Hungary

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Jun 5 '18 12:10

The Fidesz party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban broke ties with the CDA. Over the weekend the CDA adopted a motion to remove its Hungarian sister party from the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, which both parties belong to, if the Hungarians do not keep to European standards and values. The Hungarians now accuse the CDA of spreading lies, the Volkskrant reports.

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Aug 25 '17 15:40

The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is furious at Dutch ambassador Gajus Scheltema over critical statements he made about the right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an interview, RTL Nieuws reports.

Scheltema agreed to give an interview to Hungarian magazine 168 Ora in honor of his farewell as ambassador. In the interview he compered the way in which the Hungarian government creates enemies, to the way extremists do so. 

Parsa Maboud
Jun 30 '17 18:00

Police in Hungary arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with murder of Parsa Maboud. Maboud, better known as “Parsa010” was shot dead in the Ommoord district of Rotterdam while the 21-year-old was barbecuing food and entertaining friends on a lawn.

Maboud was shot once previously, when he was 17, and also served time in prison on a weapons charge.

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Jun 13 '17 11:50

A 35-year-old man who kidnapped his three young children from their mother's Enschede home last month, was extradited to the Netherlands, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

Hassan, Alma and Nazih found in Hungary on May 30th after their dad kidnapped them in Enschede on May 19th
Jun 5 '17 12:55

Three children kidnapped from Enschede by their father on May 19th, have been found alive and well, the police said in a statement on Saturday. They were found with their father on a train in Hungary on May 30th. The father was arrested and the three kids returned to the Netherlands on Saturday.

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Mar 21 '17 13:00

The Hungarian government is planning to implement a law that would ban all symbols that refer to Nazi occupation or communist suppression, which according to them, includes the red star on Heineken's logo. This means that Heineken may be forced to change its label in Hungary, RTL Nieuws reports.

Mar 4 '16 13:40

Brand new airport director Ron Louwerse wants to increase Rotterdam The Hague Airport's number of charter flights and destinations significantly. The airport is also in the midst of negotiations with Hungarian budget airline WizzAir

Feb 18 '16 12:56

Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson won the World Press Photo of the Year 2015 award with his photograph of a refugee father handing his baby through barbed wire across the Serbia-Hungary border.

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Dec 23 '15 14:15

A 36 year old Hungarian truck driver was arrested in Venlo on Tuesday after seven Iraqi stowaways was found hiding in his truck, the Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force working as part of the military - announced on Wednesday.

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Dec 8 '15 09:03

Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to impose financial penalty on the Eastern European EU member states which are frustrating the equal redistribution of asylum seekers across the European Union

Oct 2 '15 13:28

Dutch brothel owners must speak at least one common language with the sex workers they rent space to, according to a Thursday ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice. The court made the decision as it is a way to guarantee the safety of the women, reduction of human trafficking, and to help prevent pimping.

Sep 17 '15 15:30

Bert Koenders, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, is disappointed in the way that Hungary has chosen to deal with the refugees trying to enter the country. "That is not the method to jointly solve this problem in Europe", he said

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Sep 7 '15 08:36

The European Commission has set up a new distribution formula for the redistribution of 120 asylum seekers across the European Union countries. The Netherlands will have to take in 7,214 refugees, on top of the 2,047 refugees assigned to the country before the summer.

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Aug 18 '15 15:19

A family of four Hungarians suspected of sex trafficking were remanded into custody by the magistrate on Friday. The four suspects were extradited from Belgium to the Netherlands on Tuesday, August 11th.

May 19 '15 10:32

Two Hungarian prostitutes who were exploited by pimps in turn exploited three women in the red light district. The human trafficking case, which has been dragging on since 2009, appeared in court on Monday.

May 18 '15 16:47

Denmark is the most bike-friendly country, edging out cycling rivals in the Netherlands, the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) revealed in their their second-ever Cycling Barometer. Even though Denmark takes the first place in cycling advocacy, the Netherlands landed on top for cycling usage, ECF reported.

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Mar 27 '15 17:27

Chinese media is claiming that the Buddha statue containing a skeleton of a Chinese monk was stolen from a Chinese village in 1995, and the country wants it returned. The statue is currently owned by a Dutch private collector and was on display in Drents Museum in Assen until the recent return to its owner, newswire ANP writes.

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Feb 25 '15 17:12

Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on hand when the millionth DAF truck rolled off the assembly line in the company's Eindhoven factory. The 8,000-person company produces about 140 trucks daily.

Feb 11 '15 08:45

The police arrested 7 suspects on Tuesday in various locations in the Netherlands and Hungary during an investigation into human trafficking, forced prostitution and money laundering. The police also found two women who they suspect are victims of human trafficking.

Dec 9 '14 10:33

A special examination recently occurred in the Meander Medical Center. A nearly 1,000 year old mummy received a CT scan and had samples taken with an endoscope. Several hospital employees helped with this unique project in their free time.

Nov 6 '14 09:29

The Public Prosecutor confirmed that a 16 year old girl from Tilburg was retained in Hungary because she was possibly on her way to join the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS).

Human trafficking
Mar 12 '14 12:42

Anti-human trafficking groups will spend the next three years tackling occurrences such as exploitation at work and hazards in the world of prostitution, according to an announcement by minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice).

Aug 7 '13 10:30

Three men from Heerlen have been arrested because they would have been guilty of human trafficking.

Jul 19 '13 07:34

Google has launched Google Play Books in nine countries including Denmark, Greece, Sweden and the Netherlands.

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