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UPDATE 3-Hungary scraps state support for home savings bank deposits

Oct 16 2018

* Lawmaker says companies earned "extra profits" on scheme (Updates with law passed)

Ukraine, Hungary expel consuls as passport row deepens

Oct 04 2018

KIEV/BUDAPEST Ukraine and Hungary announced tit-for-tat expulsions of each other's diplomats on Thursday, the latest in a series of spats between the neighbors that threatens to set back Kiev's aspirations for European Union and NATO membership.

Gloom in the newsroom as Hungary's independent media recedes

Sep 25 2018

BUDAPEST The new owners of the largest independent news outlet in Hungary say they will not meddle in its editorial policies. Reporters at Index.hu are far from sure, and recent history shows why. | Video

Festival-goers in Budapest cool off in the Danube

Aug 09 2018

BUDAPEST At Hungary's Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have hit much of Europe.

Hungary's OTP buys out SocGen in Bulgaria, Albania, more deals expected

Aug 02 2018

BUDAPEST Hungary's OTP Bank is buying Societe Generale's Bulgarian and Albanian businesses and analysts expect it to purchase the remaining Balkan units the French bank has put up for sale.

Soros university says it plans stay in Hungary

Jun 26 2018

BUDAPEST Hungary's Central European University, founded by U.S. financier George Soros, said on Tuesday it would recruit students as normal for the 2019-2020 academic year, and demanded the Hungarian government recognize it complied with Hungarian law.

Anti-immigrant eastern EU states defiant as they boycott summit

Jun 21 2018

BUDAPEST The anti-immigrant leaders of four central European states said on Thursday they would boycott an EU mini-summit on migration, taking a veiled swipe at Germany's Angela Merkel by accusing countries of pushing the issue for domestic political reasons.

Hungary approves 'STOP Soros' law, defying EU, rights groups

Jun 20 2018

BUDAPEST Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalizes some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups.

European rights bodies rap Hungary's 'Stop Soros' bill, Budapest defiant

Jun 19 2018

BUDAPEST Two leading European rights bodies have told Hungary that its "Stop Soros" bill criminalising help to illegal immigrants is "arbitrary" and vague, unduly threatens non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and violates European law.

Booming economy, anti-migrant stance help Orban tighten grip in Hungary

May 23 2018

BUDAPEST Doctor Rozalia Gorbe is not a fan of Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban but she understands why voters have turned in large numbers to his right-wing, anti-immigrant Fidesz party even in the multicultural district of Budapest where she works.

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