Europe

Hungary jails heads of company over disastrous toxic spill

The company's directors were sentenced to two and a half years in prison for endangering the public by criminal negligence.

Europe

Hungarians continue protest over 'slave law'

Opposition parties and civil society groups are challenging the government's recent labour law.

Europe

Homeless suffer as winter makes harsh Hungarian law harsher

Last year, Hungary made homelessness a criminal offence, leading to action against people living on the streets.

Europe

Thousands rally against Hungary's 'slave-law', PM Orban

Protesters in Budapest demand PM Viktor Orban abolish controversial labour law and new 'administrative courts'.

Asia Pacific

Anger over Hungary 'slave law' rages on

Hungarians are out on the streets again to protest against a so-called 'slave law' after it comes into force.

Anger over Hungary 'slave law' rages on

Europe

Hungarians protest against PM's new so-called 'slave' law

For the first time, Hungarians on both sides of the political spectrum are united in their criticism of Viktor Orban's government.

Inside Story

Why are Hungarian workers angry?

Protesters again vent their anger at a new legislation which includes forced overtime.

Hungary

Thousands in Hungary protest against PM Orban's rule

Protesters wave Hungarian and EU flags shouting slogans such as 'Don't steal' and 'Independent courts'.

Europe

From Brexit to yellow vests, a common thread of economic hardship

Economists say many issues currently plaguing Europe are rooted in policies that pushed citizens to the financial brink.

From Brexit to yellow vests, a common thread of economic hardship

Europe

CEU student arrested during 'slave law' protest in Hungary

A student and activist from the embattled Central European University is being investigated for assault.

CEU student arrested during 'slave law' protest in Hungary

Hungary

Protests as Hungarian parliament passes 'slave law' on overtime

Controversial amendment to labour laws approved, trade unions and opponents call it a 'slave law'.

Protests as Hungarian parliament passes 'slave law' on overtime

Europe

Hungarian workers, students protest over 'slavery law'

Thousands demonstrate in Budapest against proposed changes to a law seeking rise in maximum overtime hours.

Hungarian workers protest over 'slavery law', students join in

Hungary

CEU: Renowned university 'forced out' of Hungary

Move seen as part of wider campaign by Hungarian government targeting billionaire philanthropist.

George Soros-funded CEU 'forced out' of Budapest

Europe

Deadline ends for Hungary, Soros-funded university to reach deal

Alarm raised over academic freedom as CEU looks to relocate having failed to settle legal disputes with Hungary.

Deadline ends for Hungary, Soros-funded university to reach deal

Europe

Top Hungary university forced to shut down

Critics believe is part of efforts to silence dissenting voices by closing the Central European University in Budapest.