Tuesday, September 19, 2006

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European Union Citizens attack TV station

Disgruntled European Union citizens seized the headquarters of Hungary's state television network and set fires in and around the building after the country's prime minister admitted lying about the economy "throughout the past one and a half or two years."

Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany telling members of his ruling Socialist Party that his government had lied about the state of the country's economy throughout its two years in office.

"We lied throughout the past one and a half or two years," he said. "We lied in the morning, we lied in the evening and also at night."

Hungary's Reform Programme

The so-called euro convergence programme, not deemed aggressive enough for some, has also sparked protests in Hungary and led to a huge drop in the government's popularity.

Thought for today

50 years ago, on October 23, 1956, a Budapest student rally in support of Poland to win autonomy from the Soviet Union sparked mass demonstrations. The police attacked, and the demonstrators fought back, tearing down the symbols of Soviet domination.

On November 3, Soviet troops surrounded Budapest and closed the country's borders. Overnight they entered the capital and occupied the National Assembly building.

Article 224 ( of the European Treaty) states: that Member States shall consult one another with a view to taking in common the necessary steps to avoid the operation of the Common Market being affected by measures which a Member State may be called upon to take in case of serious internal disturbances affecting public policy or the maintenance of law and order ( "ordre public"), in case of war or serious international tension constituting a threat of war, or in order to carry out undertakings into which it has entered for the purpose of maintaining peace and international security".


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