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Perhaps our Taoiseach's visit to Hungary should be seen in the context of an effort to avoid allowing the Hungarian government to become marginalised in Europe, and therefore even more extreme; to exert the kind of moderating influence that a friendly independent nation can provide; and all conveyed by ...
Sargentini's investigation will inform a European Parliament decision on whether to launch the so-called Article 7 process against Hungary, which could ultimately lead to Budapest losing its right to vote on EU decisions. Although that final step is unlikely, as all other EU members would have to vote in favor ...

Hungarian courts have extended the retrial of a Syrian refugee who was convicted of "an act of terror" after an altercation with police on the Hungary-Serbia border crossing in 2015. The refugee, identified as Ahmed H, was give a 10-year prison sentence in November 2016 after a conviction based on ...
BUDAPEST, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- consumer prices in Hungary fell to 2.1 percent in December year on year, after 2.5 percent in November, according to a statement published here on Friday by the Hungarian central statistical office KSH. "In 2017, the average inflation rate in Hungary was 2.4 percent," KSH ...
BUDAPEST, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- For the sixth time in a row since 2013, Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu received the award of the best female athlete of Hungary in 2017 here at a Gala on Thursday evening. "Thank you, for voting for me the sixth time. The World Championship [held in Hungary last ...

(RTTNews) - Hungary's industrial production growth eased markedly as initially estimated in November, latest figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Thursday. The volume of industrial production climbed a working-day-adjusted 3.4 percent year-over-year in November, well below the ...
She says she made a difficult journey to safety and came to Hungary in 2015. She works at a restaurant part-time and plans to concentrate on caring for the elderly in the future. "I want to take care of the elderly people here. This is what I want to do in life. Just taking care of them, if possible, if God blesses ...
Hungarian fuels group Mol is to raise the wholesale list price of 95-octane gasoline by HUF 2 per litre on Friday. The price of diesel will not change. The hike will take the average price of gasoline to HUF 362 per litre. The last time Mol changed the price of gasoline was on 5 January (+HUF 2 per litre to ...
Congressman Andy Harris sent this "Dear Colleague" letter asking members to stop the State Department from funding independent media in #Hungary. He refers to Orban opposing "hegemony of Brussels" and pursuing national interest "in the face of liberal, Soros funded, opposition." pic.twitter.com/ ...
Photographing in socialist Hungary in the decades leading to democratic rule, Andras Bankuti knew that everything was political. Aware of taboo subjects - religion, poverty, drugs, among others - he resorted to self-censorship. "The second I pressed the shutter release," he said, "I knew which of my ...
Russia and China are the international standard-bearers of this malign credo, flanked by Turkey and India, and openly admired by the conservative nationalists in power in Poland and Hungary - and by Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and a leavening of extreme Tory Brexiters. All are spawn of the same devil ...
A dog had apparently been faithfully lying beside the body of its deceased owner for several weeks when the pair were discovered in a flat in Hungary. The nine-year-old Havanese breed, called Zsazsa, was found in a Budapest apartment on Wednesday. She was severely malnourished when found, ...
But although he did raise the issue of refugees, he was less than forthright in his criticism of the Orban government, preferring to concentrate on gaining support for Ireland's concerns during phase two of the Brexit talks and finding agreement with Hungary on corporate tax and the future of the EU's ...
One of the projects of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a 336 kilometer rail line from Serbian capital Belgrade to Hungarian capital Budapest might take off the ground soon, according to Hungarian and Chinese officials. Construction was originally set to start in 2015.The actual start of the project was ...
Ireland and Hungary will push for a Brexit deal which allows "uninterrupted" trade in goods and services during the second phase of talks, Ireland's prime minister said on Thursday as he met his Hungarian counterpart in Budapest. Leo Varadkar said both countries bitterly regretted the UK's decision to quit ...
New car registrations in Hungary climbed 11% from a year earlier to 10,832 in December 2017. The most popular brand in the last month of the year was Suzuki, national news agency MTI reports, quoting carinfo.hu. The full-year growth in new car sales was even higher, a 20.4% increase in ...

