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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Hungary's nationalist leader Viktor Orban is ruling by decree indefinitely amid coronavirus - CNBC
  1. Hungary's nationalist leader Viktor Orban is ruling by decree indefinitely amid coronavirus  CNBC
  2. Hungary's emergency law 'incompatible with being in EU', say MEPs group  The Guardian
  3. Coronavirus and the Dawn of Post-Democratic Europe  Foreign Policy
  4. Hungary's Orban Takes Sole Command With Pandemic Emergency Law  Bloomberg
  5. Hungary's PM Wins Emergency Powers to Fight Coronavirus  VOA News
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EU declines to criticise Hungary over move to rule by decree - Financial Times
  1. EU declines to criticise Hungary over move to rule by decree  Financial Times
  2. Von der Leyen concerned as Orban to rule by decree  RTE.ie
  3. EU warns Hungary over coronavirus power grab  DW (English)
  4. EU Warns Hungary Not to Flout Democracy With Coronavirus Laws  The New York Times
  5. Outrage at 'authoritarian' Hungary after parliament endorses Emergency Bill  The Shift News
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Kick Hungary Out of the EU and NATO - SlateKick Hungary Out of the EU and NATO  Slate

Forint Sinks to Record Low as Hungary Treads Stimulus Tightrope - BloombergForint Sinks to Record Low as Hungary Treads Stimulus Tightrope  Bloomberg

Democracy test: Hungary, Serbia leaders expand emergency powers - The Christian Science MonitorDemocracy test: Hungary, Serbia leaders expand emergency powers  The Christian Science Monitor

Hungary: Emergency Law gives carte blanche powers to government - free media and human rights defenders needed more than ever - Pressenza - Internationale NachrichtenagenturHungary: Emergency Law gives carte blanche powers to government - free media and human rights defenders needed more than ever  Pressenza - Internationale Nachrichtenagentur

Hungary: Wage growth down to single-digits - ING ThinkHungary: Wage growth down to single-digits  ING Think

Hungary to release broader data range for COVID-19 deaths - Budapest Business JournalHungary to release broader data range for COVID-19 deaths  Budapest Business Journal

Coronavirus: Two Aircraft to Bring Back 257 Hungarians from US, Canada - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: Two Aircraft to Bring Back 257 Hungarians from US, Canada  Hungary Today

Hungary to consider bill that would allow Orbn to rule by decree - The GuardianHungary to consider bill that would allow Orbn to rule by decree  The Guardian

Coronavirus: Special Powers Granted to Gov't to Fight Pandemic - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: Special Powers Granted to Gov't to Fight Pandemic  Hungary Today

Hungary Passes New Law Granting Sweeping Power to Authoritarian PM Viktor Orbn - Democracy Now!Hungary Passes New Law Granting Sweeping Power to Authoritarian PM Viktor Orbn  Democracy Now!

Coronavirus - Gov't: Measures in Hungary in Line with EU Treaties - Hungary TodayCoronavirus - Gov't: Measures in Hungary in Line with EU Treaties  Hungary Today

Hungary allocates 131.4 MW of PV in renewables auction - pv magazine InternationalHungary allocates 131.4 MW of PV in renewables auction  pv magazine International

5 things to know for March 31: Coronavirus, health, economy, trans rights, Hungary - CNN5 things to know for March 31: Coronavirus, health, economy, trans rights, Hungary  CNN

Coronavirus triggers panic-buying of guns in Hungary - Al Jazeera EnglishCoronavirus triggers panic-buying of guns in Hungary  Al Jazeera English

Hungarian parliament approves new emergency powers allowing ruling Fidesz to 'indefinitely' rule by decree - EURACTIVHungarian parliament approves new emergency powers allowing ruling Fidesz to 'indefinitely' rule by decree  EURACTIV

Hungary to impose curfew amid spread of coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyHungary to impose curfew amid spread of coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Hungarys prime minister is using the virus to make an authoritarian power grab - The Washington PostHungarys prime minister is using the virus to make an authoritarian power grab  The Washington Post

Coronavirus: Int'l Passenger Transport into Hungary Banned Again - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: Int'l Passenger Transport into Hungary Banned Again  Hungary Today

Hungarian Coronavirus Bill Will Have Chilling Effect on Media - Balkan InsightHungarian Coronavirus Bill Will Have Chilling Effect on Media  Balkan Insight

UPDATE 2-Pro-government businessman buys into top Hungarian news portal's funding stream - ReutersUPDATE 2-Pro-government businessman buys into top Hungarian news portal's funding stream  Reuters

