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Classes move to Vienna as Hungary makes rare decision to oust university

CEU opens Austria campus as Orbán’s government strips it of ability to issue US degrees A trumpet fanfare, a wine reception and celebratory speeches, but…

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Meeting George Soros – podcast

Shaun Walker has spent years covering Russia and eastern Europe and watched how the billionaire philanthropist George Soros has become a figure of hate among…

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The Guardian view on the fall of the Berlin Wall: history’s lessons | Editorial

It was hailed as the definitive triumph of liberal democracy. Thirty years on, the lessons of 1989 look rather different “The owl of Minerva begins…

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Donald Tusk tipped to take charge of EU centre-right group

Outgoing EU council leader’s new role could set up clash with Hungary’s Viktor Orbán Donald Tusk is tipped to take charge of Europe’s biggest centre-right…

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Surge of rightwing populism in eastern Europe is part of a global trend | Letter

The long read discussing the cause of illiberal movements in countries such as Poland and Hungary ignores the role of transnational ultraconservative networks, writes Elzbieta…

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Poll reveals majority of eastern Europeans 'fearful for democracy'

Survey across seven countries reveals widespread unease 30 years after fall of Berlin Wall Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, today’s eastern…

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Democracy is under attack in post-Wall Europe – but the spirit of 1989 is fighting back | Timothy Garton Ash

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and Europe’s velvet revolutions, a new generation is standing up to the populists Imagine someone who…

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Anti-LGBT rhetoric stokes tensions in eastern Europe

Politicians and church leaders are stirring homophobia to rally bases and provoke fear among voters In a recent survey, Poles were asked to identify what…

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How liberalism became ‘the god that failed’ in eastern Europe

After communism fell, the promises of western liberalism to transform central and eastern Europe were never fully realised – and now we are seeing the…

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Newly elected mayor of Budapest set to show EU Hungary liberal side

Gergely Karácsony was elected on Sunday beating Viktor Orbán’s far-right candidate The newly elected mayor of Budapest has vowed to prove to the rest of…

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How communist Europe was swept by a tide of change – archive, 1989

Demonstrations calling for democratic reform spread across eastern Europe in the autumn of 1989. See how the Guardian reported on them – and on the…

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30 years after communism, east Europeans divided over democracy's impact

Pew research reveals very different views on whether countries are better off today Thirty years after the fall of communism, few people in Europe’s former…

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Britons in Europe face citizens' rights 'lottery' in event of no deal

Requirements and costs of staying put abroad after Brexit vary across EU member states Tens of thousands of Britons seeking to secure residency rights in…

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Election results give hope to opposition in Poland and Hungary

Analysts say tactic of cooperation against nationalist parties appears to be working A narrower-than-expected win for Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and a…

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Opposition parties' candidate wins Budapest mayoral race

Gergely Karacsony’s victory is one of many defeats across Hungary for Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party The candidate backed by several opposition parties has been elected…

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Opposition parties face 'existential' battle in Poland and Hungary

Polish elections and local polls in Hungary offer chance to claw back ground from nationalists This weekend will be a crucial test for the opposition…

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György Konrád obituary

Hungarian author, sociologist and essayist who was on his country’s list of forbidden authors from 1977 until 1988 Over the past 30 years Hungarian fiction…

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The Guardian view on a changing EU: leaving Britain behind | Editorial

Brexiters routinely underestimate the resilience of the European project and overstate their own importance on the continent There is a common misperception among British Eurosceptics…

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Ryanair urge UK pilots to transfer overseas or face job losses

Airline says number of pilots must be reduced at bases such as Stansted and Manchester Ryanair has written to UK pilots asking them to take…

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'The mystery must be resolved': what befell Swede who saved Hungarian Jews?

Raoul Wallenberg is thought to have saved as many as 30,000 Jews but his descendants do not know how, when or why he died Seventy-five…

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For authoritarians, stifling the arts is of a piece with demonising minorities | Elif Shafak

As well as misogyny and homophobia, censorship is now a weapon for the popular right Early this month, Brazil’s leading literary event, the Bienal do…

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Hungary faces EU disciplinary action over alleged rule of law violations

Interior minister called to answer to charges including erosion of press freedom and judicial independence A Hungarian minister has been called to answer to her…

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Viktor Orbán’s choice for EU commissioner faces 'rough ride'

As justice minister, László Trócsányi oversaw laws that put Hungary and EU in conflict Viktor Orbán’s choice for Hungary’s EU commissioner faces “a very rough…

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The Guardian view on demography and politics: nationalist narratives must be challenged | Editorial

Women’s autonomy and reproductive rights must be upheld as far-right ideas gain ground The speech on Thursday by Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister, praising the…

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Viktor Orbán trumpets Hungary's 'procreation, not immigration' policy

Hungarian PM invokes far-right ‘great replacement’ theory at Budapest demography summit Procreate or face extinction: that’s the message from central European leaders to their shrinking…

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Tony Abbott attacks migrants 'swarming' to Europe while praising far-right PM of Hungary

Former Australian PM says migrants come ‘with a grievance’ and criticises Prince Harry and Meghan for comments on population The former Australian prime minister Tony…

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How a pan-European picnic brought down the Iron Curtain

On 19 August 1989, Hungarians and Austrians gathered in friendship at the border, paving the way to unification When the end finally came for the…

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Hungary’s far-right government vilifies Finland over rule of law inquiry

PM Viktor Orbán and his spokesman launch series of attacks on Finnish presidency Finland has pledged to pursue a hearing into alleged breaches of the…

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István Bart obituary

My friend István Bart, who has died aged 74, translated into Hungarian and published the work of many leading British, Irish and American writers, poets…

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Dóra Maurer review – the dissident who rebelled in colour

