• Published on 11 Aug 2015 Sections Politics, Serbia, World

    Hungary has built a 100 mile long razor wire fence to keep out migrants. The central European country built the fence along their Serbian border after reporting a sharp rise in new arrivals.

  • Published on 3 Apr 2015 Sections Uncategorised

    As the popularity of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz wanes, the country’s far-right Jobbik party say they will clean up their image and prepare for power.

  • Published on 26 May 2014 Sections Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Politics, Spain

    Far-right and anti-Europe parties claim major victories across the continent – is this the turning of the tide?

  • Published on 5 Apr 2014 Sections Politics, World

    Hungarians go to the polls on Sunday – and four years after the far-right Jobbik made its big electoral breakthrough, it seems the party is in a stronger position than ever, writes Brian Whelan.

  • Published on 26 Jan 2014 Sections UK

    A Hungarian fascist group has been forced to move a rally in London after the location was surrounded by protesters. Police helped Jobbik supporters move to Hyde Park after fears of violence.

  • Published on 7 Jun 2013 Sections World

    Hungary is braced for its worst floods in 50 years, following heavy rain across central Europe. The Danube is expected to peak in Budapest later this weekend, with a state of emergency declared.

  • Published on 27 May 2013 Sections Politics, World

    Far-right Hungarian party Jobbik is one of the country’s most successful political parties. It is anti-Semitic, anti-EU and anti-Roma and is described by some as the incarnation of the new Europe.

  • Published on 27 May 2013 Sections World

    In Hungary an extremist nationalist party linked to paramilitary-style militias is making huge gains. Channel 4 News travelled to Budapest to meet the men behind the Jobbik campaign.

  • Published on 14 May 2013 Sections World

    Severe storms triggered a tornado in the county of Szabolcs-Szatm-Bereg in north east Hungary on Tuesday. Sixty homes were badly damaged and two people injured as the tornado tore through the area.

  • Published on 8 Oct 2010 Sections World

    The volume of toxic red sludge which is sweeping through southern Hungary is almost as large as the Gulf oil spill, according to officials.

  • Published on 7 Oct 2010 Sections World

    A slew of toxic red sludge that’s already left four people dead in western Hungary has now reached a branch of the River Danube.

  • Published on 6 Oct 2010 Sections World

    A state of emergency has been declared in Hungary after a flood of toxic red sludge engulfed several towns killing at least four people.

  • Published on 23 Mar 2009 Sections Latvia, World

    George Soros in today’s FT makes similar points to those raised in my posts on Africa (Zambia here and Tanzania coming later today), Latvia and Hungary about the need “to protect the periphery countries from a storm created in the developed world… the periphery countries will suffer even more than those at the centre”.

  • Published on 6 Mar 2009 Sections World

    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – In Hungary, the post-Communist boom has turned to bust. And many Hungarians feel the rest of Europe is so preoccupied with its own problems that it simply can’t see how bad things are here. The country’s prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsany warned this week about a new “Iron Curtain” descending across the continent, dividing rich…

  • Published on 4 Mar 2009 Sections World

    TATARSZENTGYORGY, HUNGARY – I am standing in a graveyard in central Hungary, surrounded by hundreds of Roma. They are said to be Europe’s most persecuted minority, and today they feel it. For they have gathered to mourn at the freshly dug graveside of a father and his son, burned alive in what is believed to…