Hungary

Hungary frees refugees trapped on its border, but tightens rules

Hungary closes 'migrant transit zones' while effectively banning future asylum applications.

Hungary frees refugees trapped on its border, but tightens rules

Europe

Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro 'no longer democracies': Report

New report by US-based Freedom House says the three countries have witnessed a democratic backsliding.

Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro 'no longer democracies': Report

Opinion

The coronavirus pandemic is a threat to populist strongmen

And they are desperately trying to use it to stay in power.

Santiago Zabala

by Santiago Zabala

Santiago Zabala

Refugee Crisis

By refusing refugees, Poles, Hungarians and Czechs 'broke EU law'

Warsaw, Budapest and Prague will face no immediate penalty for refusing to host refugees in 2015.

By refusing refugees, Poles, Hungarians and Czechs 'broke EU law'

Hungary

EU warns Hungary not to flout democracy with coronavirus laws

Brussels officials are concerned that Viktor Orban's power-grab may undermine the principles of the European Union.

EU warns Hungary not to flout democracy with coronavirus laws

Hungary

Hungary's PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Nationalist gov't says emergency powers necessary in crisis but critics fear open-ended rules are vulnerable to abuse.

Hungary's PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Hungary

Hungary: Coronavirus triggers panic-buying of guns

Hungarians fear the breakdown of law and order as the disease spreads through the country.

Coronavirus triggers panic-buying of guns in Hungary

Europe

Neo-Nazis from across Europe rally in Budapest

Some 600 far-right activists join 'Day of Honour' event, marking breakout by besieged Nazi forces in occupied Hungary.

Neo-Nazis from across Europe rally in Budapest

Europe

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.

Europe

Hungary border patrol fires warning shots to stop refugees

Most of Tuesday's group failed to cross the border, and the four who managed to enter Hungary were intercepted.

Hungary border patrol fires warning shots to stop refugees

AJ Impact

Poland left out of EU's 2050 climate neutrality targets

The Czech Republic and Hungary were also initially against the agreement but accepted guarantees on nuclear energy.

Poland left out of EU's 2050 climate neutrality targets

Inside Story

Is NATO still relevant?

Divisions threaten to overshadow 70th birthday celebrations of world's largest military alliance.

AJ IMPACT

'Russian spy bank' prepares Europe operations

The Moscow-backed bank's staff are reportedly being granted full diplomatic immunity by their Hungarian hosts.

Controversial 'Russian spy bank' set to break into Europe

Europe

Migration in focus on 30th anniversary of Pan-European Picnic

Thirty years after the Pan-European Picnic, leaders of Hungary and Germany are divided over how to treat asylum seekers.

Migration in focus on 30th anniversary of Pan-European Picnic

AJ Impact

A Hungarian nationalist wants to boycott Coke over pro-LGBTQ ads

The far-right Fidesz party didn't denounce the call by its member to boycott Coke. But it didn't endorse it either.

A Hungarian nationalist wants to boycott Coke over pro-LGBTQ ads