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Hungary

2018

15

Oct

Hungary homeless ban to be enforced

Rough sleeping in Hungary will be banned from Monday after a homelessness law adopted by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government and called “cruel” by critics comes into force. A constitutional amendment approved by the Budapest parliament on June 20 banned “habitual residence in a public space”, beefing up a 2013 law that made it a […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Times Live

21

Jun

Hungary steps up anti-immigration stance with plans for NGO tax

The Hungarian government has stepped up its anti-immigration measures with plans to introduce a 25% tax on aid groups it says support migration. Viktor Orbán’s administration has been among the most hostile to immigration in Europe. His Fidesz party was re-elected in a landslide victory in April, promising to crack down on non-governmental organisations it says […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: The Guardian , TRT Haber

07

May

Hungarian PM Orban getting tougher on migration: ‘We are building a Christian democracy’

After an election victory built on a fierce anti-migrant campaign, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said his new government would soon bring forward tighter immigration rules. He also named Interior Minister Sandor Pinter and Economy Minister Mihaly Varga as deputy prime ministers and gave notice he would take a tough stance against the […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Reuters

15

Mar

Hungary sentences Syrian refugee to seven years for throwing stones at security officers

A Hungarian court on Wednesday sentenced a Syrian man to seven years in prison after convicting him in a retrial of entering Hungary illegally and being complicit in an act of terror for throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot. Ahmed Hamed, who was also expelled from Hungary for 10 years, had been […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: The New York Times

01

Mar

UN Refugee Agency slams Hungary on draft NGO law, border zone

The United Nations’ refugee agency urged Hungary to withdraw a draft billtargeting civil groups helping asylum-seekers and to loosen restrictions along the razor-wire fence it has built on its southern border. “For the past few weeks, UNHCR has observed that the Hungarian authorities are, on average, only allowing two asylum-seekers a day to enter the country […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Bloomberg

09

Jan

Hungary’s Leader Says Refugees Should Be Called ‘Muslim Invaders’

Refugees in Europe are just “Muslim invaders” and economic migrants seeking better lives, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has said, adding that the large number of Muslims in the EU had led to the appearance of ‘parallel societies.’ Asked in an interview with the German Bild newspaper why Budapest does not want to accept any refugees, Orban replied: “We […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: RT

2017

24

Oct

Refugee-hostile Hungary urges Europe to protect Christians

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has urged other European leaders to join him in helping protect Christians from persecution, even as he rejects EU efforts to resettle Muslim refugees around the bloc. Addressing a Budapest conference on threats facing Christian communities, Mr Orban warned that “the fate of Christians in the Middle East should bring home to Europe that […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: The Irish Times

09

Sep

Hungary and Slovakia defiant after EU court rebuke

Hungary and Slovakia pledged not to change their opposition to taking in asylum seekers after the EU’s top court on Wednesday (6 September) dismissed the two countries’ complaints over the EU’s migration quota scheme. Slovak prime minister Robert Fico said his country respects the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) decision to reject their complaints but […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: EUOBSERVER , Anadolu Agency

16

Jun

Hungary hands over ex-RAF guerrilla Horst Mahler to Germany

The 81-year-old Horst Mahler  was handed to German officials at Budapest airport after being arrested in May, according to the news agency MTI, which cited Hungarian police. He was greeted by lawyers after landing in Berlin and transferred to a Brandenburg prison. Mahler, once a lawyer, was jailed for 10 years in 2009 for repeated incitement […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: DW English

09

Mar

Hungary’s Plan to Detain All Asylum Seekers Sparks Outrage

Hungary’s parliament has passed a law allowing the detention of all asylum seekers in border camps and the summary return of any illegal migrants back to the country from which they entered. The United Nations’ refugee agency, along with several human rights groups, say the policy breaks international and European Union laws, The new policy […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Voice of America