Thousands protest in Budapest against controversial ‘slave law’

Thousands took to the streets of Budapest for the fourth consecutive day after lawmakers approved a controversial amendment to labor laws proposed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party.

Critics have accused the proposed legislation of being a ‘slave law’ which would allow an increase in overtime working hours and bypass labour unions in overtime work negotiations.

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Erdogan arrives in Hungary for state visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a two-day state visit to Hungary where is greeted by Hungarian President Janos Ader at the presidential palace. During his visit Erdogan will meet with Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest. The Hungarian leader was one of the first to congratulate Erdogan on his re-election in July and one of the few European officials to attend the inauguration ceremony in Ankara. IMAGES

Macron and Orban hold bilateral talks in Sofia

French President Emmanuel Macron and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban hold bilateral talks in Sofia as European Union leaders meet their Balkan counterparts to hold out the promise of closer links to counter Russian influence, while steering clear of openly offering them membership. IMAGES