Budapest, October 21 (MTI) – The far-right Jobbik party’s paramilitary “Hungarian Guard”, a group which sparked heated political debates over the past few months, swore in over 500 new members on Heroes’ Square, Budapest, on Sunday.
Daily Archive: October 21, 2007
Budapest, October 21 (MTI) – Photographs about members of Hungary’s one-time Arrow Cross (Nazi) party were put on display in central Budapest on Sunday as part of a poster exhibition organised by the main governing Socialist Party, the Alliance of the Jewish Communities of Hungary (Mazsihisz), the National Roma Council and several civil organisations.
Budapest, October 21 (MTI) – Hungary’s main opposition Fidesz party and its smaller ally Christian Democrats collected nearly 300,000 signatures in two days for each of the three questions proposed to be put to a referendum, campaign chief Istvan Tarlos said in Budapest on Sunday.
Budapest, October 21 (MTI) – Hungary’s per capita GDP was 2,358,888 forints last year, representing a 7.88 percent increase from 2005, the Central Statistical Office yearbook for 2006 shows.
Budapest, October 21 (MTI) – The conservative opposition MDF party on Sunday called upon both large parties to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the 1956 revolution peacefully, in a worthy way.
Budapest, October 21 (MTI) – The Budapest Stock Exchange BUX index decreased by 1.82 percent this past week to close at 27,750 points on Friday.Budapest, October 21 (MTI) – The Budapest Stock Exchange BUX index decreased by 1.82 percent this past week to close at 27,750 points on Friday.
Budapest, October 21 (MTI) – An Ukrainian man has been apprehended at the border in northeast Hungary after fleeing an accident in which his car had overrun two people, killing one and seriously injuring the other, a police spokesman told MTI on Sunday.
A sputtering startMain opposition party Fidesz last Friday started its drive to collect 200,000 signatures for each of three referendum questions it hopes to put to the nation next year.
Quick cleaningÂ Senior coalition member the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) came under fire last week for acting hastily after it submitted a bill aimed at cleaning up public life to Parliament.
Unrest on the cards, but hand not strongHungary’s doomed Uprising against occupation by the USSR began on 23 October 1956. It was not by chance that the same date was chosen in 1989 for the Hungarian People’s Republic to officially drop the “people’s” and become the Republic of Hungary. Since then it has been a national holiday, officially called “National Day”, on which the two events are commemorated.