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Country in Central Europe

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Hungary: Country in Central Europe
Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world, and among the few non-Indo-European languages to be widely spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs and Győr.

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EU executive sees Poland, Hungary backsliding on democracy

The European Union's new top justice official on Tuesday accused Poland and Hungary of backsliding further on democratic standards as the bloc's ministers met to encourage them to adhere to the rule of..
Reuters - Published

'Pigs, hands off the theater': Hungarians protest for artistic freedom

Hungary's government submitted plans to parliament on Monday to tighten its control over theaters, triggering protests from actors and audiences who feel that artistic freedom is under threat.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Hungary

'Can you feel the emergency?' Hungarian rapper calls for climate action in his latest hit [Video]'Can you feel the emergency?' Hungarian rapper calls for climate action in his latest hit

The call to arms for the climate emergency has penetrated politics and is now heading into rap. Watch Hungary's influential artist Áron Molnár in his new video. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 05:11Published


Watch: The difficult quest for justice of Hungary's victims of domestic violence [Video]Watch: The difficult quest for justice of Hungary's victims of domestic violence

Watch: The difficult quest for justice of Hungary's victims of domestic violence

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:52Published

Croatia look to qualify, Slovakia hope to survive Euro 2020 qualifier [Video]Croatia look to qualify, Slovakia hope to survive Euro 2020 qualifier

Croatia and Slovakia prepare to square off in a Euro 2020 qualifier with Croatia looking to secure a berth and Slovakia trying to keep hopes alive.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

Hungary and UK hold up EU Commission [Video]Hungary and UK hold up EU Commission

Hungary and UK hold up EU Commission

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 06:59Published

MEPs reject Hungary's pick for EU commissioner but approves those of France and Romania [Video]MEPs reject Hungary's pick for EU commissioner but approves those of France and Romania

It hasn't been second time lucky for Budapest, so far. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:47Published

Hungary minister Judit Varga clashes with Dutch MEP in debate on European values [Video]Hungary minister Judit Varga clashes with Dutch MEP in debate on European values

Judit Varga dismissed concerns about press freedom in Hungary, claiming that 80 percent of Hungarian media was critical — a comment that drew laughter.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:03Published

Hungary's economic figures 'prove' there is no systematic corruption [Video]Hungary's economic figures 'prove' there is no systematic corruption

Hungary's foreign minister Péter Szijjártó told Euronews that there was no systematic corruption in his country. The EU's anti-fraud office begs to differ.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:12Published

Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall [Video]Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Germany is marking 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Migrants in Bosnia face deadly winter conditions [Video]Migrants in Bosnia face deadly winter conditions

The lives of hundreds of migrants from the Middle East and Asia living in a camp in the forests of Bosnia are at risk, as the bitter Balkan winter approaches, an official with the International..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:49Published

Zidane confirms Bale won't feature against Galatasaray despite Wales call up [Video]Zidane confirms Bale won't feature against Galatasaray despite Wales call up

Despite being called up to the Welsh squad, Gareth Bale will not play against Galatasaray, Zinedine Zidane confirms.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:56Published

Eastern Bromance: Hungary's Orban and Russia's Putin set to meet, again [Video]Eastern Bromance: Hungary's Orban and Russia's Putin set to meet, again

The two leaders, who share a common disdain for western liberal values, have maintained and enhanced their special relationship over the years, even as the EU implemented sanctions against Moscow over..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:23Published

Hungarian opposition MP holds 'lies' sign during Orban's parliament speech [Video]Hungarian opposition MP holds 'lies' sign during Orban's parliament speech

The Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orbán was interrupted in parliament on Monday by an opposition MP denouncing Orban's "lies" and Hungary's "corruption".

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:01Published

Hungary local elections: Opposition candidate Karácsony unseats Fidesz-backed incumbent in Budapest [Video]Hungary local elections: Opposition candidate Karácsony unseats Fidesz-backed incumbent in Budapest

Hungary local elections: Opposition candidate Karácsony unseats Fidesz-backed incumbent in Budapest

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:45Published

 

Hungary government submits bill to boost grip over theaters

Hungary's government submitted plans to parliament on Monday to tighten control over theaters, a move that has triggered protests from actors and audiences who see artistic freedom under threat.
Reuters - Published

Hungary's government plans to tighten control over theaters

Hungary's nationalist government plans to tighten control over theaters, in a move critics said could undermine their independence and stifle artistic freedom.
Reuters - Published

Rule of law concerns may hurt growth in Poland, Hungary, says EBRD

Central European countries that flout the rule of law risk hurting innovation and growth by losing out in the race to attract foreign investors, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's..
Reuters - Published

Hungary to block Ukraine's NATO membership over language law

Hungary's foreign minister on Wednesday said Budapest would block Ukraine's membership in NATO until Kiev restored the rights that ethnic Hungarians had before a language law curbed minorities' access..
Reuters - Published

