Hungary

Visegrad countries make a fist against EU ‘double standards’

Leaders of four central European countries will meet next week to urge the EU to act against food companies which put inferior ingredients in branded products destined for sale in poorer member states.

Hungarian film ‘On Body and Soul’ wins Golden Bear

A Hungarian love story about two slaughterhouse workers who connect in shared dreams won the top award Saturday at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

Russia seduces Hungary to chose sides with 10 billion euro power deal

Hungary, a member of NATO and the EU, has remained on good terms with Russia under the sanctions regime, imposed following its annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and its subsequent involvement in the separatist conflict in Ukraine.

Xenophobic Hungary continues to violate human rights

Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday he has defied Brussels by reintroducing the systematic detention of migrants arriving in the country in response to recent "terror" attacks in Europe.

Probation for refugee kicking camera woman

Petra Laszlo was filming refugees in September 2015 as they broke through a police cordon.

EU Commission defends Oettinger amid latest scandal

Both the European Commission and Hungarian government have rejected suggestions of impropriety on the part of Commissioner Günther Oettinger over trips he made to Budapest in May on a lobbyist's private jet.

“EU powerless against authoritarianism”

The European Union is powerless to act against the slide towards authoritarianism being seen in Poland and Hungary, the head of the bloc's executive, the European Commission, admitted.

Rights group urges EU to address Hungary’s attack on human rights

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on Friday urged the EU to better address Hungary's "sustained attack" on human rights and democracy since Prime Minister Viktor Orbán took office in 2010.

Hungary’s ad tax breaches EU rules

The European Commission has found that the progressive nature of Hungary’s advertisement tax rates grant a selective advantage to certain companies, and is therefore in breach of European Union’s state aid rules.

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