The presecutor service would like to question Ferenc Gturcsany as a suspect.
The former Prime Minister is suspected for abuse of power because of the Sukoró land property swap.
Gyurcsany said that he will give up his immunity and is ready to stand infront of the Prosecutor Service to clarify his role in this land swap, hungarian mt1 news says.
Viktor Orban will be present at the beatification of the late Pope John II on May 1st.
He will be in the Rome at an official visit and will also make time for attending the ceremony, Peter Szijjarto, spokesperson of the Prime Minister told Független Hírügynökség.
Viktor Orban will travel from the Italian capital to Palermo, where the European People’s Party (EPP) will hold an event concerning the North-African situation. During the second part of the week, the Prime Minister will travel to Germany, where he in Berlin is due to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as representatives of major German manufacturing companies.
After this he will travel on to Frankfurt, where he will hold a presentation to important German investors, rtlklub.hu reports.
Budapest, April 29, 2011 (MTI-ECONEWS) – The Budapest Sewage Works (FCSM) on Friday inaugurated a HUF 5bn expansion of its sewage treatment plant in the north of the capital.
The expansion raised the plant’s capacity to about 200,000 cubic metres, said mayor Istvan Tarlos.
About 500,000 cubic metres of sewage is generated in the capital each day, FCSM said.
The investment was supported with a HUF 1.2bn grant from the World Bank’s Global Environmental Facility.
The inauguration of the investment, which took two years to complete, followed a year of test operation.
(HUF 100 = EUR 0.3786)
Amnesty International Hungary sent out a call for all it’s members to join in a protest at Rosevelt Square yesterday at 18:00, infront of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In a response to, what Amnesty International Hungary characterizes as, the recent weeks exclusionary and rascistic provocing of fear evolved into serious physical violence in Gyöngyöspata when, until now under unclear circumstances fighting erupted between local roma population and patroling right-wingists.
Despite the statements of members of the government that everything is in order at the settlement, the police was not able to prevent this incident.
There are several seriously injured people, amoung them a minor. The situation is not so tense, that the roma, who are regularly exposed to racist harassment aren’t just afraid of walking on the street, but also considers moving. It is in everybodys interest that we adress the government and ask them with all it’s organs to face and effectively tackle the discriminatory and racistic harassment in all its forms, so that we together can express our civic protest against discriminatory and racist rethorics and actions, Amnesty writes.
Budapest, April 25 (MTI) – Changing the new supreme law is a basic political aim of the main opposition Socialist party, chairman and group leader Attila Mesterhazy said on Monday.
President Pal Schmitt signed the new constitution on Monday “against many people’s request,” Mesterhazy said in a statement.
The main governing Fidesz party did not dare asking voters whether they wanted a new constitution and whether they wanted it this way because they number of dissatisfied voters is now higher than the number of supporters, he said.
“(Prime Minister) Viktor Orban has introduced measures that harm almost all groups of the society and most of which could be challenged on the basis of the current, democratic constitution,” Mesterhazy said.
It is necessary for the opposition to join forces in order to change the new constitution, Mesterhazy said. A democratic opposition must develop that can offer peace and a normal life to people after the downfall of Fidesz, he added.
Budapest, April 25 (MTI) – President Pal Schmitt signed Hungary’s new constitution in a ceremony at his Sandor Palace office in Budapest on Easter Monday
“We have a new constitution that can be understood by all and it is at the same time Hungarian, national, modern and European,” Schmitt said after signing the supreme law.
“The freedom rights in the new supreme law are based on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. This shows our dedication not only to our national self-identity but also to European democratic values,” the president. “The spring of 2011 has become an important event for the entire nation,” he added.
Schmitt expressed thanks to all those who participated in the preparation of the new supreme law.
He said that the constitution included “a summary of the main rules of coexistence in society, our rights and obligations and our nation’s faith, therefore it is a common matter for us all and represents a basis of our existence as a nation.”
People are most concerned whether the new basic law will effectively protect order, human dignity and the enforcement of rights, whether principles enshrined in it will consequently ensure jobs and safety for the family and whether they can plan their children’s future with optimism and can go about their own businesses in a public administration system and offices guided by good morals.
“In order to make sure that the answer is yes to all these questions, every individual’s work will be needed. Hungarians are equal not only before the law but also in defining the spirit of the law and executing it,” Schmitt said.
He added that the lives of Hungarians and of other nations living in Hungary are inseparable. “Everyone counts, we are strong together,” he added.
Hungary’s parliament approved the country’s new constitution on April 18, with 262 votes in favour, 44 against and one abstention.
The radical nationalist Jobbik voted against the supreme law while the Socialists and green party Politics Can Be Different boycotted the vote. Hungary’s new supreme law is to take effect on January 1, 2012. Celebrations marking the signing of the new constitution will take place throughout Hungary from 7pm on Monday.