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How Hungary is out of touch over granting asylum to war-fleeing Syrians

Hungary rejects the overwhelming majority of asylum requests from war-fleeing Syrians, new figures show, putting them out-of-touch with their EU counterparts.

Hungary rejects the overwhelming majority of asylum requests from war-fleeing Syrians, new figures show, putting them out-of-touch with their EU counterparts.

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Balkan route nations 'to push for faster action' to resolve migration crisis

European leaders from countries along the Balkan migrant route have gathered in Vienna with the aim of pushing other EU member states to take faster action over the migration…

European leaders from countries along the Balkan migrant route have gathered in Vienna with the aim of pushing other EU member states to take faster action over the migration…

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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's PM Orban slams plans for migrant quota fines

It’s “outrageous” and a “kick in the stomach.” Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has slammed EU proposals to fine member states a quarter of a

It’s “outrageous” and a “kick in the stomach.” Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has slammed EU proposals to fine member states a quarter of a

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Hungary: PM Orban blames refugees for undermining Christian Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has used an annual rally marking Revolution Day to attack the European Union’s migration policy. To a mixed

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has used an annual rally marking Revolution Day to attack the European Union’s migration policy. To a mixed

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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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EU's long march towards refugee solution continues in Brussels

The EU summit of central and eastern European states grinds on in Brussels as the participants try to get agreement on dealing with the refugee

The EU summit of central and eastern European states grinds on in Brussels as the participants try to get agreement on dealing with the refugee

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UN desperately seeking solution to refugee crisis

As the world faces its worst refugee crisis since World War II UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has convened a meeting on migration and refugee

As the world faces its worst refugee crisis since World War II UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has convened a meeting on migration and refugee

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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 army can shoot rubber bullets and tear gas at refugees

Hungry’s parliament has authorised its army to shoot rubber bullets, pyrotechnical devices, (flashbangs), net guns and tear gas grenades at migrants

Hungry’s parliament has authorised its army to shoot rubber bullets, pyrotechnical devices, (flashbangs), net guns and tear gas grenades at migrants

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Hungary: PM Orban praises 'excellent job' of police at migrant camp

As expected, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban made a public statement in response to controversial images appearing to show chaos at a migrant

As expected, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban made a public statement in response to controversial images appearing to show chaos at a migrant

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Hungary's PM stands firm over tough approach to migrants

Hungary’s prime minister is standing by his tough approach to dealing with the migrant crisis. Viktor Orban, who has been meeting officials in

Hungary’s prime minister is standing by his tough approach to dealing with the migrant crisis. Viktor Orban, who has been meeting officials in

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Stay in Turkey, Hungary's Orban tells Syrian refugees

Hungary’s prime minister says Syrian refugees should stop travelling to Europe. Viktor Orban made the comments at a press conference in Brussels. He

Hungary’s prime minister says Syrian refugees should stop travelling to Europe. Viktor Orban made the comments at a press conference in Brussels. He

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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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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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Hungary 'told' to crack down on hate

It was passed off as joking when European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said “hello dictator” to Viktor Orban last month, but a new Council of

It was passed off as joking when European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said “hello dictator” to Viktor Orban last month, but a new Council of

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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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'The dictator is coming' - Juncker's cheeky welcome for Hungarian PM

“The dictator is coming.” Not the usual greeting you would expect to hear at an EU get-together. But “dictator” was the word chosen by European

“The dictator is coming.” Not the usual greeting you would expect to hear at an EU get-together. But “dictator” was the word chosen by European

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Europe Weekly: EU backs migrant mission to its south, looks east

In this episode of Europe Weekly, the EU gives the green light to start a naval operation off the coast of Libya; the bloc holds a summit in Riga

In this episode of Europe Weekly, the EU gives the green light to start a naval operation off the coast of Libya; the bloc holds a summit in Riga

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Juncker to Hungarian PM Orban: "Hello, Dictator!"

“Hello, Dictator!” That was the greeting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban received on Friday from none other than the President of the

“Hello, Dictator!” That was the greeting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban received on Friday from none other than the President of the

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Hungary's Orban: EU nations should have power over death penalty

Just more than three weeks after his controversial comments on restoring the death penalty, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been defending

Just more than three weeks after his controversial comments on restoring the death penalty, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been defending