University protests 'secondary' to migration: Hungary PM

2017-04-16 06:03

Facing protests at home and abroad over new laws on universities and NGO's, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said his main battle is against immigration.

Hungary moves to ban mass resettlement of migrants

2016-10-10 22:12

Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has proposed constitutional changes aimed at banning the mass resettlement of migrants, after voters have backed his rejection of an EU refugee quota plan in a recent referendum.

Hungary scraps internet tax plans

2014-11-03 10:20

Hungary's plan to tax internet data traffic has been scrapped, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said, following mass rallies in Budapest.

Floods force thousands to evacuate

2013-06-09 17:25

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in a region of eastern Germany where the Elbe River has flooded and burst through a dam, officials say.

'Gypsy animals' remark causes uproar

2013-01-08 18:48

Remarks by a prominent Hungarian right-wing journalist and co-founder of the governing Fidesz party have caused outrage, after he equated minority Romas to animals.

Central bank: A chink in Orban's armour

2011-12-18 16:10

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is so secure domestically that he can ignore the current criticism, but moves to increase control over the central bank could be his Achilles heel.


Major protest in Hungary over university law

2017-04-09 21:56

Hungary has seen the biggest anti-government protest in three years as tens of thousands demonstrated against new higher education legislation.

Secret pact to settle 500 000 Syrians in EU - Hungarian PM

2015-12-02 21:44

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says he expects a German-led secret pact to be revealed soon that would bring up to 500 000 Syrians from Turkey directly into the European Union, but EU leaders have rejected the claim as "nonsense".

Ex Hungary leader charged with war crimes

2013-10-16 18:41

Hungarian prosecutors have filed war crimes charges against Bela Biszku, a former communist leader, for his conduct in the aftermath of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Budapest.

Hungary asks reporter to return award

2013-03-20 15:03

A Hungarian government minister has asked a television journalist to return an award he was given last week after he was accused of anti-Semitism by Israel's ambassador to Hungary.

Hungary: President resigns over plagiarism

2012-04-02 17:05

Hungary's President Pal Schmitt has resigned after he was stripped last week of his 1992 doctorate title following claims he plagiarised most of his 200-page thesis.

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