Judge seen as politically independent gets oversight post in Hungary

Hungary's top judicial body on Wednesday approved the nomination of a Budapest judge to run its courts oversight office, calling it a step "in a good direction" amid concerns about increased political..
Reuters - Published

Press watchdogs call for EU to act over Hungary media curbs

Hungary has stifled its independent media and imposed a level of control over journalists that is unprecedented in an EU country, according to a joint report from six international press watchdogs that..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian president names Budapest judge to lead powerful judiciary office

Hungary's president on Monday nominated a Budapest judge to head the country's powerful judiciary office for the next nine years, amid concerns that nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban might be..
Reuters - Published

Hungary charges Ukrainian captain over deadly boat collision on Danube

Hungarian prosecutors on Thursday charged the Ukrainian captain of a Swiss cruise liner which hit and sank another boat in May with misconduct leading to mass casualties and 35 counts of failing to..
Reuters - Published

Incoming EU chief promises no compromise on rule of law

Incoming EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday the rule of law must hold everywhere in the bloc, signaling no respite for nationalist governments in Poland and Hungary at odds with..
Reuters - Published

Hungary government scheme sparks marriage boom. Will babies follow?

A new Hungarian government scheme to promote marriage and childbirth with subsidized loans has already helped produce a boom in weddings, though it is still too early to say whether more babies will..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Hungary makes EU bid to soften nuclear licensing rules to ease Paks expansion

Hungary has submitted draft legislation to the European Commission to amend the country's nuclear safety protocols to custom-fit a 12 billion euro Russian-led nuclear plant expansion project that it..
Reuters - Published

Orban's billion-dollar spending yet to bring Hungary revival

A video celebrating the inauguration of Hungary's Puskas Stadium shows Prime Minister Viktor Orban kicking a football across town from his office balcony above the Danube right onto the pitch in the..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian government letter reportedly clears Josh Frydenberg of citizenship

"I can confirm that the Hungarian citizenship of the Hon. Joshua Frydenberg MP is not established," the official Hungarian letter said.
SBS - Published

Hungary says Frydenberg not citizen: paper

A Hungarian government letter reportedly confirms Josh Frydenberg is not a citizen, holding out hope the Treasurer's dual citizenship woes may be over.
SBS - Published

Hungary's ruling Fidesz could quit European conservative bloc: Orban

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party may leave the European Union's umbrella centre-right bloc after receiving mixed signals about its intentions following Fidesz's suspension from the group, Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Hungary aims to reach NATO defense spending goal in 2023

Hungary hopes to reach a NATO defense spending target in 2023, a year ahead of the deadline agreed by allies who are facing strong pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to invest more in European..
Reuters - Published

Hungary's ruling party to curtail freedom of action, access for MPs

Hungary’s Parliament will begin discussing on Wednesday a bill that restricts its members’ freedom of action, a ruling party proposal that has led to renewed accusations of authoritarianism on the..
Reuters - Published

Moving university to Vienna, Soros vows to defend academic freedom from Orban

Billionaire George Soros opened the new main campus of his Central European University in Vienna on Friday, saying it would not halt its struggle to defend academic freedom from Viktor Orban, the right..
Reuters - Published

Hungary tightens control over courts and schools, raising rights concerns

The Hungarian government has proposed legislation that would increase its control over the country's courts and independent schools, raising concerns from rights groups.
Reuters - Published

Hungary begins trial of Syrian man accused of leading IS murder brigade

A Hungarian court on Wednesday began the trial of a Syrian man accused of terrorism and crimes against humanity as a military leader of Islamic State near the city of Homs in 2015, saying he..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian ex-Olympic champion and mayor resigns over sex tape

A former Olympic champion who had just been re-elected mayor of a big city in Hungary said he would resign following his involvement in a sex scandal that eroded support for the ruling Fidesz party in..
Reuters - Published

Hungary abandons plan for administrative courts, justice minister says

Hungary's government has abandoned plans to set up separate administrative courts, but it will pass legislation to speed up administrative court cases, Justice Minister Judit Varga told state news..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine, NATO issue statement on minority rights after Hungary threat

Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Thursday issued a joint statement committing to uphold minority rights in Ukraine, a step welcomed by the Hungarian authorities who had threatened..
Reuters - Published

Poland, Hungary broke EU laws by refusing to host migrants: court adviser

Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic broke the law by refusing to take in asylum seekers coming to the European Union during the chaotic summer of 2015, an advisory body to the bloc's highest court..
Reuters - Published

PM Orban says joining TurkStream gas pipeline 'the sooner the better' for Hungary

Joining the TurkStream gas pipeline is a priority for Hungary, as it would open up an alternative supply route for Russian gas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday after meeting..
Reuters - Published

