BREAKING NEWS: Hungary’s Top Court Overturns Controversial Church Law

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

churchesnowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's top court on Tuesday, February 26, overturned controversial religious legislation that dramatically reduced the number of recognized churches, but the government threatened to challenge the ruling with constitutional amendments.

NEWS ALERT: Lists Of Jews Compiled At Hungary’s Largest University


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

ELTE-University-of-Law (1)BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- There was an outcry in Hungary on Wednesday, February 20, over revelations that the country's largest university has been involved in compiling lists of presumed Jewish students amid growing anti-Semitism in this nation of some 10 million people.

NEWS WATCH: ‘Hungary To Strike IMF-Loan Deal’, Says Deputy PM

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary believes it will soon sign an International Monetary Fund-led deal on billions of dollars in financial assistance to help the nation overcome its deepest economic crisis in years, the country's deputy prime minister told BosNewsLife.

Theater Row Raising Concerns Over Hungary’s Extreme Nationalism

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest 

HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The appointment of a right-wing director at Budapest's New Theater raises new worries about freedom in the arts. Hungarians are protesting what they see as too much interference by the government.

BUDAPEST BRAINWAVE: King Orbán’s Church Version


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife-Columns) -- Sitting on his throne overlooking the Danube river Viktor Orbán wanted more. Hungary's prime minister and uncrowned king realized it's wasn't enough that his deep bowing servants in parliament agreed to stifle the press with a media law.


Hungarian Churches Ask Highest Court To Halt Church Law

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Sixteen Hungarian churches have appealed to the country's Constitutional Court to  overturn controversial legislation under which they and hundreds of other groups will lose their church status.

 

Hungary Pressured To Revoke Controversial Church Law


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's center-right government is under international pressure to revoke a new church law that critics say resembles the Communist-era, BosNewsLife established Sunday, August 14.