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Hungary: the crucible for faulty efforts by Facebook to banish fake news

Efforts to tackle abuse have brought the platform into collision with the government The denunciation filled the front page of one of Hungary’s main newspapers….

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Trump’s twinship with Orbán shows ‘illiberal democracy’ has a home in the US | Ruth Ben-Ghiat

The US president’s mission is align with the global right. In Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, he has found an ally How suited President Donald Trump and…

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Trump praises Hungary's far-right leader Orbán: 'He’s a respected man' – live

Trump welcomes Viktor Orbán to White House as Pompeo heads to meeting of EU nations in apparent attempt to soothe relations over Iran deal Sign…

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Trump lauds Hungary's nationalist PM Orbán for 'tremendous job'

Trump tells visiting PM: ‘You’re respected all over Europe’ Critics attack Orbán for eroding democracy and human rights Donald Trump has showered praise on Hungarian…

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Trump to meet Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orbán – live

Viktor Orbán was snubbed by the Obama administration, which accused him of weakening democracy, and is known for his anti-migration rhetoric Sign up to the…

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Trump ignores critics and welcomes Hungary's PM Orbán to White House

White House says visit crucial to deepen US ‘re-engagement’ Orbán condemned for eroding democracy and human rights Donald Trump is due to host the Hungarian…

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Trump to meet Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orbán– live

Viktor Orbán was snubbed by the Obama administration, which accused him of weakening democracy and is known for his anti-migration rhetoric Sign up to the…

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Instagram Holocaust diary Eva.Stories sparks debate in Israel

Jewish girl’s life is documented on social media to teach young people about WWII genocide An Instagram account that recounts the real-life story of a…

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London media agency carries Victor Orbán's nativist message

V4NA, which pumps out stories on dangers of migration, has links to Hungary’s government “Islam can take over Sweden in 50 years.” “Migrants unhappy with…

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Hungary’s PM Viktor Orbán to meet Donald Trump at White House

After being shunned by Obama, Orbán’s meeting with Trump is to focus on ‘bilateral relations’ After years of receiving the cold shoulder from Washington, Hungary’s…

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Matteo Salvini: vote for nationalist parties to stop 'Islamic caliphate'

Italy’s deputy PM says far right must make European election gains to prevent ‘sad ending’ Matteo Salvini, Italy’s most powerful politician, has said Europe will…

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Roger Scruton is not the victim of a leftwing witch-hunt. Here’s why | Zoe Williams

The conservative philosopher has a point about his quotes being taken out of context. But he misses the bigger picture The battle over the treatment…

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Hungary denying food to asylum seekers, say human rights groups

Some adults whose claims were rejected went without food for up to five days, claim activists Hungarian authorities are systematically denying food to failed asylum…

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The Guardian view on European elections: one continent, one ballot | Editorial

In the shadow of Brexit, Britain has become one front in a pan-continental battle for the soul of the European project Elections to the European…

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Scottish missionary who died at Auschwitz to be honoured in Hungary

March of the Living will be dedicated to Jane Haining, who protected Jewish children in Budapest The Scottish missionary who died at Auschwitz after refusing…

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White Porgy and Bess cast ‘forced to say they identify as African-American’

Hungarian singers allegedly told to sign paper to bypass stipulation of an all-black cast The Hungarian State Opera has come up with a dubious way…

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Europe's south and east worry more about emigration than immigration – poll

Exclusive: Survey of 14 countries show some Europeans now favour “emigration controls” Southern and eastern European countries are more concerned about emigration than immigration, according…

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Kató Havas obituary

My grandmother, Kató Havas, who has died aged 98, was a celebrated violinist and violin teacher. She was born in the Transylvanian town of Készdivásárhely….

