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Hungarian right demands EU exit

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 00:46

Jan 15 - Thousands of far-right activists rally against the EU in the Hungarian capital Budapest, calling for Hungary's exit from the bloc. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands protest in Budapest against the European Union on Saturday at a rally of the far-right Jobbik party. The demonstrators are calling for Hungary to withdraw from the EU. The rally adds pressure on the country's government, which is seeking a funding deal with the EU and IMF to avert insolvency. The EU has piled its own pressure on Hungary to change controversial legislation on its central bank and judiciary, and even raised the prospect of suspending vital EU funds to the economy if Prime Minister Viktor Orban does not make budget deficit cuts sustainable. Orban also came under pressure from the United States, which voiced concerns over democratic freedoms, after his Fidesz Party pushed ahead to pass measures which critics say weaken public institutions such as the top court, and cement Fidesz' powers.

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Hungarian right demands EU exit

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 00:46