British diplomat dies of coronavirus in Hungary - The GuardianBritish diplomat dies of coronavirus in Hungary  The Guardian

Hungarian Foreign Ministry Helps Matthus to Leave Dubai - Hungary TodayHungarian Foreign Ministry Helps Matthus to Leave Dubai  Hungary Today

Hungary eases Covid-19 restrictions to reduce truck queues at borders - theloadstar.comHungary eases Covid-19 restrictions to reduce truck queues at borders  theloadstar.com

Hungarian parliament passes controversial legislation granting unlimited power to government - bne IntelliNewsHungarian parliament passes controversial legislation granting unlimited power to government  bne IntelliNews

Secretary General writes to Viktor Orbn regarding COVID-19 state of emergency in Hungary - Council of EuropeSecretary General writes to Viktor Orbn regarding COVID-19 state of emergency in Hungary  Council of Europe

Coronavirus: Hungary Reports 447 Confirmed Cases, 2 More Deaths - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: Hungary Reports 447 Confirmed Cases, 2 More Deaths  Hungary Today

Hungary Considering Some Type of Lockdown, Orban Says - BloombergHungary Considering Some Type of Lockdown, Orban Says  Bloomberg

Hungary Lets Romanian and Bulgarian Citizens Stuck in Austria Transit: Minister - The New York TimesHungary Lets Romanian and Bulgarian Citizens Stuck in Austria Transit: Minister  The New York Times

Digi slams Hungarian 5G decision - Broadband TV NewsDigi slams Hungarian 5G decision  Broadband TV News

Council of Europe raises concerns about Hungarian state of emergency - Leaders LeagueCouncil of Europe raises concerns about Hungarian state of emergency  Leaders League

EP stands up for democracy in Hungary during COVID-19 | News - EU NewsEP stands up for democracy in Hungary during COVID-19 | News  EU News

Hungary Weaponizes Coronavirus to Stoke Xenophobia - Human Rights WatchHungary Weaponizes Coronavirus to Stoke Xenophobia  Human Rights Watch

Hungarian President Victor Orban Given Sweeping Powers to Combat COVID-19 - The Daily BeastHungarian President Victor Orban Given Sweeping Powers to Combat COVID-19  The Daily Beast

Pandemic-Hit Hungary Harps on About 'Migrant Crisis' | Reporting Democracy - Balkan InsightPandemic-Hit Hungary Harps on About 'Migrant Crisis' | Reporting Democracy  Balkan Insight

Reuters: EU warns Hungary not to flout democracy with coronavirus laws | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostReuters: EU warns Hungary not to flout democracy with coronavirus laws | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Coronavirus: Masks from China Distributed among 82 Hospitals - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: Masks from China Distributed among 82 Hospitals  Hungary Today

VIDEO : 'Absolutely unacceptable': MEP says Hungary's COVID-19 law means democracy has been suspended - EuronewsVIDEO : 'Absolutely unacceptable': MEP says Hungary's COVID-19 law means democracy has been suspended  Euronews

Hungary's Orban blames foreigners, migration for coronavirus spread - FRANCE 24 EnglishHungary's Orban blames foreigners, migration for coronavirus spread  FRANCE 24 English

Hungary to Deploy Military Personnel to 140 State Companies During Pandemic - The New York TimesHungary to Deploy Military Personnel to 140 State Companies During Pandemic  The New York Times

Hungarys Orban Seeks Indefinite Emergency Powers in Virus Bill - BloombergHungarys Orban Seeks Indefinite Emergency Powers in Virus Bill  Bloomberg

EU's Coronavirus Aid Package: How Much Money does Hungary Get? - Hungary TodayEU's Coronavirus Aid Package: How Much Money does Hungary Get?  Hungary Today

Hungary Declares State of Emergency, Shuts Universities on Virus - BloombergHungary Declares State of Emergency, Shuts Universities on Virus  Bloomberg

Hungary to shut borders, preparing fiscal, monetary response to coronavirus - ReutersHungary to shut borders, preparing fiscal, monetary response to coronavirus  Reuters

Coronavirus: 502 Hungarians Return from Tyrol Region - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: 502 Hungarians Return from Tyrol Region  Hungary Today

Hungarian Press Roundup: Restrictions to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic - Hungary TodayHungarian Press Roundup: Restrictions to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic  Hungary Today

Hungary govt seeks to extend special powers amid coronavirus crisis - ReutersHungary govt seeks to extend special powers amid coronavirus crisis  Reuters

