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September 2014

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Laws, Rules for Rule of Law? NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Four EU foreign ministers want countries that don’t respect the independence of the legal system, media freedom or similar rights and liberties to be hit where it hurts -- in the wallet.
Central European Links NEW
A Fistful of Euros 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Here’s a depressing but interesting story. More and more Jews are moving to Vienna, which sounds rather hopeful…except that they’re coming from Hungary, to get away from anti-Semitism and people like piece o’work Zsolt Bayer.
Morning Briefing: Hungarian Unemployment High, Czech Government Embattled NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Hungarian unemployment is slightly below expectations, latest data showed Friday, but remains in double digits, while in Prague the government faces fresh calls for a no-confidence vote.
Case C-364/10, Hungary v. Slovak Republic NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Minutes ago
Slovakia not breaching EU law by refusing President of Hungary entry into its territory. Court furthermore holds that action under Art. 259 TFEU concerning future possible infringements or limited to seeking an interpretation of EU law is inadmi...
Altersdiskriminierung: EuGH kippt Ungarns Justizreform NEW
Verfassungsblog 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
In Karlsruhe wird heute und morgen über fundamentale Verfassungsfragen verhandelt: Heute geht es um die Antiterrordatei, morgen um den Deal im Strafprozess. Ich bin leider diesmal nicht vor Ort. Wir arbeiten daran, künftig solche Termine regelmäß...
EU-domstolen tillrättavisar Ungern NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
EU-domstolen anser att en ny ungersk lag bryter mot EU-regler. Kommissionen uppmanar till snabb rättning. >>>...
Budapest Challenges West NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
By Gabor Stier Having announced the policy of openness towards East, Hungary leads “free war” with the...
"Flat Tax Hungary: Born of Tension and Division" by Carl Rowlands NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Some people are getting excited about paying tax. They’re salivating at the prospect of European Transaction Tax, which, though continuing to face opposition from the UK under both Labour and Conservative governments, is widely seen as a just w...
Hungary’s Electoral Law May Complicate Bid for Governing Party’s Rival NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Hungary's government is bombarding its own controversial election bill with amendments, one of which targets the disqualification of its most likely challenger at the next elections in 2014.
Ungarn | Der Kampf ums Land

 (Le Monde, Paris) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Ab 2014 können Ausländer Agrarflächen erwerben, die heute den Ungarn vorbehalten sind. Viktor Orbans Regierung versucht die von der EU gesetzte Frist aufzuschieben. Bis zu ihrem Ablauf konkurrieren Landwirte und reiche, oft regierungsnahe Persönl...
Ungarn | Gordon Bajnai, Oppositioneller Nr.1 gegen Orbán NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Hat der nationalkonservative Ministerpräsident Viktor Orbán endlich einen Widersacher gefunden, der ihm gewachsen ist? Bei der von der Opposition veranstalteten Demonstration zum Jubiläum des Volksaufstands vom 23. Oktober 1956 k&uum...
Hungria | Gordon Bajnai apresenta-se como adversário número um de Viktor Orbán NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours ago
Terá o primeiro-ministro nacional-conservador Viktor Orbán finalmente encontrado um adversário à sua altura? Na manifestação organizada pela oposição no aniversário da insurreiç&at...
Maďarsko | Gordon Bajnai proti Orbánovi NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Našel konzervativní premiér Viktor Orbán konečně protivníka sobě rovného? U příležitosti manifestace, kterou opozice uspořádala 23. října k uctění výročí pro...
Former Hungary Premier Rallies Opposition NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Hungary's former premier Gordon Bajnai is back and he hopes to take a united oppoosition to victory against Viktor Orban in 2014.
Economics and Politics in Hungary – A Situation Report (8 November 2012) NEW
The Federal Union blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
8 November 2012, 5.00 – 7.00pm One Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ The Federal Trust is pleased to invite you to a talk by Mr Ferenc Kumin, international spokesperson and adviser for the Hungarian Prime Minister. Mr Kumin will make a presentatio...
