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Xpat Opinion: Hungarian Roma & The Quota Referendum
A Roma rights activist accuses the government of trying to blackmail Roma to vote at the quota referendum, whilst using anti-Romani stereotypes to mobilize non-Roma. A regional Gypsy leader, on the other hand argues that the arrival of masses of migrants would represent a threat to Roma communities. more »
Xpat Opinion: Angela Merkel’s Self-Critical Comments On Migration
A pro-government columnist thinks that despite her self-critical comments, Chancellor Merkel is unlikely to make a U-turn on migration policy. The leading left-wing daily praises Angela Merkel’s efforts and contrasts her inclusive politics with the Hungarian government’s migration rhetoric. more »
Lázár: Scandinavian Countries Initiate Procedure Against Hungary
A day before last week’s European Union Bratislava informal summit, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway initiated a procedure against Hungary, government office chief János Lázár said in an interview to Tuesday’s Magyar Nemzet. This was “because we don’t want to accept migrants from them,” he said. more »

Hungarian Charity To Help Needy In Iraq


Hungarian Charity To Help Needy In Iraq
The Hungarian Ecumenical Charity will help the needy in Iraq with 3 million euros of aid from the European Union’s Madad Fund, the human resources minister said. The main message of the action is: “Whoever really wants to help does so at the site where the problem is,” Zoltán Balog told a press conference. more »

Human Rights Watch: Hungary: Failing To Protect Vulnerable Refugees


Human Rights Watch: Hungary: Failing To Protect Vulnerable Refugees
Hungary is keeping many of the most vulnerable asylum seekers stranded on its border in poor conditions for weeks while they wait to enter the country and file their claims, Human Rights Watch said today. Some said that border officials had used excessive force against them. more »

Szijjártó: Hungary To Present Proposals On Handling Migration At New York Summit


Szijjártó: Hungary To Present Proposals On Handling Migration At New York Summit
Hungary will present a set of proposals on how to handle the migration crisis at a migration summit of the United Nations in New York starting Monday. Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said before the summit that Hungary’s position is that approaches to migration must be based on international law, which states that “the right to safety is a basic human right, but choosing the country where one wants to live is not.” more »



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