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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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Josh Frydenberg's citizenship challenged in court

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's lawyers say the case against him is baseless because his mother was stateless after fleeing from Hungary.
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Williams remains perfect in Fed Cup; US leads Latvia 2-0

williams remains perfect in fed cup; us leads latvia 2-0
EVERETT, Wash. — Nearly five years passed since Serena Williams last played singles in a Fed Cup competition. Even though she struggled for stretches on Friday night, Williams remained perfect...
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Videos for Hungary


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

The world's largest book takes six people to turn a page [Video]The world's largest book takes six people to turn a page

71-year-old Béla Varga said the book - which covers the flora and fauna of Hungary - was as big as it can possibly be.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published

Hungary launches armed river patrols to catch swimming migrants [Video]Hungary launches armed river patrols to catch swimming migrants

The river border between Serbia and Hungary is a key entry point of entry for people trying to gain access to the EU. Hungary is trying to stop that. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:06Published

Land grab: Hungary's political elite accused of milking the system [Video]Land grab: Hungary's political elite accused of milking the system

Hungary is in the headlines again with allegations of large-scale land-grabbing by the ruling elite. Unreported Europe investigates whether leading politicians are handing out precious farmland to..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:00Published

The Brief: Rule of law worries in Hungary and Poland [Video]The Brief: Rule of law worries in Hungary and Poland

The Brief: Rule of law worries in Hungary and Poland

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:58Published

Hungary opens state-sponsored fertility clinics to counter population decline [Video]Hungary opens state-sponsored fertility clinics to counter population decline

Hungary opens state-sponsored fertility clinics to counter population decline

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:45Published

 

Migrants in Serbia protest for passage to Hungary and EU

Dozens of migrants, trapped in Serbia, set out in freezing and windy weather on Thursday to walk about ten kilometers to the Hungarian border, demanding free and secure passage toward Western Europe,..
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Hungary to build more prisons to tackle overcrowding, halt inmates' lawsuits

Hungary will begin an ambitious prison-building program in an attempt to stem a tide of costly lawsuits by inmates complaining of overcrowding and inhumane conditions, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said..
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Gays in Hungary facing increased government hostility: rights group

Hungary's gay community is facing increased government "attacks" and fears that its hard-won rights, and an improvement in public acceptance of them, may be at risk, a rights group said.
Reuters - Published

EU conservatives to extend suspension of Hungary's Fidesz

Hungary's ruling Fidesz party will remain suspended from the European People's Party, the EU's conservative umbrella group, EPP chairman Donald Tusk said on Wednesday, extending a year-long standoff..
Reuters - Published

Warning shots fired as migrants rush Serbia's border with Hungary

A Hungarian security officer fired three warning shots early on Tuesday after about 60 migrants tried to force their way through a checkpoint on the EU member state's southern border with Serbia,..
Reuters - Published

Top Hungarian lawyer accuses PM Orban of harming rule of law

Hungary's top defense lawyer accused Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday of undermining the rule of law through his refusal to accept two court decisions that require payouts of state funds.
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Pain still acute as Hungary's Jews mark liberation of Budapest ghetto

Hungarian Jews on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest ghetto and the end of the Holocaust, which killed more than 500,000 Jews and destroyed a once-vibrant Jewish..
Reuters - Published

Serbia migrants: The man offering heat to people rejected by Europe

A priest tries to ease migrants' winter misery near Hungary's tightly-guarded border.
BBC News - Published

Hungary's law on NGO foreign funding is unlawful: EU court adviser

Hungary's law that requires civil organizations to disclose their foreign donors is in breach of European Union rules that protect the bloc's fundamental rights, a legal adviser to the EU's top court..
Reuters - Published

Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population

Nationalist PM Viktor Orban wants to reverse population decline through procreation, not migration.
BBC News - Published

Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orban praises Boris Johnson as 'one of the bravest European politicians'

