Young and highly educated people are leaving Hungary – as a result of Orbán's policies

Since 2022, Hungary can no longer be considered a full-fledged democracy. The political and economic development in the country has meant that many young and highly educated people choose to leave. Photo: Agnes Fältman.

Of: Agnes Fältman

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Fidesz, the nationalist ruling party, has over the past decade systematically dismantled the country's democratic institutions. In an increasingly harsh economic and political climate many young and highly educated Hungarians choose to move abroad. What can attract them back? Can liberal winds blowing across former nationalist ally Poland bring hope for change? 

February 26, 2024, FUF-correspondents, Report

After the Russian cyber attacks: Moldova's future cyber protectors are being trained here

Dimitru Ciorba works at Moldova's Technical University, which trains students in digital security – something the country is increasingly in need of after several Russian cyberattacks. Photo: Daniel Díaz.

Of: Daniel Diaz

Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Moldova has been subjected to several cyber attacks. To build the country's defenses against cyber attacks, students are being trained in information security at the Technical University of Moldova – an education that is needed more than ever. 

December 22, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report

Austria's dependence on Russia divides public opinion

Austria still has strong economic ties to Russia - about which Austrians and Ukrainians in the country have divided opinions. Pictured: Valeriia Ventskovska at the Universität Wien campus/Parliament of Austria in Vienna. Photo: Agnes Fältman.

Of: Agnes Fältman

Få länder within the EU still has så strong financial relationships to Russia as Österrich. The country's imports of Russian gas and många företag's continued operations in Russia after the war of aggression against Ukraine divides opinion among ömore sterile as well that newänth Ukrainians. Some believe that gas imports partially finance the war in Ukraine, others believes that the humanitära hjälpen ÖAustria gives to the waräruled the land bör stå in focus.  

December 18, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report

Vienna shows the way forward in the global housing shortage

Many countries and cities in the world have problems with housing shortages - despite the fact that all people must have access to affordable and safe housing by 2030 at the latest, according to the global goals. Photo: Agnes Fältman.

Of: Agnes Fältman

According to Agenda 2030, all people must have access to affordable and safe housing by 2030 at the latest, something that cities around the world are fighting hard to achieve. Vienna has long been considered one of the cities in the world with the highest standard of living. This is partly due to the city's unique system of low-cost municipal tenancies, which today house more than half of the residents. How has Vienna managed to do what so many other cities around the world have not? 

November 9, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report

Romania's resources are running out for Ukrainian refugees

Changes in the financial support for Ukrainian refugees in Romania have meant that some of them have had to move from their own accommodation to refugee centres. At a center in Bucharest, two to four people live in each one-room apartment. Photo: Daniel Díaz.

Of: Daniel Diaz

Many Ukrainians who have fled Russia's war of invasion and come to Romania have found themselves in a vulnerable economic situation. The Romanian government has changed the financial support package for the refugees and the country's largest refugee center, Romexpo, is receiving fewer and fewer donations. - I have sold things to afford to live, says Tanya, who fled the Ukrainian city of Odessa in the spring of 2022.

September 20, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report

More and more countries are building border walls - not stopping migrants

France is one of the countries that has built a border wall to prevent irregular migration and fight terrorism. Pictured: Demonstration against border controls in Calais. Photo: police62. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Of: Vendela Permat's Hammarbäck

Several countries are tightening their border controls and building border walls to reduce the influx of refugees and migrants. France is one of the countries that has built a border wall for this reason. At the same time, a study shows that border walls do not stop migration. 

July 11, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report

After the World Heritage classification: Bedouins have been forcibly relocated from Petra

Since the archaeological site of Petra in Jordan was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, Bedouins have had to leave the site and move to Uum Sayhoun – a small village where many houses lack electricity and water. The majority of the Bedouins, however, make a living from tourism around Petra. Photo: Johannes Lindh.

Of: Johannes Lindh

One night, the Bedouins in Petra in Jordan wake up to find that they are to be moved without warning. Out of their caves where they lived for several hundred years to a hastily constructed village that will not accommodate everyoneput together. Petra has rated that one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, ma hhow are the indigenous people treated when their homes become a tourist attraction? 

May 17, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report

Indigenous peoples camp outside the presidential palace in Argentina - demand dialogue on land

Félix Díaz, president of the Consultative and Participatory Council of Indigenous Peoples of Argentina (CCPPIRA) and leader of the Qom indigenous people, has been camping outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina for two years. He wants the indigenous people's right to land and dialogue with the state to be respected, but according to Félix Díaz, the politicians do not respond to attempts to talk. Photo: Vilma Ellemark.

Of: Vilma Ellemark

The indigenous Qom people have camped outside the Argentine presidential palace in the capital Buenos Aires for over two years. This is in protest against the fact that politicians do not initiate dialogue with the group about their land rights. - The politicians have not responded to a single one of our formal letters or requests for dialogue, says protest leader Félix Díaz.

May 12, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Interview

Australia to vote on constitutional amendment for indigenous peoples: "Now we have the chance"

Soon, Australia will vote on increased political influence for the country's indigenous people. But according to opinion polls, a narrow majority is in favor of the constitutional amendment. Pictured: Australia's three flags – the country's national flag (left), Aboriginal flag (centre) and Torres Strait Islander flag (right). Photo: Photo: Leonard J Matthews. Source: Flickr.

Of: Signe Andersson

The indigenous peoples in Australia the most disadvantaged group is i the country and experiences, among other things, discrimination in work, healthcare and the legal system. A referendum is to be held later this year in which the population will vote for or against securing the Aboriginal and Tof the Orressund Islanders political influence in parliament. 

April 25, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Development magazine explains

New hiking trail to promote tourism and outdoor life in Armenia

Despite the beautiful nature of Armenia, the country is not yet an obvious destination for outdoor tourism. Photo: Tom Allen, Transcaucasian Trail Armenia.

Of: Sara Lannebo

In mountainous Armenia, a new hiking trail will promote tourism, environmental protection and young leadership. The project, which goes by the name Transcaucasian Trail (TCT), has as a vision to tie the three together South Caucasian the countries of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Development magazine has interviewed ashot Davtyan, project manager for TCT, about the challenges and opportunities the project faces.

April 25, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Interview