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Hungarians protest against PM Orban's academic overhaul

Mar 21 2019

BUDAPEST Around 1,000 people rallied outside the Hungarian Academy of Science (HAS) on Thursday to protest against government moves to overhaul the institution, which scientists say is the latest threat to academic independence.

Hungary's Orban says his party could quit EU's conservative bloc

Mar 08 2019

BUDAPEST/WARSAW Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday his nationalist Fidesz party may leave Europe's main conservative group over a row about anti-EU election campaigning.

Hungary to replace anti-Brussels billboards next week: PM aide

Mar 07 2019

BUDAPEST Hungary's ruling Fidesz party will replace its anti-Brussels billboards after the European Parliament's main center-right group threatened to expel it from its ranks, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.

Hungarian central bank holds rates, focus shifts to March meeting

Feb 26 2019

BUDAPEST Hungary's central bank left interest rates steady at record lows on Tuesday as it prepared the ground for a shift away from years of ultra-loose monetary policy in response to inflationary pressure - possibly at its next meeting in March.

UPDATE 3-Hungarian central bank holds rates, focus shifts to March meeting

Feb 26 2019

* March inflation report will send policy signal - Governor (Updates with rate decision, analyst comment, market reaction)

UPDATE 1-Hungary PM nominates Matolcsy as central bank governor again

Feb 12 2019

* Next central bank policy meeting due on Feb 26 (Adds detail)

Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.

Feb 12 2019

BUDAPEST U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned allies on Monday against deploying equipment from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on their soil, saying it would make it more difficult for Washington to "partner alongside them". | Video

Pompeo trip marks U.S. re-engagement with long-overlooked central Europe

Feb 10 2019

BUDAPEST When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Hungary, Slovakia and Poland this week he wants to make up for a lack of U.S. engagement that opened the door to more Chinese and Russian influence in central Europe, administration officials say.

Pompeo trip marks U.S. re-engagement with long-overlooked central Europe

Feb 10 2019

BUDAPEST, Feb 11 When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Hungary, Slovakia and Poland this week he wants to make up for a lack of U.S. engagement that opened the door to more Chinese and Russian influence in central Europe, administration officials say.

Orban offers financial incentives to boost Hungary's birth rate

Feb 10 2019

BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced new tax and loan benefits for families on Sunday as part of his government's efforts to increase the birth rate while holding a hard line against immigration.

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