Europe

Hungary's proposed NGO bill stirs controversy

In the latest alleged attack on civil society, Hungary wants to pass a law demanding that non-governmental organisations reveal the source of all their funding.

Europe

EU opens case against Hungary over higher education law

Brussels says Budapest undermines principle of academic freedom by targeting university funded by US philanthropist.

EU opens case against Hungary over higher education law

Education

Intellectuals decry Hungary law targeting university

Open letter from artists, poets and academics to PM accuses new law of seeking 'to close democratic institutions'.

Intellectuals criticise law targeting CEU university

Human Rights

UN urges EU not to send asylum seekers back to Hungary

Asylum seekers, including children, are being held in shipping containers surrounded by razor fences, the UN says.

UN urges EU not to send asylum seekers back to Hungary

Europe

Hungarians rally in support of Soros-founded university

Protesters rally in Budapest against a bill that could close a university founded by American billionaire George Soros.

Tens of thousands rally in Hungary over university bill

Opinion

Why is Hungary trying to shut down a university?

The attack on CEU is a reminder of the dark path the Hungarian government is on.

Szilard Pap

by Szilard Pap

Szilard Pap

Europe

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.

Europe

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.

Europe

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.

Europe

Hungary passes bill to detain all asylum seekers

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

Hungary passes bill to detain all asylum seekers

Olympics

Budapest considers dropping 2024 Olympics bid

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

Budapest considers dropping 2024 Olympics bid

Refugees

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.

Hungary to detain refugees in container camps on border

Italy

Bus crash in northern Italy kills 16 people

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

Europe

Hungary sentences camerawoman who kicked refugees

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

Camerawoman Petra Laszlo sentenced for kicking refugees