NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Orban Condemns International Critics Amid Economic Uncertainty

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A defiant Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is defending his financially troubled nation's new constitution and related laws, saying those criticizing it are motivated by greed and want to keep Hungary indebted. Orban's comments come as he faces mounting criticism over perceived autocratic legislation and after his Romanian counterpart resigned amid widespread protests there.

NEWS WATCH: Europe Concerned Over Dependency On Russian Gas

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest

nabucco-gas-pepeline-project-gas-supply-sourcesBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Amid a major global financial crisis, Eastern European governments were anxiously awaiting Thursday, January 29, if and when European Union funding will come for the Nabucco pipeline, in hopes of making Europe less dependent on Russian natural gas.

“Thousands” Embracing Christ In Hungary At Graham Festival

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Over 2,700 people have come forward to "make decisions for Christ" at the recent three-day 'Festival of Hope' in Budapest of American evangelist Franklin Graham, his organization confirmed in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Wednesday, July 4

HUNGARY WATCH: Dutch Remember Late ‘Triple-A’ Diplomat Milders As ‘Cyclist Against Extremism’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's Dutch community on Friday remembered the Netherlands ambassador to Hungary, Robert Milders, who passed away last month in his sleep at the age of 64. Milders was known to have bravely expressed concern about rising antisemitism and extremism towards the gypsy, or Roma, minority in Hungary following his arrival in May, 2009, BosNewsLife learned.

BREAKING NEWS: BosNewsLife Ordered To “Register” With Hungary’s Media Authority

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Central and Eastern Europe's first online Christian news agency, BosNewsLife, was ordered Wednesday, February 9, to register with Hungarian authorities under a new controversial law that critics say is part of a crackdown on independent media.

Theater Row Raising Concerns Over Hungary’s Extreme Nationalism

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest  HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The appointment of a right-wing director at Budapest's New Theater raises new worries about freedom in the arts. Hungarians are protesting what they see as too much interference by the government.

Hungarian Police Detain 4 Men in Gypsy Killings

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife hungary_budapest_debrecen_2101BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungarian police have detained four men on suspicion of carrying out attacks in which at least six Roma, or Gypsies as they are also called, were killed. The violence has underscored growing ethnic tension in the European Union nation.

NEWS WATCH: US, EU Express Concern About Hungary’s ‘Crackdown’ on Democracy

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's government says it has received a letter from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in which she reportedly expresses concerns about a perceived crackdown on democratic freedom in the country, more than two decades after Hungary threw out the Communist regime. The letter arrived just days after the European Commission urged Hungary to withdraw legislation that critics claim will lead to a government takeover of the Central Bank.
 

Europe Court Condemns Hungary’s Church Law Again

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife churchesnowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's embattled government is weighing its options after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld an April ruling in favour of evangelical and other denominations who were stripped of their church status under controversial legislation.

WORLD WATCH: Thousands of Migrants Stuck in Serbia as Winter Sets In

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions are rising in the Balkans on the day the U.N.'s migration agency announced that 90 people apparently drowned after a smuggler's boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya's coast.