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UNHCR Chief Says Hungary’s Transit Zones Are Really Just Detention Centers
Hungary’s transit zones are really just detention centers, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi after wrapping up a two day visit to Hungary. Mr. Grandi met with both Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and Interior Minister Sándor Pintér, urging them to consider the importance of European solidarity and to take part in the EU program to relocate asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy. more »
EU Commissioner Jourová To Visit Hungary
EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová will visit Hungary later this year as part of infringement proceedings launched against Hungary in 2016 regarding desegregation in schools and an unjustified mass declaration of Roma children as disabled. more »
Wave Of Evictions To Intensify, According To Ministry Of Justice
Responding to a written inquiry by independent MP Timea Szabó, the Ministry of Justice announced that a steep jump in evictions following foreclosures is expected in the second half of 2017, Magyar Nemzet reports. more »

Three Opposition Activists React To Fidesz Claims That They Pose 'National Security Risk'


Three Opposition Activists React To Fidesz Claims That They Pose 'National Security Risk'
National Security Committee vice-president and Fidesz VP Szilárd Németh identified three opposition activists by name during a closed-door session of the committee on Tuesday. According to Németh, the activists – former Politics Can Be Different MP Gábor Vágó, stage director Árpád Schilling, and civil activist and video blog host Márton Gulyás – could each be expected to engage in subversive activities this autumn with the intention of “participating in the disruption of Hungary’s internal order.” more »

Force & Determination Movement: “The Migrant Camps Are Going To Burn”


Force & Determination Movement: “The Migrant Camps Are Going To Burn”
The radical right-wing Force and Determination Movement (Erő és Elszántság Mozgalom) staged a demonstration at Budapest’s Millenáris park Tuesday afternoon in opposition to EU asylum-seeker resettlement quotas. more »

Merkel: Hungary’s Stance On Quota Threatens Rule Of Law


Merkel: Hungary’s Stance On Quota Threatens Rule Of Law
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Hungary’s rejection of the EU’s asylum-seeker resettlement quota “unacceptable”, and said she would raise the matter at a meeting of the European Commission in October, reports hvg.hu. more »



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