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Budapest Rally Gathers 100,000 Government Supporters

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An estimated 100,000 people have rallied in Hungary’s capital to support Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is under fire over controversial media reforms. The protest Saturday in Budapest was organized by supporters of the ruling center-right Fidesz party, led by Mr. Orban. Many of those taking part carried Hungarian flags, sang patriotic songs and chanted […]

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Hungarian PM Promises to Alter Controversial Laws

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is promising to change several laws that have prompted the threat of European Union legal action. Mr. Orban told the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France Wednesday that differences with the EU can be easily and quickly resolved. He said he hopes to find a solution during upcoming talks with European […]

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EU Threatens Legal Action Against Hungary Over New Laws

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union is threatening legal action against Hungary for what it says is Hungary’s failure to make several new laws comply with EU regulations. European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said Tuesday he does not want a shadow of a doubt that Hungary respects democratic principles and values. He said the quicker the issue […]

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Hungary Seeking Speedy IMF Bailout

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Hungary is seeking a speedy bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund as the value of its currency, the forint, continues to fall. A government spokesman , who is heading talks with the IMF, told reporters Thursday the government’s intention is to reach a deal with the IMF “as soon as possible.” Last month, Hungary […]

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Hungary Seeking Speedy IMF Bailout

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Hungary is seeking a speedy bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund as the value of its currency, the forint, continues to fall. A government spokesman , who is heading talks with the IMF, told reporters Thursday the government’s intention is to reach a deal with the IMF “as soon as possible.” Last month, Hungary […]

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Tens of Thousands Protest New Constitution in Hungary

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands in Budapest have protested against Hungary’s new constitution, which they believe will weaken democratic institutions. The protest took place near the State Opera House Monday as the center-right Fidesz government led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban celebrated the new “Basic Law” with a gala. The protestors chanted anti-Orban slogans as government dignitaries […]

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Thousands March Against Government in Hungary

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Hungarian protesters filled central Budapest Sunday to march against what they say are the anti-democratic policies of the government. Protesters decried a range of decisions by the conservative ruling Fidesz party, including a restrictive media law, tax hikes, spending cuts, and changes in election laws. Organizers say the government is out […]

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Hungarian Police Raid Warehouse of Prop Guns for Brad Pitt Movie

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hungarian police Monday raided a warehouse of weapons to discover the guns were nothing more than props for a movie. The mock weapons are realistic-looking machine guns, hand guns and rifles. They arrived at the Budapest airport aboard a private plane. The prop guns are to be used in the upcoming horror film “World War […]

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Hungary Unveils Statue to Late US President Reagan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hungary has unveiled a larger-than-life statue of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan, credited by many with having helped end communist rule in Europe. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for the ceremony. Mr. Orban hailed the former American president as a man who had managed change wisely […]

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Clinton Heads to Hungary, Lithuania

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Hungary and Lithuania at the end of June to promote human rights and democracy in the region. A State Department statement released Friday says Clinton will travel to Hungary June 29 where she will meet with Prime Minister Viktor Orban and civil society leaders. She will […]

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