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EU starts legal action against Hungary.

The EU Commission is to launch a legal probe into Hungary's attack on a Soros-funded university, but Hungary's Orban was unrepentant the he faced MEPs.

- EU Observer - EU

The Hungarian Rise And Fall Of Sebastian Gorka.

Before Sebastian Gorka was an adviser to President Donald Trump, he was a man with a dream to rise to the top of Hungarian politics. It didn’t quite work out. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

EU confronts Orban in parliament.

Tension ratcheted up as Hungarian PM defends government in Brussels

- Financial Times - US

Chided by Brussels, Hungary’s Leader Attacks George Soros.

At a meeting of European lawmakers, Prime Minister Viktor Orban called the Hungarian-American financier 'an open enemy of the euro.'

- New York Times - US

Poland falls in the World Press Freedom Index.

Poland took the 54th spot in the latest press freedom index compiled by the Reporters Without Borders, representing a drop by seven spots from last year, placing below such countries as Botswana, Romania, Tonga or Burkina Faso, and beating Hungary, Japan or Greece. Norway, Sweden and Finland took th...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Hungary tells EPP it won't repeat its mistakes.

Hungarian centre-right MEPs sent a letter to the European People's Party saying that Budapest will do politics its own way and won't adopt the typically technocratic language that makes politicians lose elections in the West.

- EurActive - UK

European Commission Takes First Step In Infringement Proceeding Against Hungary Over Lex CEU.

The European Commission has just announced that it is taking the first step toward launching an infringement proceeding against the Hungarian government over its modifications to the higher education law, better known as Lex CEU. According to the Commission, a letter is being sent to Hungarian authorities to notify them ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungary's Orban fights back after EU case over Soros university.

BRUSSELS - The European Union opened a legal case against Hungary on Wednesday over a threat to close a Budapest university founded by the liberal U.S. financier George Soros, an accusation the country's leader rejected as unfounded.

- Reuters - US

EU Launches Legal Action Against Hungary Over Higher Education Law.

The European Commission has launched legal action against Hungary over a law on higher education which could lead to the closure of the Budapest-based Central European University

- Radio Free Europe - US

Hungary's Orban defends education law in Brussels, calling EU outrage 'absurd'.

Hungary's prime minister lashed out at George Soros, founder of the embattled Central European University. The PM's remarks came after the EU Commission sent a "letter of formal notice" to the Hungarian government.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Hungary PM Orban dismisses fears about Soros-founded school as EU takes action.

European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis says that the EU's executive arm has sent a 'letter of formal notice' to Orban's government

- The Globe and Mail - CA

EU launches legal action against law 'aimed at shutting down university funded by George Soros'

The EU has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

EU Commission launches probe into Hungary's university law

The European Commission on Wednesday launched an infringement procedure on Hungary's higher education law, which critics say targets Central European University founded by Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros. The EU executive said the law is "not compatible with the fundamental internal market freedoms", mainly with ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU Launches Legal Action Against Hungary Over Education Law

The EU launched legal action against Hungary on Wednesday over a law that could shut a university founded by US billionaire George Soros, the European Commission said, AFP reported. "We have decided to take legal action on the higher education law by sending a letter of formal notice to the Hungarian government," EU vice ...

- Novinite - BG

Opening remarks of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans in the European Parliament debate on Hungary

European Commission - Speech - Brussels, 26 April 2017 Recent developments in Hungary have got many people worried in the EU but also in the outside world. We share those worries and concerns. Questions have been asked about the compatibility of certain actions of the Hungarian authorities...

- EU - EU

EU opens case against Hungary over higher education law

Brussels says Budapest undermines principle of academic freedom by targeting university funded by US philanthropist.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Hungary premier dismisses university fear as EU takes action

The European Union has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

- FOX News - US

EU takes legal action over Hungary's new university law

Critics say law is aimed at shutting down university funded by George Soros

- The Globe and Mail - CA

EU Launches Legal Action Over New Hungarian Education Law

The European Union has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.   European Commission President Valdis Dombrovskis said Wednesday that the EU's executive arm has sent a "letter of formal ...

- Voice of America - US

Hungary education law: EU to take legal action amid university row

The EU is taking legal action against Hungary over a law tightening control on foreign universities.

- BBC - UK

EU launches legal action against Hungary over education law

The EU launched legal action against Hungary on Wednesday over a law that could shut a university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

- Zee News - IN

EU launches legal action against Hungary, claiming new higher education law infringes EU rules

BRUSSELS " EU launches legal action against Hungary, claiming new higher education law infringes EU rules.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

EU launches legal action over new Hungarian education law

BRUSSELS " The European Union has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.European Commission...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

EU takes legal action over new Hungarian education law

- Townhall.com - US

EU takes legal action over new Hungarian education law

The European Union has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

- FOX News - US

Orban set to face down EU threats

The European Commission and Parliament are to debate Hungary's slide into illiberal democracy. But the bloc continues to think that Hungarian leader Viktor Orban is not a systemic threat.

- EU Observer - EU

Threatened Budapest university calls for EU support

The head of the Central European University wants the European Commission to prevent the Hungarian government from shutting it down.

