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.
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In September the Kiev government passed legislation which specifies that Ukrainian will be the main language used in schools. The move was condemned by Budapest. That’s because Ukraine is home to a significant ethnic Hungarian minority which has its own schools there. And now the dispute could impact Ukraine’s hopes for closer integration with the EU and NATO. Stefan Bos has more from Budapest.
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Elections in Hungary are not scheduled until April 2018, but there’s concern that the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban is clamping down on critical journalists. Our reporter in Hungary, Stefan Bos recently found himself recently in the line of fire. He updated Emma Wallis on the situation.
European Union officials visited Hungary last week to investigate concerns over how the government has been spending EU money. One of the projects they visited was a steam railway in a village that has close ties to the country's right-wing prime minister, Viktor Orban. Stefan Bos reports from Felcsut, Hungary.
A Russian court has denied a request to release files on the fate of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. He saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary before his arrest and forced disappearance by Soviet agents.