How Hungary's Orban blamed migrants for coronavirus - EUobserverHow Hungary's Orban blamed migrants for coronavirus  EUobserver

Free Pizzas, Free Housing: Hungarians Respond to Crisis With Acts of Kindness - The New York TimesFree Pizzas, Free Housing: Hungarians Respond to Crisis With Acts of Kindness  The New York Times

Hungarians queue for guns for fear of disorder as coronavirus spreads - ReutersHungarians queue for guns for fear of disorder as coronavirus spreads  Reuters

Coronavirus Will Mean Decade of Brutal Change for Hungary, Says Orban - BloombergCoronavirus Will Mean Decade of Brutal Change for Hungary, Says Orban  Bloomberg

Coronavirus: Hungary confirms first two cases, Europe News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesCoronavirus: Hungary confirms first two cases, Europe News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Central Caf and Restaurant 1887 Budapest, Hungary - Gastro - Atlas ObscuraCentral Caf and Restaurant 1887 Budapest, Hungary - Gastro  Atlas Obscura

Hungarian Swimming Braced For More Corona Infections As 4 National Teamsters Test Positive - Swimming World MagazineHungarian Swimming Braced For More Corona Infections As 4 National Teamsters Test Positive  Swimming World Magazine

Coronavirus: Hungary, Romania to Reopen Border to Commuters - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: Hungary, Romania to Reopen Border to Commuters  Hungary Today

Will coronavirus undermine democracies? Consider Israel, Hungary, and the U.S. | Trudy Rubin - The Philadelphia InquirerWill coronavirus undermine democracies? Consider Israel, Hungary, and the U.S. | Trudy Rubin  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Democracy Digest: Hungary's 'Jail Business' Gambit - Balkan InsightDemocracy Digest: Hungary's 'Jail Business' Gambit  Balkan Insight

Coronavirus: Russia reports spike in cases; Hungary imposes national lockdown - CNBCCoronavirus: Russia reports spike in cases; Hungary imposes national lockdown  CNBC

Hungary confirms first death from coronavirus - ReutersHungary confirms first death from coronavirus  Reuters

Hungarians should be rising to the challenge of the coronavirus outbreak in spite of Orbn | View - EuronewsHungarians should be rising to the challenge of the coronavirus outbreak in spite of Orbn | View  Euronews

Hungary's first 'quarantine theatre' streams post-nuclear attack play - ReutersHungary's first 'quarantine theatre' streams post-nuclear attack play  Reuters

Coronavirus - Szijjrt: Hungary Again Under Fire from International Liberal Mainstream - Hungary TodayCoronavirus - Szijjrt: Hungary Again Under Fire from International Liberal Mainstream  Hungary Today

Hungary only EU member state ranked as partly free - The Brussels TimesHungary only EU member state ranked as partly free  The Brussels Times

Coronavirus: Hungary Death Toll Rises to 9 - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: Hungary Death Toll Rises to 9  Hungary Today

Wizz Air Rescuing Hungarians Through First Transatlantic Flights - Simple FlyingWizz Air Rescuing Hungarians Through First Transatlantic Flights  Simple Flying

Coronavirus Europe: Schengen on the brink as Hungary SHUTS borders - Express.co.ukCoronavirus Europe: Schengen on the brink as Hungary SHUTS borders  Express.co.uk

Hungary and Greece turn away asylum seekers amid coronavirus outbreak - Business Insider - Business InsiderHungary and Greece turn away asylum seekers amid coronavirus outbreak - Business Insider  Business Insider

Hungary confirms third coronavirus case in man who returned from Milan - ReutersHungary confirms third coronavirus case in man who returned from Milan  Reuters

Orban uses coronavirus as excuse to suspend asylum rights in Hungary - EuronewsOrban uses coronavirus as excuse to suspend asylum rights in Hungary  Euronews

Hungary coronavirus cases rise to 19 - Budapest Business JournalHungary coronavirus cases rise to 19  Budapest Business Journal

UPDATE 2-Hungary PM says budget needs to be redrawn as 'brutal change' looms - ReutersUPDATE 2-Hungary PM says budget needs to be redrawn as 'brutal change' looms  Reuters

Coronavirus: First Hungarian Patient in Hungary Identified - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: First Hungarian Patient in Hungary Identified  Hungary Today

Hungary's 4.9% GDP growth confirmed for 2019 - bne IntelliNewsHungary's 4.9% GDP growth confirmed for 2019  bne IntelliNews

