Posts tagged as Budapest

Foreign minister discusses migration and UNSC with Hungarian counterpart

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) met his Hungarian opposite number Péter Szijjártó (Fidesz) Tuesday, where the pair discussed Estonia’s priorities related to its UN Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat, international migration policy, and the European Union’s next budgetary framework. The meeting, which took place in Štrbské Pleso in Slovakia, brought together foreign ministers from the  Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) nations, on an informal basis. Reinsalu and…

Tragic boat collision in Budapest takes tourist lives

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In the Hungarian capital Budapest, a riverboat used for tourism turned over with 34 people on board, taking the lives of at least seven people. Hungarian news portal Daily News Hungary reports that the accident took place late on Wednesday, May 30, when the boat called Hableány (in English: ‘Mermaid’) went under water after being hit by another tourist vessel. At the time of the collision, the boat was moored…

Thousands protest ‘slave law’ in Budapest

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Protesters threw smoke grenades at police who responded with tear gas in Budapest on Sunday as thousands of people rallied against a new “slave law” passed by the government of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban. More than 15,000 people, according to local press reports, joined the demonstration — the first rally since Orban returned to power in 2010 to bring together all opposition parties, from greens to the far right, under the…