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Hungary among worst in EU in Corruption Perception Index

January 29, 2019, 4:08 pm
Fourteen of the top 20 countries on this year's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) are from Western Europe and the European Union (EU). Yet, anti-corruption efforts have balked and democratic institutions... 

EU takes next step against Hungary for criminalising asylum-focused NGOs

January 24, 2019, 3:07 pm
The European Commission has today decided to send a reasoned opinion to Hungary concerning legislation that criminalises activities that support asylum and residence applications and further restricts... 

Hungarian tax authority cannot make up its mind about immigration tax

November 19, 2018, 1:05 pm
Hungary’s tax authority NAV has been straddling the fence for months about which non-governmental organisations it should collect a new tax from for “assisting immigration", local daily newspaper... 

Hungary adds EUR 74 mn to anti-immigration budget

October 26, 2018, 8:25 am
The Hungarian government has approved the Ministry of the Interior to exceed its migration management budget by up to 24 billion forints (EUR 74.1 mn) to carry out tasks relating to “the management... 

Open Society turns to human rights court over Hungary's 'Stop Soros' law

September 25, 2018, 4:42 pm
The Open Society Foundations are calling on Europe’s highest human rights court to act against Hungary over its so-called Stop Soros laws, which “criminalize and tax the work of independent... 

Hungary is the most vehemently anti-refugee nation - survey

September 21, 2018, 5:14 pm
Three years after a record 1.3 million migrants sought asylum in Europe, a majority of people in several European countries say they support taking in refugees who are fleeing violence and war, according... 

We no longer want to pay for Hungary, Poland, says French foreign minister

September 6, 2018, 8:49 am
France does not want to finance a populist Europe, countries that do not respect fundamental principles, the country’s foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has indicated. The politician said Hungary... 

CEU stops programs for registered refugees and asylum seekers in Hungary

August 29, 2018, 4:01 pm
Central European University (CEU) has announced the immediate suspension of its education programs for registered refugees and asylum seekers, citing legislation that came into effect in Hungary on 24... 

EU+ records 15% drop in number of asylum applications in H1

August 6, 2018, 4:03 pm
The number of applications for international protection lodged in the EU+ in June 2018 registered a slight decrease compared to the previous month, and there was a 15% decrease recorded in the first half... 

Days of the European Commission are numbered - Orbán

July 27, 2018, 8:44 am
The days of the European Commission are numbered, its mandate expires next May, said Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in an interview with public radio MR1 on Friday, referring to the current... 

Commission takes further steps against Hungary over asylum rules

July 19, 2018, 1:02 pm
The European Commission has on Thursday decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for non-compliance of its asylum and return legislation with EU law. 18/07/2018... 

European Commission to fire upon Hungary on two fronts

July 18, 2018, 3:20 pm
The European Commission is to open infringement proceedings against Hungary for the adoption of the so-called ‘Stop Soros’ law, legislation aimed at civil organisations assisting refugees... 

Hungary needs not to fret about drastic German ideas

February 26, 2018, 3:29 pm
The EU Treaty would not let Hungary and Poland to be denied the payment of structural funds beyond 2020 despite concerns over their rule of law deficiencies and refusal to take in refugees. There are two... 

Hungary's Orbán talks Putin, Merkel, refugees with German paper

January 15, 2018, 2:23 pm
The European Union must help the refugees but you cannot help the world by ruining your own people, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview published... 

Germany's Schulz threatens Hungary with less EU funding

January 8, 2018, 4:32 pm
Martin Schulz, leader of Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) en route to the German government, has upped the ante in his endeavour to reprimand Hungary and Poland for not taking in refugees.... 

Orbán engages in "political grappling", Merkel "not happy"

December 15, 2017, 9:25 am
EU leaders have agreed at a summit in Brussels about the so-called external issues of migration, i.e. about border protection and the stopping of migrants outside the borders, but there is still no agreement... 

Merkel wants EU Council to tackle Hungary's defiance

September 12, 2017, 9:20 am
“It’s unacceptable that a government says a ruling of the European Court of Justice does not interest them," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told daily newspaper Berliner Zeitung in an interview... 

Hungary rejects EU court ruling on relocation quotas

September 6, 2017, 1:05 pm
The ruling of the European Court of Justice announced today in the relocation quota case is totally unacceptable, irresponsible and outrageous, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter... 

EU Court rules against Hungary, Slovakia in relocation quota case

September 6, 2017, 10:16 am
The European Court of Justice has on Wednesday dismissed in their entirety the actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers... 

Bombastic surprise may be awaiting Hungary on Wednesday

September 4, 2017, 3:56 pm
True to the form, the European Court of Justice will on 6 September rule against a claim by Hungary and Slovakia in a matter of resettlement quotas, but the ECJ has only recently gone up against the Advocate... 
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