Hungary vetoes NATO statement on Ukraine over minority rights: minister

Hungary has vetoed a joint NATO declaration on Ukraine as it did not contain a reference to its neighbor's obligation to fully respect the rights of ethnic Hungarians living there, Hungarian Foreign..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin, Hungary's Orban to discuss TurkStream pipeline, nuclear energy

The TurkStream pipeline that would bring gas to Central Europe bypassing Ukraine and nuclear energy issues are expected to feature high on the agenda at a meeting between Hungarian Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Hungary shakes up top jobs in justice, highlighting government's struggle for influence

Hungary is set to reappoint its chief prosecutor to a new 9-year term and will remove its main judicial administrator, in moves that critics say highlight premier Viktor Orban's mixed success in..
Reuters - Published

Hungary would have to 'use force' to fend off new wave of migrants: PM

Hungary would have to "use force" at its southern border with Serbia to protect the European Union's frontier if Turkey delivers on a threat to open the gates for refugees through the Balkans towards..
Reuters - Published

New Budapest mayor says his win is blueprint to challenge Orban

The newly elected mayor of Budapest on Wednesday said his victory in municipal elections on Sunday is a blueprint for beating Hungarian premier Viktor Orban's Fidesz party, which has ruled in an..
Reuters - Published

Hungary captain expected to face charges over Danube boat disaster

Hungarian prosecutors are expected to charge the captain of a cruise ship that struck and sank a small tourist vessel on the River Danube, killing 28 mostly Korean tourists, after police finished their..
Reuters - Published

Hungary's opposition wins Budapest election, makes gains in other cities

Hungary's opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday when liberal challenger Gergely Karacsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition..
Reuters - Published

Hungary opposition looks set to win Budapest mayoral race

Hungarian opposition challenger Gergely Karacsony looked on track to defeat ruling party incumbent Istvan Tarlos in the Budapest mayoral election on Sunday, preliminary results showed.
Reuters - Published

Hungary urges EU dialogue with Turkey to prevent new wave of migrants

The European Union should have a dialogue with Turkey despite Ankara's offensive on Kurdish-led forces in Syria, in order to avoid a fresh wave of migrants coming to Europe, Hungarian Foreign Minister..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian premier Orban: conditions for EU funds just 'political slogan'

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday said a proposal to make EU development funds conditional on upholding democratic principles and the rule of law was no more than a "political slogan"..
Reuters - Published

Hungary's Orban nominates Oliver Varhelyi for EU Commissioner job

Hungary's top EU envoy in Brussels, Oliver Varhelyi, will step in as Budapest's candidate for European commissioner, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a news conference on Monday, confirming..
Reuters - Published

Hungary will remain part of the European Union, PM Orban says

Hungary has no plans to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sunday, adding however that eastern and western members of the bloc must find a compromise over the bloc's future.
Reuters - Published

Hungary finds African swine fever in wild boar near Budapest

Hungary's national food safety authority Nebih has found five cases of African swine fever in wild boar carcasses near Budapest, it said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Budapest mayor challenger sees intimidation attempt behind leaked audio

A leftist's bid to wrest the political leadership in Hungary's capital from the ruling Fidesz party suffered a blow on Thursday with the leak of a taped conversation in which the opposition candidate..
Reuters - Published

Romanian, Hungarian candidates for EU executive blocked

Candidates for the European Commission from Hungary and Romania have conflicts of interest that undermine their candidacies, EU officials said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Liberal MP Kevin Andrews attended far-right demography conference with Tony Abbott

The chair of a new inquiry into family law attended a demography conference hosted by a far-right Hungarian leader famous for his "procreation not immigration" stance.
The Age - Published

Soccer player gunned down in latest Amsterdam violence

A former Dutch professional footballer who played for clubs in Portugal, Hungary and England has been shot dead in the latest violence to afflict Amsterdam, police said.
Reuters - Published

EU questions Hungary over rule of law concerns

European Union ministers grilled Hungary on Monday over Prime Minister Viktor Orban's tightening of restrictions around free media, judges, academics, minorities and rights groups, which the bloc..
Reuters - Published

Hungary sees no solitary veto of new Brexit delay: PM aide

Hungary on its own will not veto a new delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, a top minister said on Monday, adding that a disorderly Brexit would dent Hungary's strong economic growth.
Reuters - Published

Hungary's Orban hopeful on ties with new EU Commission after migration disputes

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he was optimistic that the new European Commission would improve ties with the EU's eastern members, long strained by disagreements over migration..
Reuters - Published

Hungary charges Syrian accused of beheading, killing for IS

Hungarian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged a 27-year-old Syrian man with terrorism and crimes against humanity committed as a member of Islamic State in 2015.
Reuters - Published

Hungary charges Syrian man with terrorism, crime against humanity

Hungarian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged a 27-year-old Syrian man with terrorism and crime against humanity committed as a member of Islamic State in 2015.
Reuters - Published

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