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The Latest: Eurotunnel tests new 'digital border' for Brexit

Sep. 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Eurotunnel has held a round of tests to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, checking that a new "digital border" between France and Britain would work seamlessly and keep traffic flowing in the...

Hungary's Orban points to EU 'enlargement fatigue'

Sep. 13, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Friday that Western countries in the European Union are suffering from "enlargement fatigue" and using newer members as a scapegoat for their problems. "Those in the West are exhausted from enlargement," Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on state radio,...

Central Europe happy with roles in new EU commission

Sep. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The prime ministers of four Central European countries say they are satisfied with the role of their countries' representatives in the European Union's powerful executive arm. The premiers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia that form an informal grouping known as Visegrad...

Hungarian architect, dissident Laszlo Rajk dies at 70

Sep. 12, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Laszlo Rajk, a Hungarian architect, dissident and film and theater production designer, has died. He was 70. Rajk died Wednesday from an undisclosed illness, according to online architecture publication epiteszforum.hu. Rajk shared the name Laszlo with his father, a communist...

Hungarian journalist wounded in fighting in Libyan capital

Sep. 10, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hungary's foreign ministry says a Hungarian journalist has been wounded in clashes between rival armed groups in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Tamas Merczel, a ministry spokesman, said on Tuesday that photojournalist Gergely Szabo was hurt in a bombing in Tripoli on Saturday and was taken to a...

Hungary touts family policies as alternative to immigration

Sep. 5, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Thursday that economic incentives for families, not immigration, are the answer to low birth rates and a decreasing population. Speaking at a government-organized conference on demography, Prime Minister Viktor Orban also said that an upturn in...

Placido Domingo concert opening sports complex in Hungary

Aug. 28, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

SZEGED, Hungary (AP) — Placido Domingo received a warm reception Wednesday at a concert in Hungary to inaugurate a new soccer stadium for a Catholic diocese, the second of the opera star's European engagements since he was accused of sexual harassment in an Associated Press report. Domingo, who shared the...

German, Hungarian leaders commemorate '89 freedom picnic

Aug. 19, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Hungary and Germany sought to strike a conciliatory note Monday, largely setting aside the frostier tones that have dominated their recent relations as they commemorated the 30th anniversary of a key moment in Cold War history. Speaking at a ceremony recalling the "Pan-European...

The Latest: Slovakia police detain 30 migrants

Aug. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 8 p.m. Slovakia police say they have detained a group of 30 migrants who attempted to get to the country from neighboring Hungary hidden under a freight train. Police say 18 migrants from Afghanistan were detained in the southern...

Hungary's Orban sees 'more meaningful' EU migration debates

Aug. 1, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister expects "more meaningful" debates on migration in the European Union after a "successful" meeting in Brussels. Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday described European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen as a "serious lady" who has "serious...