Hungría celebra su Día de la República !! NEW
Europ@ Junior. La Unión Europea contada a los niños 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Hungría celebra hoy, 23 de octubre, el Día de la República.Bandera de HungríaDurante muchos años, Hungría, país del centro de Europa, no pudo ser un país libre e independiente, ya...
Hongrie et commission de Venise du Conseil de l’Europe : « un pas dans la bonne direction, mais des problèmes demeurent » concernant la réintégration des juges mis en retraite et le dépaysement des affaires NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 15 Minutes ago
 Dans un avis adopté par la Commission de Venise – l’organe consultatif indépendant du Conseil de l’Europe en matière constitutionnelle –, celle-ci salue les récentes modifications apportées aux lois hongroises sur le pouvoir judiciaire...
Hungarian Blue Chips Cut Workforce NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Two of Hungary’s largest companies announced major layoffs over the weekend and Monday, citing cost-cutting measures and reorganization.
Hungary Sees Gambling as Threat to National Security NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Hungary’s government decided Monday urgent action is needed to crack down on gambling because it eats into people’s incomes and poses a threat to national security.
Hungarians Oppose Government’s Plan for Electoral Change NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 12 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
A majority of Hungarians are against the government’s plan to require voters to register ahead of the next round of elections, a controversial idea that the opposition has said will distort the result the elections skewing them in the governing par...
Hungary: Parliament Forced to Take Domestic Violence Seriously NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Despite initial setbacks, the Hungarian public has succeeded in convincing the Parliament to treat the issue of domestic violence seriously.
Situation en matière de droits fondamentaux : normes et pratiques en Hongrie. Le Parlement européen reprend le dossier. NEW
Mieux connaître vos droits en Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
  Conformément à la résolution du 16 février 2012), la Commission LIBE est en train d’écrire un deuxième document de travail sur la situation en Hongrie. Lors de la dernière réunion de LIBE, ont été discutées les questions qui seront ab...
Le choc des civilisations aura-t-il lieu… en Hongrie ? NEW
Fabien l'Européen 2 Years, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Avec tous reportages sur des manifestations anti-occidentales dans les pays arabes et à majorité musulmane, l’antienne du « choc des civilisations » revient à la mode. L’islamophobie grimpe et on voit des jeunes ram...
Hungary: Armenian Singer Condemns Diplomatic Failure NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
It seems that to some politicians money means more than the honour of their own country or their relations with other countries. This case could affect the stability of the whole region. Lángoló Gitárok, a Hungarian music blog, has published an in...
Hungarian Central Banker Attacks Taxes NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Heavy taxes on banks in Hungary are to blame for a lending freeze in the country, Hungary's central-bank governor, Andras Simor, said in an interview with news portals portfolio.hu and index.hu.
Extradition Safarov: d’assassin à héros national NEW
Europe 27etc 2 Years, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
L’UE inquiète de la mise en liberté du criminel Ramil Safarov après son extradition de Hongrie.
Hungarian Rate-Setters Say It’s Time to Support Growth NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The Hungarian central bank's August's rate-setting meeting not only brought a surprise rate cut, but also sparked a shift in approach for the Monetary Policy Council, according to newly published minutes.
Węgry | Głodówka przed parlamentem | Blog NEW
Eurosfera 2 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Na trawniku przed węgierskim parlamentem od soboty stoją dwa namioty. Do następnej niedzieli będzie głodowało w nim czterech polityków lewicowej Koalicji Demokratycznej, wśród nich Ferenc Gyurcsány, były premier. Protestu...
Hungarian Parliament Accused of Burying Debate on Domestic Violence NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Women’s rights group accused Hungary’s parliament of trying to skirt genuine debate on domestic violence by scheduling discussions on the topic for the middle of the night.
Hungary 1956 counter-revolutionary Bela Biszku arrested NEW
Reconciliation of European Histories 2 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 5 Minutes ago
                      BBC World News, By Nick Thorpe, 11 July 2012 Bela Biszku is the last surviving member of the communist leadership A former interior minister of Hungary, Bela Biszku, who oversaw the crushing of the 1956 revolu...
