Romani designer in Hungary fights prejudice with fashion

On the outskirts of Budapest, the world’s only Romani fashion studio designs clothes with traditional Romani motifs. The brand’s founder Erika Varga hopes the clothes can help blaze a trail for Roma traditions and integration as well as encourage women in business.

Pompeo’s European trip loaded with warnings

U.S. fears about China and Russia’s growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda as he embarks on a five-nation tour of Europe. Hungary’s FM dismissed the claims. (Feb. 11)

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Hungarian FM accuses West of ‘enormous hypocrisy’ over Russia

Hungarian Foreign minister tells US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that his criticism of Hungary’s diplomacy when it comes to Russia is misguided, accusing the West of ‘enormous hypocrisy’. SOUNDBITE

Pompeo warns Hungary not to let Russia divide West

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Hungary against letting Russia “drive wedges between friends in NATO”, as he urges Budapest to support Ukraine “in its request for sovereignty”. SOUNDBITE of Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State

Hungary protesters march against labour reform

Around 6,000 people demonstrate against nationalist-conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the latest wave of Hungarian protests targeting a labour reform branded a “slave law” by the opposition.

Hungary public broadcaster hit by wave of protests

Anti-government protests in Hungary hit the country’s public broadcaster, with the opposition galvanised by the furious reaction to a controversial new labour law. Several thousand demonstrators gather outside the Budapest offices of the MTVA broadcaster after two opposition MPs broadcast footage of themselves being thrown out of the building earlier in the day.