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The opposition Párbeszéd party wants the Hungarian constitution to include the stipulation that any potential “Huxit” should only result from a valid and successful referendum.

Párbeszéd lawmaker Tamás Mellár expressed concern at a press conference on Tuesday that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the government wanted Hungary to leave the EU. Since joining the EU required a referendum, the same should hold true for an exit, he said.

Orbán Proposes Loosening Ties between Fidesz and the EPP
Orbán Proposes Loosening Ties between Fidesz and the EPP

In a letter to Manfred Weber, the faction leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán initiated the loosening of relations between Fidesz and the EPP. The letter suggests that the representatives of Fidesz would remain in the EPP faction, but in a looser form of cooperation.  […]Continue reading

The party’s co-leader, Tímea Szabó, said this would make it harder for Orbán to lead Hungary out of the community of western European nations. If a referendum was held on this subject, Orbán would suffer “an ugly defeat” because more than two-thirds of Hungarians still want to belong to a democratic system that, she insisted, the prime minister had “betrayed in recent years”.

Eurobarometer: Majority of Hungarians Optimistic about State of EU
Eurobarometer: Majority of Hungarians Optimistic about State of EU

The majority of Hungarians tend to have an overall positive view of the European Union, according to a fresh Eurobarometer survey. Fully 55 percent of Hungarians tend to trust the bloc as against 44 percent who lent in the opposite direction, according to the Standard Eurobarometer 91 report’s section on Hungary, which ranks 9th out […]Continue reading

In the featured photo illustration: Párbeszéd MP Tímea Szabó. Photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI