Philip Heijmans

Philip Heijmans

Hungary

Migrant arrivals drop as Hungary enforces tough law

Viktor Orban's government accused of 'violently pushing people back' or making life 'miserable' in transit zones.

Migrant arrivals drop as Hungary enforces tough law

Hungary

Punishing tax stops refugees studying at Hungarian universities

Dozens of refugees will not finish studies after Hungary's anti-migrant government imposed a punishing university tax.

Punishing tax stops refugees studying at Hungarian universities

Czech Republic

Czechs mark 50 years since bloody Soviet invasion

Scores of Czechoslovakians were killed in Prague after Soviet Union cracked down on anti-communist protesters in 1968.

Czechs mark 50 years since bloody Soviet invasion

Cambodia

Five things to know about Cambodia's general election

Hun Sen, who has led the country for 33 years and is accused of eliminating the opposition, is expected to retain power.

Five things to know about Cambodia's general election

Europe

Polish PM defends controversial judiciary reform

Top Supreme Court judges have defied directives to comply with the new law and quit their posts.

Polish PM defends controversial judiciary reform

Europe

Polish chief justice resists controversial Supreme Court changes

Judicial workers are angered by reform law that will force out about 40 percent of Supreme Court judges.

Polish chief justice resists controversial Supreme Court changes

Poland

'We are on verge of autocracy': Poles protest Supreme Court law

New law forcing top court's judges into retirement is a further attempt by the government to extend power, say critics.

'We are on verge of autocracy': Poles protest Supreme Court law

Poland

EU opens new legal case against Poland over Supreme Court changes

Poland's controversial reform law will force out about 40 percent of sitting judges at its highest court.

EU opens new legal case against Poland over Supreme Court changes

Czech Republic

Czech minority government led by populist Babis sworn in

Billionaire and staunchly anti-migrant Prime Minister Andrej Babis forms minority government after eight-month deadlock.

Czech minority government led by populist Babis sworn in

Hungary

Hungary criminalises aiding migrants with 'Stop Soros' bill

Set of controversial laws imposes jail terms on anybody seen to be aiding undocumented immigrants.

Hungary criminalises aiding migrants with 'Stop Soros' bill

Hungary

Hungary set to criminalise aiding migrants with 'Stop Soros' bill

Set of controversial laws targeting NGOs will impose jail terms on anybody seen to be aiding undocumented immigrants.

Hungary set to criminalise aiding migrants with 'Stop Soros' bill

LGBT

EU's top court backs same-sex marriage

Decision by the European Court of Justice to recognise rights of same-sex marriage lauded as a landmark victory.

EU's top court backs same-sex marriage