Hungary’s Orban: European party opponents ‘useful idiots’

Europe 03/03/19, 08:22

Hungary's populist prime minister says members of a European Parliament group calling for his party's expulsion are playing into the hands of left-wing opponents.Viktor Orban's comments to Germany's Welt newspaper Sunday come after calls within the center-right European People's Party ...

Poland open to meeting with Israel after Holocaust spat

Europe 02/27/19, 06:58

Poland's foreign minister says his country is open to a meeting with Israel also involving other countries from central Europe, after it pulled out of a similar meeting last week.Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Wednesday after talks with his Hungarian ...

Hungary stepping up campaign against EU leaders on migration

Europe 02/26/19, 10:38

The Hungarian government on Tuesday stepped up its campaign against the leadership of the European Union, repeating its accusations that the EU seeks to promote mass immigration into the continent.Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said citizens would receive a letter from ...

EU, Arab leaders vow to boost security, migration ties

World 02/24/19, 12:57

Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-ever summit high in symbolism but likely to yield few concrete results.Under tight security at ...

EU official criticizes Hungary PM Orban for campaign posters

World 02/19/19, 13:51

A top European Union official criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday for election campaign posters alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc's external borders to let in more migrants.Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said when it ...

Scientists in Hungary protest govt takeover of research

Europe 02/12/19, 13:29

Scientists in Hungary on Tuesday protested government efforts to take control of their research funding, a move they say endangers academic freedom.Several thousand people formed a human chain around the headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, urging the academy's ...

European expert: Hungary backslides on women, refugee rights

Europe 02/11/19, 09:26

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner says Hungary is facing "many interconnected human rights challenges," including legislation targeting civic groups, backsliding on women's rights and the systematic detention of asylum-seekers.Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic, who made a five-day visit to Hungary ...

China, Russia concerns top Pompeo agenda in Central Europe

Europe 02/10/19, 11:57

U.S. fears about China and Russia's growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's (pahm-PAY'-ohz) agenda as he heads to the region.American officials say Pompeo will raise those concerns in Hungary and Slovakia during visits there ...

Hungary to give women with 4 or more kids life tax exemption

Europe 02/10/19, 11:02

Hungary's anti-immigration prime minister says the government is greatly increasing financial aid and subsidies for families with several children.The measures announced Sunday by Prime Minister Viktor Orban during his "state of the nation" speech are meant to encourage women to ...

Poland exported 5,500 pounds of meat from sick cows to EU

Europe 01/31/19, 16:05

Thousands of pounds of meat from sick cows who were slaughtered illegally in Poland were exported to 10 other European Union countries, the country's top veterinary official said on Thursday.Pawel Niemczuk said about 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of the meat ...

Study: Corruption levels linked to health of democracies

Europe 01/29/19, 04:50

Countries like Hungary and Turkey are growing more corrupt as they become more autocratic, and threats to the American system of checks and balances have knocked the United States out of the top 20 "cleanest" countries, according to a closely ...

Union holds two-hour warning strike at Audi plant in Hungary

Europe 01/18/19, 08:59

Some 4,000 workers held a warning strike at Audi's manufacturing plant in Hungary, demanding higher wages and other benefits from the German carmaker.Union leader Sandor Nemeth said that Friday's two-hour work stoppage was "exceptionally successful," proof that the workers support ...

Hungary’s Orban wants anti-migration forces to prevail in EU

Europe 01/10/19, 08:29

Hungary's prime minister says his country's objective for the upcoming European Parliament elections is for "anti-immigration forces" to become a majority in all European Union institutions, including Parliament and the EU's executive Commission.Viktor Orban also said that he had "great ...

Protesters in Hungary reject Orban’s nationalist government

Europe 12/21/18, 15:22

Thousands of people are taking part in anti-government protests in Budapest sparked by labor reforms but also rooted in discontent with the government's limits on academic freedom, corruption and other issues.The satiric Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party hosted a downtown march ...

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