* Lawmaker says companies earned "extra profits" on scheme
(Updates with law passed)
KIEV/BUDAPEST Ukraine and Hungary announced tit-for-tat expulsions of each other's diplomats on Thursday, the latest in a series of spats between the neighbours that threatens to set back Kiev's aspirations for European Union and NATO membership.
BUDAPEST The new owners of the largest independent news outlet in Hungary say they will not meddle in its editorial policies. Reporters at Index.hu are far from sure, and recent history shows why. | Video
BUDAPEST At Hungary's Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have hit much of Europe.
BUDAPEST Hungary's OTP Bank is buying Societe Generale's Bulgarian and Albanian businesses and analysts expect it to purchase the remaining Balkan units the French bank has put up for sale.
BUDAPEST Hungary's Central European University, founded by U.S. financier George Soros, said on Tuesday it would recruit students as normal for the 2019-2020 academic year, and demanded the Hungarian government recognize it complied with Hungarian law.
BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said leaders of the Visegrad Four countries Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will skip a European Union mini-summit on the migration crisis this weekend.
BUDAPEST Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups.
BUDAPEST Two leading European rights bodies have told Hungary that its "Stop Soros" bill criminalising help to illegal immigrants is "arbitrary" and vague, unduly threatens non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and violates European law.
BUDAPEST Doctor Rozalia Gorbe is not a fan of Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban but she understands why voters have turned in large numbers to his right-wing, anti-immigrant Fidesz party even in the multicultural district of Budapest where she works.