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Hungary arts university protesters defy order to end blockade

16 Oct 2020

BUDAPEST Students at Hungary's University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) defied an order by its chancellor to end a blockade in a row over the imposition of a government-appointed board that protesters say undermines the school's autonomy.

Hungary arts university protesters told to leave premises

16 Oct 2020

BUDAPEST, Oct 16 The chancellor of Hungary's University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) ordered students and staff to end a blockade by later on Friday, in a row over the imposition of a government-appointed board that protesters say undermines the school's autonomy.

Hungary passes COVID-19 milestones as testing hits limits

14 Oct 2020

BUDAPEST Hungary notched up two COVID-19 milestones on Wednesday when its total number of infections exceeded 40,000 and deaths rose above 1,000, official data showed, as scientists warned insufficient testing meant steeper increases and a possible lockdown loomed.

EU strikes down Hungary university reform, Soros wants EU to set example

06 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST The European Union's top court said on Tuesday that Hungary breached EU law with its reform of higher education rules, which forced a university founded by George Soros to move most of its activities out of the country.

Fans on best behaviour at Super Cup spectator 'pilot run'

25 Sep 2020

BUDAPEST The European Super Cup game between Bayern Munich and Sevilla in Budapest passed off smoothly on Thursday as UEFA used it as a trial run to see if the world's most popular sport can be played in front of live audiences once again. | Video

Fans itch to see live action as UEFA allows first spectators

24 Sep 2020

BUDAPEST Football fans began to arrive on Thursday in the Hungarian capital for Europe's first major match open to fans since the COVID-19 pandemic began, just as much of the continent tightens its social restrictions for a second wave of the virus. | Video

UEFA, Hungary to evaluate together Super Cup's health impact amid COVID-19

24 Sep 2020

BUDAPEST Hungary and UEFA will review the health impact of the Super Cup, Europe's first major game open to fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, to see if international matches can be held safely, the president of European soccer's governing body said on Thursday.

Risks loom as Budapest prepares to welcome 20,000 soccer fans for European Super Cup

23 Sep 2020

BUDAPEST When Hungarian and European football leaders invited Hungarian ambulance workers to the continent's first major international match open to fans since the COVID-19 pandemic began, 500 paramedics jumped at the chance to attend Thursday's Super Cup. | Video

Hungary, UEFA taking big risk having fans at Super Cup final says health expert

22 Sep 2020

BUDAPEST Organisers run a huge risk by allowing 20,000 fans to attend a major football match, Thursday's UEFA Super Cup final in Budapest, for the first time since the new coronavirus outbreak, a leading Hungarian epidemiologist has told Reuters.

Hungarian radio station critical of Orban faces battle to renew its licence

11 Sep 2020

BUDAPEST Hungary's media authority said on Friday it would not automatically renew the licence of an opposition radio station, stoking fresh concerns about media freedom under Prime Minister Viktor Orban's nationalist government.

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