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Hungary to keep troops unless Iraq govt decides to end deal

Jan. 9, 2020 6:26 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Thursday that his country will keep its troops stationed in Iraq as long as the Mideast country stands by the agreement between the two governments. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters after a Cabinet meeting that plans were in place...

Croatia court convicts ex-PM, Hungary's MOL chief of bribery

Dec. 30, 2019 6:26 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Monday convicted a former Croatian prime minister and a the head of Hungary's MOL energy group of bribery, in a corruption case dating back a decade. The Zagreb County Court sentenced ex-Croatian PM Ivo Sanader to six years in prison and MOL's CEO and Chairman of...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, escorts Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban prior to their meeting at his office Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Tokyo. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)

Hungary OKs 'muzzle law,' boosts lawmaker fines, sanctions

Dec. 10, 2019 2:10 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's right-wing governing parties on Tuesday approved legislation greatly increasing fines and sanctions on lawmakers who disrupt parliamentary activities. The rules, dubbed a “muzzle law” by the opposition, were approved principally by Prime Minister Viktor...

Foreign Minister of Slovakia Miroslav Lajcak, right, talks to his Hungary's counterpart Peter Szijjarto, left, during their joint press in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Hungary criticizes EU’s failure to agree enlargement talks

Dec. 2, 2019 7:14 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Hungary’s foreign minister has criticized Finland, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the 28-nation European Union, and the EU’s former executive branch for the failure to push on with enlarging the bloc. Peter Szijjarto said Monday that “one of the most...

Outgoing President of the European Council and new President of the European People's Party Donald Tusk speaks during a press conference during the European Peoples Party (EPP) congress in Zagreb, Croatia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Key European group mulls status of Hungary’s ruling party

Nov. 21, 2019 8:58 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The new president of the European People’s Party on Thursday denounced Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s “illiberal” policies and said the status of Orban’s populist party within the influential group will be decided early next year. Donald...