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.
Hungary's parliament during the week approved changes to the country's labor laws — changes which trade unions and opponents have criticized as a "slave law" benefiting employers. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Hungary correspondent Stefan Bos and starts by asking him to explain what's in the new legislation.
The Czechs love ballrooom dancing, and still value the ability to glide their way across a parquet floor to a foxtrot, quickstep or waltz. Dance classes are surprising popular amongst the young — almost everyone in high school goes to them, so they don't make a fool of themselves at their graduation ball. Rob Cameron has been watching young Czechs work on their cha-chas and has this from Prague.
Macron's concessions to France's 'Yellow Vest' protesters - Britain's Brexit chaos! - Hungary's new controversial 'slave labor' law - Human rights groups slam Italy's latest crackdown on migrants - The Austro-Hungarian tradition of ballroom dancing is alive in the Czech Republic- Special Report: Bereaved parents searching for answers dating back to the GDR.
Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets in a second day of protests in the capital Budapest. They are furious about the government's decision to allow employers to demand up to 400 hours of overtime from workers.
Authoritarian populists are on the rise around the world, from US President Donald Trump to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. In Hungary and Poland, populist leaders are destroying the free press and are undermining independent institutions. DW speaks to Arch Puddington, Distinguished Scholar for Democracy Studies with the US-based NGO Freedom House.
A victory for the Yellow Vests in France - George Soros-funded university is forced out of Hungary - The far-right makes gains in Spain - Ireland advances the Occupied Territories Bill - Uncertain times in Mariupol - Boom and bust for Turkey’s construction industry - The Dutch clergy rally to prevent a deportation – The Dutchman who wants to change his age - An Italian man who's also a mother.
The Budapest based Central European University this week said it has been forced out of Hungary and will move students and campus across the border to Vienna. It's the culmination of a long campaign by the nationalist government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban against the university's founder, Hungarian born US-based philanthropist George Soros. Kerry Skyring reports.