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 ...

Hungary*s president signs into law disputed new labor rules

Europe 12/20/18, 11:11

Hungary*s president says he has signed into law disputed amendments to labor rules which greatly increase overtime hours employers can request from workers.President Janos Ader said Thursday in a statement that he had examined the law approved last week in ...

UN General Assembly endorses global migration accord

Europe 12/19/18, 21:22

The U.N. General Assembly endorsed a sweeping accord on Dec. 19, to ensure safe and orderly migration over opposition from five countries, including the United States and Hungary. The Global Compact for Migration, the first international document dealing with the issue, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hungary looks at Cyprus gas to diversity energy supply

Europe 12/14/18, 05:22

Hungary's foreign minister says Cyprus' offshore gas deposits could become an alternative energy source for his country, which is seeking to diversify its natural gas supply beyond Russia in order to bolster its energy security.Peter Szijjarto says Hungary "constantly seeks ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hungarian unions protest plan to relax labor ‘slave law’

Europe 12/08/18, 07:58

Hungarian trade unions on Saturday protested a government plan to raise workers' allowable overtime from 250 to 400 hours a year and the relaxing of other labor rules meant to offset Hungary's growing labor shortage.The government says labor flexibility is ...

Hungary exempts pro-govt media firm from competition rules

Europe 12/05/18, 14:23

The creation in Hungary of a giant, pro-government media conglomerate will not have to be scrutinized by media or competition authorities.An order signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban and published Wednesday in the official bulletin calls the merger affecting hundreds ...

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 ...

Hungary launches mobile billboard to counter criticism

Europe 11/29/18, 07:47

Hungary's government is using a mobile billboard to defend itself against criticism of Prime Minister Victor Orban's anti-immigration policies.Earlier this month Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the liberal ALDE faction of the European Parliament, used a billboard mounted on a truck ...

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 ...

Orban says Hungary to evaluate Gruevski extradition request

Europe 11/23/18, 06:10

Hungary's prime minister says authorities will evaluate and give an opinion on the extradition request made by Macedonia for its fugitive former prime minister who has been given asylum in Hungary.In this picture taken May 12, 2011, Macedonian Prime Minister ...

Merkel says UN migrants pact is in Germany’s interest

World 11/21/18, 04:40

Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's in Germany's interest to support a U.N. agreement on migration that countries such as the United States, Hungary and Poland have rejected.Merkel told lawmakers Wednesday that the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration ...

Macedonia’s fugitive ex-PM says granted asylum in Hungary

Europe 11/20/18, 17:46

Macedonia's fugitive former prime minister said Tuesday he has been granted political asylum in Hungary, a week after he fled his country to avoid serving a two-year jail sentence for a corruption conviction.Nikola Gruevski, prime minister from 2006 to 2016, ...

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