Hungary is an eastern European country with a population of 9.9 million. It borders Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine and Romania.
A former-Eastern Bloc country, Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990. Its capital city is Budapest. Hungary has belonged to NATO since 1990. In 2004, it joined the EU and, three years later, the bloc's border-free Schengen Area. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Hungary.
Police are recommending charges against seven Bulgarians and one Afghan over the deaths of 71 migrants in August 2015. The refugees suffocated while being transported in a container truck at the Austrian border.
Hungary will reject EU migrant quota plans despite the low turnout that invalidated Sunday's vote, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said. Playing up his democratic credentials, Orban's move is another swipe at the EU.
Hungarians have overwhelmingly rejected the EU's refugee quota plan in a referendum. However, less than 50 percent of the country's 8 million eligible voters have participated in the poll, rendering it invalid.
Hungary's government has adopted the toughest stance against migrants in the EU, but allows rich foreigners to buy permanent residency which gives them a free Schengen visa. Dan Nolan reports from Budapest.