Hungarian civic groups under attack by anti-migration Prime Minister Viktor Orban called on the government Monday to withdraw a bill seeking to criminalize their work with asylum-seekers and refugees.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will try to secure his third consecutive term, and fourth overall since 1998, in Sunday’s parliamentary election, facing a fragmented left-wing opposition and a nationalist party.
Hungary’s prime minister is stepping up efforts to silence civic groups critical of his government ahead of April elections which will likely result in his third consecutive term.
European Parliament members who oversee the EU’s budget on Tuesday visited a three-station railroad that links three Hungarian villages and has close ties to the country’s prime minister.
Hungary is displaying “a very clear intention” to curtail the access refugees have to protection in the country, the head of the United Nations’ refugee agency said Tuesday while visiting a transit zone for asylum-seekers at the Hungary-Serbia border.