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14 May 2020
A new European Court of Justice judgement states: 'The placement of asylum seekers or third-country nationals subject to a return decision shall be considered “detention” in transit zone Röszke, on the Serbian-Hungarian border, and therefore the...
28 Sep 2016
 Asylum seekers are being mistreated in Hungary and its asylum system is "blatantly designed" to deter refugees from seeking protection there, rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday. Amnesty's findings in its "Stranded...
11 Aug 2016
Amnesty International reports on the on-going plight of refugees at the Serbia-Hungary boarder. Refugees at the boarder must live with anxiety on a daily basis as they wait to see whether their name is on the list of those who will be allowed to...
08 Aug 2016
The Parliament Magazine reports that the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been a vocal critic of the EU’s migration policies and recently described people fleeing war and persecution to seek protection in the EU as "a poison”. The question...
27 Jul 2016
EurActiv reports on the alarming rhetoric used by the Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán. At a press conference on Tuesday Orbán described migrants and refugees who have fled war and oppression in the pursuit of a better life and freedom as 'poison'. He...
10 Aug 2015
US News reports that Hungary has received over 110,000 asylum requests so far in 2015, more than double the number from the entire year of 2014, bringing increasing numbers of vulnerable and unaccompanied minors. As the Hungarian government works to...
02 Jun 2015
EUObserver reports that Hungarian leader Viktor Orban has warned that immigrants will alter “Europe’s civilisation”, amid ongoing EU debate on the Mediterranean crisis. The remarks follow a series of provocative episodes. It comes amid European...
19 May 2015
EUObserver reports that Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban on Tuesday (19 May) brushed aside mounting international criticism against state discussion on migrants and the possible reintroduction of the death penalty. The prime minister Orban in April said...
15 May 2015
'NewEurope' reports that refugees and immigration are core EU issues; every EU member state has a legal and moral obligation to make its contribution, but different Member States have already rejected the proposal. Slovakia and Estonia have already...

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