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Hungary protesters send noisy message to PM Orban

Thousands rallied in Budapest to denounce a right-wing government they accuse of trying to silence criticism.

Thousands rallied in Budapest to denounce a right-wing government they accuse of trying to silence criticism.

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Hungarians protest at government moves to restrict NGOs

Tens of thousands of protesters have held a day of rallies in the Hungarian capital to oppose government policies seen as limiting academic freedom and intimidating civic…

Tens of thousands of protesters have held a day of rallies in the Hungarian capital to oppose government policies seen as limiting academic freedom and intimidating civic…

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No 'systemic threat' to rule of law - EU official on Hungary

Hungary’s coming under pressure to allay EU fears that its controversial policies, including on higher education, go against the bloc’s values on rights and…

Hungary’s coming under pressure to allay EU fears that its controversial policies, including on higher education, go against the bloc’s values on rights and…

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Protests in Hungary after president signs new university law

A further, albeit smaller, protest was held in Budapest on Monday night after Hungary’s president signed a controversial law which critics say targets foreign…

A further, albeit smaller, protest was held in Budapest on Monday night after Hungary’s president signed a controversial law which critics say targets foreign…

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Hungary defies protests to pass into law 'anti-Soros' university bill

Hungary’s president signed into law on Monday a controversial bill on foreign universities seen as targeting an international school founded by US financier George…

Hungary’s president signed into law on Monday a controversial bill on foreign universities seen as targeting an international school founded by US financier George…

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Hungarians march in support of Soros-backed university

An estimated 70,000 Hungarians turned out on Sunday calling for free education and demanding that the government withdraws legislation which could force out one of the country’s top international…

An estimated 70,000 Hungarians turned out on Sunday calling for free education and demanding that the government withdraws legislation which could force out one of the country’s top international…

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Hungary submits bill targeting NGOs

The draft law on NGOs has just been submitted to the Hungarian Parliament, targeting the George Soros foundation. It comes a few days after

The draft law on NGOs has just been submitted to the Hungarian Parliament, targeting the George Soros foundation. It comes a few days after

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Everything you need to know about the Central European University controversy

The Hungarian government has moved to close down the George Soros-funded Central European University in Budapest, triggering a wave of protests and claims academic freedom is under threat.

The Hungarian government has moved to close down the George Soros-funded Central European University in Budapest, triggering a wave of protests and claims academic freedom is under threat.

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EU criticism mounts of Hungary's crackdown on foreign universities

There is criticism from the European Commission’s president over controversial moves by Hungary’s prime minister to crackdown on foreign universities.

There is criticism from the European Commission’s president over controversial moves by Hungary’s prime minister to crackdown on foreign universities.

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Students in Hungary march against a bill threatening future of prestigious university

Thousands of Hungarian and foreign students are demanding the government withdraws legislation which could force a university founded by philanthropist George Soros out of the…

Thousands of Hungarian and foreign students are demanding the government withdraws legislation which could force a university founded by philanthropist George Soros out of the…

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Hungary: university legislation dispute spills out onto the streets

Hungary’s right-wing government says it will not backtrack on a new draft law staff at a foreign-funded university in Budapest say will force it out of the…

Hungary’s right-wing government says it will not backtrack on a new draft law staff at a foreign-funded university in Budapest say will force it out of the…

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Hungarian PM directs political fire at EU during rally

An estimated 20,000 Hungarians have taken part in rallies in central Budapest, upholding the traditional way to commemorate their 1848 revolution against the…

An estimated 20,000 Hungarians have taken part in rallies in central Budapest, upholding the traditional way to commemorate their 1848 revolution against the…

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MSF staff in Serbia detail Hungary police 'abuse' of migrants

The humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – also known as Doctors Without Borders – has given more details after alleging that Hungarian border police have been systematically abusi

The humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – also known as Doctors Without Borders – has given more details after alleging that Hungarian border police have been systematically abusi

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Alarm in Brussels over new Hungary asylum law

Hungary’s hardline new asylum law has sent shockwaves through the European Parliament, with some MEPs calling for a plenary session to address it.

Hungary’s hardline new asylum law has sent shockwaves through the European Parliament, with some MEPs calling for a plenary session to address it.

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EU OK's Hungarian nuclear plant extension

The European Commission has given the go-ahead for the extension of a Hungarian nuclear plant, which is being bankrolled by Russia.

The European Commission has given the go-ahead for the extension of a Hungarian nuclear plant, which is being bankrolled by Russia.

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Hungarians don monster masks to scare off winter

Every year during the carnival season, peace in the small Hungarian town Mohács is disturbed by the Busójárás, a local tradition dating back to the 18th century.

Every year during the carnival season, peace in the small Hungarian town Mohács is disturbed by the Busójárás, a local tradition dating back to the 18th century.

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Budapest officially ends its 2024 Olympics bid

People power has put paid to the city of Budapest hosting the 2024 Olympic games, as protesters force a "no" vote in the city council.

People power has put paid to the city of Budapest hosting the 2024 Olympic games, as protesters force a "no" vote in the city council.