Hungary protests give opposition a chance to work together

Europe 12/21/18, 06:06

The recent protests in Hungary have given the fragmented opposition a real opportunity to work together as they challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has an overwhelming majority in parliament.The protests, which started last week in the wake of new labor rules, incorporated an array of grievances on issues like ...

Hungary: Opposition vows renewed protests after holiday lull

Europe 12/18/18, 15:07

Street demonstrations against recent labor law changes in Hungary appeared to wane on their sixth day, but opposition lawmakers are vowing to pursue legal and parliamentary means to thwart the government while allowing for a lull over the Christmas holidays.About 150 to 200 people assembled outside the Hungarian parliament building ...

Hungary: Protesting MPs ejected from state Broadcasting HQ

Europe 12/17/18, 05:22

Security forces have physically ejected Hungarian opposition lawmakers from the headquarters of the Hungarian state broadcaster MTVA in Budapest.A group of 10 lawmakers — representatives of all the opposition parties plus independents — had accompanied an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 demonstrators who marched to the MTVA building after an officially ...

Hungary sees another day of anti-government protests

Europe 12/16/18, 14:43

Several thousand protesters marched through Budapest for a fourth day to oppose laws promoted by the Hungarian government that critics say will restrict workers' rights and already have undermined democracy.The protesters chanted anti-government slogans and braved sub-zero temperatures Sunday while gathered in front of parliament, where speakers denounced revised overtime ...

Chelsea condemns anti-Semitic chant by fans in Budapest

Soccer 12/13/18, 18:08

Chelsea has issued a harsh condemnation of its supporters after several were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant during the 2-2 draw against Vidi in the Europa League on Thursday.The chanting occurred just days after Chelsea suspended four fans from attending its matches after police launched an investigation into their racial ...

Hungary: Lawmakers OK labor code changes seen as ‘slave law’

Europe 12/12/18, 13:11

Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved amendments to the labor code — changes that trade unions and opponents have criticized as "slave law" benefiting employers.Lawmakers voted 130-52, with one abstention, to pass the government-backed proposal. Opposition members tried to stop the measure's approval by blowing whistles and sirens during most of ...

Soros-backed university in Hungary moves programs to Vienna

Europe 12/03/18, 13:08

Central European University said Monday it will move its U.S.-accredited degree programs from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Vienna next September, as Hungary's government is refusing to sign an agreement allowing it to stay.CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff said Monday that the university "has been forced out" of ...

Huge pro-government media conglomerate formed in Hungary

Europe 11/28/18, 11:14

The owners of a vast majority of Hungary's pro-government media outlets are donating their companies to a foundation, creating a huge right-wing media conglomerate.The Central European Press and Media Foundation's assets will include cable news channels, internet news portals, tabloid and sports newspapers and all of Hungary's county newspapers and ...

Macedonia formally demands return of fugitive ex-premier

Europe 11/19/18, 13:42

Macedonia's Foreign Ministry has summoned Hungary's ambassador to formally demand that the government in Budapest reject an asylum application by fugitive former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.The 48-year-old politician fled Macedonia and traveled to the Hungarian capital last week after police tried to arrest him to serve a two-year prison sentence ...

Macedonia to seek arrest in Hungary of former prime minister

Europe 11/13/18, 13:49

Macedonia will seek the arrest with an international warrant of conservative former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski after confirming he fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption, authorities said Tuesday.The Interior Ministry responded nearly five hours after Gruevski announced he was in Budapest in a Facebook ...

Soros-backed university in Hungary partly moving to Vienna

Europe 10/25/18, 04:22

Central European University said Thursday it will move its U.S.-accredited programs of Soros from Hungary's capital of Budapest to the Austrian capital of Vienna because of uncertainty over its academic freedom. The university, which was founded in 1991 by Hungarian-American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, has said for months that it ...

Hungary: Ban on living in public areas taking effect

Europe 10/14/18, 15:26

A constitutional amendment that prohibits people from living in public areas takes effect Monday in Hungary, but Ferenc Ribeny's biggest concern is the fate of his dog.The revision empowers police to issue warnings to anyone seen living rough. Penalties for homeless people who receive four warnings within 90 days include ...

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