10 found guilty in trial over Hungary 2010 red sludge flood

Europe 02/04/19, 12:07

A Hungarian court has sentenced to prison two former executives of an alumina plant involved in the 2010 red sludge flood, an industrial disaster which killed eight people and injured more than 220.Zoltan B. got 2.5 years in prison, while Jozsef D. received a two-year sentence. Both are former executives ...

Macedonia’s fugitive ex-PM claims he feared for his life

Europe 02/02/19, 15:25

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who dominated politics in his country for a decade and is now a fugitive from justice, says he fled to Hungary fearing for his life.Gruevski, 48, turned up at the Hungarian embassy in Tirana, Albania, last November, requesting asylum hours before he was due ...

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 was exported to Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Sweden, France, Spain, ...

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 watched annual survey released Tuesday.Watchdog group Transparency International said its ...

Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

Entertainment 01/20/19, 12:26

Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several "Rambo" films with Sylvester Stallone as well as Madonna's "Evita," has died. He was 74.Vajna, who produced many other films, died Sunday at his Budapest home after a long illness, Hungary's National Film Fund said.Vajna was also owner of the ...

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 the union's demands. Those demands include a monthly base pay ...

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 hopes" for cooperation between Italy and Poland, both of which ...

Hungary: Unions call for strike, protests over labor law

Europe 01/05/19, 14:57

Union leaders in Hungary called on Saturday for a national strike and protests on Jan. 19 to oppose labor code changes they see as a "slave law" harmful to workers.A crowd of at least 10,000 people gathered outside the Hungarian parliament building to protest a law approved in December that ...

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 Friday evening in the Hungarian capital with speeches, chants and ...

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*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 Parliament and found it in-line with Hungary*s constitution and European ...

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, is not legally binding. But the escalating debate over people ...

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 ...

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 alternative solutions" and that his country considers as "realistic" the ...

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 ...

Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81

Entertainment 12/12/18, 14:34

Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died at 81, the Hungarian Academy of Arts said Wednesday.Kosa was recognized in Cannes for "Ten Thousand Days," about the travails of a Hungarian peasant family from the 1930s onward. The film was banned for ...

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 ...

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 needed to satisfy investors' needs — like those of the ...

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