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Poland's President Andrzej Duda, center, and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, second right, are taking a family photo with Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic, right, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, left and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, second left, at the start of a Visegrad Group summit in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 3, 2020, as Poland takes the rotating presidency of the regional cooperation group.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland wants generous EU budget for Central Europe

Jul. 3, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda said Friday that the European Union’s budget for the next seven years should be generous for Central European nations, which aim to help drive the economic recovery from the coronavirus recession. Duda spoke to open a summit of prime ministers of...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, left, and Cyprus' Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides speak during a news conference at the Cypriot foreign ministry on Friday, June 26, 2020. Szijjarto is in Cyprus for one-day visit. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Hungary worries virus could spur more migration to Europe

Jun. 26, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Hungarian government is “very concerned” that the coronavirus pandemic will trigger more waves of migrants trying to reach Europe from poorer nations where the disease will have a greater impact, the country's foreign minister said Friday. Hungarian Foreign...

Hungary's main online news site says independence in danger

Jun. 21, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s leading online news site said Sunday that its editorial staff and independence are at risk because of a reorganization attempt that could compromise its journalistic integrity. Index.hu moved its “ independence barometer,” set up in 2018 after an...

FILE - In this April 12, 2017 photo people gather to protest against then planned new NGO and CEU laws, at the Heroes Square in Budapest. The European Union's Court of Justice says that restrictions imposed by Hungary on the foreign funding of non-governmental organizations does not comply with EU law. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP,file)

Hungary law on NGOs' foreign funding found to break EU rules

Jun. 18, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Restrictions imposed by Hungary on the foreign funding of non-governmental organizations do not comply with EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union said Thursday. The Luxembourg-based court said that Hungarian regulations — in effect since 2017 and nominally meant...

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban arrives for the V4 summit at the Lednice Chateau in Lednice, Czech Republic, Thursday, June 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Hungarian parliament votes for govt to end state of danger

Jun. 16, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday to ask the government to end to the state of danger declared because of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal was supported by the opposition parties and approved by a vote of 192-0. It will be up to Prime Minister Viktor...

The Latest: S Korea has 56 new COVID cases amid resurgence

Jun. 11, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 56 new cases of COVID-19 as the country continues to see a resurgence of the virus concentrated in the capital area. Figures released by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday brought national totals to 12,003 cases and 277...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers his speech during the inauguration of the Centenary Turul Statue in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Trianon Peace Treaty in Satoraljaujhely, Hungary, Saturday, June 6, 2020. The Turul, mostly depicted as a hawk or falcon, is a mythological bird and the ancient symbol of Hungarian national identity and togetherness. Hungary is commemorating the 100th anniversary of a post-World War I peace treaty which led to the loss of about two-thirds of its territory and left some 3.3 million Hungarians outside the country's new borders. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP)

Hungarian government launches coronavirus questionnaire

Jun. 8, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government on Monday published a new questionnaire with 13 topics centering on the coronavirus pandemic. The “national consultation” will be mailed to citizens in coming weeks. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has carried out several similar propaganda...

Lawmakers attend the commemorative parliamentary session marking the centenary of the Trianon Peace Treaty in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Hungary is commemorating the 100th anniversary of a post-World War I peace treaty which led to the loss of about two-thirds of its territory and left some 3.3 million Hungarians outside the country's new borders. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)

On WWI treaty's centenary, Hungary says its 'curse' must go

Jun. 4, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's president on Thursday stressed the need for mutual respect between Hungary and neighboring countries where some 2 million ethnic Hungarians live following a post-World War I peace treaty signed exactly 100 years ago. At the same time, Janos Ader spoke of Hungarians'...

A man stands by candles and flowers placed near the Margit Bridge over the Danube river during a memorial ceremony for the victims, one year after the Mermaid boat accident, in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, May 29, 2020. Commemorations are taking place on the one year anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship that killed at least 27 people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Hungary commemorates victims of 2019 Danube boat catastrophe

May. 29, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Commemorations were held Friday in Hungary for the anniversary of an accident on the Danube River in which over two dozen South Korean tourists died after their tour boat collided with a river cruise ship. At least 25 out of 33 South Korean tourists died when the Hableany...