Hungary and the EU
Latest business news about Hungary and the European Union.
- On-the-mend Hungary announces more austerity cuts — 17 June 2013, 16:48 CET
Hungary's government announced on Monday another round of austerity measures in the form of tax hikes even though its economic and budgetary prospects are looking brighter.
- Hungary president slams lagging EU flood aid — 13 June 2013, 17:17 CET
Hungarian President Janos Ader on Thursday accused the European Union of
failing to provide immediate aid to countries recently hit by deadly
floods that have wrought devastation in central Europe.
- Hungary tweaks constitution to soothe Brussels concerns — 07 June 2013, 22:36 CET
Hungary announced Friday two changes to its controversial constitution
in an effort to stave off criticism from Brussels, after it threatened
- Reding says Hungary constitution 'not a toy': report — 06 June 2013, 22:37 CET
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding criticised Hungary for treating its constitution like "a toy" and called for more effective measures to sanction EU treaty violations in an interview with Austrian media on Saturday.
- Hungary welcomes EU deficit procedure exit as 'recognition' — 29 May 2013, 18:54 CET
Hungary praised the European Commission's recommendation Wednesday that the country be removed from a fiscal monitoring procedure as "recognition" for its efforts to reduce overspending.
- Top Hungary court rejects appeal to block constitution changes — 23 May 2013, 16:04 CET
Hungary's constitutional court threw out Tuesday an appeal by the country's parliamentary ombudsman to annul a controversial set of constitutional changes which have drawn ire from the EU.
- Hungary moves to ease tensions after Orban Nazi slur — 21 May 2013, 13:09 CET
Hungary has sought to ease tensions with Berlin after Prime Minister Viktor Orban asked Germany not to "send in the tanks again" in a recent interview on state radio.
- Human Rights Watch calls for EU action on Hungary — 16 May 2013, 17:13 CET
Human Rights Watch urged the European Union Thursday to put more pressure on Hungary including a possible suspension of voting rights to bring the country into line with EU law.
- Hungary eyes spending freeze to end EU penalty threat — 10 May 2013, 21:42 CET
Hungary's government announced new savings of up to 800 million euros on
Friday in an effort to exit an EU excessive deficit procedure later this
- EU Hungarian deficit forecast is 'wrong', minister says — 04 May 2013, 23:02 CET
Hungary's economy minister slammed on Friday European Union deficit forecasts which cast doubt on the country's exit this year from a long-running fiscal imbalance procedure.
- Limited concessions in Hungary-EU dispute over law changes — 19 April 2013, 16:28 CET
Hungary on Friday dug in on a key constitutional change it has made that has stirred EU ire and scrutiny, though it offered limited "concessions" to other amendments in a bid to defuse an escalating row with Brussels.
- Brussels reminds Hungary of constitutional EU obligations — 18 June 2013, 11:16 CET
The European Commission flashed another warning past Hungary on Wednesday, threatening to launch EU-level legal attacks against controversial changes to the country's constitution.
- Hungary upbeat on growth, EU deficit procedure exit — 16 April 2013, 21:47 CET
Hungary's recession-hit economy is set to grow again through 2016, while
a drop in the public deficit should allow it to exit the EU's excessive
deficit procedure, Economy Minister Mihaly Varga said Tuesday.
- EU warns Hungary again over constitution changes — 13 April 2013, 22:21 CET
The European Union warned Hungary on Friday that it faced possible sanctions over controversial constitutional changes which appear incompatible with EU legislation and the rule of law.
- Hungary rejects UN criticism on homelessness — 04 April 2013, 13:33 CET
Hungary has rejected accusations by UN human rights experts that a
recent constitutional amendment by the European Union member outlawed
- Welfare cuts hit the hungry on Hungary's eastern edge — 25 March 2013, 05:37 CET
Tucked away on Hungary's eastern fringe, the village of Gemzse lies in
one of the European Union's poorest regions.
- Hungary slams EU's Reding over judicial criticism — 21 March 2013, 13:23 CET
Hungary's government expressed its "deep outrage" Thursday over recent criticism of its judiciary by EU justice Commissioner Viviane Reding.
- Hungary's Orban hits back in row on constitutional changes — 14 March 2013, 21:37 CET
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban hit out at critics of the
country's controversial constitutional changes Thursday while offering
to sit down and talk about the criticism.
- Merkel warns Hungary over constitutional changes — 12 March 2013, 15:46 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday voiced criticism of Hungary's
constitutional changes, saying concerns raised by the European Union
about the disputed alterations should be taken seriously.
- Hungary constitution vote raises concerns over rule of law: EU — 11 March 2013, 18:54 CET
A vote Monday by Hungary's parliament to approve controversial constitutional changes raises concerns over the rule of law and European democratic standards, the European Commission and the Council of Europe said.
- Deaf to critics, Orban changes Hungary's constitution — 11 March 2013, 23:08 CET
Hungary's parliament on Monday stoked concerns about creeping authoritarianism in the EU Member State by altering the constitution for the fourth time since Prime Minister Viktor Orban won power in 2010.
- EU warns Hungary over constitution vote — 11 March 2013, 16:49 CET
The European Commission warned Hungary to live up to democratic norms just hours before the country votes Monday on controversial constitutional changes which critics say could undercut essential freedoms.
- Van Rompuy sees 2012 as turning point in eurozone crisis — 27 February 2013, 12:29 CET
EU president Herman Van Rompuy described 2012 as the "turning point" for the crisis-hit eurozone on Wednesday, but also urged bloc members to continue progress towards a banking union.
- Hungary bars foreigners from buying farmland — 22 December 2012, 23:32 CET
Hungary has amended its constitution to bar foreigners from buying farmland, a move the government called "historic," but one that could cause friction with the European Union.
- EU court blasts Hungary over forced retirement of judges — 06 November 2012, 16:28 CET
Europe's Court of Justice on Tuesday slammed a controversial Hungarian law forcing judges to retire at 62 instead of 70, a move seen by the opposition as tightening the government's grip on the judiciary.