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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 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... 

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... 

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... 

EU plans leaked: Hungary seen losing huge funds

April 23, 2018, 2:41 pm
The European Commission plans to shift tens of billions of euros in EU funding away from central and eastern Europe, diverting money from countries such as Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to those... 

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... 

Hungarian PM Orbán asks Brussels for money for border protection

February 23, 2018, 4:43 pm
Hungary wants the European Union to reimburse at least half of the more than one billion euros the country has spent on border protection, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday. He is in Brussels... 

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... 

Commission chief Juncker: it's premature to talk about penalties for Hungary

October 2, 2017, 12:35 pm
“Until the dialogue stage is closed" it would be inappropriate to impose financial sanctions on Poland and Hungary, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told German daily newspaper Bild... 

Hungary's Orbán "stunned and puzzled" by EU refusing to fund border protection

September 8, 2017, 8:03 am
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s interpretation of the principle of solidarity is not in accordance with European Union legislation, or with Hungarian historic traditions, Hungary’s... 

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... 

Juncker sends unpleasant response to letter by Hungarian PM Orbán

September 6, 2017, 9:19 am
“Solidarity is not an à-la-carte dish," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker replied to a request by Hungarian Premier Viktor Orbán that the EU should split the costs of Hungary... 

Germany no longer transfers asylum seekers back to Hungary

August 29, 2017, 5:18 pm
For the time being, Germany stopped sending asylum seekers back to Hungary, German press reported on Tuesday. Public television ARD was the first to report that opposition party Die Linke said in a written... 

Only two countries less accepting of migrants than Hungary

August 24, 2017, 3:59 pm
There are only two countries, Macedonia and Montenegro, that are less hostile towards migrants than Hungary is, the latest Gallup poll shows. The most accepting countries are Iceland, New Zealand and Rwanda.... 

Hungarians consider refugees as the top threat

August 9, 2017, 2:59 pm
People around the globe identify ISIS and climate change as the leading threats to national security, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The influx of refugees from the Middle East is generally... 
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