Tensions simmer after axe murderer’s pardon NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Hungary’s recent extradition of a convicted axe murderer to Azerbaijan has caused a scandal. At home, the killer was pardoned and celebrated. It’s rumored that Hungary and Azerbaijan brokered a deal for the e...
Hungary Seeks to Change IMF Credit Terms NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Doubts abound regarding the outlooks for Hungary's talks with the EU/IMF with the country's premier showing defiance in the negotiations yet again.
Protesters in Hungary Ask Forgiveness Over Extradition NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 31 Minutes ago
A crowd of about 1,500 people gathered late Tuesday in Budapest and asked for Armenia's forgiveness in the extradition of an Azerbaijani man, who had been convicted of murder but was later pardoned and decorated upon his return home.
Hungary Falls in Competitiveness Ranking NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 42 Minutes ago
Hungary saw its competitiveness ranking drop sharply in the most recent survey by the World Economic Forum, which counted it down over issues of policy instability, access to financing, regulations and inefficient government bureaucracy.
Blunder in Budapest NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 8 Minutes ago
THE return to home and freedom of Ramil Safarov, an Azeri military officer and convicted murderer, has prompted one of central Europe's biggest diplomatic storms. It has pulled in Russia, America and the European Union, and led to a new war of words...
Hungary Taking Heat for Extraditing Azeri Convict NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 24 Minutes ago
Hungary is in the focus of an international diplomatic dispute that spurred existing tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia with the possible consequence of war between the two nations...
Hungary and Azerbaijan made Armenia furious NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Hungary handed over Azerbaijani national and confessed killer of Armenian officer Ramil Safarov to Baku when he was pardoned and promoted. Question: Would you say that this case can escalate even further and is it anything what can the international...
Hungary: Government Criticized for Its Handling of Ramil Safarov's Case NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The extradition of Ramil Safarov to Azerbaijan was based on the belief that he would continue to serve his life sentence there. After Azerbaijan gave amnesty to the convicted murderer, however, Armenia suspended its diplomatic relations with Hungary.
Hungary: Shantytown Destroyed to Help Real Estate Investment NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Some 45-50 people have been living in their makeshift shacks in the abandoned woods of District X in Budapest. Some of the residents have built up self-supporting farms, but in June 2012 the local municipality started to move them out, which is not a...
Hungary Doves Pull Trigger NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Hungary’s Monetary Policy Council defied market expectations and went for a base rate cut Tuesday lowering borrowing costs to 6.75% from 7.00%, the second time within the year when the panel’s external members, appointed by parliament, likely out...
Autocrazia ungherese ed Europa: istruzioni per l'uso NEW
Eurobull 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
A mettere in discussione la costruzione di una comune casa europea della democrazia, oltre alla crisi economica (o forse anche grazie ad essa) è sorto nell'aprile del 2011 un nuovo spettro: il varo in Ungheria, Paese membro dell'Unione europea dal 2...
Morning Briefing: Hungarian Politics, Czech Economy Eyed NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 6 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Hungary's foreign affairs, the Czech government's outlook for economic growth will be in focus Wednesday while Poland's gas company Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA (PGN.WA), or PGNiG, holds its general meeting.
Morning Briefing: Hungarian Budget Data, OTP Bank in Focus NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Hungarian budget data and earnings from OTP Bank Nyrt. (OTP.BU) are in focus, as is Czech government plans to return $2.8 billion in religious assets, seized by the former communist regime.
Hungria | Viktor Orbán procura um berço e a salvação na Ásia (Hospodářské noviny, Praga) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Ostracizado na Europa pelos abusos de autoridade, o Governo húngaro está empenhado numa política “de abertura a Leste”. Em busca de novos aliados no Oriente, invoca presentemente a suposta descendência das tribos da Ásia Central dos húngaro...
Maďarsko | Orbán hledá kořeny i přátele v Asii (Hospodářské noviny, Praha) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Maďarská vláda, v Evropě ostrakizovaná kvůli svým autoritářským úletům, zahájila politiku „východního otevření“. Ve snaze najít si nové spojence v Asii, oprašuje teorii o středoasijském původu maďarského národa hlásanou...