Intervention comes soon after Johnson aide calls for 'special relationship' with Hungarian government
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Boris Johnson "one of Europe's bravest politicians": Hungarian PM Orban

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "one of Europe's bravest politicians" and the European Union should aim for strong strategic relations with Britain after it leaves the bloc, Hungarian Prime..
Reuters - Published

Hungary PM says European conservatives losing influence, flags new party grouping

The European People's Party, the European parliament's umbrella centre-right bloc, is losing influence as it has shifted toward liberal and centrist policies which needs to change, Hungarian Prime..
Reuters - Published

Hungary wants EU position on Iran to be closer to U.S. stance: PM

Hungary wants the European stance on the U.S.-Iran conflict to be closer that held by the Unites States, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Croatian court finds head of Hungary's MOL, Croatia's ex-PM guilty of bribery

A Croatian court ruled on Monday that the head of Hungarian energy group MOL and Croatia's former prime minister were guilty in a corruption case, opening a new chapter in a legal saga that has been..
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Rudy Giuliani Says He’s ‘More of a Jew’ Than George Soros

Mr. Soros, a liberal billionaire, is a Holocaust survivor from Hungary.
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EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

eu leaders include nuclear energy in green transition
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two..
WorldNews - Published

East-West row upsets EU's grand climate plan

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic clashed with Western European nations on Thursday over the EU's bold new push for climate neutrality by 2050, demanding funds for their energy transition to lower..
Reuters - Published

East Europeans demand funds for EU climate push, say poor should not pay

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic set out demands on Thursday that could block agreement on the European Union's new push for climate neutrality by 2050, saying the poor should not have to bear..
Reuters - Published

Hungary PM outlines conditions for EU 2050 climate pact

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he was ready to sign an EU resolution to make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050 as long as poorer countries did not bear the brunt of the cost of..
Reuters - Published

Easterners demand funding and nuclear power to support EU climate deal

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic set out demands on Thursday that could block agreement on the European Union's new push for climate neutrality by 2050, trumpeted by the bloc's new chief..
Reuters - Published

Hungary lists conditions, 'won't sign blank cheque' on EU climate deal

Hungary's government said on Thursday it had some conditions before it could back a new EU climate commitment, including a demand that the bloc recognize that nuclear power will help in the fight..
Reuters - Published

Easterners threaten to wreck EU 2050 climate neutrality push

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic were threatening on Thursday to wreck the European Union's new push for climate neutrality by 2050, just a day after the bloc's executive trumpeted it as Europe's..
Reuters - Published

Three eastern EU states voice objections to 2050 neutrality plan: sources

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic have raised objections to the latest draft decision of a Thursday-Friday summit of EU leaders who aim to commit the bloc to climate neutrality by 2050, according..
Reuters - Published

EU executive sees Poland, Hungary backsliding on democracy

The European Union's new top justice official on Tuesday accused Poland and Hungary of backsliding further on democratic standards as the bloc's ministers met to encourage them to adhere to the rule of..
Reuters - Published

'Pigs, hands off the theater': Hungarians protest for artistic freedom

Hungary's government submitted plans to parliament on Monday to tighten its control over theaters, triggering protests from actors and audiences who feel that artistic freedom is under threat.
Reuters - Published

Hungary government submits bill to boost grip over theaters

Hungary's government submitted plans to parliament on Monday to tighten control over theaters, a move that has triggered protests from actors and audiences who see artistic freedom under threat.
Reuters - Published

Hungary's government plans to tighten control over theaters

Hungary's nationalist government plans to tighten control over theaters, in a move critics said could undermine their independence and stifle artistic freedom.
Reuters - Published

Rule of law concerns may hurt growth in Poland, Hungary, says EBRD

Central European countries that flout the rule of law risk hurting innovation and growth by losing out in the race to attract foreign investors, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's..
Reuters - Published

