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Hungary: Country in Central Europe
Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east and southeast, Serbia to the south, Croatia and Slovenia to the southwest, and Austria to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world, and among the few non-Indo-European languages to be widely spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs, and Győr.

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Covid-19: What are the consequences for small and medium enterprises across Europe? [Video]

Covid-19: What are the consequences for small and medium enterprises across Europe?

Unreported Europe explores the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on small and medium enterprises in Bulgaria, Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina.View on euronews

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Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees [Video]

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece..

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'There is definitely a clause' to scrap state of emergency, says Hungary's Justice Minister [Video]

'There is definitely a clause' to scrap state of emergency, says Hungary's Justice Minister

'There is definitely a clause' to scrap state of emergency, says Hungary's Justice Minister

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'Absolutely unacceptable': MEP says Hungary's COVID-19 law means democracy has been suspended [Video]

'Absolutely unacceptable': MEP says Hungary's COVID-19 law means democracy has been suspended

'Absolutely unacceptable': MEP says Hungary's COVID-19 law means democracy has been suspended

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Hungary's Viktor Orban handed sweeping new powers with COVID-19 law [Video]

Hungary's Viktor Orban handed sweeping new powers with COVID-19 law

The law will allow Hungary's government to pass legislation without parliamentary scrutiny and impose five-year jail terms on those accused of spreading fake news about the virus. View on euronews

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Hungary's PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus [Video]

Hungary's PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Nationalist gov't says emergency powers necessary in crisis but critics fear open-ended rules are vulnerable to abuse.

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Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
Fed Cup finals postponed due to coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Fed Cup finals postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

The Fed Cup finals in Hungary and play-offs around the world are postponed due to the coronavirus.

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California declares coronavirus state of emergency [Video]

California declares coronavirus state of emergency

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus in the state, which now has has 53 confirmed cases. Soraya Ali reports.

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Research finds dogs' noses have 'infrared sensor' [Video]

Research finds dogs' noses have 'infrared sensor'

New research reveals that the naked, wet skin on the tip of a dog's nose works as an infrared sensor, allowing them to detect small changes in temperature, such as when other aninmals are nearby.

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Hungarians say goodbye to winter with bizarre and scary costume festival [Video]

Hungarians say goodbye to winter with bizarre and scary costume festival

The southern Hungarian city of Mohács has officially welcomed in Spring. As part of the colourful #busójárás festival, creatures donning wooden masks and sheepskin coats march through the city.View..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:15Published
Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale [Video]

Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has completed its exit from China with the 275 million pound ($357 million) sale of its joint venture stake to state-run partner China Resources Holdings. Ciara Lee..

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Hungary's Orban lashes out at slow EU growth, 'sinister menaces' and George Soros [Video]

Hungary's Orban lashes out at slow EU growth, 'sinister menaces' and George Soros

Hungary's Orban lashes out at slow EU growth, 'sinister menaces' and George Soros

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:52Published
Refugees, migrants in Serbia attempt to cross Hungary's border [Video]

Refugees, migrants in Serbia attempt to cross Hungary's border

Refugees, migrants in Serbia attempt to cross Hungarian border closed 5 years ago to reach European Union countries.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

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