A baby is baptized during a mass baptism ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia. More than 500 children were baptized by the Georgian Orthodox Church during the 15th mass baptism ceremony at the country's main Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán won a second term Sunday. He brushed aside international criticism of tilting the playing field rightward against opposition parties.
Opposition leaders say that the ruling Fidesz party has stacked the deck in its favor by changing electoral systems and campaign laws to box out rivals to power.
Viktor Orbán's nationalist message plays well to ethnic Hungarians across Europe. The ruling party hopes that will boost its prospects in 2014 elections.
The European Union member is limiting its Freedom of Information Act.
Hungary's new constitutional amendments, which critics say erode the power of the Constitutional Court and violate EU law, came into effect on Monday.
Hungary's right-wing ruling party Fidesz and its Hungarian Socialist opposition are already trading barbs ahead of 2014 elections. But Hungarians are increasingly unimpressed by both.
The Hungarian parliament on Monday approved a constitutional amendment that would allow local authorities to criminalize homelessness.
Europe continues to criticize Hungary over its restrictive media laws, which give Prime Minister Victor Orbán's governing party vast control over the regulation of press outlets.
Amid accusations of plagiarism in his doctoral dissertation, Hungarian President Schmitt announced his resignation today.
European governments are expected to sign off on a second bailout for Greece today. But conditions set on rescue money have fueled populist unrest in southern Europe.