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No entry: Hungary's crackdown on helping refugees

Parliament debates bill that could lead to activists and lawyers facing jail time The border between Hungary and Serbia is already one of the most…

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The pros and cons of a second EU referendum | Letters

Democracy was subverted in the Brexit vote, says Molly Scott Cato, Robin Henry argues that George Soros’s involvement will be toxic, plus letters from John…

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Viktor Orbán: re-election of Hungary’s anti-immigrant leader is major challenge for EU

Brussels now confronting a country at the heart of the continent that is making an exit from the bloc’s liberal values, but continuing to pick…

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Hungary election: OSCE monitors deliver damning verdict

Observers found ‘intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric, media bias and opaque financing’ International observers have delivered a damning verdict on the parliamentary election in Hungary, complaining…

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Hungary's liberals brace for a torrid four years after Orbán's landslide

Crushing victory means PM has power to remould Hungary and possibly even the entire EU Viktor Orbán embarks on another four years in power newly…

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Boris Johnson slated for congratulating Viktor Orbán after election win

Foreign secretary’s message to Hungarian PM follows the Fidesz party’s campaign based primarily on an anti-migration platform Boris Johnson has been criticised for congratulating Hungary’s…

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Orbán’s Hungary is not the future of Europe: it represents a dying past | Cas Mudde

The declining birthrate and brain drain are likely to continue, as a fearful Hungary turns in on itself ever further On Sunday Hungarians went to…

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Orbán: election victory gives us mandate to pass 'Stop Soros' laws

Hungarian leader says package of bills targeting civil society will be pushed through parliament Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has promised to push through a…

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Beware the chameleon strongmen of Europe | Natalie Nougayrède

The danger of leaders like Viktor Orbán and Aleksandar Vučić isn’t just ideology but the ruthlessness with which they exploit public opinion Two weeks before…

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Hungarian journalists admit role in forging anti-migrant 'atmosphere of fear'

Employees of state TV network describe how channels pumped out pro-government messaging ahead of Victor Orbán’s election victory this week A leading editor at Hungary’s…

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Anti-Muslim campaigners denied entry to UK at border

Martin Sellner and Abel Bodi stopped at Stansted en route to far-right event in London Two prominent anti-Muslim campaigners have been denied entry into the…

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Thousands rally against Viktor Orbán's election victory in Budapest

Disgruntled youth protest an ‘unfair’ electoral system and the left’s failure to unite in opposition Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against what…

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Sting operations and war on migration help Orbán to victory

Was there a hidden strategy in play behind Hungarian PM’s election victory? One day in mid-January, Balázs Dénes, the Hungarian executive director of a Berlin-based…

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Andrzej Krauze on Viktor Orbán’s re-election – cartoon

Hungary’s prime minister has won another term in office – to the delight of Europe’s far right Continue reading… Powered by WPeMatico

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Crackdown prompts Soros's Open Society to quit Budapest

Grantmaking body acts after civil society restrictions planned by re-elected PM Viktor Orbán George Soros’s Open Society Foundations has revealed plans to close its Budapest…

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Brexit is boosting Viktor Orbán’s ability to disrupt the EU | Milan Nič

Hungary’s prime minister is trying to cultivate ties with Eurosceptic and anti-immigration leaders across the continent Tens of thousands of Hungarians have been protesting against…

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Viktor Orbán: our duty is to protect Hungary's Christian culture

Ahead of re-election as prime minister, rightwinger talks of building a ‘Christian democracy’ Viktor Orbán has said the main task of his new government will…

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The EU’s core values are under attack as never before. It must defend them | Timothy Garton Ash

As Hungarian-style authoritarianism spreads, Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party should be expelled from its European parliament grouping Boris Johnson should change his name and move to…

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