Hungary

Country Hungary
Capital Budapest
Continent Europe
Currency Forint(HUF)
Languages Hungarian

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Introduction

Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000 and for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe. The kingdom eventually became part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called "Goulash Communism." Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004.

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Brussels poised to tackle Hungary on education law - Financial Times

Financial Times

Brussels poised to tackle Hungary on education law
Financial Times
Hungary this month introduced measures tightening the rules for foreign-registered universities, in a move that was criticised as an attack on academic freedom. Central European University, which offers US diplomas, described the legislation as ...
EU takes legal action against Hungary over Soros-backed universityThe Guardian
EU takes legal action over Hungary's new university lawThe Globe and Mail
Hungary education law: EU to take legal action amid university rowBBC News
NEWS.com.au -Times of India -Washington Post
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Head of beleaguered Hungary university appeals for EU help - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Head of beleaguered Hungary university appeals for EU help
Miami Herald
The head of a Hungary-based university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros appealed Tuesday for European Union support to fight a new law he says is aimed at shutting the school down. "My institution has a gun pointed to its head ...
Critics say Orban leading Hungary into 'grey zone' between democracy and dictatorshipIrish Times
Why Americans should care that Hungary is trying to shut down a leading universityWashington Post
Problems with Hungary affect EU single market tooEURACTIV
The Guardian -ABC News
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EU launches legal action over new Hungarian education law - NBC 29 News

NBC 29 News

EU launches legal action over new Hungarian education law
NBC 29 News
(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, center, arrives for a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The European Union has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher ...

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Lawmaker in Hungary's ruling party indicted for corruption - Fox News

Washington Post

Lawmaker in Hungary's ruling party indicted for corruption
Fox News
BUDAPEST, Hungary Prosecutors in Hungary say they have indicted a lawmaker from the ruling Fidesz party and six others for attempting to embezzle public funds. Chief Prosecutor Imre Keresztes said Tuesday that charges against Roland Mengyi and his ...
Hungarian ruling party lawmaker charged with graft - prosecutors ...Reuters

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Hungary to teach Tunisia about border control | The Budapest ... - Budapest Business Journal

Budapest Business Journal

Hungary to teach Tunisia about border control | The Budapest ...
Budapest Business Journal
Hungary and Tunisia signed a bilateral agreement Monday on Interior Ministry and anti-terrorism cooperation, under which Hungary will share its border control ...

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Hungary, Factors to watch, April 25 - Times of India

Hungary, Factors to watch, April 25
Times of India
BUDAPEST, April 25 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events in Hungary and the region, as well as news stories and press reports which may influence financial markets. (For any queries: Budapest editorial +36 1 327 4745). WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ...



Hungarian opposition struggles to build on anti-Orban sentiment - Reuters India

Reuters India

Hungarian opposition struggles to build on anti-Orban sentiment
Reuters India
Emerging market investors expect the political status quo to hold since Hungary is economically stable and the protests have not posed a risk to Orban's grip on power. "Hungary is not at the top of the list where I would see big political changes in ...

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Lorenzi, Troicki advance to second round in Hungary - Gwinnett Prep Sports

Gwinnett Prep Sports

Lorenzi, Troicki advance to second round in Hungary
Gwinnett Prep Sports
Sixth-seeded Paolo Lorenzi of Italy and seventh-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia were first-round winners on Monday at the inaugural Gazprom Hungarian Open in Budapest, Hungary. Lorenzi won 74 percent of his first-serve points and defeated Mikhail ...

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Fundamental rights in Hungary: debate with Timmermans and Orbn - European Parliament (press release)

Fundamental rights in Hungary: debate with Timmermans and Orbn
European Parliament (press release)
On Wednesday from 15.00, MEPs will discuss the fundamental rights situation in Hungary with Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Prime Minister Viktor Orbn. Political group leaders and MEPs will take the floor to give their views on a ...



Hungary Will Host 700 Children from Eastern Ukraine This Summer ... - Hungary Today

Hungary Today

Hungary Will Host 700 Children from Eastern Ukraine This Summer ...
Hungary Today
According to wire service MTI, this year Hungary will once again play host to approximately 700 children from eastern Ukraine. The children will attend summer ...

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