Hungarian ‘Inevitable’ Border Change Remark Causes Stir NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
A lawmaker of Hungary’s governing Fidesz party caused an uproar by saying a change of the border between Hungary and Romania was inevitable.
Morning Briefing: Hungarian T-Bill Auction, OTP Results Due NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Investors Thursday will focus on Hungary's 12-month treasury bill auction and on second-quarter earnings from a key Hungarian bank, while Polish markets will reopen following a holiday.
Hungarians Oppose Orban’s Planned Electoral Changes NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
An overwhelming majority of Hungarians oppose changes proposed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the way voters are registered for elections, a survey conducted by pollster Nezopont Intezet showed.
Hungary Tourist Industry Wants Weather Forecasters To Lighten Up NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Hungarian tourism industry providers want weather forecasters to take a more cheerful tone about bad weather, because the downtrodden reports of clouds and rain are bad for business.
Hungarian Melon Campaign Is a Lemon NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
A Hungarian official is drawing criticism after he advocated resorting to cartel-type methods as a means of protecting domestic watermelon farmers from competition.
Hungary Ministry to Promote EU, May Offset Leader’s Skepticism NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Hungary’s Foreign Affairs Ministry will launch an advertisement campaign targeted at households to promote the European Union, under the theme “Costs of non-Europe.”...
Hungarian Athletes Do ‘Miracle’ at London Games NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Hungarian athletes shined once more at the London Olympics with a remarkable overall performance.
Era of Water Polo Dominance Ends for Hungary NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The 2012 Olympic Games in London will go down as a huge disappointment for Hungarian water polo fans as the national team's decade-long Olympic dominance came to an end Wednesday night.
How to Evade the Constitution: The Case of the Hungarian Constitutional Court’s Decision on the Judicial Retirement Age NEW
eutopialaw 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Kim Lane Scheppele On Monday 16 July, the Hungarian Constitutional Court handed down its biggest decision of the year. It held that the sudden lowering of the retirement age for judges is unconstitutional because it gave the judges no time … Co...
Hungary Household Debt Scheme Fails to Soothe Fears NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
A government scheme to ease the burden on households indebted with foreign currency loans has not soothed consumers' fears over their debt, results from a survey released Wednesday show.
Hungary’s Rate Setters Choose Safety First, Keep Rates High NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
A “significant majority” of Hungary’s rate setters Tuesday voted to keep the central bank's base interest rate unchanged at 7%, the highest level in the European Union.
Hungary’s Conservative Youth to Europe’s Rescue? NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Hungary's premier has high hopes and expectations of the country's conservative youth in coming up with their own vision of a future in a rapidly changing European environment.
Morning Briefing: Hungarian Central Bank Rate Call in Focus NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Hungary's central bank is expected to leave the base rate unchanged at 7% Tuesday. The news will take center stage.
Jan-Werner Müller’s latest encounter with Hungary NEW
Schöpflin iroda 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Jan-Werner Müller has written a number of scholarly books and articles. I thought highly of several of his writings, but he loses all credibility when he writes about Hungary. And he does so often, it’s not going too far to suggest that he’s bec...
Hungary: Citizens Deploy A Fire Hydrant Task Force NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Below is the interview with Dávid Fáber, the founder of Nagykovácsi.net, a community news site of the town of Nagykovácsi. Following the fire that broke out on March 28 on the Kutya mountain nearby, Mr. Fáber launched the Nagykovácsi Citizen Fi...
Orban has Gone Too Far NEW
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
By condoning the Horthy and Nyiro commemorations, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has really crossed a red line.
“Constitutional renewal must be done by Hungarians for Hungarians” NEW
eutopialaw 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 7 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Conversation between Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University and Gábor Halmai, ELTE Budapest and Princeton University. Part 2. Let’s start our tour through more than two decades with the assessment of the Hungarian type of constitution-making.The...
Romania, Hungary and democracy politics NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Romania's centre-left prime minister, Victor Ponta Just how should the EU react when a leader in a country like Romania threatens to undermine the democratic principles the entire European project stands for? Apparently it depends on what poli...
