A few thousand anti-government protesters confronted police Thursday night outside Hungary’s Parliament, temporarily retreating when officers used pepper spray and tear gas to drive them back.
Hungary’s parliament has approved the creation of a new court system to deal with matters related to public administration, giving Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government close control over what will become a crucial part of the judiciary.
The Hungarian minority in western Ukraine is feeling besieged.
Central European University said Thursday it will move its U.S.-accredited programs from Hungary’s capital of Budapest to the Austrian capital of Vienna because of uncertainty over its academic freedom.
Hungary’s prime minister on Tuesday repeated claims that the leadership of the European Union wants to create a “European empire” which would subjugate the continent’s nation-states.
An international philanthropic organization founded by billionaire George Soros said Monday it has filed applications before the European Court of Human Rights and Hungary’s Constitutional Court to challenge recent laws in Hungary targeting civic groups working with refugees and asylum-seekers.
Hungary’s prime minister claimed Monday that the European Union is seeking to take over the defense of the bloc’s external borders from some countries in order to facilitate the entry of migrants.
A Hungarian member of the European Parliament went on trial Tuesday on charges of spying for Russia.
A group of experts advising the Council of Europe called on Hungary on Friday to repeal its so-called “Stop Soros” law, which threatens to incarcerate people helping refugees.
Hungarian lawmakers voted to tighten the country’s asylum eligibility rules and threatened Wednesday to incarcerate people who help asylum-seekers, votes that coincided with a United Nations’ observance dedicated to refugees.