The mayors of four Budapest, Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw have signed a “free cities” pact pledging to cooperate on issues ranging from environmental protection to urban planning and public transportation. Continue reading ““Pact of free cities” signed in Budapest”
Protesters rallied in downtown Budapest against the government’s new culture bill on Monday evening. Continue reading “Protesters rally against govt’s culture bill”
Gergely Karacsony, Budapest’s new mayor, has set out the mottoes which he said would guide the city’s leadership in the next five-year municipal cycle. Speaking at the new municipal assembly’s first meeting after his oath-taking, Karacsony said there should not be any “second-class” citizens in the city. Continue reading “Budapest assembly votes to support anti-corruption programme”
Hungarians in 1956 wanted a “free and independent” country for themselves in the “Europe of nations”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a state commemoration of Hungary’s anti-Soviet uprising of 1956 at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music on Wednesday. Budapest’s new opposition mayor, Gergely Karacsony addressed a rally in front of the city hall.
Mayor-elect of Budapest Gergely Karacsony proposed on Thursday to grant the title of honorary citizen to predecessors Gabor Demszky and Istvan Tarlos next year when the city will celebrate the 30th anniversary of free local government. Continue reading “Karacsony assumes his post”
Budapest’s new leadership is ready to develop a partnership with the government, mayor-elect Gergely Karacsony said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Budapest’s new mayor seeks partnership with govt”
Gergely Karacsony, the united opposition’s candidate won the seat of Budapest’s mayor at the local elections on Sunday. Opposition mayoral candidates won in most districts of Budapest, but Fidesz won in the majority of the cities with county rights and all the county councils. Continue reading “Opposition wins Budapest”
Sunday’s mayoral election in Budapest will decide “whether the city stays in firm hands or falls into chaos”, incumbent mayor Istvan Tarlos told his campaign-closing press conference on Saturday. Continue reading “Budapest mayor: Voters to choose between firm lead or chaos”
Gergely Karacsony, the opposition’s joint candidate for Budapest mayor, has promised to “turn Budapest into a common home of all of us”, once he wins the local elections scheduled for Sunday.
Incumbent Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos maintains his lead days ahead of Sunday’s local elections, holding 53 percent of the vote among decided voters, while joint opposition candidate Gergely Karacsony stands at 40 percent and independent Robert Puzser at 7 percent, the government-near Nezopont Institute said on Monday. Continue reading “Pollsters: Tarlos maintains lead”