Hungary to Face Hurdles in EU/IMF Credit Talks NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
After seven months, Hungary can finally begin talks with the EU/IMF. The negotiations won't be easy.
Morning Briefing: Hungary Central Bank Opinion of ’13 Budget NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Investors in the region will look to Hungary Thursday where the country's central bank will present its analysis of the draft 2013 budget.
Hungarian Minister Sees Economy Doubling in Size over Two Decades NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Hungary is aiming to dramatically expand its economy and double economic output over the coming 15 to 20 years, according to Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy. In what Mr. Matolcsy described as a new era, Hungary has to grow 5% to 6% a year to achiev...
Hungary to Extend Transaction Levy to Raise Funds for Stimulus NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 56 Minutes ago
Hungary's governing Fidesz party and economy ministry presented new plans Thursday to next year emerge stronger from recession. The effort will be funded with taxes.
Hungarian Central Bank Sees Economy in Recession NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Hungary's central bank released new forecasts indicating that the country's economy will go into recession this year.
Hungary Targets Strict Budget NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Budapest submitted next year’s draft budget early, which allows lawmakers enough time to make necessary changes to ensure the debt-laden country will meet its strict deficit target for 2013.
Hungary’s Budget Plans Face Risks NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The Hungarian government presented its 2013 budget bill much earlier in the year than is customary in a move it hopes will help improve market confidence and increase predictability. Critics say benefits from the step have been overshadowed by risks.
Budapest – gediegen, authentisch, dynamisch NEW
Im Herzen Europäer 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Von Wien aus ging es mit dem Auto 254 km weiter nach Budapest, die Hauptstadt Ungarns. Ungarn grenzt an Österreich, die Slowakei, die Ukraine, Rumänien, Serbien, Kroatien und Slowenien. Seit 1918 ist Ungarn ein eigenständiger Staat und seit 2004 M...
Hungary: New Freedom of Information Tool NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Vastagbőr blog [hu] is promoting the use of atlatszo.hu's new website KiMitTud ['WhoKnowsWhat'], which allows users to send freedom of information requests to any institutions responsible for spending public funds in Hungary. Vastagbőr...
Morning Briefing: Hungary EU Funds, 2013 Budget in Focus NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Hungary 2013 budget draft and the European Union's verdict on Hungary's development subsidies will be in focus Friday.
EU und Ungarn: Eine nicht ganz unkomplizierte Beziehung NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Das Verhältnis zwischen Ungarn und den anderen Mitgliedsländern der Europäischen Union ist seit zwei Jahren gestört. Ákos Tóth mit einem Erklärungsversuch aus ungarischer Perspektive und zwei Vorschlägen, wie die Beziehungen verbessert werden...
Statues of Wartime Leader Stir Emotions in Hungary NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he welcomes the dispute ignited by new statues honoring World War II-era leader Miklos Horthy, a one-time Hitler ally.
Does Hungary have a new hero? NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
MIKLOS HORTHY, Hungary’s wartime leader, whose birthday is today, is enjoying a controversial renaissance. This weekend the mayor of Csókakő, a picturesque village west of Budapest, inaugurated a bust of the admiral, flanked by far-right supporte...
Les Hongrois et le traumatisme du Traité de Trianon (fin de la... NEW
Le bloc note (de l'expérience européenne) 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Les Hongrois et le traumatisme du Traité de Trianon (fin de la Première Guerre Mondiale, 4 juin 1920). Tentative de comparaison, même si une chose n’est pas précisée. Il est vrai que le pays a été amputé des deux tiers de son territoire et...
Europe’s Viktors and Democracy’s Downturn NEW
The EUDO Café 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Article by Christopher Walker and Sylvana Habdank-Kołaczkowska  published on European Voice, 7 June 2012 The democratic erosion that has been so visible in Hungary and Ukraine would be less worrying if it were occurring in isolation. Read the arti...
