Showing posts with label Hungary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hungary. Show all posts

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hungary’s Orban isn’t a ‘bad European,’ fights ‘illegal’ immigration : Manfred Weber

Hungary’s Orban isn’t a ‘bad European,’ fights ‘illegal’ immigration
The leader of the largest political group in the EU Parliament and Angela Merkel ally, Manfred Weber, has defended Viktor Orban against critics who accuse Hungary’s Eurosceptic, anti-immigrant PM of being a “bad European.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Palestinians recall 4 European ambassadors

Palestinians recall 4 European ambassadors
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has recalled its ambassadors to four European countries to protest their participation in a party celebrating the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Austria’s Kurz backs 4 Visegrad nations on migrant quotas

Austria’s Kurz backs 4 Visegrad nations on migrant quotas
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he agreed with the Visegrad group countries that a quota system for migrants was unworkable and on the need to strengthen external borders, AP reported.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hungary Summons US Envoy over Media Funding Plan

Hungary Summons US Envoy over Media Funding Plan
Hungary’s foreign ministry has summoned US envoy David Kostelancik over a plan to fund rural media outlets in Hungary, which Budapest considers a “political intervention” ahead of an election due early next year.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Four on trial in Hungary over murder of 71 refugees

Four men have gone on trial in Hungary charged with murdering 71 refugees found suffocated to death in the back of a lorry at the height of Europe's migrant crisis in 2015.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

EU launches infringement procedures against Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic over migration

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday decided to launch infringement procedures against Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic over refugee sharing, after the bloc's repeated warning fell on deaf ears.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Polish president voices support for referendum on refugees

Poland’s president says he supports holding a referendum asking Poles if they want to accept refugees, but he says the vote should be held only in 2019 if the matter is still a “problem” then.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hungary PM says second border fence to keep out migrants finished

Hungary has completed a second fence along its border with Serbia, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday, adding that the European Union should be less critical of Turkey when it relies so heavily on Ankara's cooperation to stem the flow of migrants.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Berlin Halts Refugee Transfers to Hungary over Conditions

Germany said Tuesday it is refraining from transferring asylum seekers to Hungary under EU rules until Budapest gives assurances that the migrants would not be systematically detained.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Asylum-seekers entering Hungary to be detained in shipping containers

Asylum-seekers entering Hungary, as well as those currently in the country, are to be confined in camps composed of converted shipping containers while their applications are processed.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Hungary Prime Minister to Continue Struggle on Migrant Quota System at EU Level

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he could not count on the Hungarian opposition parties to amend the constitution in attempts to ban forced settlement of refugees, but would "continue the struggle" at the EU level, media reported on Friday.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hungary marks anniversary of 1956 event with opposing demonstrations

Hungarian officials marked the 60th anniversary of the 1956 uprising on Sunday with a government rally by parliament and an opposite rally at a main Budapest crossroads.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hungary's EU Refugee Quota Referendum Fails Because of Low Turnout

The Hungarian referendum on the EU migrant resettlement quota failed Sunday due to the turnout of 45 percent with the required minimum of 50 percent, Vice President of ruling party Fidesz, Gergely Gulyas, said.

Hungarian PM calls for high turnout, "no" vote, in Sunday's referendum

With one day to go before a government-sponsored anti-migrant referendum in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban wrote a lengthy article appearing in Saturday's conservative daily Magyar Idok.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hungarians set to reject EU refugee quota plan in a referendum

Hungarians are poised to reject the EU's troubled refugee quota plan in a referendum on Sunday, potentially further boosting the European clout of fiercely anti-migrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

EU refugee relocation scheme unlikely to complete as planned

The European Union (EU) looks unlikely to be able to complete its plan to relocate 160,000 refugees from Greece and Italy by September 2017, as figures released on Wednesday show that only 5,651 refugees have been relocated by far.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Merkel: EU cannot close doors to Muslim refugees

Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Tuesday that EU member states should provide shelter for refugees fleeing terror and civil war, irrespective of their religion or faith.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.