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.
How Hungarians feel about their government's decision to detain all asylum seekers in container camps? How is German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel faring in prison? Plus how an Iranian-American started a new life in the US as a fashion designer after being jailed and lashed for flaunting Iran's strict Islamic dress code for women. We also talk about the idea of hooliganism as a sport.
Hungary this week passed legislation that allows authorities to detain all asylum-seekers, including women and children in border camps built from shipping containers. Human rights groups have unanimously slammed the decision as a "flagrant violation of international law." How do everyday Hungarians feel about herding all asylum seekers into container camps?
The Dutch vote on March 15th - A Nazi jibe raises tensions between Berlin and Ankara - France's far-right drums up support amongst immigrants - From grassroots activist to Barcelona mayor - Hungary and migrants - Albania's EU bid bogged down by rows over reforms - A language dispute sparks turmoil in Macedonia - Two guys, two bikes and a journey down Refugee Roads - Italian mammas on stage.
Hungary has approved plans to move asylum-seekers to camps along the southern border until their claims have been processed. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said the country had to act to defend itself and described the influx of migrants as a "Trojan horse for terrorism." Human rights groups have condemned the legislation. DW correspondent Stefan Bos explains what the new measures entail.
It’s one year since the so-called Balkan route for migrants was effectively closed. That route, from Greece up through south-east Europe, saw nearly a million people crossing borders to eventually arrive in the European Union via Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. In Vienna, Kerry Skyring looks at the impact of the closure and what’s happening now.