Hungarian politician admits attending lockdown party in Brussels
13 December 2020 | 4:22 pm
Jozsef Szajer of Hungary's ruling Fidesz party has admitted he was at an illegal gathering on Friday. The conservative politician was found with drugs in his possession as he fled from what Belgian media called an orgy.
22 Jul 2021
Orban said in a live video post that he would hold a vote on whether to push ahead with an anti-LGBTQ law that prompted the European Commission to launch legal action against Budapest.
22 Jul 2021
Polish and Hungarian government politicians have strongly condemned a recent EU assessment excoriating rule of law there. Yet the path forward for both countries, which face increasing gulfs with the EU, remains unclear.
9 Aug 2021
Children's books in Hungary would need to be sold in "closed packaging" if they deal with LGBTQ issues, according to a new decree. The order stems from a law that critics say conflates homosexuality and pedophilia.
23 Aug 2021
Hungary's unofficial government paper "Magyar Nemzet" advocates Hungary's exit from the EU. Is Prime Minister Viktor Orban pulling the strings behind the scenes?
19 Sep 2021
Pope Francis met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose right-wing, anti-immigrant policies clash with Francis' call for countries to welcome refugees. Francis discussed refugees and anti-Semitism in Budapest.
31 Oct 2021
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused Brussels and Washington of backing the opposition seeking to replace him after more than a decade in power.
27 Oct 2021
Marine Le Pen heavily criticized the European Union during her visit with the Hungarian prime minister in Budapest. Viktor Orban praised Le Pen and said she would help renew Europe's political right wing.
7 Nov 2021
A lawmaker from Hungary's ruling party has acknowledged the Interior Ministry bought and used Pegasus spy software. While he said no laws were broken, minutes of a parliamentary meeting are classified until 2050.
10 Nov 2021
Hostility towards homosexuals and transsexuals has increased in Hungary since the government passed a law that critics have labelled anti-gay, say patrons and performers at Budapest's leading LGBTQ bar. But a high-profile gesture of solidarity with that community from broadcaster MTV, in confirming after the law came into effect in July that it would hold its Europe Music Awards in the city on Sunday, offers some hope.
27 Nov 2021
Judges at the European Union's top court have ruled that national judges should not be punished for seeking the advice of the European Court of Justice.
2 Dec 2021
Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to limit teaching about homosexuality and transgender topics in schools. Hungarians will get the chance to vote on the issue, perhaps on the same day as next year's national election.
6 Dec 2021
He's a relative political novice, but Péter Márki-Zay believes he can unseat one of Europe's longest-serving leaders: Viktor Orban. For the first time ever, all of Hungary's opposition parties have united to choose one candidate for the spring 2022 election via a primary. Márki-Zay, the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely (population 44,000), emerged as the winner in the second round run-off. He tells FRANCE 24 why he is standing and how he would lead Hungary.
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An agreement among German government ministers looks to put an end to Germany's military presence in Mali. It follows similar decisions by allies, after a years-long operation that has made questionable progress.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed troops in the newly liberated Ukrainian city of Kherson Monday and said Ukraine is "ready for peace. Peace for all our country."
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The mood in Germany in the run-up to a football World Cup has never been as subdued. In many pubs, the previously unimaginable is happening: There won't be any soccer matches shown during the World Cup.
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The UN Human Rights Council was considering an international investigation into the human rights situation in Iran. Tehran said the West "lack the moral credibility" to criticize it.
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Prosecutors in the German city of Dresden have said they are investigating climate activists accused of damaging property at an art gallery.