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Europe's Christmas markets warily open as COVID cases rise

Nov. 25, 2021 12:10 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The holiday tree is towering over the main square in this central German city, the chestnuts and sugared almonds are roasted, and kids are clambering aboard the merry-go-round just like they did before the pandemic. But a surge in coronavirus infections has left an...

EU prosecutors appoint delayed Slovenia nominees for 5 years

Nov. 24, 2021 10:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union body announced Wednesday that it has finally appointed two prosecutors from Slovenia, ending a months-long standoff with the small Alpine country’s right-wing government, but doubts remain over how long they will stay in the job. 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...

Hungary's COVID-19 deaths, cases hit new highs amid surge

Nov. 17, 2021 06:18 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's number of daily COVID-19 deaths and new officially recorded cases on Wednesday climbed to highs not seen since a devastating pandemic surge last spring. Government figures showed 178 daily deaths and 10,265 new cases in the country of...

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. ...

MTV EMAs show in Hungary highlights support for LGBTQ people

Nov. 14, 2021 19:04 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Pyrotechnics, elaborate costumes and aerial acrobatics ruled the night at the 2021 MTV European Music Awards show in Hungary's capital Sunday, a ceremony that was both a celebration of the year's biggest musical artists and a statement of support for LGBTQ people in...

As virus surges in Eastern Europe, leaders slow to act

Nov. 14, 2021 02:42 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — At the main hospital in Romania's capital, the morgue ran out of space for the dead in recent days, and doctors in Bulgaria have suspended routine surgeries so they can tend to a surge in COVID-19 patients. In the Serbian capital, the graveyard now operates an extra...

EU calls for fines against Hungary over asylum policy

Nov. 12, 2021 09:20 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary could face fines from the European Union for failing to comply with a ruling by the bloc's top court on its treatment of refugees and handling of asylum claims. The European Commission, the 27-member bloc's executive arm, said in a...

Hungary to cap gasoline and diesel prices amid surging costs

Nov. 11, 2021 08:17 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarians will soon have some relief at the pumps after the government announced Thursday that it will limit the price of gasoline and diesel amid soaring fuel prices. Government minister Gergely Gulyas told reporters that a cap of 480...