Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Hungary http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Constitutional Amendments Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403696_text Constitution - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403696_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Constitutional Amendments Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403520_text Constitution - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403520_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Telecom Tax Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403184_text Taxation - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403184_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Groundwork for Campaign Finance Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403083_text Elections and politics - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403083_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Disputed Data Protection Law Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403076_text Right of privacy - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403076_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Hungary: Criticism of Laws on the Judiciary, Data Protection, and the National Bank http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402953_text Constitution - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On January 17, 2012, President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission (EC) announced the initiation of legal action against Hungary by means of three Letters of Formal Notice, regarding three issues in new Hungarian legislation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402953_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: New Constitution Signed into Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402652_text Constitution - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On January 17, 2012, President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission (EC) announced the initiation of legal action against Hungary by means of three Letters of Formal Notice, regarding three issues in new Hungarian legislation On April 25, 2011, the President of Hungary, Pandaacute;l Schmitt, signed into law the country's new Constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Hungary is the last jurisdiction in Eastern Europe to effect the change to a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402652_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Hamburger Tax Under Consideration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402573_text Taxation - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On January 17, 2012, President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission (EC) announced the initiation of legal action against Hungary by means of three Letters of Formal Notice, regarding three issues in new Hungarian legislation On April 25, 2011, the President of Hungary, Pandaacute;l Schmitt, signed into law the country's new Constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Hungary is the last jurisdiction in Eastern Europe to effect the change to a Matolcsy added that the specifics of which products would be taxed and how the revenue so raised would be used have not yet been determined. (Id.) It was reported in February, however, that the tax might... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402573_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Hungary: European Parliament Resolution on Hungary's Media Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402575_text Freedom of the press - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On January 17, 2012, President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission (EC) announced the initiation of legal action against Hungary by means of three Letters of Formal Notice, regarding three issues in new Hungarian legislation On April 25, 2011, the President of Hungary, Pandaacute;l Schmitt, signed into law the country's new Constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Hungary is the last jurisdiction in Eastern Europe to effect the change to a Matolcsy added that the specifics of which products would be taxed and how the revenue so raised would be used have not yet been determined. (Id.) It was reported in February, however, that the tax might Although the threat of the European Union taking legal action against Member State Hungary for its controversial new Media Law has subsided, the European Parliament passed a resolution on March 10, 2011, that criticizes the Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402575_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Controversial New Media Law Defended by Government http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402464_text Freedom of the press - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On January 17, 2012, President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission (EC) announced the initiation of legal action against Hungary by means of three Letters of Formal Notice, regarding three issues in new Hungarian legislation On April 25, 2011, the President of Hungary, Pandaacute;l Schmitt, signed into law the country's new Constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Hungary is the last jurisdiction in Eastern Europe to effect the change to a Matolcsy added that the specifics of which products would be taxed and how the revenue so raised would be used have not yet been determined. (Id.) It was reported in February, however, that the tax might Although the threat of the European Union taking legal action against Member State Hungary for its controversial new Media Law has subsided, the European Parliament passed a resolution on March 10, 2011, that criticizes the Law Hungary's Parliament passed a new media law on December 20, 2010, that has been harshly criticized by members of the country's media, other European governments, and the intergovernmental Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402464_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Initiation of Criminal Investigation of Chemical Spill Disaster http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402307_text Disasters - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On January 17, 2012, President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission (EC) announced the initiation of legal action against Hungary by means of three Letters of Formal Notice, regarding three