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Hungary's Orban: Ukraine's backers have 'drifted' into war

Jan. 27, 2023 05:33 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Western countries that are providing weapons and money to assist Ukraine in its war with Russia have already “drifted” into becoming active participants in the conflict, Hungary's prime minister said on Friday. In an interview with Hungarian state...

Hungary to host conservative conference for 2nd time

Jan. 25, 2023 05:09 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — For the second year running, Hungary will host a conference in May of mainly U.S. and European conservatives as its right-wing populist government, largely isolated in Europe, seeks allies with like-minded movements further afield. The American...

Hungary won't veto EU arms funding to Ukraine, official says

Jan. 23, 2023 10:17 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's foreign minister said Monday that while his government isn't in favor of the European Union sending funding for weapons to Ukraine, it won't block a planned tranche of 500 million euros ($543 million) in assistance to Kyiv to use in the war with Russia. ...

Croatian president blasts EU penalties against Hungary

Jan. 20, 2023 10:32 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Croatia's president said Friday that efforts by the European Union to uphold democratic standards in member countries threatened to tear the bloc apart, and condemned EU efforts to financially penalize Hungary for its alleged breaches of rule of law standards. ...

EU lawmakers seek probe of bloc's enlargement commissioner

Jan. 18, 2023 11:28 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Union lawmakers called Wednesday for an investigation into a senior member of the bloc’s executive branch amid concern that he might be showing too much favoritism toward Serbia’s pro-Russian president. Oliver Varhelyi — a Hungarian citizen...

Spain: Region drops order to offer heartbeat before abortion

Jan. 16, 2023 13:24 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish regional chief has poured cold water on an announcement by a far-right member of his cabinet that doctors would have to give women a chance to listen to the heartbeats of fetuses before any abortion procedure. Castile and Leon's conservative president,...

Hungary ready to sue EU executive over education funding cut

Jan. 12, 2023 06:06 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government will bring legal action against the European Union's executive arm if it cannot reach an agreement on EU funding for university study-abroad programs, a government minister said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Budapest,...

Hungary's Orban wants to 'drain the swamp' in European Union

Dec. 21, 2022 08:13 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister thinks it's time to “drain the swamp” in the European Union, he said on Wednesday, something he imagines could lead all the way to dissolving the bloc's legislature. In an annual international news conference in Budapest,...

Turkey: Sweden's extradition refusal 'very negative'

Dec. 20, 2022 10:30 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday called the refusal of Sweden’s top court to extradite a man wanted by Turkey a “very negative development,” as Ankara continues to delay Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO. Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey’s request...

Finnish defense chief to take advantage of paternity leave

Dec. 19, 2022 09:55 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s defense minister made a stirring argument for his country’s new gender-neutral parental leave system when he announced he would be stepping aside in few weeks to take care of his 6-month-old son, reassuring the nation that it would be in good hands amid a regional...