President Donald Trump has sought to tighten the rules for those seeking to visit or live in the US in several ways, saying restrictions are necessary for security reasons.
A mass influx of migrants from the Middle East in 2015 created deep divisions in the EU and members are still feuding over how to share the burden of caring for asylum seekers.
The countries have declined to shelter asylum-seekers despite an overall drop in arrivals due to tighter borders and projects beyond the EU’s frontiers to discourage migration to Europe.
Stressing the importance of European Court of Justice ruling, Merkel called on Hungary to take in its share of refugees, as part of the EU’s mandatory quota.
Hungary’s far-right Force and Determination movement plan to take part in 2018 elections, and believe “ethnic community must come first… there is no equality.”
Poland has been the most vocal among eastern EU members fearing that their wealthier western neighbours will erode the single market that has been the biggest benefit of membership in the east.
Hungarian students held protests when a bill was passed that restricted the functioning of the Soros-funded CEU; the commission has taken up the matter now.
The Hungarian president has signed the law passed by the Fidesz party regulating university freedoms, making the ouster of CEU a possibility.
Hungarians rose up in peaceful protest against new legislation passed by the Fidesz party against university reforms.
Populist leaders are using the corruption-inequality message to drum up support without an actual intention of tackling the problem.
In its annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2016 the anti-corruption watchdog observed that populist leaders promising to end corruption may in fact be feeding it.
Russia failed to get re-elected following lobbying by rights groups against Moscow’s candidacy because of its military support for the Syrian government.
Has society let go of the belief that disparate communities can be brought together for a common goal without one absorbing the other or both tearing each other apart?
Hungary refused to take in migrants under an EU burden-sharing plan. Instead, Orban announced a referendum on whether to accept any future EU-wide quotas.
While some countries with declining populations are averse to letting more in, history shows rapidly growing populations are not easily confined within borders.
As Hungary eyes the October 2 referendum over EU migrant quotas, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who opposes immigration into EU, fortifies the border fencing.
EU leaders met to discuss a six-month post-Brexit ‘road map’ to restore public acceptance; however, leaving many leaders dissatisfied.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has caught referendum fever. He is giving his public a vote on refugee policy in what is being seen as a two-fingered salute to the EU.
Migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan have gone on hunger strike on the border of Serbia and Hungary. They are protesting Hungary’s new migrant policy.
If the company is to reach its potential, it will have to shed Russia’s reputation for using energy policy as a means to political ends.
‘Immigrants’ are key European football. Fans need to push back anti-immigration politics and sentiments to protect their legacy.