issues in new Hungarian legislation On April 25, 2011, the President of Hungary, Pandaacute;l Schmitt, signed into law the country's new Constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Hungary is the last jurisdiction in Eastern Europe to effect the change to a Matolcsy added that the specifics of which products would be taxed and how the revenue so raised would be used have not yet been determined. (Id.) It was reported in February, however, that the tax might Although the threat of the European Union taking legal action against Member State Hungary for its controversial new Media Law has subsided, the European Parliament passed a resolution on March 10, 2011, that criticizes the Law Hungary's Parliament passed a new media law on December 20, 2010, that has been harshly criticized by members of the country's media, other European governments, and the intergovernmental Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). On October 6, 2010, police in Hungary launched a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the massive Ajka chemical spill, in which toxic red sludge from an alumina plant's storage reservoir spread through tributaries and ultimately... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402307_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Penal Code Amendment on Holocaust Denial Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401868_text Crime and law enforcement - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On January 17, 2012, President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission (EC) announced the initiation of legal action against Hungary by means of three Letters of Formal Notice, regarding three issues in new Hungarian legislation On April 25, 2011, the President of Hungary, Pandaacute;l Schmitt, signed into law the country's new Constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Hungary is the last jurisdiction in Eastern Europe to effect the change to a Matolcsy added that the specifics of which products would be taxed and how the revenue so raised would be used have not yet been determined. (Id.) It was reported in February, however, that the tax might Although the threat of the European Union taking legal action against Member State Hungary for its controversial new Media Law has subsided, the European Parliament passed a resolution on March 10, 2011, that criticizes the Law Hungary's Parliament passed a new media law on December 20, 2010, that has been harshly criticized by members of the country's media, other European governments, and the intergovernmental Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). On October 6, 2010, police in Hungary launched a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the massive Ajka chemical spill, in which toxic red sludge from an alumina plant's storage reservoir spread through tributaries and ultimately The Hungarian National Assembly (the 386-member unicameral parliament) passed an amendment to the Penal Code on February 22, 2010, criminalizing denial of the Holocaust. Those convicted of the offense of public Holocaust denial face up to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401868_text Global Legal Monitor: Hungary: Same-Sex Partnership Law Struck Down http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540897_text Human rights - On August 28, 2013, Hungary's State Secretary of Justice, Robert Repassy, announced that the government would adjust the recent, highly controversial amendments to the country's Constitution (Fundamental Law) adopted by the Parliament in March 2013. The On March 11, 2013, Hungary's Parliament approved a number of controversial amendments to the country's constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary (Magyarorszag Alaptrv;nye). The changes were adopted in a vote along party lines, with the ruling A proposed Telecommunication Tax Bill was published in Hungary's official gazette on May 30, 2012. (Tamas Kulcsar, Hungary: Telecommunication Tax Bill Published, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation online subscription database.) On April 4, 2012, the six parties represented in Hungary's National Assembly (Orszandaacute;ggyul;s) agreed on the main principles of political party and campaign financing in the country and signed an agreement to that effect. Under the On April 2, 2012, the Members of the Hungarian Parliament, by a large majority, amended the country's Information Freedom Act "to strengthen the independence of the president of the new data protection authority in line with On January 17, 2012, President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission (EC) announced the initiation of legal action against Hungary by means of three Letters of Formal Notice, regarding three issues in new Hungarian legislation On April 25, 2011, the President of Hungary, Pandaacute;l Schmitt, signed into law the country's new Constitution, the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Hungary is the last jurisdiction in Eastern Europe to effect the change to a Matolcsy added that the specifics of which products would be taxed and how the revenue so raised would be used have not yet been determined. (Id.) It was reported in February, however, that the tax might Although the threat of the European Union taking legal action against Member State Hungary for its controversial new Media Law has subsided, the European Parliament passed a resolution on March 10, 2011, that criticizes the Law Hungary's Parliament passed a new media law on December 20, 2010, that has been harshly criticized by members of the country's media, other European governments, and the intergovernmental Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). On October 6, 2010, police in Hungary launched a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the massive Ajka chemical spill, in which toxic red sludge from an alumina plant's storage reservoir spread through tributaries and ultimately The Hungarian National Assembly (the 386-member unicameral parliament) passed an amendment to the Penal Code on February 22, 2010, criminalizing denial of the Holocaust. Those convicted of the offense of public Holocaust denial face up to On December 15, 2008, the Constitutional Court of Hungary ruled that a 2007 law, which would have recognized civil partnerships between same-sex couples and unmarried couples and given them related rights, "diminishes the importance of marriage,"... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540897_text