• 26 Aug 2015

    Hungary says it is sending an extra 2,000 police officers to its border with Serbia, and may dispatch troops, as it seeks to control the record number of migrants arriving in the country.

  • 11 Aug 2015

    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.

  • 3 Apr 2015

    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.

  • 26 May 2014

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

  • 5 Apr 2014

    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.

  • 26 Jan 2014

    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.

  • 7 Jun 2013

    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.

  • 27 May 2013

    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.

  • 27 May 2013

    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.

  • 14 May 2013

    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.

  • 8 Oct 2010

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

  • 7 Oct 2010

    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.

  • 6 Oct 2010

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

  • 23 Mar 2009

    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”.

  • 6 Mar 2009

    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…