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Hungary's Orban to discuss nuclear power project with Putin

Jan. 20, 2022 07:27 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban plans to meet with President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 1 to discuss the progress of a Russian-backed project to expand a Hungarian nuclear power plant, Hungary’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking on the sidelines...

Hungary sets election for April 3 in big challenge to Orban

Jan. 11, 2022 12:42 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary will hold a parliamentary election on April 3, the president said Tuesday, in a vote that will decide whether Prime Minister Viktor Orban will remain in office after 12 years in power. President Janos Ader made the announcement on the election...

Trump endorses Hungary's Orban ahead of tight election

Jan. 03, 2022 11:44 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed Hungary's right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, offering his “complete support” for the controversial leader who is facing a close parliamentary election this spring. Orban, a champion of...

Hungary's PM denounced in Bosnia for anti-Muslim rhetoric

Dec. 22, 2021 21:45 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian officials and religious leaders on Wednesday denounced suggestions voiced by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his spokesman that the integration of Bosnia into the European Union will be challenging because of its large Muslim population. ...

Orban: Hungary will defy EU court ruling on asylum policy

Dec. 21, 2021 10:54 AM EST

BUDAPEST (AP) — Hungary will not change its immigration policies despite a recent ruling from the European Union’s top court that found them in contradiction with the bloc's laws, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday. Orban's announcement came as Hungary's anti-immigration...

Macron urges strengthening EU borders during Hungary visit

Dec. 13, 2021 17:05 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday affirmed his commitment to strengthening the external borders of the European Union, a point of common agreement at talks he held in Hungary's capital with the leaders of the bloc's eastern nations. The summit in...

Hungary's media, health experts seek more COVID-19 data

Dec. 13, 2021 02:34 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As coronavirus infections and deaths soar in Hungary, the country's journalists and public health professionals are demanding more detailed data on the outbreak from the government, with some experts saying that greater transparency might boost lagging vaccination rates....

Hungarian court declines challenge to primacy of EU law

Dec. 10, 2021 07:42 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's Constitutional Court on Friday declined to rule on a motion challenging the primacy of European Union law in a case involving the country's treatment of refugees and asylum-seekers. The decision came after Justice Minister Judit Varga challenged a...

Hungarian deputy minister suspected of accepting bribes

Dec. 07, 2021 05:52 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's chief prosecutor on Tuesday submitted a motion to the speaker of parliament to revoke the immunity of a governing party lawmaker who is suspected of accepting bribes and other crimes. Pal Volner, a lawmaker from the governing Fidesz party who...

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. ...