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‘Prison Business’ Plenary Debate: Gov’t Sets Deadline to Reduce Average Occupancy Rate to 100% or Below

The government aims to put a stop to the “prison business” which has grown into a billion-forint “industry”, Justice Minister Judit Varga said in parliament on Thursday, at a plenary debate over compensation payments for poor prison conditions in Hungary. The bill proposes suspending the payments with immediate effect until June 15, when the …

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Orbán: Hungary’s Last Ten Years Most Successful Decade of Past Century

“The facts show that the last ten years were the most successful ten years in Hungary’s last 100 years,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his state-of-the-nation address on Sunday. Orbán: Hungary ‘still here’ 100 years after WWI Trianon Peace Treaty One hundred years after the “death sentence” that was the WWI …

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Jobbik Slams Gov’t over ‘Wasteful’ Spending on Sports Funding

Opposition Jobbik party lawmaker Ádám Steinmetz, a former water polo player and Olympic champion, on Wednesday criticised the government for billions of forints of “wasteful spending” on sports projects in recent years. Problematic areas include how training programmes for young soccer players are implemented, the misguided creation of sports facility development projects in neighbouring countries in regions …

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The will of the people and national sovereignty – day one of the “Hungary at first site” Conference

To show the true face of Hungarians, strengthen Hungary’s image, and provide journalists with genuine information on what is actually happening in Hungary, this our aims with the event –E. Sylvester Vizi, the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, said at the opening of the …

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What Are Várhelyi’s Chances of Becoming Commissioner?

After the former Hungarian candidate for European Commissioner had been rejected twice, Viktor Orbán was quick to provide Ursula von der Leyen with a new name. Olivér Várhelyi’s nomination was surprising to most, since he has been an understated public servant. Although deterring him from getting the position seems less likely, there …

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