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Hungary is being 'plundered and pauperised by its own people'

By Dorit Geva, associate professor at Central European University. The Central European University (CEU), the small university where I teach, has

By Dorit Geva, associate professor at Central European University. The Central European University (CEU), the small university where I teach, has

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Council of Europe urges Hungary to suspend laws on NGOs, universities

The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly has called on Hungary to suspend a debate in the country’s parliament of bills which tighten rules on non-governmental organisations and foreign…

The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly has called on Hungary to suspend a debate in the country’s parliament of bills which tighten rules on non-governmental organisations and foreign…

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Protest held against Hungary's PM Orban

A group of demonstrators have held a protest outside the European Parliament as Hungarian PM Viktor Orban answered criticism from MEPs.

A group of demonstrators have held a protest outside the European Parliament as Hungarian PM Viktor Orban answered criticism from MEPs.

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Hungary's PM Orban rebuffs EU criticism of university law

The European Commission on Wednesday opened a legal case against Hungary over a new higher education law that threatens to shut down a George Soros-backed university in…

The European Commission on Wednesday opened a legal case against Hungary over a new higher education law that threatens to shut down a George Soros-backed university in…

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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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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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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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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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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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Hungary's Orban warmly welcomes Russian President Putin

The Hungarian Prime Minister said the country strove for 'open and transparent' relations with Russia, as the pair spoke trade, energy projects and sanctions.

The Hungarian Prime Minister said the country strove for 'open and transparent' relations with Russia, as the pair spoke trade, energy projects and sanctions.

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Orban waits to be on right side of new world order

Hungary's Viktor Orban has made a close friend of Vladimir Putin, who is rebuilding the country's nuclear reactor in exchange for Orban's political help in ending sanctions. In the meantime, Orban awa

Hungary's Viktor Orban has made a close friend of Vladimir Putin, who is rebuilding the country's nuclear reactor in exchange for Orban's political help in ending sanctions. In the meantime, Orban awa

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Hungary builds new fence to keep out refugees

Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the…

Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the…

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360° video: Jeers and cheers against newspaper closure in Hungary

Several thousand Hungarians have protested outside parliament in Budapest, saying press freedom is under threat following the closure of Népszabadság, the country’s leading opposition…

Several thousand Hungarians have protested outside parliament in Budapest, saying press freedom is under threat following the closure of Népszabadság, the country’s leading opposition…