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EU court advisor wants scrapping of Hungary-Poland challenge

Dec. 02, 2021 07:16 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top adviser to the European Union’s highest court on Thursday said that the principle of linking the bloc’s budget disbursements to respect for rule of law is compatible with the bloc's laws and that a challenge by Hungary and Poland should be dismissed. ...

Hungary's parliament approves referendum on LGBT issues

Nov. 30, 2021 08:22 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament authorized the government Tuesday to call a national referendum on LGBT issues, the latest in a series of steps by the country's nationalist leaders that critics say are intended to limit minority rights. Lawmakers from the...

Central European nations back Poland in migration dispute

Nov. 23, 2021 11:25 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leaders of three Central European countries on Tuesday expressed their solidarity with Poland in an ongoing migration crisis on its eastern border with Belarus, and urged the European Union to increase its support for the protection of the bloc's external...

Hungary opposition leader vows to restore western alliances

Nov. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EST

HODMEZOVASARHELY, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's opposition leader wants to restore his country's frayed ties with the West — and also has a message for American fans of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban. "Let me state very strongly for all Americans that to be a part...

Top EU court hits Hungary over 'Stop Soros' migrant law

Nov. 16, 2021 08:19 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that Hungary broke EU law by making it a criminal offense for people or organizations to help migrants and refugees apply for asylum, in a new legal blow to Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing government. ...

Hungarian official: Government bought, used Pegasus spyware

Nov. 04, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A senior official in Hungary's governing party acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that the government purchased a powerful spyware tool, which was allegedly used to target journalists, businesspeople and an opposition politician. Lajos...

Central European nations seek South Korea train partnership

Nov. 04, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leaders of four Central European nations met Thursday in Hungary’s capital, where they urged visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to consider investing in a rapid train line connecting Budapest and Poland's capital, Warsaw. ...

South Korea and Hungary commit to carbon neutrality by 2050

Nov. 03, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with Hungary's president Wednesday in Budapest, where the two leaders committed to achieving carbon neutrality in their countries by 2050. At a news briefing following talks with Hungarian President Janos...

France's Le Pen visits Hungary in bid for nationalist allies

Oct. 26, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen held talks Tuesday with populist Hungarian Prime Minster Viktor Orban in Budapest, a meeting the two politicians said advanced the cooperation of Europe's nationalist forces. At a news conference in...

Tens of thousands in Orban rally in Hungary capital Budapest

Oct. 23, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government marched in Budapest on Saturday in a demonstration of unity behind the populist leader's contentious policies that have led to challenges to his power both in...