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Hungary To Test Russian Coronavirus Vaccine

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto says Hungary is pressing ahead with testing on a Russian coronavirus vaccine after being the first European country to receive samples of the Sputnik-V last week.

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Hungary's Orban Says Solutions To EU Budget Deadlock 'Possible'.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says deadlocked EU budget negotiation will eventually reach an agreement despite vetoes by Hungary and Poland over the 27-member bloc's plan to make funding dependent on respect for the rule of law.

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Hungarian PM Orban Accuses EU Of Using Budget To 'Blackmail' Over Immigration.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused the European Union of trying to use the bloc's budget to "blackmail" countries that oppose its immigration policies. 

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Rights Group Slams Hungarian Government Bid To Ban Adoptions By Gay Couples.

A proposal by the Hungarian government to restrict adoption to married couples is designed to exclude lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender(LGBT)people and families and represents "an affront to common European values," Human Rights Watch(HRW...

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Hungary, Poland Block EU Budget Over Rule-Of-Law Provisions.

Hungary and Poland have blocked approval of the European Union's long-term budget and 1.8 trillion-euro($2.1 trillion)coronavirus rescue package, pushing the bloc toward a crisis as it seeks to respond to the pandemic.

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Leaked Audio, Testimony Find Journalists At Hungarian State Broadcaster Instructed On News Coverage.

An investigation by RFE/RL has found journalists at Hungary's public broadcaster faced pressure leading up to European Parliament elections in 2019, including orders to push, among other things, an anti-migrant narrative, a key issue of the govern...

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COVID-19: Hungary Imposes Strict Restrictions As Virus Situation Worsens.

The Hungarian government has imposed its strictest pandemic measures so far amid a quickly worsening COVID-19 situation, drastically changing course after weeks of lax restrictions and an optimistic outlook from Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The ne...

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COVID-19: Hungary Imposes Strict Restrictions As Virus Situation Worsens.

The Hungarian government has imposed its strictest pandemic measures so far amid a quickly worsening COVID-19 situation, drastically changing course after weeks of lax restrictions and an optimistic outlook from Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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What will a Biden presidency mean for Ukraine?

A lot is going to change for Ukraine as the foreign policy priorities of the future US president are going to be significantly different from those of the incumbent US leader. Hungarian PM Viktor Orban to have less support from the US The Hungaria...

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Budapest Art Students End Sit-In As Hungary Goes Into Coronavirus Lockdown.

Hungary has announced a partial lockdown as a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections has prompted right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban to move away from his previous policy of avoiding serious restrictions to protect the economy.

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Hungary Tightens Coronavirus Curbs Amid Jump In Infections.

The Hungarian government has announced the country's strictest anti-coronavirus measures to date after the authorities reported record-breaking hospitalizations and deaths cause by COVID-19.

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Hungary Declares State Of Emergency, Announces Coronavirus Restrictions.

Hungary will introduce a state of emergency and impose fresh restrictions to stem a surge in coronavirus infections.  

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EU Executive Takes Action Against Hungary Over New Asylum Procedures.

The European Commission has opened an infringement procedure against Hungary for violating EU asylum laws.

Media Watchdog Urges End To Hungarian Police Probe Into Journalists' 'Illicit Data Collection'.

The Committee to Protect Journalists(CPJ)has demanded that Hungarian police stop harassing two journalists who were summoned for questioning after they published stories that used drone footage showing armored vehicles parked outside a business ...

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Thousands Rally In Budapest To Protect Arts University.

Around 10,000 people have marched through the Hungarian capital to rally for the autonomy of the University of Theater and Film Arts(SZFE).

Tusk Blasts Hungarian PM's Vision Of Democracy, Says Belarus Opposition 'Close To Victory'.

The head of the European center-right European People’s Party(EPP)says Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s vision of "illiberal democracy" is in fact spearheading the creation of a "degenerate democracy" in his country.

EU 'Concerned' By Election Of Hungary’s New Supreme Court President.

The executive arm of the European Union has expressed concern over the election of an ally of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as president of the country's Supreme Court.

Hungarian Students, Artists Protest Government's Takeover Of Famed Film School.

Hundreds of students, celebrities, and faculty of Hungary's University of Theater and Film Arts(SZFE)have protested outside the Ministry of Innovation and Technology(ITM)in Budapest, urging the government to restore the autonomy of their insti...

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Report: COVID-19 Used As Pretext To Crack Down On Internet Freedom.

Internet freedom has declined for the 10th consecutive year as governments around the world are using the coronavirus pandemic as a "cover" to expand online surveillance, crack down on dissent, and build new technological systems to control societ...

Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary 'Doing Next To Nothing' To Fight Foreign Bribery.

An anti-corruption watchdog has ranked Russia, Bulgaria, and Hungary among 19 leading global exporters that are doing little or even nothing to enforce rules meant to prohibit companies from paying bribes in foreign markets.

Top EU Court Strikes Down Hungarian Reforms That Hit Soros University.

The European Union's top court has ruled that a law on foreign-funded universities which Hungary used as grounds to shut down a renowned university founded by U.S. billionaire philanthropist George Soros was illegal.

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Renowned Film School In Revolt Against Hungarian Authorities.

Staff and students at a renowned Hungarian theater and film school are in open revolt after the government transferred control to a private foundation and a board of trustees that critics say is filled with allies of right-wing, nationalist Prime ...

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EU Leaders To Discuss Eastern Mediterranean Dispute, Belarus And Karabakh Crises.

Belarus, Karabakh Crises Among Issues For Discussion At EU Summit

Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania Criticized In EU Rule-Of-Law Report.

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, has criticized judiciary reforms by the Hungarian and Polish governments as a "major source of controversy" and "serious concern."

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Hungary's Orban Wants EU Vice President To Resign Over 'Derogatory' Comments.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called for the resignation of European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova over what he described as her "derogatory public statements" about democracy in Hungary.