Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union over its democratic record, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the countries of eastern Europe had to stand together in their dealings with Brussels.
Hungary's foreign minister lashed out at what he called "biased, pro-migration" U.N. human rights experts on Wednesday, accusing them of spreading lies about his country and saying Budapest had the right to keep out illegal migrants.
Hungarian government bond
yields edged slowly higher and the forint firmed marginally on
Tuesday as the Hungarian central bank (NBH) holds a policy
meeting which may give some details of future monetary
The forint traded at 324.74 a
Hungarian businessman Zoltan Speder announced on Monday that he had sold all his holdings in media group cemp-X Online Zrt which owns several publications and has indirect control over Hungary's main independent news website Index.hu.
The Hungarian government will challenge a European parliament ruling that it has violated democratic standards in the European Union's court, national news agency MTI quoted Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff as saying on Monday.
Around 1,000 Hungarians protested against Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday at a pro-EU rally organized by leftist opposition parties, demanding that the government respect democratic rights and other EU values.
Hungary's government will decide on Monday on legal steps it plans to take to challenge a European parliament ruling against the country for flouting democratic standards, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
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