... 

Hungary Fidesz victory could dampen forint gains

April 9, 2018, 5:27 pm
Hungary’s forint could appreciate to 300 against the euro by the end of 2019, Nordea projected on Monday, revising its previous estimate upwardly from EUR/HUF 295. The model update comes on the back... 

Fitch: Hungarian election ensures economic policy continuity

April 9, 2018, 4:12 pm
The victory of the ruling coalition in Sunday's Hungarian legislative elections will ensure economic policy continuity, Fitch Ratings said on Monday. This will support strong growth this year, but could... 

Hungary Fidesz party wins one more mandate as vote count progresses

April 9, 2018, 3:38 pm
Hungary’s National Election Office has counted almost 99% of the ballots cast in the parliamentary election on Sunday, and now it is absolutely certain that the Fidesz-KDNP coalition has supermajority... 

Direction of Hungary's policymaking is concerning - analyst

April 9, 2018, 2:00 pm
Fidesz-KDNP’s sweeping victory in Sunday’s parliamentary election in Hungary has been welcomed by local financial markets, but the late stage of the economic cycle means the government’s... 

Hungary’s slide into autocracy to continue after Orbán's victory

April 9, 2018, 1:09 pm
Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party winning supermajority again in Hungary’s election forebodes further erosion of independent institutions, warned Phoenix Kalen, a London-based analyst at Societe... 

Hungary's Orbán election victory makes front pages in global press

April 9, 2018, 9:26 am
The victory of Hungary’s Fidesz-KDNP coalition and Viktor Orbán winning his third consecutive term as the country’s Prime Minister in Sunday’s election made international headlines. Here’s... 

That's it: Hungary's Orbán secures 3rd term in a row with 2/3 majority

April 9, 2018, 7:27 am
After extraordinarily high turnover in Hungary’s parliamentary election on Sunday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has won his third consecutive term in power, with the Fidesz-KDNP coalition securing... 
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