Hungary

    • Hungary to battle low birth rate with new tax measures

      Hungary to battle low birth rate with new tax measures

      Hungarian PM Viktor Orban announced on Sunday a number of new measures aimed at tackling the low birth rate in the country, news wires reported. They include the expansion of a loan programme for families with at least two children to help them buy homes, subsidies for car purchases and waiving personal income tax for women raising at least four children.

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    • Another day of protests in Hungary against 'slave' labour law

      Another day of protests in Hungary against 'slave' labour law

      A few thousand demonstrators gathered in freezing temperatures outside Hungary's state broadcaster Monday night in a fifth day of protests against the right-wing government of PM Viktor Orban. The protests were sparked by a new labour law that in essence enables the return of a six-day work week, if an employee agrees, with overtime payments potentially unpaid for up to three years.

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    • EU demands Hungary to explain on Gruevski asylum status

      EU demands Hungary to explain on Gruevski asylum status

      Hungarian PM Viktor Orban needs to offer a “sound explanation” of his country's decision to grant political asylum to the former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski, Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahh tweeted on Wednesday. Hahn tweeted that he had seen reports about the asylum granted in Hungary. “If confirmed, I expect a sound explanation of its grounds by @Viktor_Orban,” his tweet read.

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