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Montenegro’s official bid for EU membership has overshadowed the small republic’s NATO-integration. The Hungarian military diplomacy has offered mentoring services to Montenegro and will expand the Podgorica mission. Hungary has just finished a similar mission in Croatia, helping the former Yugoslav republic’s accession into the military alliance. Hungary and Croatia have a very strong relationship… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

After a brief overview of the Hungarian party system, the Socialist and the Liberal candidates, here are the likely winners. The EPP has two member parties in Hungary, and the smaller one just decided (and possibly split) over the issue of its party list. Hungary’s most popular party is Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Union. Fidesz entered the… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

The picture on the Liberal political field is as simple as on the Socialist, so this is the second post in a series of the Hungarian MEP candidate lists. The Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) is a member of the ALDE group in the European Parliament and ELDR – European Liberal Democrats party group. It’s aim is simple: to survive the election and send at least one delegate to the European assembly.

Posted by Dániel Antal

In a series of posts I will write some information about the party lists in Hungary for the 2009 European Parliament elections. The order of the parties does not reflect any personal preference; there are still not announced lists and candidates. But firstly, here is an overview of the political parties involved in the election.

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Images of Hungary

I have started a Flickr Group which has only Creative Commons licensed photographs taken in Hungary. Creative Commons is a copyright license that allows you to re-use the works of the author without further permits or agreements needed provided you refer to the author. (Terms vary, sometimes you can use the images only for non-commercial… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Due to the Russian-Ukrainian-European gas war Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia were the first serious victims, having not enough energy to heat residential areas. With some delay, Hungary (and Germany) offered some relief for the Serbian plea. Austria joined in later. Hopefully this will demonstrate that Serbia is closer to Central Europe than Russia. Another good news… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

The financial and money markets have closed with a huge plus today after news came out that the IMF has reached a broad agreement with the Hungarian government. The scheme will involve the EU and possibly some EU member states, too. “A substantial financing package in support of these strong policies will be announced when… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal