NEWS WATCH: Clinton Questions Hungary’s Democratic Credentials

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has raised concerns with Hungary's government about legislative measures that critics claim limit press freedom and reduce powers of previously independent institutions. Clinton also expressed solidarity with pro-democracy activists in Egypt, where she says the U.S. will re-open talks with the controversial Muslim Brotherhood group.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s EU presidency doomed by controversy? (Feature)


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

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary took over the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union on January 1. It comes at a time when the country is in the midst of a heated controversy over a new media law.

NEWS WATCH: Smaller New Government To Tackle Hungary’s Economic Crisis


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

OrbanBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The incoming prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, has introduced ministers of what observers say will be the smallest Cabinet since the country's communist regime collapsed in 1989. The incoming center right government will have to lift the European Union member from a deep recession.