Anger in Hungary as university bill targets CEU

Hungary's conservative-dominated parliament has passed a controversial bill that could force the closure of a popular foreign university in Budapest.

Inside Story

Why is Hungary's crackdown on refugees criticised?

A new Hungarian law allows the detention of all asylum seekers as new fences are built along its border with Syria.


Refugees fear harsher treatment under Hungarian law

A new law states that all asylum seekers are to be kept in camps. Just a year ago, Hungary put up razor-wire fences along the country’s southern border. Refugees now fear harsher treatment under a new law.


Refugees held in Hungary without adequate mental care access

Refugees detained in Hungary are facing an increasingly desperate situation. Men, women and children are being held in detention centres with little access to medical and mental care.


Hungary passes bill to detain all asylum seekers

UN refugee agency says automatic detention measure violates the country’s obligations under international law.


Budapest considers dropping 2024 Olympics bid

Petition challenge makes mayor of Hungarian capital consider pulling out similar to Hamburg, Rome and Boston.


Hungary to detain refugees in container camps on border

Tough new measure adopted after prime minister said country needed to protect itself from 'terror' threat.


Bus crash in northern Italy kills 16 people

Coach carrying Hungarian students crashed and caught fire near the city of Verona in Italy.


Hungary sentences camerawoman who kicked refugees

Petra Laszlo, who was filmed tripping up Syrian refugee children, is given three years probation for disorderly conduct.

The Listening Post

The murky future of Hungary's private media

We take a look at the bleak picture presented by members of Hungary's private media and the future of press freedom.


Low turnout voids Hungary's anti-migration referendum

Over 98 percent of voters reject EU plans after less than 50 percent turn out for the referendum.

Inside Story

Warding off a refugee threat or challenging Brussels?

Hungarians vote on mandatory migrant quotas set by the European Union.


Muslims in Hungary wary of EU refugee quotas referendum

Right-wing government opposes EU resettlement plan, but rights groups accuse PM Orban of stoking fears and xenophobia.


Hungary should be kicked out of the EU

Raising fences and hiring "border hunters" to reject war refugees goes against the values of the EU.

by Remi Piet


Hungary to build second border fence to stop refugees

Prime Minister confirms plan to add to the 500km razor-wire fence Hungary built on its southern border last year.