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  • Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic face courts over snub to refugees

    EU BOSSES launched legal proceedings against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland yesterday for their refusal to take in designated shares of refugees.

    Most refugees fleeing war and genocide in the Middle East have arrived in Greece or Italy, and the EU proposal to relocate 160,000...

    Thursday 15th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Hungary: Orban defiant over Soros-funded uni

    THE Hungarian government remained defiant at the weekend over its threatened closure of the Budapest-based Central European University founded by billionaire regime-change funder George Soros.

    The issue was on the agenda during Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s meeting in Brussels...

    Monday 1st May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Hungary: Right split thwarts Orban’s bid to keep refugees out

    DIVISIONS on the far right saw Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban defeated in his bid to pass anti-refugee amendments to the constitution yesterday.

    Mr Orban, head of the ruling Fidesz party, received 131 votes for the five amendments while only three MPs voted against — but...

    Wednesday 9th Nov 2016

    posted by Ben Chacko in World

  • Socialism without democracy is like an egg without a yolk

    CHRIS and BETTY BIRCH, who were living in Hungary during the fighting 60 years ago, continue their account of the background to the uprising

    Tuesday 25th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Memories of the Hungarian uprising, 60 years on

    CHRIS and BETTY BIRCH were in Budapest when crowds took to the streets against the government. Here they recall the political context that led to the dramatic events of 1956

    Monday 24th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Hungary: Refugee quotas rejected in moot poll

    HUNGARIANS voted overwhelmingly against European Union refugee quotas in Sunday’s referendum — but the result was declared invalid due to the low turnout.

    Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government claimed a “sweeping victory” after 3.25 million voters...

    Tuesday 4th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Hungary PM calls for Europe army

    POLAND: Eastern European Union countries called for the creation of a joint army yesterday following talks with Germany on Europe’s post-Brexit future.

    “We must prioritise security, and let’s start by building a common European army,” right-wing Hungarian Prime...

    Saturday 27th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Refugees to end hunger strike over border closure

    Refugees on hunger strike in protest at the closure of European Union borders have agreed to end their action, Serbia said yesterday.

    Refugee agency spokesman Ivan Miskovic said authorities will now seek to move the group — around 100 strong — away from the border zone with...

    Saturday 30th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Euro 2016: Hungary given hefty fine by Uefa

    UEFA fined the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) €65,000 (£55,000) yesterday following crowd disorder during their Euro 2016 match against Iceland.

    A series of disturbances occurred towards the end of Saturday’s Group F game in Marseille, in which a late Birkir...

    Wednesday 22nd Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Orban secures referendum on EU refugee quota plan

    HUNGARY’S Kuria, the supreme court, cleared the way yesterday for a government-initiated referendum on an EU quota plan for resettlement of migrants and refugees.

    The referendum is an attempt by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to confirm voter backing for his already popular...

    Wednesday 4th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World