Tate Modern, LondonFrom black and white films made in her kitchen to glorious geometric designs, the Hungarian artist’s career has blossomed since the end of…

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Pro-LGBT Coca-Cola ads spark boycott calls in Hungary

Campaign relating to Sziget Festival criticised by senior member of ruling party Fidesz Advertisements by Coca-Cola relating to a popular music festival in Hungary that…

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Campfires, kisses… and rifles: inside Hungary's army camps for kids

Young Hungarian photographer Máté Bartha spent 18 months inside the repressive country’s military style camps for young people Sean O’Hagan on Máté Bartha’s Kontakt Continue…

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Máté Bartha’s Kontakt – Hungary’s military summer youth camps

For his prize-winning series Kontakt, the Hungarian photographer chronicled his country’s nationalistic summer camps • See a gallery of images from the Kontakt series Máté…

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Biblical opera, xenophobic bishops – Viktor Orbán’s Christianity with a twist

Hungary’s leader is tightening his grip and he’s using the Christian message to justify his immigration policy “Europe can ignore or deny or struggle against…

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Another view of modern Hungary | Letter

Dr Zoltán Kovács responds to claims about media freedoms and judicial independence in a column by Timothy Garton Ash Timothy Garton Ash (Hungary is dismantling…

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Europe learned from its mistakes in Hungary. It's protecting the law in Poland | Michael Meyer-Resende

A landmark ruling against enforced early retirement for Polish judges shows the EU has woken up to threats to democracy Perhaps one day the spring…

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Putin is right – but the EU shares the blame for the collapse of liberal values | Owen Jones

Rightwing demagogues across the world, including in Europe, go unchecked. Darkness threatens to engulf us all Vladimir Putin is right. When he celebrates the existential…

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I was once Orbán’s ally. I despair at what he has done to Hungary | Zsuzsanna Szelényi

Thirty years ago, I took part in the fight for a new Hungary with a courageous young democrat called Viktor Orbán I was still in…

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Norman Stone obituary

Historian and controversial media commentator who taught at Cambridge, Oxford and in Turkey One of the specialities of the historian Norman Stone, who has died…

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EU court rules Poland's lowering of judges' retirement age is unlawful

European court of justice decision is blow to nationalist Law and Justice government Poland’s lowering of the retirement age for judges breaches EU law, the…

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Hong Kong, China and universal values | Letter

Michael Minden says we must grapple with the different realities of those who think and feel not as we do I agree with Natalie Nougayrède’s…

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If Hungary’s voting system is unfair then Britain’s is even worse | Letters

In 2015 the Tories got 50.9% of the seats with just 36.9% of the vote, points out Dave Beakhust, while Jinty Nelson celebrates a distinguished…

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Europe must stop this disgrace: Viktor Orbán is dismantling democracy | Timothy Garton Ash

The Hungarian prime minister is consolidating his illiberal regime – with the help of European Union funding When European Union leaders gather in Brussels on…

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Hungarians remember Imre Nagy, hero of '56, as Orban tightens grip

Sunday’s ceremony comes as PM stands accused of trying to rewrite Hungarian history Only a few hundred people were present to commemorate the anniversary of…

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Hungary eyes science research as latest target for state control

Academy will be managed by nationalist government in unprecedented move The Hungarian government is moving to bring the country’s umbrella scientific research organisation under its…

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Snipping away at the Iron Curtain: when Hungary opened its Austrian border – archive, 1989

The cutting of the border fence between Hungary and Austria in June 1989 showed the division of post-war Europe was coming to an end, and…

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More bodies found as Budapest tour boat salvage work begins

Four body bags removed from Mermaid on which at least 20 died in Danube collision Several bodies have been recovered from wreckage during the salvaging…

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The populist right is forging an unholy alliance with religion | Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins and Anton Jäger

From Salvini to Orbán, ethno-nationalists are hijacking religious themes to fuel its agenda. Progressives need to fight back Why are so many religious citizens drawn…

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Aung San Suu Kyi finds common ground with Orbán over Islam

On a rare trip to Europe, Myanmar leader and Hungary PM discuss issue of ‘growing Muslim populations’ From her failure to speak out against ethnic…

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Tourist boat capsizes in Budapest, killing seven South Koreans– video

At least seven people have died and more than a dozen are missing after a pleasure boat carrying South Korean tourists capsized on the Danube…

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Twenty-one people still missing after boat capsized in Budapest

South Korean authorities and families of passengers due to travel to Hungary Rescue workers are searching for 21 people still missing after a boat carrying…

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Several dead after river boat capsizes in Budapest

Boat was moored near Hungarian parliament building when it was struck by a tourist vessel At least three people are reported dead and 16 are…

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European elections 2019: Brexit party leads UK results with Lib Dems in second – live

Across EU, voters boost Greens and far right to leave centrist groups diminished EU election live results 2019: across Europe European election latest results 2019:…

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European elections: far right 'surge' ends in a ripple

More nationalists in parliament than ever before but egos and policy differences will hamper formation of coherent bloc After months of boasts, bluster and apocalyptic…

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European elections 2019: final hours of voting before results announced – live

Latest news ahead of vote counts across EU member states, including UK, taking part after Brexit negotiations stalled Final votes cast as EU awaits parliamentary…

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No voice, no future? Roma ignored as Europe goes to polls

Europe’s 10 million Roma badly underrepresented at a time when populist forces are trying to villify communities Pata-Rât is just a few miles outside Cluj-Napoca,…

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Hungary accused of fuelling xenophobia with anti-migrant rhetoric

Council of Europe’s damning report says human rights violations must be urgently addressed Europe’s top human rights watchdog has accused Hungary’s government of violating people’s…

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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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