Covid-19 in Hungary: Are emergency powers being used against the opposition?

In Hungary, many opposition-run municipalities accuse the government of taking advantage of the emergency decrees passed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and using the legislation for political purposes. Many large cities, including the capital Budapest, elected an opposition mayor during the local elections of October 2019. The ruling Fidesz party is accused of using its new powers … Read more Covid-19 in Hungary: Are emergency powers being used against the opposition?

Long lines v distancing | People gather at Romanian border as soon as COVID-19 lockdown eased

Thousands of people gather at a reopened Romanian border crossing with Hungary soon after that country eased its #COVID19 restrictions. Some are headed west in search of jobs, others just to go home. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us … Read more Long lines v distancing | People gather at Romanian border as soon as COVID-19 lockdown eased

Czech Republic Allows Beer Gardens To Reopen

Cheers from Prague! The Czech Republic has allowed beer gardens to reopen, a small relief for the country’s $2bn restaurant industry. The government is gradually relaxing restrictions after 8 weeks of coronavirus lockdown. In the first easing phase, only outdoor venues are allowed to serve customers. However, damage from the coronavirus dented the European Union’s … Read more Czech Republic Allows Beer Gardens To Reopen

Budapest, Hungary requires shoppers, commuters to wear face masks

Hungary is set to fine-tune lockdown measures, after imposing a blanket curfew over the entire population. The new rules will kick in from early May. In the capital Budapest, the government has required people to wear masks outdoors. Isobel Ewing has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): … Read more Budapest, Hungary requires shoppers, commuters to wear face masks

Covid-19 – Hungary: fears that Orban’s virus law is curbing press freedom

Viktor Orban’s virus emergency law in Hungary introduces jail terms of up to five years for anyone spreading ‘fake news’ about the virus or the measures against it, stoking new worries for press freedom. FRANCE 24’s Douglas Herbert tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Covid-19 – Hungary: fears that Orban’s virus law is curbing press freedom

Live: How TCM helps frontline doctors fight COVID-19中外医生分享中医在新冠肺炎中如何起作用

Doctors from China, who served on the front lines in the fight against coronavirus pandemic, share their experience using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with experts from France, Italy, Brazil, Germany, and Hungary. TCM has been used on more than 90 percent of China’s COVID-19 patients as experts say it is effective in reducing fever and … Read more Live: How TCM helps frontline doctors fight COVID-19中外医生分享中医在新冠肺炎中如何起作用

Hungary’s Orban handed open-ended powers to fight coronavirus, alarming rights groups

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on March 30 secured the right to rule by decree after his Fidesz party passed a law in parliament granting him open-ended extra powers to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Story by Erin Ogunkeye. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Hungary’s Orban handed open-ended powers to fight coronavirus, alarming rights groups

Coronavirus: critics slam Hungary’s sweeping emergency powers

Viktor Orban secured the right to rule by decree after his Fidesz party passed a law in parliament granting him open-ended extra powers to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The PM, who has gradually increased his power during his decade in office, has been often in conflict with the European Union, and rights organisation over his … Read more Coronavirus: critics slam Hungary’s sweeping emergency powers

Hungary passes controversial coronavirus law – opposition say puts democracy in ‘quarantine’

Hungary’s Prime Minister has secured sweeping new powers giving his government the unlimited right to rule by decree during the coronavirus crisis. Opposition figures said it means Hungarian democracy is now in quarantine. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Meanwhile, Spain has reported hundreds more deaths, but the World Health Organization chief has said there should start to be … Read more Hungary passes controversial coronavirus law – opposition say puts democracy in ‘quarantine’

Hungary’s PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Hungary’s government has passed a law that grants nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban special powers to take extraordinary measures to tackle the coronavirus crisis, sparking concerns that it could lead to an ‘abuse of power’. The law passed on Monday indefinitely extends the state of emergency introduced on March 11, suspends Parliament and introduces jail … Read more Hungary’s PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Migrants demand entry into EU

About 200 hundred migrants, including children, gathered Thursday at Serbia’s border with Hungary to demand to be allowed entry into the European Union country. Braving freezing evening weather and biting winds, the migrants camped at the Kelebija border crossing, blocking traffic. Wrapped in blankets or sleeping bags, many migrants were lying or sitting on the … Read more Migrants demand entry into EU

Refugees, migrants in Serbia attempt to cross Hungary’s border

Around 200 refugees and migrants have amassed at Serbia’s border with Hungary asking to be let through as they seek entry into more prosperous Western European countries. But Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban ordered a fence to be put up five years ago, saying they were not welcome. Thousands of people live in refugee camps … Read more Refugees, migrants in Serbia attempt to cross Hungary’s border

Torture, kidnapping, war crimes: Syrian rebel on STUDENT VISA arrested in France

To France, where a former spokesperson for a Syrian rebel group has been arrested on charges of war crimes and torture. The jihadist lived in Hungary for several months, before being granted a student scholarship in Marseilles. The authorities were only tipped off – after a human rights group pointed out his real identity. Subscribe … Read more Torture, kidnapping, war crimes: Syrian rebel on STUDENT VISA arrested in France

“The Last Ones”: Nicolas, survivor of Birkenau

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps… Everyday we hear the stories of survivors in documentarian Sophie Nahum’s series “The Last Ones” Today we meet Nicolas. Born in Hungary, he seeked refuge in France following the liberation. Alongside his son in the interview; he evokes the weight of such … Read more “The Last Ones”: Nicolas, survivor of Birkenau

Hungarian foreign minister hits back at EU funds misuse claims

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto hits back at claims of fraudulent use and mismanagement of EU funds. In November, Hungary agreed to pay a €1.6 billion penalty for alleged mismanagement of European funding. Meanwhile, The New York Times has published claims from a former Hungarian state secretary that PM … Read more Hungarian foreign minister hits back at EU funds misuse claims