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Socialists to file police report on attempt to topple gov’t alleged by National Bank governor

LMP to initiate referendum on Paks atomic plant expansion [2]

The Washington Post: Olympic bid withdrawal new setback for Hungarian leader [1]

HR minister: Gulag survivors to receive big pension increase [2]

Dialogue party proposes dedicating February 23 to victims of racism

Gov’t betrays advocates of Olympics – Momentum and opposition react to withdrawing bid [1]

Gov’t office chief: second fence to be built along Serbian border [10]

Direkt36: Meet the Hungarian MP who left out nearly 5 million euros of his wealth declarations

Socialists call for investigation as Matolcsy makes claim of “external threat to Hungary’s sovereignty” [5]

Reuters: Hungary central bank chief says major NATO ally tried to topple government [2]

Presidential candidate Majtényi in running to restore constitutional state [3]

Amnesty International yearly report critical of Hungarian state [8]

Government passes resolution on withdrawal of Olympic bid [3]

Reuters: After surprise victory over Olympic bid, young Hungarian group aims for parliament [5]

Gov’t to launch new national consultation on Soros-linked NGOs and “fight with Brussels” [3]

Quotable: anonymous Fidesz source on what they are really afraid of concerning Olympics bid [5]

Foreign ministry claims no visa abuses committed under Szijjártó as uneasy dealings surface [1]

Fidesz group leader says Budapest’s Olympics chances “over”, plays blaming game [10]

Parliament scraps several administrative fees [1]

Environmental lawyer Bándi elected as green ombudsman

Police investigate Christian Democrat deputy mayor for intimate relation with underage girl [4]

Euractiv: With Hungarian support, Poland defies EU over rule of law [2]

Opposition parties react to Orbán’s address to Parliament

Competition Office rejects RTL Hungary’s bid to buy stake in Central Digitális Média [2]

LMP proposes parliamentary investigation into spendings connected to Olympics bid

Goals achieved, enemies identified – Orbán addresses Parliament at start of spring session [3]

Suspects admits role in Budapest bomb attack last September [7]

Socialist PM candidate Botka: both Orbán and Gyurcsány need to step down from politics for Hungary’s sake [4]

Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body and Soul wins Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival

Blame shifting inside Fidesz after successful referendum drive on Budapest Olympics bid [1]

Fidesz to submit bill on transparency of civil groups in March [2]

Amnesty International: new border control rules proposed by gov’t unlawful

Momentum presents 266,141 signatures for Olympics referendum, calls on Fidesz not to back out of it [9]

DW.COM: Hungary pays couples who pledge to have babies [3]

Independent: Top Donald Trump aide defends wearing medal linked to Hungarian Nazi sympathisers [4]

Regional gov’t office turns to top court court over discriminative Ásotthalom decree [1]

Lázár: wages at state-owned companies to grow by 30% [1]

Hungary protests planned EU visa rules [3] we sued government for withholding corruption investigation records

Smog warning reintroduced in Budapest [1]

Former PMs, Budapest mayor stay away from Fidesz-headed parliamentary hearing on Metro 4

European Commission starts infringement procedure vs Hungary on retail food sales

Socialist lawmakers nominate former ombudsman Majtényi as President of Hungary

Gov’t extends “state of crisis because of migration” until September [1]

The American Alt-Right’s Hungarian Love Affair – The Budapest Beacon [8]

Hungary hits snags with squad to stop migrants – BBC News [2]

Socialists: planned detention system humiliates refugees [2]

Dialogue party quits opposition talks on preselection of candidates for 2018 [2]

KDNP backs “European citizens’ ” initiative against same-sex marriage [4]

Parliament’s security committee focuses on terror threat, illegal Schengen visas provided by diplomat [1]

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