Food rations and stipends will no longer be provided to asylum seekers at the Kiskunhalas refugee camp in southern Hungary.
Many refugees hoping for asylum will leave the country before stricter asylum law takes effect, more willing to take their chances elsewhere than be placed in Hungarian transit zones.
Belgrade, Serbia – In a trash-filled area of dilapidated buildings known as the “barracks” along the train tracks of Belgrade’s central train station, where large rats scurry around and medics boil water in a pot over an outdoor fire, discussions revolve around the latest rumors—about the policies of Hungary’s Fidesz government. Most of the barracks’ […]
While the illiberal policies of the Viktor Orbán government are causing division in Europe, the American Alt-Right movement is finding inspiration in what it sees as a model for the future.
As protests continue across Romania for the ninth day, the Hungarian leadership and media from across Hungary’s ideological spectrum are watching the country’s eastern neighbor closely. Demonstrations broke out in Romania last Tuesday, when the government in Bucharest issued a decree that would have protected corrupt politicians. The decree – which the government withdrew under […]
As Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Hungary today for talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, pro-government media outlets are attempting to garner support so that Orbán’s policies toward Russia and his friendly relationship with Putin are accepted and popular choices among the Hungarian public. Fidesz think-tank Századvég published a study on the attitudes of Hungarians […]
As about half a million people converged for the Women’s March on Washington, DC, on Saturday, dwarfing the turnout for the inauguration of President Donald Trump the day before, sister marches took place across U.S. and foreign cities. In Budapest, a march started on Szabadság tér, the square outside the U.S. Embassy, and ended on […]
On the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States in Washington, DC, two competing rallies will take place on Budapest’s Szabadság square, one in support of president-elect Trump and the other to thank President Barack Obama for his eight years in office. The square is home to the US Embassy. […]
Refugees seeking asylum in Hungary may now be facing automatic detention for the full length of the asylum process, in violation of European law. János Lázár, who heads the prime minister’s office, announced today that the Hungarian government will no longer allow refugees to move around the country while their cases are under review. At […]
2016 was a tumultuous year for Hungarians. As 2017 begins, we asked a range of public figures across Hungary’s ideological spectrum — from current members of parliament to members of civil society and former politicians — what kind of challenges the nation can expect this year. Their highly diverse answers reflect an increasingly divided society, […]