BEST OF BOSNEWSLIFE: Massive Exodus Of Street Children Into Western Europe

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(Following is a report first published by BosNewsLife September 25, 2009, which prompted many reactions. Amid a fresh discussion on migration in Europe, and whether or not Romania and Bulgaria should join the EU's passport-free Schengen zone, the theme remains very actual). By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest street-childrens-of-romania-150x150BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Key non-governmental groups and officials have urged the European Union to urgently tackle the "growing problem" of street children moving from Eastern to Western Europe, by improving cross-border cooperation and child protection.

Hungary Pressured To Revoke Controversial Church Law

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's center-right government is under international pressure to revoke a new church law that critics say resembles the Communist-era, BosNewsLife established Sunday, August 14.

NEWS ALERT: Hungarian Court Acquits Top Nazi Suspect

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- In his wheelchair, connected to an infusion device and with half closed eyes, he seemed an innocent old man. Prosecutors saw the 97-year old Sándor Képíró as a war criminal who killed dozens of Jews, Serbs and others the Nazis didn't like during World War Two. But a court in Budapest declared him "not-guilty" Monday, July 18, citing a lack of evidence.  

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Media Threatened By Government Control, Critics Say

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Proposed legislation in Hungary to reform the country's media has drawn critcism from journalists and opposition politicians, saying it would return the former Soviet satellite to the days of repression of press freedom.

Thousands Of Youngsters Seek United, Peaceful World In Budapest

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Over 12,000 youngsters from some 100 nations have concluded Central and Eastern Europe's first-ever 'Genfest', a youth summit, with a call for a more united and peaceful world.

Armenia Evangelicals Under Pressure Amid New Legislation

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By BosNewsLife News Center YEREVAN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists and religious groups in Armenia say new legislation will increase intolerance towards the country's evangelical Christians and other minorities, some of whom already face prosecution for their church activities.

BUDAPEST BRAINWAVE: King Orbán’s Church Version

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife-Columns) -- Sitting on his throne overlooking the Danube river Viktor Orbán wanted more. Hungary's prime minister and uncrowned king realized it's wasn't enough that his deep bowing servants in parliament agreed to stifle the press with a media law.

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.

NEWS WATCH: Europe Remembers 9/11 Attacks Amid Heightened Security

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Europe is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States amid heightened security after police in Sweden detained four people suspected of plotting a terrorist attack there. Four former Communist nations that joined the EU in the last decade are among the Union's member states commemorating the 9/11 attacks.

BEST OF BOSNEWSLIFE: Massive Exodus Of Street Children Into Western Europe

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest ae011BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Key non-governmental groups and officials have urged the European Union to urgently tackle the "growing problem" of street children moving from Eastern to Western Europe, by improving cross-border cooperation and child protection.