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Eva Bernáthová obituary

My former teacher, Eva Bernáthová, who has died aged 96, was a pianist of exceptional sensitivity and nobility. She made her debut in Tchaikovsky’s Piano…

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Manfred Weber calls for freezing of Hungarian party's voting rights

European centre-right candidate cites concerns Fidesz was flouting rule of law Manfred Weber, the centre-right’s lead candidate in the upcoming European parliament meeting, has called…

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Geoffrey Cox has no grounds to change his mind on the Northern Ireland backstop | Philippe Sands

Breaking international treaties unilaterally is seldom possible – as I know from personal experience A quarter of a century ago I was entrusted by Hungary…

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Viktor Orbán: showdown with EU's centre-right looms for 'mini-Trump'

Hungarian PM may set up nationalist grouping as Brussels’ centre-right group decides whether to expel his party Discussions about Europe’s future have largely concentrated on…

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Viktor Orbán's family values ads mocked for using infidelity image

Government campaign to boost birth rate featured ‘distracted boyfriend’ couple It was meant to be a poster extolling the virtues of a strong family. But…

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Hungary's Orbán says Fidesz could quit EPP amid anti-Juncker row

Nationalist PM was criticised by leader of centre-right group over billboard attack campaign The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has said his ruling nationalist Fidesz…

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European parliament bloc set to consider ejecting Viktor Orbán

Hungarian PM’s anti-EU attitude is alienating centre-right European People’s party Viktor Orbán could face renewed calls for his expulsion from the European People’s party (EPP)…

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Brussels accuses Orbán of peddling conspiracy theory with Junker poster

Campaign claims commission president and George Soros are ‘endangering Hungary’s safety’ The European commission has accused Viktor Orbán’s government of a propagating a “shocking” and…

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Why Trump and his team want to wipe out the EU | Natalie Nougayrède

Mike Pompeo’s wooing of eastern European states is an attack on the union’s very existence, and part of a wider ideological battle The Trump administration…

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Antisemitism rising sharply across Europe, latest figures show

France reports 74% rise in offences against Jews and Germany records 60% surge in violent attacks Antisemitism is rising sharply across Europe, experts have said,…

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Hungary tells UK Jewish group to 'mind its own business' over antisemitism

President of Board of Deputies of British Jews had raised concerns over stance of Hungary’s PM and government A Hungarian government minister has accused a…

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Eastern European companies fear 'chaos' of no-deal Brexit

Trade with central and eastern Europe already affected and local GDP could shrink by 5% Jarosław Granat has worked for Future Processing since it was…

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The EU looks like the Soviet Union in 1991 – on the verge of collapse | George Soros

In May’s European elections, anti-EU forces will be on the rise. Those who want to preserve the union’s values must wake up Europe is sleepwalking…

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Mike Pompeo to meet Viktor Orbán on tour of central Europe

US secretary of state will dine with Hungarian leader before travelling to other countries The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has embarked on a…

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Viktor Orbán: no tax for Hungarian women with four or more children

To boost country’s population growing families better than letting Muslim immigrants in, says PM Hungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has promised that women who…

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Viktor Orbán has crossed all the red lines. And no one’s stopped him | Dóra Diseri

Despite weeks of protest in Hungary, it’s clear now the PM can rely on support within the EU to shield him from criticism As a…

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Battling the myths of national identity | Letters

Diana Neslen on the dangers of whitewashing the past, and Jim Grozier on the benefits of forgetting where we have come from, and concentrating on…

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Hungariana review – celebrating a nation's musical riches

Milton Court, LondonThe Casals Quartet and Tamara Stefanovich shone in the Barbican’s day of concerts saluting the spirit of 20th century Hungary and the music…

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Hungary, populism and my Orbán-voting father

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s far-right prime minister, is at the forefront of a nationalist surge in Europe, and his anti-migrant rhetoric has brought condemnation from the…

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EU leaders must do more to save rule of law in Hungary, says MEP

Judith Sargentini of Dutch Greens says situation has got worse since her report last year European Union leaders are failing to act despite the “worsening”…

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What I learned about Viktor Orbán on a road trip with my dad | John Domokos

Travelling through Hungary, we found an anxiety about identity and place that liberals can’t ignore Like many families, mine has been divided by politics in…

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Orbán, my dad and me – video

A Guardian film-maker and his father, who left communist Hungary for Britain in the 70s and now supports the nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, take…

