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# Hungary

Last year
# too strong
Italy beat Hungary for consolation of Nations League final-four
Giacomo Raspadori opened the scoring.
# out in front
Stunning first-half goal secures win for Hungary over Germany to cement top spot
They now only need a draw in their final match away against Italy to secure pole position.
# Orban
EU lawmakers say Hungary no longer a 'full democracy'
Hungary was described as “a hybrid regime of electoral autocracy” in “serious breach” of EU democratic norms.
# smuggler van
Three dead after smuggler van overturns in Austria
The van was crammed with some 20 people, including children, when it overturned as the driver sought to escape a police control.
# pushback
European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law
Hungary’s so-called ‘anti-paedophilia’ law bans the “promotion” of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s.
# Backsliding
Why is the EC releasing funds to Hungary and Poland in face of democracy threat?
Both countries have strongly denied allegations of corruption and judiciary interference, despite rulings from the ECJ and proceedings by EC.
# Setback
Fans turn on Gareth Southgate as sorry England are hammered at home by Hungary
A 4-0 success was only the second time the visitors had won away against the Three Lions.
# behind closed doors
Southgate 'surprised' as 35,000 Hungary fans expected despite stadium ban
England are in action at the Puskas Arena in Budapest tomorrow evening.
# russian invasion
Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant
Ukrainian fighters say “assault operations” continued despite a ceasefire.
# EU Funding
EU launches procedure to strip Hungary of funding over democratic standards concerns
It comes just two days after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won re-election with a massive majority.
# Mindszent
Five people killed in Hungary train crash after van drove onto rail
The victims were passengers in a van that drove onto the rail at a crossing.
# Elections
Orban declares victory in Hungarian elections
The right-wing PM gave a 10-minute speech to Fidesz party officials and supporters at an election night event in Budapest.
# General Election
Voters cast their ballots in Hungary election with PM Orban vying for fourth consecutive term
The election campaign has been dominated by Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
# Vladimir Putin
Hungary offers to host peace talks between Russia and Ukraine
The Russian president released another extraordinary video statement today.
# Human Rights
EU court approves linking of funds to member states’ respect for rule of law
The governments of Hungary and Poland had argued that such action lacked a proper legal basis.
All time
# Fracas
England held by Hungary as fans clash with police in Wembley and arrest made over racist abuse
The trouble began moments before kick-off.
# Hungary
Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack
Voting in the primary elections to find a candidate to challenge Orban was suspended on Saturday.
# Hungary
Hungary opposition hopes new primary system will help oust Orban
A six party alliance will take on Viktor Orban’s Fidesz Party today.
# closed packaging
Hungary introduces new restrictions on LGBT literature
Children’s books depicting homosexuality must be in closed packaging while sale of the books is forbidden near schools or churches.
# Hungary
Budapest Pride: Thousands march for LGBTQ rights amid growing hostility
Prime Minister Victor Orban’s critics have accused him of conflating paedophilia with homosexuality.
# Viktor Orban
Hungary plans to hold a referendum over its controversial LGBT law
It comes as the government is under fire over findings it used malware to spy on opposition figures.
# Hungary
EU to launch action against Hungary over law discriminating against LGBTQ citizens
Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU would use “all powers available” to force Hungary to repeal or modify the law.
# Viktor Orban
Hungarian government writes to Ireland and EU ministers over criticism of anti-LGBT law
Leaders from 17 EU countries condemned the Hungarian law last month.
Taoiseach tells story of gay Drogheda teenager at EU summit, as pressure ramps up on Hungary over new law
A majority of the leaders insisted that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Equality
‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.
Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision
The European football governing body say it is a ‘politically and religiously neutral organisation.’
# narrow escape
Griezmann rescues France from shock defeat to Hungary
The tournament favourites escaped Budapest with a 1-1 draw.
# Human Rights
Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?
Hungary has passed a bill that bans sharing content that “promotes” being gay to children and teenagers.
# Hungary
Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors
She said the European Commission is “assessing if it breaches relevant EU legislation”.
# Defence
Hungarian prime minister 'agrees' with fans booing Irish footballers taking a knee
‘If you are a guest in a country, then understand its culture, and don’t provoke the locals or the host.’
# honours even
Ireland round out season with encouraging draw away to Euros-bound Hungary
It finished 0-0 in front of a full house in Budapest.
# Selection
Parrott keeps his place in Ireland team to face Hungary
Stephen Kenny has made two personnel changes, but also looks like switching to a back three for this evening’s game.
# city slicker
Manchester City likely to send Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu out on loan again
The teenager spent last season with Rochdale, and is set for another move ahead of next season.
# ruled out
Ireland captain Seamus Coleman withdrawn from squad to face Hungary
The Everton full-back, who has been carrying a hamstring injury, is to return home from Girona.
# summer camp
Details confirmed as Stephen Kenny's Ireland to return to action with June friendlies
The Boys In Green will face Andorra and Hungary in early June as Kenny looks for his first win at the helm.
# Coronavirus
Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign
The Central European country has given at least a first dose of a vaccine to 21.6% of its population.
# covid19
Malta, Hungary and Denmark topping EU vaccine tables - what can we learn from them?
Different approaches to the roll-out have been taken across the EU.
# Change Of Plan
Ireland to play Qatar in Hungary later this month
The fixture had originally been due to take place in Dublin.