- EU Observer - EU

Eastern European women in the spotlight at Germany's goEast film festival

With stories of aging and everyday life, the cinematic masterpieces of Eastern European women take center stage at this year's goEast film festival in Germany. Hungary's Márta Mészáros is a special guest.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

EU launches legal action against Hungary over education law

The EU launched legal action against Hungary Wednesday over a law that could shut a university founded by U.S. billionaire George Soros, the European Commission said

- The Daily Star - LB

The Gamer Inside Us

Six out of ten Internet users in Hungary play video games . This activity extends well beyond hardcore gaming: the most popular video games are Solitaire, Mahjong, Candy Crush Saga and Scrabble. Fifty-six per cent of gamers play on their smartphones – these are the findings of eNET Internet Research Ltd's latest survey on ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

CEU Won't Close Down, Says Rector

Budapest's Central European University will not close down under any circumstances and the institution will do everything it can to make sure that it can continue its operations in Budapest, CEU's rector said at an event discussing the future of the university, in Brussels on Tuesday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

National Bank Of Hungary Keeps Base Rate On Hold, As Expected

The National Bank of Hungary's Monetary Council decided to keep the central bank's key rate on hold at 0.90 percent at a meeting on Tuesday, as expected. The council has left the base rate on hold since signalling an end to an easing cycle at a policy meeting last May.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

President Áder Sees Chance For Preliminary Deal With US Government On CEU

The condition that a preliminary deal needs to be signed between the governments of the United States and Hungary about the Central European University is possible to meet, President János Áder said on Tuesday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Viktor Orbán To Speak At The Plenary Session Of The European Parliament On Wednesday

Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister's press chief, has said that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will speak at a plenary session of the European Parliament as part of the agenda item Situation in Hungary'.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

ECTHR Orders Govt To Compensate Hungarian Evangelical Fellowship

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Hungarian Evangelical Fellowship, a Methodist church headed by Gábor Iványi who was a founder of the now-defunct liberal Free Democrats, is entitled to 3 million euros in damages from the Hungarian state in compensation for loss of donations and subsidies, among other ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hungarian Artists At Venice Biennale

For the first time in several decades, Hungarian works of art, ones by Tibor Hajas and Attila Csörgő, will feature at the central exhibition of the Venice Biennale, starting on May 13, organisers told a press briefing on Tuesday. The Hungarian pavilion will host the work of Gyula Várnai, curated by Zsolt Petrányi, ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Govt Spox Chastises NGOs, Says No Problem With CSOs

The government has no problem with the 60,000 or so civil society organisations operating in Hungary but it does object to socalled NGOs that try to prove they are real civil organisations', the government spokesman said in an interview to the daily Magyar Hírlap.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Number Of Children Born In Marriages Up Last Year

The number of children born to married couples increased last year, suggesting that the traditional family model has become stronger and more stable, the daily Magyar Nemzet said, citing a Central Statistical Office demographics survey.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Problems with Hungary affect EU single market too

The Hungarian problem extends beyond civil liberties, human rights and the rule of law, it also encroaches on European jobs and growth, as well as the single market, writes MEP Lampert van Nistelrooij.

- EurActive - UK

Hungarian university president: 'I need the support of Europe'

The head of a Budapest university pressured by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán appealed to Brussels for help yesterday , a day before the European Commission will announce infringement procedures against Hungary, and when Orbán will address MEPs.

- EurActive - UK

Brussels poised to tackle Hungary on education law

Tightening of rules for universities seen as serious breach of EU law

- Financial Times - US

Office in Budapest designed to 'amuse and amaze'

Nokia's Skypark reflects the city's changing designs

- Financial Times - US

EU visa deals boost demand in Budapest

A new influx of foreign landlords has helped market recovery

- Financial Times - US

Restoration of Budapest's old bourse promises a fairer exchange

Belle Époque building is reborn as prestige offices

- Financial Times - US

Retail curbs prompt investors to look east

Romania may profit from Hungarian and Polish reforms that crimp investment

- Financial Times - US

Court awards 3M euros to Hungary church stripped of status

The European Court of Human Rights has awarded 3 million euros in damages to a small Hungarian Methodist church stripped of its recognized status in 2012.

- FOX News - US

Ignatieff seeks EU help to prevent closure of Soros-founded university

The EU's executive European Commission has threatened Hungary with legal action over Hungary PM Orban's drive to gain control over independent institutions

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Migrants are hiding deep in forests as they attempt to enter Europe

Fierce anti-migrant rhetoric, the construction of a second border fence in March and the installation of motion sensors have done a lot to deter asylum seekers attempting to cross illegally into Hungary, but it hasn't stopped a desperate few. Small groups of asylum seekers, mainly from South Asia, are

- VICE News - US

Trio Assaulted For Pro-CEU Views

Three men were attacked at a club in Budapest's Seventh District on Saturday evening, apparently because one of them wore a badge expressing support for the CEU.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Chinese Film Festival Opens In Budapest With Guest Of Honour Jackie Chan

The Chinese Film Festival opened in Budapest's Uránia National Film Theatre on Sunday, where guest of honour Oscar-winning martial arts expert and film star Jackie Chan met Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

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