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Polish far-right trial raises spectre of 'false flag' tactics

German journalist with links to Russia allegedly organised arson attack in Ukraine to stoke tensions, court told The plot allegedly involved three Polish extremists and…

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Hungary: pithy insult dogs Orbán as anti-government protesters resort to ridicule

Use of ‘O1G’ expletive illustrates rising anger at PM’s ‘slave law’ and anti-migrant rhetoric Visitors to Budapest in recent weeks may have noticed the proliferation…

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MEPs back plans to freeze funds to 'corrupt' EU states

Battle over post-Brexit budget expected from countries accused of flouting rule of law The European parliament has backed plans to cut EU funds to member…

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Populist leaders face mounting resistance, say global rights experts

Opposition to authoritarian rule reflects increased concern of voters and institutions, Human Rights Watch claims From Europe to Yemen and Myanmar to the US, authoritarian…

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Angst, grief, pain: Europe in turmoil as extremists form new alliances | Simon Tisdall

A real menace looms as we fret about Brexit and Germany and France sign symbolic accords It could simply be a coincidence. Or perhaps the…

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Viktor Orbán calls for anti-migration politics to take over EU

Hungarian PM also hails new partnership forged with Poland by Italy’s Matteo Salvini Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has called for “anti-migration politicians” to…

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Thousands in Budapest march against ‘slave law’ forcing overtime on workers

Anger at Orbán’s rule in Hungary also directed at courts system and state media Thousands of protesters in Hungary braved snow and freezing temperatures on…

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Thousands of Hungarians join latest rally against Orban’s 'slave law'

One of labour reforms allows employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime Thousands of Hungarians marched to the…

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'We won't keep quiet again': the women taking on Viktor Orbán

A new wave of female politicians and protesters are offering an alternative to the Hungary PM’s macho politics When the speakers took the stage to…

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I occupied Hungary’s state TV studios with other MPs. This is only the start | Ágnes Vadai

The streets and parliamentary opposition are united in protest: we will continue to resist until the Orbán regime is gone On Sunday and Monday opposition…

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Ralph Koltai obituary

Influential stage designer who created groundbreaking sets for the Royal Shakespeare Company and English National Opera By instinct and inclination the designer Ralph Koltai, who…

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Hungary’s opposition plans more protests after ‘slave law’ passes

Opposition parties collaborate on joint strategy to put pressure on PM Viktor Orbán Hungary’s beleaguered political opposition has vowed to keep up the pressure on…

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Hungary: opposition MPs stage state TV sit-in – video report

Hungary’s rightwing government has faced a rare sit-in by opposition politicians. About a dozen MPs spent the night in the state television headquarters, in Budapest,…

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Hungary's opposition MPs attack Orbán's 'slave law' during state TV protest

MPs seek a number of changes from the rightwing government, including an independent judiciary Viktor Orbán’s rightwing government in Hungary has faced a rare and…

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Hungary complains Brexit will leave it outnumbered in EU

Foreign minister Péter Szijjártó says Britain brought ‘common sense’ to debate on migration Hungary’s hardline anti-immigrant government has expressed disappointment at the loss of Britain’s…

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Hungary passes 'slave law' prompting fury among opposition MPs

Law raises overtime limit, with legislation establishing new courts also being passed The Hungarian government has passed a set of controversial laws amid scenes of…

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It’s not just Europe – toxic imperial nostalgia has infected the world | Elif Shafak

Populism preys on rose-tinted memories of past glories and distorts it into something ugly “The Russians blame everything on their government, the Americans on their…

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Trump's European diplomats tied in knots over rise of populism

The CEU in Hungary is the latest victim of the US’s mishandling of foreign policy It was a triumph for Hungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor…

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The Central European University is the latest victim of the Trump era | Cas Mudde

After more than 25 years of operation in Budapest, the Central European University has been forced out of Hungary “CEU has been forced out.” That…

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'Dark day for freedom': Soros-affiliated university quits Hungary

