Saturday, Oct 01, 2022



EU proposes to punish Hungary with €7.5 bn cut

September 19, 2022 3:48 am

“It’s about breaches of the rule of law compromising the use and management of EU funds,” said EU Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn. “We cannot conclude that the EU budget is sufficiently protected.”

Foreigners pay more for gas in Hungary. It risks an EU fight

June 17, 2022 5:19 pm

The EU takes issue with a requirement introduced in May that drivers with foreign license plates pay market prices for fuel at Hungarian gas stations.

In Ukraine, One Minority Group Is Ambivalent About the War

June 16, 2022 5:13 pm

Divided loyalties within the tiny Hungarian community in Ukraine — which has soaked up Hungary’s ambivalence toward Russia’s invasion — are being seen as something more worrisome by their fellow Ukrainians, some of whom fear they are susceptible to pro-Russia propaganda from Hungary.

Hungary’s military finds mission in life for abused dog

May 15, 2022 3:23 pm

The Belgian shepherd is undergoing intensive training as an explosives detection dog for the explosive ordnance disposal and warship regiment of the Hungarian Defense Forces.

Explained: Why is Hungary blocking sanctions on Russian oil?

May 10, 2022 8:29 pm

Hungary is heavily reliant on Russian oil and gas and says the EU oil boycott would be an “atomic bomb” for its economy and destroy its “stable energy supply.”

Explained: The slide of democracy in Hungary, and what the EU is doing about it

April 13, 2022 1:01 pm

Viktor Orban, a staunch far-right popular leader who has been at the helm since 2010, apart from his previous stints as the Prime Minister, came under intense scrutiny following his post-election speech.

Hungary's pro-Putin PM Orban claims victory in national vote

April 04, 2022 12:34 pm

With around 91% of votes tallied, Orban’s Fidesz-led coalition had won 53%, while a pro-European opposition coalition, United for Hungary, had just over 34%.

Hungarians choose between nationalism and pluralism in key elections

April 03, 2022 9:12 pm

Hungarians are going to the polls as incumbent right-wing Premier Viktor Orban seeks a fourth consecutive term. Though he is favored to win, surveys have suggested a tight race against a Western-looking party alliance.

Hungarians head to polls in the shadow of war in Ukraine

April 03, 2022 2:39 pm

The contest is expected to be the closest since Orban took power in 2010, thanks to Hungary's six main opposition parties putting aside ideological differences to form a united front against his right-wing Fidesz party.

With Ukraine invasion, Hungary’s leader softens his embrace of Russia

April 03, 2022 11:49 am

Facing an election Sunday against an unusually united opposition, Orban has cast himself as a neutral peacemaker who does not want to fan the war by sending weapons to Ukraine or to hurt Hungarian interests by imposing a ban on Russian oil imports.