Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungary exempts pro-govt media firm from competition rules

BUDAPEST, Hungary  — The creation in Hungary of a giant, pro-government media conglomerate will not have to be scrutinized by media or competition authorities. An order signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban and published Wednesday in the official bulletin calls the merger affecting hundreds of broadcast, online and print publications of “national strategic importance in … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungary exempts pro-govt media firm from competition rules

BUDAPEST, Hungary | Soros-backed university in Hungary moves programs to Vienna

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Central European University said Monday it will move its U.S.-accredited degree programs from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Vienna next September, as Hungary’s government is refusing to sign an agreement allowing it to stay. CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff said Monday that the university “has been forced out” of Hungary, … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | Soros-backed university in Hungary moves programs to Vienna

United States | Hungary: Central European University (CEU)

United States – The United States Government is disappointed that the Hungarian government and CEU have not concluded an agreement that would allow the university to continue its U.S.-accredited programs in Hungary. Since the Hungarian government amended its law on higher education in April 2017, we have worked diligently with both parties to find a … Continue reading United States | Hungary: Central European University (CEU)

United States | Hungary: Lyubishin Extradition

United States – The United States requested the extradition of two suspected Russian arms dealers, Vladimir Lyubishin Sr. and Vladimir Lyubishin Jr., pursuant to the U.S.-Hungary Extradition Treaty. Hungary denied the U.S. request and instead extradited the suspects to Russia, where it is unclear whether they will face trial. The United States is disappointed in … Continue reading United States | Hungary: Lyubishin Extradition

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia to seek arrest in Hungary of former prime minister

SKOPJE, Macedonia  — Macedonia will seek the arrest with an international warrant of conservative former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski after confirming he fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption, authorities said Tuesday. The Interior Ministry responded nearly five hours after Gruevski announced he was in Budapest in a Facebook post, … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia to seek arrest in Hungary of former prime minister

ISTANBUL | Turkey steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing writer

ISTANBUL— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasing his pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a visit last week to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan is quoted by Turkish media on Thursday as telling journalists flying with him from Hungary that “we cannot remain silent to such an … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing writer