Central European University is first major university to be pushed out of an EU country Central European University has announced it will leave Budapest for…

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How to spot a populist

The p-word is much misunderstood. It’s as old as democracy, and has perhaps never been as popular as it is today. So who are the…

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The resistible rise of the far right and populism | Letters

Readers respond to the start of the Guardian’s six-month investigation into the rise of populism around the world Your article (Revealed: One in four Europeans…

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Anti-asylum Orbán makes exception for a friend in need

Hungary appears to have given special treatment to disgraced former Macedonian PM Macedonia’s former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled the country last week rather…

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Revealed: one in four Europeans vote populist

Exclusive research shows how populists tripled their vote over the past two decades Continue reading… Powered by WPeMatico

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Why is populism suddenly all the rage?

In 1998, about 300 Guardian articles mentioned populism. In 2016, 2,000 did. What happened? Populism is sexy. Particularly since 2016 – the year of the…

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Disgraced former Macedonia PM 'helped by Hungary to avoid jail'

Nikola Grevski fled country days before he was due to be jailed for corruption The mystery over how Macedonia’s disgraced former prime minister Nikola Gruevski…

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Macedonia's fugitive former PM seeks asylum in Hungary

Granting Nikola Gruevski’s request could further strain relations with Brussels Hungarian authorities are considering an asylum request from Nikola Gruevski, the fugitive former prime minister…

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Austria’s losses in the first world war | Letters

Anne Summers rebuts a claim that Austria only lost its ‘overseas territories’ at the end of the war It is simply untrue to state that…

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Why Brexit is just a sideshow for an EU beset by problems on all sides

Italy is in meltdown, Hungary in open revolt, and the US wants a trade war. Small wonder Europe’s leaders haven’t got much time for us…

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Brazil, Turkey, Slovakia… tyranny’s contagion spreads around the world | Nick Cohen

The US would once have acted against such leaders. Trump now offers an example History will record that when states murdered journalists or used the…

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EU criticises Austria for not signing UN global migration pact

European commission speaks of regret at Vienna joining Hungary in snubbing compact Brussels has spoken out against Austria’s decision to join Hungary in not signing…

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Hungary court acquits 'morally incorrect' journalist who kicked refugees

Supreme court rules Petra László was incorrectly charged over 2015 incident on Serbian border A Hungarian television camera operator who made headlines in 2015 after…

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Hungary’s university loss is Austria’s gain | Brief letters

Central European University | The Simpsons | Clocks going back | Dishwashers | Neoliberalism Tucked away on page 30 of last Friday’s Guardian was the…

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University founded by George Soros 'forced out' of Hungary

Central European University plans to move to Vienna next year after moves against it by Hungarian government A university founded by the philanthropist George Soros…

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Empire breakup: states demanding independence – archive, October 1918

The aftermath of the first world war sees declarations of independence and the foundation of new states including Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland While an attempt…

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The Guardian view on populism: belonging not believing | Editorial

When religious and nationalist longings combine, progressives need a powerful counter-narrative The regional elections in Bavaria resulted in a crushing defeat for the CSU party,…

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Hungary's homeless fear they are Viktor Orbán's next target

A ban on street sleeping from the rightwing government comes into force next week Many countries have struggled to deal with the issue of homelessness…

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'Long way from party of Churchill and Thatcher' – Hillary Clinton condemns Tories for backing Orbán – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Dominic Raab’s statement to MPs about developments in the Brexit talks Lunchtime summary 3.20pm…

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Hillary Clinton on Tories: a long way from parties of Thatcher and Churchill – video

Hillary Clinton has condemned ‘conservatives in Brussels’ who voted to shield the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, ‘including British MPs’. ‘They’ve come a long way…

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Hillary Clinton criticises Tory MEPs over failure to censure Hungary

Former US presidential nominee says British Tories have come a long way since the days of Thatcher and Churchill Hillary Clinton has criticised Conservative MEPs…

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A picnic helped unite Europe in 1989. Time for another one | Eric Jozsef

A ‘pan-European picnic’ helped defeat communism. This time the enemy is populism On 19 August 1989, just outside the small Hungarian city of Sopron, in…

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You Rang, M'Lord: why do Hungarians love this dodgy old British sitcom?

