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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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Hungarian PM: we welcome refugees fleeing Germany, France and Italy

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has offered to open up his country to refugees – but only those seeking sanctuary from the liberal policies of western…

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has offered to open up his country to refugees – but only those seeking sanctuary from the liberal policies of western…

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Thousands of visa abuses at Hungarian embassy in Moscow

Thousands of business visas were issued by Hungary’s embassy in Moscow in 2013 without proper checks, according to an internal report of the Hungarian foreign ministry…

Thousands of business visas were issued by Hungary’s embassy in Moscow in 2013 without proper checks, according to an internal report of the Hungarian foreign ministry…

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'NOlimpia' referendum initiative grows in Budapest

The price tag of staging a global multi-sport event always divides the citizens of the country or city involved.

The price tag of staging a global multi-sport event always divides the citizens of the country or city involved.

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“My future is in danger if Budapest organises the Olympics"

A movement of young Hungarian activists have launched a campaign for the cancellation of Budapest's bid for the Olympic Games in 2024, pointing out the cost of the event and the risk of corruption.

A movement of young Hungarian activists have launched a campaign for the cancellation of Budapest's bid for the Olympic Games in 2024, pointing out the cost of the event and the risk of corruption.

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Hungary vows to continue to fight against migrant quotas

Hungary has ruled out resubmitting a law to ban the resettlement of migrants after parliament narrowly rejected the plan this week.

Hungary has ruled out resubmitting a law to ban the resettlement of migrants after parliament narrowly rejected the plan this week.

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Stand up to the "Sovietisation" of Europe - Orban

Speaking to crowds at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of Hungary's uprising, the prime minister said freedom depends on the nation state

Speaking to crowds at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of Hungary's uprising, the prime minister said freedom depends on the nation state

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EU politicians mull Hungary referendum result

Both Brussels and Budapest are claiming victory over the migrant quotas referendum – the former the low turnout, the latter that a majority voted against the EU, leaving both sides at…

Both Brussels and Budapest are claiming victory over the migrant quotas referendum – the former the low turnout, the latter that a majority voted against the EU, leaving both sides at…

Business

Hungary's green agenda moves in two directions

Hungary has just announced plans to subsidise electric cars, but at the same time is blocking the installation of new wind turbines.

Hungary has just announced plans to subsidise electric cars, but at the same time is blocking the installation of new wind turbines.

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Hungary prepares for anti-refugee referendum

Less than one month to go before the referendum in Hungary and the streets are full with different types of billboards.

Less than one month to go before the referendum in Hungary and the streets are full with different types of billboards.

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Hungarian quota campaign darkens the image of migrants

Hungary’s government has launched its “information campaign” ahead of the country’s upcoming referendum on refugees.

Hungary’s government has launched its “information campaign” ahead of the country’s upcoming referendum on refugees.

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Hungary leads way in EU family policy, but motives suspect

To arrest historic population decline Hungary is paying couples generously to have children and build homes. But is the ruling Fidetz party feathering its own nest while cutting out the poor and immig

To arrest historic population decline Hungary is paying couples generously to have children and build homes. But is the ruling Fidetz party feathering its own nest while cutting out the poor and immig

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Hungary does U-turn over Sunday trading ban

Hungary’s government has been forced into a u-turn and is scrapping a ban on Sunday trading. The opposition Socialists had been pushing for a

Hungary’s government has been forced into a u-turn and is scrapping a ban on Sunday trading. The opposition Socialists had been pushing for a

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Viktor Orban aims for third term as Hungarian PM

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is aiming for a third term in a row after declaring he’s ready to lead his Fidesz party in 2018 elections. His

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is aiming for a third term in a row after declaring he’s ready to lead his Fidesz party in 2018 elections. His

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US ambassador sends alarm bell warning to Hungary

Colleen Bell, the US ambassador to Hungary, spoke of her country’s concerns – corruption, decline of freedom of the press, xenophobic characterisations of refugees - during her speech on Wednesday at the Corvinus University in Budapest.

Colleen Bell, the US ambassador to Hungary, spoke of her country’s concerns – corruption, decline of freedom of the press, xenophobic characterisations of refugees - during her speech on Wednesday at the Corvinus University in Budapest.

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Hungary's first democratic president Árpád Göncz, dies 93

Hungary’s first democratically elected president Árpád Göncz, has died aged 93. He was elected twice by parliament and is credited with steering the

Hungary’s first democratically elected president Árpád Göncz, has died aged 93. He was elected twice by parliament and is credited with steering the

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Hungary allows soldiers to shoot at refugees with rubber bullets

Hungary’s parliament has passed a new law saying the country’s army could now shoot at refugees with rubber bullets and tear gas grenades, so-called

Hungary’s parliament has passed a new law saying the country’s army could now shoot at refugees with rubber bullets and tear gas grenades, so-called

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Hungary's new laws, razor fence to sharpen refugee control

Hungarian troops have been preparing to help enforce new laws aimed at securing the Serbian border. The soldiers will backstop the new fence Hungary

Hungarian troops have been preparing to help enforce new laws aimed at securing the Serbian border. The soldiers will backstop the new fence Hungary