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Hungary: Country located in Central Europe
Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin, it borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east and southeast, Serbia to the south, Croatia and Slovenia to the southwest, and Austria to the west. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world, and among the few non-Indo-European languages to be widely spoken in Europe. Hungary's capital and largest city is Budapest; other major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs, and Győr.

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Viktor Orban and Hungarian government poised to give up unrestrained powers [Video]

Viktor Orban and Hungarian government poised to give up unrestrained powers

The much-criticised emergency powers introduced at the end of March are to come out of legislation this week, according to the Justice minister. View on euronews

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Hungary passes bill ending legal gender recognition for trans citizens [Video]

Hungary passes bill ending legal gender recognition for trans citizens

Hungary passes bill ending legal gender recognition for trans citizens

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Hungary: Flashmob at the airport [Video]

Hungary: Flashmob at the airport

50 flight attendants of one of Europe's leading low-cost airlines, Wizz Air, danced at Budapest Airport. View on euronews

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Hungary: 'Critics silenced' in social media arrests as EU debates Orban's powers [Video]

Hungary: 'Critics silenced' in social media arrests as EU debates Orban's powers

The EU calls for emergency powers to be eased along with lockdowns, amid concern at a spate of arrests in Hungary over social media posts.View on euronews

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Europe's week: Summer dreams, Brexit bust-ups and Hungary under fire [Video]

Europe's week: Summer dreams, Brexit bust-ups and Hungary under fire

Europe's week: Summer dreams, Brexit bust-ups and Hungary under fire

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Viktor Orban provokes neighbours with historical map of Hungary | #TheCube [Video]

Viktor Orban provokes neighbours with historical map of Hungary | #TheCube

Viktor Orban provokes neighbours with historical map of Hungary | #TheCube

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Getting to know you: life with 10 kids under lockdown [Video]

Getting to know you: life with 10 kids under lockdown

A family in Hungary with 10 children explain how they're coping with the schools being closed and the country under lockdown. Edward Baran reports.

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Children in lockdown draw what they miss most [Video]

Children in lockdown draw what they miss most

Children confined to their homes under lockdown are drawing what they miss most - friends at school, grandparents, football and green open spaces.

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Coronavirus: Hungary minister says criticism of Viktor Orban's new powers are 'simply fake' [Video]

Coronavirus: Hungary minister says criticism of Viktor Orban's new powers are 'simply fake'

Hungary's foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, insists Orban's new powers will only be related to the 'pandemic situation'.View on euronews

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Hungarian triathlon champion who works with COVID-19 patients baptized at Easter [Video]

Hungarian triathlon champion who works with COVID-19 patients baptized at Easter

Hungarian World Cup 2014 triathlon race winner Akos Vanek, now a paramedic helping to fight the coronavirus, receives a special baptism in Budapest.

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The new mayor of Budapest - Gergely Karacsony talks about the changes in Hungary’s political scene [Video]

The new mayor of Budapest - Gergely Karacsony talks about the changes in Hungary’s political scene

Gergely Karacsony is the new mayor of Budapest beating the Fidesz-backed incumbent in recent electionsView on euronews

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Covid-19: What are the consequences for small and medium enterprises across Europe? [Video]

Covid-19: What are the consequences for small and medium enterprises across Europe?

Unreported Europe explores the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on small and medium enterprises in Bulgaria, Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina.View on euronews

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Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees [Video]

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece..

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'There is definitely a clause' to scrap state of emergency, says Hungary's Justice Minister [Video]

'There is definitely a clause' to scrap state of emergency, says Hungary's Justice Minister

'There is definitely a clause' to scrap state of emergency, says Hungary's Justice Minister

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'Absolutely unacceptable': MEP says Hungary's COVID-19 law means democracy has been suspended [Video]

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

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

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Hungary's Viktor Orban handed sweeping new powers with COVID-19 law [Video]

Hungary's Viktor Orban handed sweeping new powers with COVID-19 law

The law will allow Hungary's government to pass legislation without parliamentary scrutiny and impose five-year jail terms on those accused of spreading fake news about the virus. View on euronews

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Hungary to end state of emergency on June 20: justice minister

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Migrants stuck in Hungary can take walks after 'transit zones' shut

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Hungary tightens asylum rules as it ends migrant detention zones

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Hungary scrapping migrant detention zones at border after EU court ruling

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Hungary will scrap border transit zones where asylum seekers were held while authorities reviewed their applications after a European court ruling that deemed the practice unlawful, Prime Minister..
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Hungary rejects EU court ruling on asylum-seekers held at border

Hungary will not accept a ruling by the European Union's top court that four asylum-seekers stuck in a transit zone on the Hungarian-Serbian border should be released, a security aide to Prime Minister..
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Hungary and Slovenia aim to reopen border by June 1: minister

Hungary and Slovenia have agreed on a road map towards a gradual reopening of their border by June 1, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.
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Orban's government expects emergency powers to end by early June

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Hungary will gradually lift coronavirus restrictions in Budapest from Monday, two weeks after it ended the lockdown in the rest of the country, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday.
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Austrian borders with Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to reopen June 15

Austria's borders with the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary will fully reopen on June 15, the interior ministry said on Saturday, extending an easing of border controls to its eastern neighbours..
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I'll give up pandemic decree power this month, Hungary's Orban says

Hungary's nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orban, said on Friday he expected to renounce a set of much-criticised emergency powers to fight the coronavirus this month.
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Hungary ruling in Roma segregation case 'unfair': PM Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban on Friday said a Supreme Court ruling awarding damages to schoolchildren from the Roma minority who were put in separate classes was unfair and pledged to change..
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EU rules asylum seekers on Hungary border have been 'detained', should be released

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Hungary's Sziget and other festivals cancelled, schools stay shut

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Hungarian schools to remain closed until end of May: government

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Hungary eases coronavirus restrictions outside Budapest

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday lifted some restrictions outside Budapest imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak, saying shops and restaurant terraces will be allowed to reopen..
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Hungary to ease lockdown restrictions, Magyar Nemzet says

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Getting to know you: Life with 10 kids under Hungary's lockdown

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Hungary is extending lockdown measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus by one week from Saturday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said at a media conference on Thursday.
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Hungary reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases

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EU must keep pressure on Hungary, Poland on rule of law: French official

The European Commission must keep putting political pressure on Hungary and Poland regarding the rule of law in both countries, a French official said on Wednesday, adding that financial pressure could..
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Living on margins, Hungary's Roma feel especially exposed to coronavirus

Leaders of Hungary's Roma people said on Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic posed a grave threat to the already precarious status of the marginalised minority, with many Roma feeling abandoned by the..
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Hungary to unveil pandemic fund on Saturday, detailed plans on Tuesday

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Kill the virus, not democracy - EU tells Hungary

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Top EU court says eastern states broke law by refusing to host refugees

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Hungary PM imposes lockdown, sees coronavirus peak by July

Hungary is imposing a two-week lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, which is expected to peak in the country in June or July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
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Hungary to restrict people leaving their homes to fight coronavirus: PM

Hungary will impose restrictions on citizens leaving their homes between March 28 and April 11 to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Miniszter Viktor Orban told public radio on Friday.
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