Hungary to Block NATO-Ukraine Meetings until Minority Rights Deal Reached - Hungary TodayHungary to Block NATO-Ukraine Meetings until Minority Rights Deal Reached  Hungary Today

Hungary to UN: If You Cant Help Us Fight Pandemic, Get Out of the Way - BreitbartHungary to UN: If You Cant Help Us Fight Pandemic, Get Out of the Way  Breitbart

Orbn to EU Counterparts: Clear Link between Coronavirus and Illegal Migration - Hungary TodayOrbn to EU Counterparts: Clear Link between Coronavirus and Illegal Migration  Hungary Today

Coronavirus - Number of Cases in Hungary Rises to 16 - Hungary TodayCoronavirus - Number of Cases in Hungary Rises to 16  Hungary Today

Coronavirus: Hungary's Central Bank Quarantines and Cleans Banknotes - Hungary TodayCoronavirus: Hungary's Central Bank Quarantines and Cleans Banknotes  Hungary Today

Hungary: People treated with free pizzas amid coronavirus lockdown - Republic World - Republic WorldHungary: People treated with free pizzas amid coronavirus lockdown - Republic World  Republic World

Hungary coronavirus cases reach 12 - Budapest Business JournalHungary coronavirus cases reach 12  Budapest Business Journal

Hungary confirms two more coronavirus cases - Budapest Business JournalHungary confirms two more coronavirus cases  Budapest Business Journal

Column: Will coronavirus undermine democracies? Consider Israel, Hungary and the U.S. - Yakima Herald-RepublicColumn: Will coronavirus undermine democracies? Consider Israel, Hungary and the U.S.  Yakima Herald-Republic

Death of a Hungarian maestro - Slipped DiscDeath of a Hungarian maestro  Slipped Disc

Hungarian Press Roundup: Gov't to Extend Special Decrees Indefinitely - Hungary TodayHungarian Press Roundup: Gov't to Extend Special Decrees Indefinitely  Hungary Today

USD/HUF: Hungarian Forint Extends Losses On Broad Dollar Strength - Currency LiveUSD/HUF: Hungarian Forint Extends Losses On Broad Dollar Strength  Currency Live

Power, equality, nationalism: how the pandemic will reshape the world - The GuardianPower, equality, nationalism: how the pandemic will reshape the world  The Guardian

BRIEF-Hungary's Richter enters deal with Myovant Sciences on uterine fibroid medicine - ReutersBRIEF-Hungary's Richter enters deal with Myovant Sciences on uterine fibroid medicine  Reuters

Hungary's new patriotic education meets resistance - BBC NewsHungary's new patriotic education meets resistance  BBC News

Democracy Digest: The Two Faces of Hungary's 'Trianon Tragedy' | Reporting Democracy - Balkan InsightDemocracy Digest: The Two Faces of Hungary's 'Trianon Tragedy' | Reporting Democracy  Balkan Insight

Hungary tests EU diplomatic unity with go-it-alone foreign policy - Financial TimesHungary tests EU diplomatic unity with go-it-alone foreign policy  Financial Times

Hungarian minister grilled by EU about 'threats to rule of law' - The GuardianHungarian minister grilled by EU about 'threats to rule of law'  The Guardian

Living like in Hungary: Orban Bankrolling Romania 'Ethnic Parallelism' - Balkan InsightLiving like in Hungary: Orban Bankrolling Romania 'Ethnic Parallelism'  Balkan Insight

Europes Failure to Protect Liberty in Hungary - The AtlanticEuropes Failure to Protect Liberty in Hungary  The Atlantic

Hungary Says It Will Offer Free Fertility Treatments To Counter Population Decline - NPRHungary Says It Will Offer Free Fertility Treatments To Counter Population Decline  NPR

The 'Strategic' Reason for Hungary's Free Fertility Plan | Reporting Democracy - Balkan InsightThe 'Strategic' Reason for Hungary's Free Fertility Plan | Reporting Democracy  Balkan Insight

In Hungary, Viktor Orban Showers Money on Stadiums, Less So on Hospitals - The New York TimesIn Hungary, Viktor Orban Showers Money on Stadiums, Less So on Hospitals  The New York Times

Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population - BBC NewsHungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population  BBC News

Dark Family Secrets Expose Hungary's History Problem | Reporting Democracy - Balkan InsightDark Family Secrets Expose Hungary's History Problem | Reporting Democracy  Balkan Insight

Hungary border patrol fires warning shots to stop refugees - Al Jazeera EnglishHungary border patrol fires warning shots to stop refugees  Al Jazeera English