Pastor Gábor Iványi is one of Hungary’s best-known religious leaders. He officiated over Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s wedding and baptized two of his children. Today, he is one of Orbán’s fiercest critics.
The installation by artist Péter Szalay is a kneeling sculpture of the Statue of Liberty, illuminated in rainbow colors with her left hand raised in a fist. A tablet in her right hand says: “Black Lives Matter.”
A right-wing pro-government newspaper has criticized a hugely popular exhibition of her work at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest for "promoting communism."
Poland's foreign ministry has objected to a planned visit by US white supremacist Richard Spencer.
In Sunday's referendum, almost all Hungarian voters rejected EU quotas for resettling refugees across the 28-nation bloc. But little more than 40 percent actually voted — well below the threshold needed for the referendum to be valid. And some who did vote spoiled their ballot in protest.
The song "Gloomy Sunday" was written in 1933, in Hungary, and has been recorded by artists from Billie Holiday to Björk. Because of its subject matter, some artists have refused to record it. But a record label in Berlin asked musicians to record their versions — and the results are anything but gloomy.
When it comes to the migrant crisis, Hungary sees itself as the responsible adult in Europe.
April Peavey, the mastermind behind The World's taste in music, went to this year's World Music Expo held in Budapest. Here are some of her favorites from the festival.
Attendees at one of the world's largest music expos were threatening to boycott this year's event because its host country, Hungary, has been unwelcoming to refugees.
Balancing the needs of refugees and local residents in Europe's immigration crisis can be all but impossible. Some criticize the media for over-simplifying the problem.