Hungarian workers are being drawn to neighboring Austria's higher wages, leaving the country's companies struggling with a labor shortage. So they're using agencies to recruit more people from non-EU countries like Serbia.
The Hungarian parliament has voted to restructure its science sector to give government full control. Academics sharply criticize the move, fearing an end to free research in the country.
Though violent crimes against Roma are less brazen in Hungary nowadays, the minority group continues to face adversity. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's programs to aid Roma do nothing to address their marginalization.
Thousands have rallied in Budapest to demonstrate against controversial changes to the country's labor laws. Hungary's largest trade union has threatened to call a general strike on January 19.
Hungary is seeing its largest protests in years, triggered by an employee-hostile law. But for the protesters, it's about a lot more. Meanwhile, the government, led by strongman PM Viktor Orban, smells a conspiracy.
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