The EU's executive will sue Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in the bloc's top court for their refusal to host asylum seekers, Brussels said last month. Speaking in an interview to the Pravo daily paper, Mr Babis said: "The European Commission can withdraw the charge at any moment. "We have to ...
Poland's new premier meets with Hungary's Viktor Orban in Budapest on Wednesday (3 January) in a show of solidarity against EU criticism of their countries' joint backtracking on democratic values and the rule of law. It will be Mateusz Morawiecki's first official bilateral visit since taking office last month.
When the EU's executive Commission launched an unprecedented legal action against Warsaw in December in an attempt to force it to reverse judicial reforms that Brussels says undermine democracy, Orban signaled he would use Hungary's right of veto to prevent any punitive sanctions against Poland.
The prime ministers of Hungary and Poland will meet on Wednesday to reaffirm their joint stance against criticism from the European Union that their sweeping reforms run counter to the bloc's core values and threaten the rule of law. The trip to Budapest will be the first bilateral visit for new Polish prime ...
BUDAPEST (ChurchMilitant.com) - Led by Hungary, the nations of Central Europe are ramping up efforts to halt population collapse. At a conference on family policy in Budapest last week, Hungarian parliamentary representative Gabriella Selmeczi conceded Europe is in the midst of demographic crisis.
The news comes as the nationalistic politics of both countries has prompted increased tensions between Brussels. One EU source told Reuters: "We are confident that the ECJ will confirm validation, then they [Poland and Hungary] must abide by the decision. "If they don't, then they will face consequences, ...
Far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos is slated to speak at an event funded by the Hungarian government in January. A website promoting Hungary's presidency of the Visegrad group, comprising the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, has published the agenda of "The Future of Europe" ...
While the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants of Hungary strongly oppose the European Union to settle thousands of migrants from the third world, quite a few Arab, Afghan and Black African people live continually or settled permanently in Hungary. How do they feel like in our country, how do they see ...
With tension growing between Brussels and eastern members of the EU, Hungary and Poland hope new Czech prime minister Andrej Babis will strengthen their Anti-Immigration and Eurosceptic alliance, and Romania's government this month also pushed through controversial reforms to boost its control ...
Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2017 shows the Gingerbread City at the whale Shopping and cultural Center in Budapest, Hungary. Gingerbread City is an exhibition with free entrance from Dec. 22, 2017 to Jan. 27, 2018. Anyone who is willing to participate in the exhibition could reserve a plot and exhibit his or ...
With Hungarians slated to go to cast their ballots in April 2018, the country's right-wing political landscape has been undergoing a transformation. Recent months have seen Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling conservative party, Fidesz, move further right, while Jobbik, a party with neo-Nazi roots, attempts ...
The Hungarian government was referred on Thursday to the court in relation to a higher education law that could force the closure of Central European University (CEU), founded by the billionaire George Soros, who has been the subject of a demonisation campaign by Hungary's prime minister.
Critics say Hungary's economic structure is becoming a miniature version of Vladimir Putin's Russia. The only difference is that Hungary has built this system within the EU -- in part, using EU funds. As reported by the Financial Times, much of the new Fidesz-linked business elite have achieved its success ...
A new highway project is being planned in Hungary. The project calls for the construction of a new section of the M44 dual carriageway. The proposed section would link Lakitelek with Tiszakurt, measuring 10km. The construction of this section will include building two major intersections as well as a 556m ...
"Quick-thinking actions" by "trained gymnasium staff" saved Soros's life and "expert CPR" helped the 87-year-old billionaire survive and avoid brain damage, according to reports in Hungary's liberal media. After 15 minutes of CPR the paramedics arrived and took over. Soros was given the defibrillator three ...
"The formal warning to Poland [which could ultimately lead to Poland losing its EU voting rights] is seen as unlikely because it requires a unanimous vote of all member states - including, Hungary, which has already said it would not back it," he added. "But calls to make EU funds - of which Poland and ...
A talkative little robot has been enlisted by police in Hungary to help bring an electric jolt to presentations in schools and pensioner clubs. "Hi kids!" said robot Robi to a class of primary school children in Szolnok, 100km east of Budapest. "Some things you need to be careful with when using the internet…
