Hungary calls referendum on controversial LGBTQ law

The legislation, which includes a ban on the 'depiction or promotion' of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s, has drawn scorn across Europe. 

published on : 21st July 2021

Writers, bookstores brace for ban on LGBT content in Hungary

The new law, which prohibits LGBT content in school education programs and children's reading materials, has many in Hungary's literary community puzzled.

published on : 16th July 2021

EU launches legal action against Hungary, Poland over LGBTQ rights

Both Hungary and Poland are ruled by right-wing, socially conservative governments whose policies have raised rule-of-law questions.

published on : 15th July 2021

Authoritarianism advances as world battles the pandemic

Restrictions on civil liberties or political opponents have been stepped up during the pandemic on several continents.

published on : 15th July 2021

Hungary issues fine to distributor of a children's book over featuring 'rainbow families'

The fine was imposed by the Pest County Government Office — the local authority responsible for the county surrounding the capital, Budapest.

published on : 7th July 2021

EU warns Hungary to 'rectify' anti-LGBTQ law

At issue is a law, titled the "Anti-Paedophilia Act", that was originally aimed at toughening punishments for child abuse.

published on : 7th July 2021

Hungarian fencer Aida Mohamed to compete in her seventh Olympics

Hungarian fencer Aida Mohamed is about to join a very small group of women by competing in her seventh Olympics.

published on : 29th June 2021

UEFA launch probe into 'discriminatory incidents' during Germany-Hungary match

A journalist saw fans of both teams, including a German wearing rainbow colours, locked in angry exchanges which led to police intervening.

published on : 26th June 2021

EU leaders confront Hungary PM Viktor Orban over new law banning LGBTQ content in schools

Orban was virtually isolated as most of his 26 counterparts rounded on him in what one EU official described as an 'in-depth and at times even emotional debate'.

published on : 25th June 2021

Hungary fans bemused by rainbow-flag reception in Munich

Rainbow flags outnumbered German flags when soccer fans arrived for a European Championship game in Munich.

published on : 24th June 2021

Euro 2020: Record-equalling Ronaldo saves Portugal as Germany avoid shock exit

The Portugal captain netted a pair of penalties in a 2-2 draw with world champions France in Budapest to send his team through as one of the four best third-placed sides.

published on : 24th June 2021

Euro 2020: Munich Mayor gears up for protest as UEFA declines rainbow-colored stadium for Hungary match

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter's application on behalf of the council made clear it wanted to protest a law passed by Hungarian lawmakers last week.

published on : 22nd June 2021

13 EU nations voice 'grave concern' at Hungary anti-LGBTQ law

Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, attending the meeting, defended the law, saying it is 'against only the paedophiles'.

published on : 22nd June 2021

Hungary's immunity cards allow packed stands, raise concerns

Tens of thousands of soccer fans packed the Puskas Arena in Budapest last week to attend Euro 2020 matches.

published on : 22nd June 2021

Euro Cup: Protesting Hungary's transphobia, Germany might present their team a rainbow-coloured Munich stadium

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter said Sunday he was going to write to UEFA to ask for permission for Germany’s stadium to be lit up with the colours as a sign against homophobia and intolerance.

published on : 21st June 2021
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