EU ministers urge Hungary to sign up to planned Russian oil embargo

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis listens during a news conference in Vilnius, Lithuania March 18, 2022. REUTERS/Janis Laizans/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Hungary singled out as obstacle to deal Budapest says no acceptable proposal yet from Brussels May 30-31 summit could be last-ditch attempt Oil embargo could last for … Read more

Hungary’s new president condemns Putin’s ‘aggression’, plans trip to Warsaw

Hungary’s new President Katalin Novak arrives to attend her inauguration ceremony at the Kossuth Square in Budapest, Hungary, May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUDAPEST, May 14 (Reuters) – Hungary’s President Katalin Novak at her inauguration ceremony on Saturday condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and said her … Read more

Ukraine collects Russian dead as war rages on multiple fronts

Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard Ukraine deputy PM says war “entering new, long phase” Ukraine military photographs show failed Russian river crossing Kyiv says it’s negotiating for evacuation of Mariupol wounded KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were brought to a rail yard outside … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Google paying more than 300 EU publishers for news, more to come

BRUSSELS, May 11 (Reuters) – Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google has signed deals to pay more than 300 publishers in Germany, France and four other EU countries for their news and will roll out a tool to make it easier for others to sign up too, the company told Reuters. The move to be announced publicly … Read more

EU tweaks Russia oil sanctions plan in bid to win over reluctant states

Models of oil barrels are seen in front of the displayed sign “stop”, EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU offers Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep more time to adapt Oil shipping ban postponed in bid to persuade Greece … Read more

Pope says he wants to go to Moscow to meet Putin over Ukraine

Pope Francis speaks during Regina Caeli prayer, in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, May 1, 2022. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VATICAN CITY, May 3 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said in an interview published on Tuesday that he asked for a meeting in Moscow with … Read more

EU may offer Hungary, Slovakia exemptions from Russian oil embargo

The European Union flags flutter ahead of the gas talks between the EU, Russia and Ukraine at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 2 (Reuters) – The European Commission may spare Hungary and Slovakia from an embargo … Read more

Breaking ranks with EU, Hungary says ready to pay for Russian gas in roubles

Gas pipelines are seen in a gas distribution center near the Serbian border in Kiskundorozsma, Hungary, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia has demanded gas payments in roubles EU Commission has asked countries to stick to original contracts Hungary says EU has no role to play … Read more

Hungary’s foreign ministry summons Ukrainian envoy over ‘insults’

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto addresses the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the UN headquarters in New York, US, September 23, 2021. Mary Altaffer/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUDAPEST, April 6 (Reuters) – Hungary’s foreign ministry summoned Ukraine’s ambassador on Wednesday over what it … Read more

Hungarians vote on Orban’s 12-year rule in tight ballot overshadowed by Ukraine war

Orban seeks re-election for fourth consecutive term Fidesz has slight lead over opposition alliance in polls War in Ukraine has upset campaign, undecided voters in focus Hungarians vote as inflation surges, economy set to slow Voter turnout at 40.01% at 1100 GMT, polls close at 1700 GMT BUDAPEST, April 3 (Reuters) – The odds are … Read more