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People protesting against the daily Népszabadság in front of Hungarian Parliament | Zoltán Balogh / MTI

Hungary's largest political daily suspended

D&T
Oct 10, 2016

For the first time in many decades, the Hungarian daily Népszabadság was not published this Monday. The publishing company, citing economic reasons, notified journalists on Saturday morning that they should not come to work on Sunday.

PM Viktor Orbán at the inauguration of the narrow-gauge railway to his village | Balázs Szecsõdi / PM press office

Felcsút: railroad and elimination

D&T
Apr 30, 2016

Felcsút, the village of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán experienced good news and bad news this Saturday. The PM opened a 5.6-km railway line between Felcsút and Alcsútdoboz, while the local football team was relegated from the top division.

The Karmelita Monastery | Elekes Andor Derzsi

UNESCO to investigate Hungarian gov't project

D&T
Apr 26, 2016

A UNESCO committee will investigate whether or not a planned 100 sqm balcony being built to the Karmelita Monastery in the Buda Castle is according to the permission given by UNESCO to the Hungarian Prime Minister's Office.

Hungarian swimming coach László Kiss | source: Hungarian Swimming Federation

Hungarian swimming coach forced to resign

D&T
Apr 7, 2016

Hungary’s national swimming coach László Kiss has been forced resigned under the circumstances that developed following the revelation that he was convicted for rape in 1961. He says he had to leave his position in the interests of Hungarian sports.

Governing parties pass the law in Hungarian Parliament | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

National bank public fund deals classified

D&T
Mar 1, 2016

Governing parties in Hungary passed a bill that exempts the country's national bank (MNB) from disclosing where and how the foundations it created spends public money. The government's justification is that this money "loses its public asset quality".

Scandalous scene at the National election Committee in Budapest | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Governing party accused of blocking referendum

D&T
Feb 23, 2016

Opposition parties in Hungary have accused the governing force Fidesz of hiring hooligan-looking people to prevent an opposition member of parliament from initiating a referendum on canceling a law that orders most supermarkets to be closed on Sundays.

Hungarian singer Ákos Kovács | telekom.hu

Government avenges Magyar Telekom move

D&T
Dec 17, 2015

The Hungarian government instructed its ministries to cancel their contracts with Magyar Telekom after the company broke its sponsorship contract with pop singer Ákos Kovács for his words on women in a television interview.

Victims of the Quaestor brokerage scandal demonstrate in front of the Constitutional Court in Budapest | Attila Kovács / MTI

Brokerage compensation law unconstitutional

D&T
Nov 17, 2015

The Hungarian Constitutional Court on Tuesday annulled parts of a law that required commercial banks to pay billions of forints to bail out clients of failed brokerage Quaestor, the financial website portfolio.hu quotes the country's state news agency.

Protesters with a huge mirror at the monument for the victims of Nazi occupation in downtown Budapest | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Controversial monument not inaugurated

D&T
Jul 22, 2014

A monument that the Hungarian government says is that of the victims of the Nazi occupation in Hungary was completed under the cover of darkness in downtown Budapest in order to avoid protests. The government says there will be no inauguration.

| Vanda Katona/D&T Archive

Anti-Roma remarks by journalist condemned

D&T
Jan 10, 2013

Hungarian journalist Zsolt Bayer's recent remarks concerning the Roma minority are unacceptable, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission. Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister, Tibor Navracsics also condemned the remarks.

| Tamás Kovács/MTI

Jobbik parliamentarian provokes protests

D&T
Nov 28, 2012

“I’m a Jew. I ask to be put on the Jobbik list,” says the sign at a demonstration, which was one of the protests against the words this Monday about “tallying Jews” by Márton Gyöngyösi, representing the far-right Jobbik party in Hungarian Parliament.

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Hungarian President used 'duplications' in thesis

D&T
Mar 28, 2012

The 1992 doctoral thesis by current Hungarian President Pál Schmitt was found to have contained "duplications" on the works of other authors but it was not his fault but that of the university that accepted his dissertation.

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