Hundreds of migrants protested outside Budapest’s Eastern Railway Terminus demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as EU asylum rules came close to collapse under the strain of unprecedented migration.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
Austria said 71 refugees including a baby girl were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe and scores more were feared dead.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
Hungary has begun building a fence on the country’s southern border with Serbia, meant to stem the unprecedented flow of migrants, the government said yesterday.
Tue, 14 Jul, 2015
The Hungarian government is considering building a four-metre-high (13ft-high) fence along the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants reaching the country, said the foreign minister.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
Germany’s Angela Merkel expressed regret populist parties had done well in EU elections and said it was up to governments in countries like France to win back voters with policies that foster growth, jobs, and competitiveness.
Tue, 27 May, 2014
THE EU and Hungary brought their fight over democratic rights fully into the open yesterday, with the European Commission launching legal challenges against the former Soviet-bloc country many fear may be slipping back into authoritarianism.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2012
HUNGARY began its fightback against claims that its new media law muzzles the media and prevents free speech, saying it is part of a revolution to break its last links with the communist era.
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
Hungary’s parliament today elected Pal Schmitt as the new president, replacing Laszlo Solyom, whose five-year term ends in August.
Tue, 29 Jun, 2010
Hungary’s centre-right Fidesz party, led by Viktor Orban, a former prime minister who promised to restore “law and order” and pull Hungary out of recession, won a two-thirds parliamentary majority, the National Election Office said.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2010
THE diary of Gyula Csics for October 23, 1956, starts with a 12-year-old boy tending his grandfathers’ graves and ends with him listening to the sounds of a revolution which briefly freed Hungary from Soviet rule.
Tue, 24 Oct, 2006
Hundreds of police fired water cannon and tear gas on demonstrators in Budapest seeking to force Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany out of office.
Wed, 20 Sep, 2006