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19 Dec 2018 | 3:58 AM

Hungary protests spark opposition coalition - but will it last?

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Week-long protests in Budapest have forged fragmented opposition parties into a rare coalition against Viktor Orban, drawing young Hungarians into the streets to demonstrate against what they see as his increasingly authoritarian rule.

17 Dec 2018 | 4:30 PM

Hungarians protest at state TV to demand independent public media, courts

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - About 2,000 Hungarians protested at the state television building to demand independent public media and courts on Monday in the latest gathering uniting a fragmented opposition in action against right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

16 Dec 2018 | 11:42 PM

Thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban's rule

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Around 10,000 Hungarians protested in Budapest on Sunday against a new labour law and what they see as the increasingly authoritarian rule of right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

12 Dec 2018 | 11:28 PM

Hungary to set up courts overseen directly by government

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary passed a law on Wednesday to set up courts overseen directly by the justice minister, a move critics said would allow political interference in judicial matters and further undermine the rule of law.

3 Dec 2018 | 11:58 PM

Soros-founded school says forced out of Hungary on 'dark day for Europe'

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros, said on Monday it had been forced out of Hungary in "an arbitrary eviction" that violated academic freedom, and it confirmed plans to open a new campus in Austria.

23 Nov 2018 | 10:40 PM

Gateway for east Europe to the West, Soros-founded school leaves Hungary

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - For nearly three decades Central European University has been a gateway to the West for thousands of students from ex-communist eastern Europe, offering U.S.-accredited degree programmes in an academic climate that celebrates free thought and open debate.

15 Nov 2018 | 7:34 PM

Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski sought asylum at Hungarian embassy outside Macedonia

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski has sought asylum at a Hungarian representation outside Macedonia, Budapest said on Thursday, after he fled to Hungary earlier this week.

19 Oct 2018 | 8:26 PM

Hungary's new Holocaust museum divides Jews, faces 'whitewash' accusations

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A planned new Holocaust museum in Budapest has divided Hungary's Jewish community and triggered international concerns that it will downplay the wartime role of Hungarians in the persecution and deportation of Jews.

13 Sep 2018 | 11:58 PM

Hungary's Orban bets on growing anti-immigrant tide in latest EU standoff

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The European Parliament's vote to punish Hungary for flouting democratic standards works in Prime Minister Viktor Orban's favour by letting him pose as a champion of national sovereignty against a remote Brussels elite as EU elections loom next year.

12 Sep 2018 | 11:14 PM

Russia's Putin, Hungary's Orban to discuss energy issues, gas supply next week

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Energy issues will be "very heavily on the agenda" at a meeting between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin next Tuesday in Moscow, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Reuters on Wednesday.