Hungary to block Ukraine's NATO membership over language law

Hungary's foreign minister on Wednesday said Budapest would block Ukraine's membership in NATO until Kiev restored the rights that ethnic Hungarians had before a language law curbed minorities' access..
Reuters - Published

Judge seen as politically independent gets oversight post in Hungary

Hungary's top judicial body on Wednesday approved the nomination of a Budapest judge to run its courts oversight office, calling it a step "in a good direction" amid concerns about increased political..
Reuters - Published

Press watchdogs call for EU to act over Hungary media curbs

Hungary has stifled its independent media and imposed a level of control over journalists that is unprecedented in an EU country, according to a joint report from six international press watchdogs that..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian president names Budapest judge to lead powerful judiciary office

Hungary's president on Monday nominated a Budapest judge to head the country's powerful judiciary office for the next nine years, amid concerns that nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban might be..
Reuters - Published

Hungary charges Ukrainian captain over deadly boat collision on Danube

Hungarian prosecutors on Thursday charged the Ukrainian captain of a Swiss cruise liner which hit and sank another boat in May with misconduct leading to mass casualties and 35 counts of failing to..
Reuters - Published

Hungary pulls out of Eurovision amid rise in anti-LGBT rhetoric

hungary pulls out of eurovision amid rise in anti-lgbt rhetoric
No reason given for withdrawal from show, called ‘homosexual flotilla’ by pro-Orbán journalist Hungary will not participate in next year’s Eurovision song contest, amid speculation that the..
WorldNews - Published

Incoming EU chief promises no compromise on rule of law

Incoming EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday the rule of law must hold everywhere in the bloc, signaling no respite for nationalist governments in Poland and Hungary at odds with..
Reuters - Published

Hungary government scheme sparks marriage boom. Will babies follow?

A new Hungarian government scheme to promote marriage and childbirth with subsidized loans has already helped produce a boom in weddings, though it is still too early to say whether more babies will..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Hungary makes EU bid to soften nuclear licensing rules to ease Paks expansion

Hungary has submitted draft legislation to the European Commission to amend the country's nuclear safety protocols to custom-fit a 12 billion euro Russian-led nuclear plant expansion project that it..
Reuters - Published

Orban's billion-dollar spending yet to bring Hungary revival

A video celebrating the inauguration of Hungary's Puskas Stadium shows Prime Minister Viktor Orban kicking a football across town from his office balcony above the Danube right onto the pitch in the..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian government letter reportedly clears Josh Frydenberg of citizenship

"I can confirm that the Hungarian citizenship of the Hon. Joshua Frydenberg MP is not established," the official Hungarian letter said.
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Hungary says Frydenberg not citizen: paper

A Hungarian government letter reportedly confirms Josh Frydenberg is not a citizen, holding out hope the Treasurer's dual citizenship woes may be over.
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Gareth Bale mocked in Real Madrid training as Mariano does golf swing

gareth bale mocked in real madrid training as mariano does golf swing
Gareth Bale's Real Madrid team-mates appear to have seen the funny side of him posing with a flag that read "Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order." The 30-year-old celebrated Wales' qualification for..
WorldNews - Published

Hungary's ruling Fidesz could quit European conservative bloc: Orban

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party may leave the European Union's umbrella centre-right bloc after receiving mixed signals about its intentions following Fidesz's suspension from the group, Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

'I made my film Fish to keep my son's dreams alive'

A film shot by a father and son, while in detention on the Hungarian-Serbian border, is shown at human rights film festivals in Europe.
BBC News - Published

Hungary aims to reach NATO defense spending goal in 2023

Hungary hopes to reach a NATO defense spending target in 2023, a year ahead of the deadline agreed by allies who are facing strong pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to invest more in European..
Reuters - Published

Ramsey double sends Wales through to Euro 2020

ramsey double sends wales through to euro 2020
CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales reached their second straight European Championship finals after a goal in each half by midfielder Aaron Ramsey gave them a 2-0 home win over Hungary in their Group E..
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