Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban swept to victory on an anti-immigrant platform in April’s elections. While support for his Fidesz party is especially strong in rural areas, resistance to his right-wing policies is growing in the capital.
Hungarians have taken to the streets to protest against labor law changes that would allow employers to demand up to 400 hours overtime per year. The government says it needs greater worker flexibility.
By giving refuge to former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Orban is making a mockery of his government's position. More importantly, he's ridiculing everything the EU stands for, writes Boris Georgievski.
Students have marched in support of a university founded by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros in Budapest. Central European University has said it will move abroad unless a government legal dispute is resolved.
Fugitive former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski claims Hungarian authorities have approved his asylum request. Gruevski is an ally of Viktor Orban and has been convicted on corruption charges back home.
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