Ungarn | Budapests Nostalgie empört die Nachbarn NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
„Die bewegte Vergangenheit“, titelt Népszabadság und widmet die Titelseite den Reaktionen aus Europa über die unverblümte Nostalgie der nationalistischen Regierung von Viktor Orbán für das faschistische...
Brussels v Budapest NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The Hungarian backlash against its bashing at the hands of Brussels...
[UPDATED] The EU Soviet? Barroso takes on Orban NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Orban walks on stage in front of Hungary's parliament for Thursday's national day address. [UPDATE] We’ve obtained the English-language version of Orban’s March 13 letter to Barroso requesting assistance on reopening talks with...
"Vi vil ikke være en koloni!" NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
NYT TIL EU-FRONTEN: Skarpe beskyldninger om "Kolonialisme" og "indgriben i nationale anliggender" rettes mod EU af den ungarske premierminister. - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Ungarn straffes for underskud mens Spanien går fri NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: EU giver forskelsbehandling, når det gælder reglerne om budgetunderskud - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Morning Briefing: Hungary’s Orban to Speak On Sovereignty NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Hungary's prime minister is set to deliver a public address in front of the country's parliament that is likely to center on the fight for sovereignty amid creeping European Union federalism.
Hungary Vulnerable to Corruption, Transparency International Says NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Transparency International, an anti-corruption organization, criticized the Hungarian government for failing to deliver on promises to fight corruption.
Government Lets Movement Celebrate Hungary Revolution Anniversary NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The Hungarian government it will let the movement of One Million for Press Freedom celebrate the anniversary of Hungary’s 1848 Revolution on March 15.
Hungary Sees Political Witch Hunt In European Parliament Resolution NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The Hungarian government thinks a European Parliament resolution criticising its new constitution is the result of a deliberate attack from the political left.
Toc d'alerta democràtic de la majoria del PE a Hongria NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Avui el Parlament Europeu hem adoptat una resolució sobre l’última reforma constitucional presentada a Hongria. Els Verds/ALE hem estat dels grups impulsors i negociadors, i hem aconseguit un text conjunt amb S&D, ALDE i...
Hungary’s Democratic Crisis NEW
The EUDO Café 2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
by Joshua Tucker published on The Monkey Cage, on February 13, 2012 Democracy is in crisis in Hungary.  With a commanding super majority in Parliament, the Fidesz government, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has enacted a new Constitution and a s...
Hungary Launches Its First Satellite Into Orbit NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 7 Months, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Hungary's first satellite, MaSat-1,was launched into space and started circulating in the orbit Monday.
Imre Kertész's Hungary: a country on the wrong side of history | Florence Noiville NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Hungarian Nobel laureate Imre Kertész tells Le Monde literary critic Florence Noiville of his despair at the culture of hatred consuming his countryImre Kertész receives us in slippers, resting on his walking stick and warning us without humour: "O...
The readers' editor on… a story of prejudice that hit a raw nerve in Hungary NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Our report on discrimination against Roma families caused a furore, but none of the complaints I received addressed any points of fact in the articleFor a newspaper, there are few more difficult subjects to tackle than race. When a story itself revol...
El 2 de febrero el Parlamento Europeo decide su posición sobre Hungría NEW
Ciudadano Morante 2 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
El 1 y 2 de febrero tiene lugar en Bruselas la próxima sesión plenaria del Parlamento europeo.Entre los temas que se debatirá son: Conclusiones de la cumbre informal del 30 de enero, los Eurobonos, Dimensión europea del deporte, Tratamiento de re...
Ungarn – EU muss Druck erhöhen um Demokratie und europäische Werte zu schützen NEW
Franziska Brantner (MEP) 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
In Ungarn geraten Demokratie und Europäische Grundwerte immer stärker unter Druck.  Dies hat jetzt auch die Europäische Kommission bestätigt,  indem sie ein Vertragsverletzungsverfahren gegen Ungarn bezüglich der Reform der ungarischen Justiz...
Blogging from Davos – I meet Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe NEW
Neelie Kroes 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
On Wednesday I promised to keep you updated on my meeting today in Davos with Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe. As I expected, it was a very fruitful meeting. We discussed the developments regarding media freedom...