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.
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.
The rift deepens between east and west over migrant quotas – Poland and European Commission clash - Duelling for Chancellor on German TV - A novel Norwegian solution to solve the North Korean crisis – Caviar diplomacy with the Azerbaijani laundromat – Terror and Catalan independence - Jewish culture is celebrated in Hungary - Wild boars and vines - And fewer women going topless on French beaches.
The European Court of Justice, Europe's highest court, upheld, on Wednesday, the EU's right to force member states to take in refugees. The ECJ dismissed Hungary and Slovakia's appeal that refugee quotas imposed on them were unfair and should be contested. So has this cemented the growing split between east and west in Europe? Max Hofmann is DW’s Brussels correspondent.
Hungary is currently hosting the 20th annual Jewish Cultural Festival. The event got underway after the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban pledged to support the Jewish community. But Orban has led a controversial anti-migration campaign and some festival participants are concerned about the future of the country’s Jewish community. Stefan Bos has more from Budapest.
Hungary's right-wing government has come under pressure over allegations that tens of thousands of Hungarians have died over the past year due to a lack of adequate health care. A new international study shows that Hungary's health care system is now one of the worst-performing in Central and Eastern Europe. The revelations are an embarrassment for the country's powerful populist Prime Minister.