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More than 5.000 people welcomed Vučić and Orbán on Horgos VIDEO / PHOTO

Namely, the works in question are the reconstruction and modernization of the railway Subotica-Horgos-state border with Hungary-Szeged.
Before the arrival of President Vui and Hungarian Prime Minister Orbn, more than 5.000 citizens gathered in Horgos.

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Democracy Digest: Irony Alive and Well in Poland and Hungary

Ten member states as well as the European Commission itself will be opposing the Warsaw-Budapest tandem, who argue that the definition of the rule of law is too vague and the mechanism merely replicates the already ongoing Article 7 procedure, but gives Brussels more room for manoeuvre while also scrapping the right of veto by member states.

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Third Time Lucky?

The leader of the Bulgarian GERB party, Boyko Borissov speaks during the press conference after the Parliamentary elections in Sofia, Bulgaria, 12 July 2021. According to the latest data from the Parliamentary elections, Slavi Trifonov party 'There is such a folk', is less than half a percent ahead of GERB party with leader Boiko Borissov. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

Democracy Digest: Ballot Box Bromance

The local press was full of complaints over the tightly controlled event, which Orban stressed had definitely no connection to the upcoming election in Czechia but was merely a standard state visit. Naturally, then, the two premiers refused to take questions, but treated the few journalists admitted to an hour-long chat.

Bulgaria-Born Klara Dobrev Faces Orban in Hungary

Hungarian politician Klara Dobrev, 49, whose father is Bulgarian, proved to be a major candidate in the opposition's attempt to oust Prime Minister Viktor Orban in next year's elections. This is shown by the partial results of today's internal elections, Reuters and BNR reported.

If the parliamentary vote succeeds, Klara Dobrev could become the country's first female prime minister.

Football as Tool of Soft Power in Hungary’s Hands

Closer to home, 40 kilometres west of Budapest, Orban fulfilled a personal dream to build a stadium in Felcsut, the small village of 1,700 people where he grew up. Together with his close ally and mayor of Felcsut, Lorinc Meszaros, the two managed to have a stadium with a capacity of 3,800 built in 2014 for the Puskas Academy team at a cost of 10 million euros.

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