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Hungary hails EU chief's refugee quota rejection

Budapest - Hungary's rightwing government, a fierce opponent of mass immigration, on Thursday welcomed EU President Donald Tusk's rejection of mandatory refugee quotas.

European rights watchdog raps Ukraine's language law

Kiev - A European rights watchdog ruled on Friday that Ukraine's new law requiring state schools teach older children almost entirely in Ukrainian might be discriminatory.

EU sues Czechs, Hungary, Poland over refugee quotas

Brussels - The EU took the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the bloc's top court Thursday over their refusal to accept quotas for asylum-seekers, setting up a new clash between Brussels and key eastern states.

EU takes Hungary to court over 'anti-Soros' laws

Brussels - The EU took Hungary to the bloc's top court on Thursday over a crackdown on education and foreign-backed civil society groups that critics say targets US billionaire George Soros.

'Inclusive' Hungary playgrounds for disabled kids

Budapest - Shrieks of laughter by non-disabled and disabled children having fun together at Hungarian playgrounds are becoming more common thanks to some determined parents turned innovative designers.

Soros rebukes 'bad' Hungary PM Orban

Budapest - US billionaire George Soros launched a fresh broadside Friday at Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, accusing him of taking an anti-democratic turn and of creating a "mafia regime".

Kiev's disputes with Western neighbours threaten EU support

Kiev - Three years after the outbreak of an unprecedented crisis with Moscow and a war with pro-Kremlin rebels, Ukraine is experiencing a deep diplomatic chill with its Western neighbours that risks dampening EU support for Kiev.

Hungary tycoon in anti-PM graffiti slur

Budapest - A long-running spat between Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban and his millionaire ex-college roommate has taken a lewd twist after Lajos Simicska was pictured apparently daubing a poster with anti-Orban graffiti.

Soros blasts 'lies' of Hungary government campaign

Budapest - George Soros spoke out Monday for the first time about Hungary's "survey" on the US financier and philanthropist's views and alleged intentions on immigration, accusing Budapest of "distortions and outright lies".

Hungary says millionth passport granted to new citizens abroad

Budapest - Hungary said Wednesday that a million people had been granted citizenship since the 2010 introduction of a controversial fast-track naturalisation scheme for ethnic Hungarians living abroad.

Hungary anger over US 'objective' media funding plan

Budapest - Hungary expressed "shock" Wednesday at a US plan to finance independent media outlets outside Budapest, a move it called "intervention in an ally's internal affairs".

Hungary NGO sues government over anti-Soros questionnaire

Budapest - A Hungarian refugee rights group said Saturday it has sued Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government for defamation over a "national consultation" questionnaire sent to households nationwide about US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary to grant Soros-founded uni year's reprieve

Budapest - Hungary said Friday it plans to give a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros a further year to comply with a controversial new law widely seen as targeting the institution.

Hungary to grant Soros-founded university year's reprieve

Budapest - Hungary said Friday it plans to give a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros a further year to comply with a controversial new law widely seen as targeting the institution.

Austria to sue over Hungary nuclear plant expansion

Budapest - Austria said Friday it would launch a lawsuit against the European Union's approval of the Russian-financed expansion of a nuclear plant in Hungary.The approval, granted in March, removes the last major obstacle to the 12.5 billion euro ($13.

EU steps up action against Hungary over 'anti-Soros' NGO law

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday intensified its legal action against Hungary over a crackdown on education and foreign-backed civil society groups that critics say targets US billionaire George Soros.

Rights groups slam new Hungary 'hate campaign'

Budapest - Rights groups slammed on Friday Hungary's new "national consultation" targeting George Soros and what Budapest says is the billionaire philanthropist's intention to flood Europe with a million migrants per year.

Christianity waning in EU states accepting migrants: Orban

Varsovia - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said Christianity was waning in EU countries taking in migrants and defended countries like his which have refused to take them in.

Say 'quiet prayer' for Merkel election win, PM tells Hungarians

Budapest - In a rare show of support, Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged Hungarians on Friday to pray that German Chancellor Angela Merkel wins this weekend's election despite the pair's clashes over refugees.

Hungary set for fresh anti-Soros blitz

Budapest - Hungary is set to launch another state "national consultation" about US financier and philanthropist George Soros, the government said Tuesday, six months before expected general elections.

Budapest ire as EU inspectors call at PM's village

Felcs - With an extravagant football stadium and an EU-funded narrow-gauge train famed for its lack of passengers, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's home village of Felcsut makes for an offbeat tourist destination.

Hungary denounces 'violence' of EU migrant plan

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday launched a fresh attack on an EU plan to share thousands of migrants around the bloc, saying that forcing his country to partake in the scheme bordered on "violence".

Hungary journalist group slams blacklist

Budapest - Hungary's leading press association has condemned a website close to the government for publishing a blacklist of journalists whom it calls "mouthpieces" for George Soros, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's bete noire.

EU's Juncker tells Orban to meet migration obligations

Brussels - EU chief Jean Claude Juncker replied coolly to Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban's request for reimbursement for defending Europe's external borders against illegal immigration, saying solidarity is a "two-way street," according to a letter obtaine...

EU ready to study Hungary border compensation request

Brussels - The EU said Friday that it was ready to study Hungary's request to be reimbursed for defending Europe's external borders against illegal immigration but urged Budapest to admit its share of asylum seekers.

Hungary wants EU to help pay border costs

Budapest - Hungary has demanded that Brussels refund half the 800 million euros ($950 million) it says it has spent defending its southern borders against illegal immigration, the government said Thursday.

Under fire, Hungary NGOs turn to top court

Budapest - Civil society groups in Hungary said Wednesday they have filed a challenge with the country's constitutional court against a law targeting foreign-funded organisations that critics argue is aimed at stifling anti-government dissent.

2018 start for Russia-backed nuclear plant work: Hungary

Budapest - Work on the Russian-financed expansion of a Hungarian nuclear plant will begin in January, Hungary's foreign minister said Monday after talks in Budapest between Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Hungary pulls tainted egg products from shelves

Budapest - Hungary on Tuesday became the latest European country to withdraw egg products imported from Germany containing the insecticide fipronil.

EU ups pressure on east to take migrants

Luxembourg - The European Union stepped up pressure Wednesday on rebellious eastern states to take in their fair share of refugees under mandatory quotas adopted at the height of the migrant crisis.
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