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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

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Refugee crisis 'a German problem' says Hungary's Viktor Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the refugee crisis as a “German problem.” He was speaking to reporters after a meeting with the

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the refugee crisis as a “German problem.” He was speaking to reporters after a meeting with the

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Budapest migrant crisis: Q&A

Germany is offering asylum to Syrians, Hungary is not letting them pass through. What is really happening in Budapest, what is behind the tumultuous

Germany is offering asylum to Syrians, Hungary is not letting them pass through. What is really happening in Budapest, what is behind the tumultuous

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Record numbers of migrants arriving in Europe

Records have again been broken for the number of migrants flooding into Europe. In Serbia more than 3,200 arrived from the Former Yugoslav Republic

Records have again been broken for the number of migrants flooding into Europe. In Serbia more than 3,200 arrived from the Former Yugoslav Republic

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Hungary: billboard war sparks international concern

A billboard war in Hungary has sparked international concern. The government has put up signs warning refugees not to steal Hungarians’ jobs

A billboard war in Hungary has sparked international concern. The government has put up signs warning refugees not to steal Hungarians’ jobs

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Orbán and al-Sisi talk stability as Egypt's leader visits Hungary

The importance of stability was the message the leaders of Egypt and Hungary wanted to convey as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Budapest. He

The importance of stability was the message the leaders of Egypt and Hungary wanted to convey as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Budapest. He

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Protesting healthcare workers in Budapest demand better conditions

Thousands of healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, have taken to the streets of Budapest. The demonstrators are calling for better wages

Thousands of healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, have taken to the streets of Budapest. The demonstrators are calling for better wages

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Jean-Claude Juncker slaps down Hungary's plans for death penalty

Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union chief executive, issued a strongly-worded challlenge to the Hungary leader’s suggestion of reintroducing

Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union chief executive, issued a strongly-worded challlenge to the Hungary leader’s suggestion of reintroducing

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Thousands protest government corruption across Hungary

Thousands of people have gathered in 50 cities across Hungary to protest what many say is an erosion of democratic freedoms and government

Thousands of people have gathered in 50 cities across Hungary to protest what many say is an erosion of democratic freedoms and government

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Hungary: Far-right Jobbik wins first individual constituency seat

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party has won its first ever individual constituency seat in parliament, preliminary results show. With 99 percent of the

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party has won its first ever individual constituency seat in parliament, preliminary results show. With 99 percent of the

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Hungary: ruling party losses are far-right Jobbik's gain

On April 12, the far-right Jobbik candidate Lajos Rig won a by-election in the individual constituency of Tapolca. The election followed the death of

On April 12, the far-right Jobbik candidate Lajos Rig won a by-election in the individual constituency of Tapolca. The election followed the death of

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Hungary's far-right Jobbik wins new parliament seat

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has snatched a parliamentary seat from Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s centre-right Fidesz in a by-election in western

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has snatched a parliamentary seat from Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s centre-right Fidesz in a by-election in western

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How Hungary's far-right party went from vicious snarl to winning smile

From black-clad marchers taking part in solemn, flame-lit rallies to posing with puppies in sun-bathed parks – Jobbik, the Hungarian far right party

From black-clad marchers taking part in solemn, flame-lit rallies to posing with puppies in sun-bathed parks – Jobbik, the Hungarian far right party

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Hungary: Orbán's government denies insider trading

Hungary’s government denied insider trading after opposition members questioned a foreign ministry decision to withdraw state funds from a brokerage

Hungary’s government denied insider trading after opposition members questioned a foreign ministry decision to withdraw state funds from a brokerage