The Upstairs Downstairs spoof has been forgotten in Britain. But in Hungary, kids still name their pets after the cast. Our writer travels to Budapest…

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Here’s how to beat the populists: stop talking about immigration | Natalie Nougayrède

The way to take on Orbán and Salvini is to point out the dangers they pose to everyday freedoms and the rule of law While…

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Hungarian PM thanks UK Tory MEPs who voted against sanctions

Viktor Orbán expresses gratitude for ‘solidarity’ of MEPs who voted against action The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has thanked Conservative MEPs for their “solidarity”…

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Former Tory MEP leader criticises party's stance on supporting Hungary

Conservatives voted against EU sanctions process to protect democracy in Hungary A former Conservative MEP leader has condemned the party’s decision to vote with Viktor…

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Macron urges EU leaders to stand firm against Theresa May

French president says EU should resist prime minister’s calls for compromise on Brexit Emmanuel Macron has appealed to his fellow EU leaders to maintain their…

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Andrzej Krauze on the EU – cartoon

The European project is hampered by populists, despite hopeful developments such as the parliament’s vote to take action against Hungary’s backsliding Continue reading… Powered by…

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Hungary vows to keep up fight against EU border protection

Defiant Viktor Orbán said he will resist centralised control and pro-migration policies Hungary has said it will resist any EU-wide attempt to strip it of…

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Tory MEPs criticised by Jewish and Muslim groups for Hungary vote

Conservatives condemned after opposing action to condemn Orbán’s government Jewish and Muslim leaders have criticised Conservative MEPs for voting against measures to censure Hungary, saying…

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Tory MEPs voted to protect Orbán the authoritarian. This is a stain on Britain | Steven Allen

Hungary’s government threatens the rule of law, but British MEPs still refused to back a European move to discipline it Those who don’t follow European…

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MEPs vote to pursue action against Hungary over Orbán crackdown

Parliament votes for first time to trigger article 7 procedure against a member state The European parliament has voted to start a punitive procedure against…

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Hungary punished for not being 'country of migrants', claims Orbán

Orbán defiant as EU parliament considers sanctions over the erosion of judicial freedoms in Hungary Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, claimed his country was being…

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My country is being poisoned by populism. The EU must stand with Hungary | Ádám Fischer

I conduct orchestras all over the world, and I know that only if we work together can we have harmony Human rights are under attack…

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MEPs urged to take rule of law stand against Hungary

Parliament to vote on whether to trigger little-used legal sanction against Viktor Orbán Members of the European parliament are being urged to take a stand…

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Europe’s future hangs in balance, says head of a Budapest university

Michael Ignatieff speaks out as MEPs prepare to vote on whether Hungary’s policies under Viktor Orbán breach EU values The rector of the liberal Budapest…

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State control over academic freedom in Hungary threatens all universities

The Hungarian government’s clampdown on gender studies and research into migration sets a dangerous precedent Universities in Hungary are under serious pressure. They are facing…

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Matteo Salvini and Viktor Orbán to present anti-migrant plan to Brussels

Italian interior minister and Hungarian PM will discuss ‘alternative strategies’ in meeting Two of Europe’s most vocal anti-migrant leaders, the Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini,…

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EU urged to step in after Romania protests led to violence

European commission called on to defend rule of law in wake of injuries at protests EU authorities are facing calls to defend the rule of…

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How prepared is the EU for a future surge in migrant arrivals?