When Poland and Hungary joined the EU in 2004, the integration of the former communist bloc countries was seen as critical to the bloc's post-Cold War advance. Barely a decade later, they risk becoming its first rogue states. How Europe deals with members deliberately flouting the core western liberal ...
anti-corruption campaigners, bankers and opposition politicians in Hungary warn the government of Viktor Orban has shifted to a form of "crony capitalism" that resembles models found farther east in ex-Soviet republics. Critics say Hungary's economic structure is becoming a miniature version of Vladimir ...
Brussels (ChurchMilitant.com) - The European Union (EU) is accusing Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic of refusing to share the "burden" of allowing Muslim migrants into their countries. On December 4 the European Commission -- the governing body of the European Union that proposes ...
Hungary is not planning to move its Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said, adding that the government's Middle East policy was unchanged. CEE markets-Crown eases as inflation data supports CEE monetary doves. Central Europe's main currencies eased, stung by Czech and ...
With Hungarians slated to go to cast their ballots in April 2018, the country's right-wing political landscape has been undergoing a transformation. Recent months have seen Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling conservative party, Fidesz, move further right, while Jobbik, a party with neo-Nazi roots, attempts ...
Hungary's two leading broadcasters RTL Klub and TV2 have significant increased their levels of product placement. In a statement, the regulator NMHH says that it analysed nearly 3,500 pieces of content broadcast by RTL and TV2 in the first half of this year. This also included, for the first time, media ...
Croatia expects both Slovenia and Hungary to respect the decision for EU member states to support each other on their way to membership in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), said Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Monday in Paris, reports tportal.hr on December ...
BUDAPEST, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- A new trial started Monday in Veszprem over Hungary's worst ecological accident, the 2010 red mud spill, with the first defendant, the former CEO of the MAL alumina plant declaring he was innocent of all criminal liability. Zoltan Bakonyi, the former CEO, expressed his ...
Hackett's Cove, N.S.-based Nautel is making history in Europe. Antenna Hungaria, which is wholly owned by the Hungarian government, provides broadcast, telecommunication and multimedia services throughout the country. Their Solt operation is the most powerful medium wave radio transmitter in ...
More than a year on, the European Union is preparing to take Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic to court over their refusal to share the burden of the migrant crisis which is costing the bloc billions. Italy is now overwhelmed as the front line of crossings from Libya, Africa. The European Commission, led ...
DEBRECEN, Hungary (WFLA/NBC) - A newborn giraffe made its public debut at a zoo in Hungary on Thursday. The baby was born a little over two weeks ago, and is the second baby of mother Emma and father Szilveszter. The baby is receiving care from zookeepers, as his mother isn't nursing him.
Hungary had a EUR 522 mln trade surplus in October, the Central Statistics (KSH) said in a first reading of data on Friday. The surplus was down EUR 275 mln from the same month a year earlier. Exports rose 11.8% year-on-year to EUR 8.887 billion. Imports were up 17% at EUR 8.365 bln. About 81% of ...
The future of Hungary's 50,000 Jews would be protected and cherished under their watch, they said. But there's a catch in the form of George Soros, the billionaire investor. Budapest-born Mr Soros, a holocaust survivor, has been cast in a government-backed campaign as an advocate of mass illegal ...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian police say 17 suspects have been identified in an investigation into the activities of the Hungarian National Front, a marginal ultra-nationalist group. police Lt. Col. Andras Opauszki said Friday that hidden caches of weapons, ammunition, grenades and explosives ...
On November 24, Li Keqiang, China's premier and top economic official, arrived in Budapest to great fanfare (China Economic Daily, November 29). Although Hungary is not typically on lists of major economic partners for China--even maps of the trans-Eurasian Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) skip over ...
The Hungarian government was referred on Thursday to the court in relation to a higher education law that could force the closure of Central European University (CEU), founded by the billionaire George Soros, who has been the subject of a demonisation campaign by Hungary's prime minister.


 

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