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Hungary ruling coalition passes 'slavery bill', court reform amidst scandal

December 12, 2018, 2:16 pm
Members of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-KDNP coalition have adopted legislation on Wednesday that creates administrative courts which opposition parties claim will simply be “Fidesz courts", as... 

U.S. Ambassador to Hungary is "so sad" about CEU driven into exile

December 4, 2018, 9:25 am
The U.S. Ambassador to Hungary said he is “so, so said" that Central European University (CEU) was unable to reach an agreement with the government and that his endeavours to facilitate such a deal... 

CEU to move U.S. degree programs to Vienna from Budapest

December 3, 2018, 1:33 pm
Central European University (CEU) has announced on Monday that it will launch all U.S.-accredited degree programs in Vienna in September 2019, as Hungary’s Lex CEU forbids it to to accept new students... 

Hungary Fidesz party submits radical labour proposal to Parliament

November 22, 2018, 12:06 pm
Two MPs of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party have submitted a bill to Parliament that would raise the cap on annual overtime to 400 hours from the current 250. Labour unions have already objected. ... 

Five scenarios for 2025: Hungary, Czech Republic might exit EU

November 21, 2018, 12:23 pm
One of the five potential scenarios for Central Europe include Hungary exiting the European Union by 2025, according to a study by Visegrad/Insight in co-operation with the German Marshall Fund of the... 

Hungarian PM Orbán congratulates new President of Brazil

November 20, 2018, 12:03 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán conducted talks on Monday afternoon with Brazil’s elected president Jair Bolsonaro by telephone, Bertalan Havasi, the Deputy State Secretary heading the... 

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 to prescribe overtime and obedience for public sector staff

November 16, 2018, 4:52 pm
Following a layoff spree in the public sector, Hungary is looking to legitimise overtime for government officials and tighten legislation and prescribe “an obligation of obedience" for them, local... 

Macron: Rule of law situation in Hungary shows worrying developments

October 26, 2018, 3:45 pm
He has a good relationship with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, but he does not agree with the self-proclaimed anti-immigration knight of Christian values in making Brussels a scapegoat. In... 

Hungary's Orbán no longer has a place in the EPP - Juncker

October 12, 2018, 3:35 pm
Viktor Orbán has no place in the European People’s Party (EPP) any longer, stated Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission told French daily newspaper Le Monde in an interview published... 

Putin and Orbán have plans to further expand relations in various areas

October 12, 2018, 11:38 am
Russia and Hungary have amassed an impressive potential for cooperation, said Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, after 23 newly-arrived ambassadors presented their credentials to him in the Kremlin on... 

Hungarian gov't to spend over EUR 18 mn on anti-Sargentini campaign

September 19, 2018, 4:38 pm
The Hungarian government led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is to launch a “wide-scale information campaign" in order to make it evident for everyone that the Sargentini Report is based on lies and... 

Hungary challenges EP decision on Article 7 proceedings in court

September 18, 2018, 9:27 am
The Hungarian government has challenged a decision by the European Parliament on the Sargentini Report at the European Court of Justice, as - contrary to the Treaty of Lisbon - it did not consider abstentions... 

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... 

Hungary's Orbán to hold key speech on Monday

September 14, 2018, 1:53 pm
The Hungarian Parliament’s autumn session is going to start with an extraordinary speech by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Monday, the agenda of that meeting shows. Parliament is going to assemble... 

EPP could expel Fidesz, says Hungarian PM Orbán

September 14, 2018, 9:22 am
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán thinks there is a 50% chance that his Fidesz party will be expelled from the European People’s Party (EPP) family, atv.hu cited a source that attended... 

EU goes for "nuclear option" against Hungary

September 12, 2018, 3:19 pm
For the first time in its history, the European Parliament has on Wednesday called on the Council of the European Union to act against a member state to prevent a systemic threat to the EU’s founding... 

EPP chief pledges no concession to Hungary's Orbán and his party

September 6, 2018, 12:33 pm
Messages started to fly back and forth like rabid bats between Hungary and leading politicians of the European Union over the last few days about the use of EU funds beyond 2020 . One of the key triggers... 

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... 

European Public Prosecutor's Office now has 22 members

August 8, 2018, 9:18 am
Despite its initial hesitance Malta has joined the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) as the 22nd member, the European Commission announced on Tuesday. The addition of a new country comes only... 
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