Migration numbers have fallen since 2015 peak, but countries are still grappling with the political and practical fallout Related: The irrational fear of migrants carries…

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Orbán tightens grip on Hungary as opposition's power wanes

Prime minister’s foe, Lajos Simicska, whose media outlets provided opportunities for criticism, has seen his empire dismantled In Hungary, where anti-migration prime minister Viktor Orbán…

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The best answer to Holocaust denial is getting the facts right

Professor Eve Rosenhaft of the University of Liverpool writes to correct a historical error in a piece about the vandalising of Elie Wiesel’s house in…

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Brussels opens legal proceedings over Hungary's 'Stop Soros' law

European commission sends letter of notice saying Hungary is in breach of rights charter The Hungarian government is in breach of the EU’s charter of…

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Five human rights we should enjoy – while we still can | Van Badham

In case warnings of impending fascism have merit, here’s a bucket list of rights to tick off Fascism is a political philosophy. It exalts the…

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Central Europe is a lesson to liberals: don’t be anti-nationalist | Ivan Krastev

The breakup of Yugoslavia fed the belief that flag-waving leads to bloodshed. But this eroded support for the centre ground and fuelled ethnic-based intolerance ‘I’ve…

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US and Canada are most inclusive to immigrant citizens, global study finds

Three-quarters view immigrants who are citizens as ‘real’ residents, the most positive response in 27-country survey Amid the travel ban, the inhumane treatment of children…

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MEPs vote to activate sanction process against Hungary

Ministers opt to launch procedure over rule of law violations under Viktor Orbán British Conservatives are under fire in Brussels after voting against triggering an…

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Americans have most inclusive attitude to immigrants, global study finds

Three-quarters of Americans view immigrants who are citizens as ‘real Americans’, the most positive response in 27-country survey Amid the travel ban, the inhumane treatment…

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MEPs could activate sanction process against Hungary

Ministers will vote on whether to open disciplinary procedure over rule of law violations The European parliament could vote to trigger an EU sanction process…

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Migration is threat to EU free travel area, says Italian prime minister

Giuseppe Conte presents 10-point plan to solve migration crisis at emergency summit Italy has warned the future of the EU’s border-free travel zone is at…

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Hungary is making a mockery of ‘EU values’. It’s time to kick it out | Owen Jones

Criminalising help for refugees is a sign of Viktor Orbán’s growing authoritarianism. Europe cannot afford to ignore it It’s time for the European Union to…

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Demagogues and charlatans are stoking fear, says Joe Biden

Former US vice-president compares situation to 1930s as migration convulses politics The former US vice-president Joe Biden has accused “demagogues and charlatans” of stirring up…

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Billy Elliot musical axes dates in Hungary amid claims it could 'turn children gay’

Ticket sales fall after media outlets close to PM say show promotes ‘deviant way of life’ The Hungarian State Opera House has cancelled 15 performances…

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Hungarian nationalist rock opera to retell 1920s grievances

Treaty that sliced up territory after first world war remains a source of anti-liberal sentiment The signing of a 1920 peace treaty does not immediately…

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Hungary passes anti-immigrant 'Stop Soros' laws

Legislation approved by parliament restricts ability of NGOs to help in asylum claims Hungary’s parliament has passed a series of laws that criminalise any individual…

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Hungary steps up anti-immigration stance with plans for NGO tax

Government also resubmits bill to criminalise those deemed to be helping illegal immigration The Hungarian government has stepped up its anti-immigration measures with plans to…

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People-smuggling gang jailed over Hungary migrant lorry deaths

Four key suspects sentenced to 25 years each over deaths of 71 people in back of lorry Four members of a people-smuggling gang have each…

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The Sunday Essay: how we all colluded in Fortress Europe | Kenan Malik

In a keynote speech in Budapest last week, the Observer columnist argued that hostility to migrants is not a fringe project – mainstream politicians have…

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A Woman Captured review – brave and up-close story of modern slavery

This traumatic documentary about a Hungarian woman forced into domestic servitude is an outstanding example of how film-making can make a difference It seems scarcely…

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Liberal Hungarian university warns Viktor Orbán could force it abroad

Michael Ignatieff of Budapest-based Central European University says institution has been left in limbo after Viktor Orbán questioned its legal status Central European University is…

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Hungary to criminalise migrant helpers with ‘Stop Soros’ legislation

Jail terms will be imposed on people or groups deemed to be aiding illegal immigrants Viktor Orbán’s government has introduced a controversial set of laws…

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