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Orbán Fidesz party is facing expulsion from EPP family

March 5, 2019, 5:27 pm
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán crossed a "red line" when his government targeted Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European People's Party (EPP) said. Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party... 

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... 

Huge demographic burden threatens Hungary

November 16, 2018, 6:00 pm
The working-age population of Europe is expected to shrink, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) projects in its latest report, adding that the decline in Hungary could be over the... 

Europe split: half of the population shrinks, Hungary in trouble too

November 12, 2018, 4:17 pm
Hungary should brace itself for a major dwindling in its population in the next couple of decades. And this will not be changed significantly even in case of a “no-deal Brexit", either, and migration... 

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... 

Hungary could provide for as many as 20 million people - Orbán

September 17, 2018, 2:32 pm
The autumn session of the Hungarian Parliament has kicked off with a speech by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Monday. Highlights of Orbán’s speech: Hungary is building a work-based economy instead... 

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... 

European Commission secures windfall gain for Hungary

August 31, 2018, 5:12 pm
The European Commission has approved more than 300 million euros worth of expenditure Hungary had in relation to border protection, announced Gergely Gulyás, the minister leading the Prime Minister’s... 

This could cripple Hungary - Hundreds of thousands flirt with emigration

July 27, 2018, 4:02 pm
Up to 600,000 Hungarians are estimated to live abroad and almost as many of them plan to leave the country within a few years, shows the latest analysis by the Central Statistical Office (KSH). The stats... 

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... 

We may be heading for another major financial crisis - Soros warns

May 29, 2018, 4:11 pm
The European Union is mired in an existential crisis, but with a ‘Marshall Plan for Africa’ the bloc would help reduce the number of political refugees, Hungarian-born financial and philanthropist... 

Hungary PM Orbán does not support EU budget

May 4, 2018, 8:48 am
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will have two new deputies in his new government besides the old one, Zsolt Semjén, the PM told public radio MR1 in an interview on Friday. He also said he would... 

Hungary's Orbán election victory makes front pages in global press

April 9, 2018, 9:26 am
The victory of Hungary’s Fidesz-KDNP coalition and Viktor Orbán winning his third consecutive term as the country’s Prime Minister in Sunday’s election made international headlines. Here’s... 

Hungary is in no rush to join the Eurozone - Varga

March 26, 2018, 12:19 pm
Until Hungary does not approach the average economic performance of Eurozone member states or how the German economy performs, we do not need to force euro adoption, Economy Minister Mihály Varga told... 

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... 
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