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The West looks down on Eastern Europe – but we need to work together on issues like climate change

Europe has been divided for too long, even with the Berlin Wall being felled 30 years ago. Now is the time for shared objectives Powered…

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'It's an absolutely corrupt system': How EU farm subsidies are abused by oligarchs and populists

Money intended to benefit small farmers and rural communities is being funnelled into the pockets of the extremely wealthy Powered by WPeMatico

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Mayor caught 'having orgy' on video is reelected days later

Former Olympian Zsolt Borkai resigned from party Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungary: Blow for Orban as liberal opposition wins Budapest mayoral race

Joint opposition candidate Gergely Karácsony wins mayoralty of capital Powered by WPeMatico

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The charismatic new mayor of Budapest has shown us how to defeat authoritarian populists like Viktor Orban

Karácsony’s outstanding victory shows how local politics can be made national, and how a scattered opposition can draw together Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungarian opposition party says its meetings in parliament were bugged

Párbeszéd makes criminal complaint to police Powered by WPeMatico

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'The UK dictator': Newspapers across Europe react with fury and fear to Boris Johnson proroguing parliament

Turmoil at home raises trepidation abroad – with European observers increasingly of view that British democracy is dying Powered by WPeMatico

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EU takes Hungary's far-right government to court for making it illegal to help asylum seekers

EU says ‘Stop Soros’ law breaches fundamental rights Powered by WPeMatico

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How France is persuading its citizens to get vaccinated amid high levels of scepticism

One in three French people think vaccines are unsafe, but across the country coverage is rising. Alex Whiting looks at how France is fighting back…

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Hungary's far-right government passes law that lets it take over scientific research bodies

Bill is ‘essentially another nail in the coffin for academic freedom and independent thought’, rights researcher says Powered by WPeMatico

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Eastern European states block bid for EU climate change 2050 decarbonisation target

25 EU states backed the target but were vetoed by Poland, Hungary, and the Czech republic Powered by WPeMatico

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Facebook and Instagram mysteriously blocks users in Hungary

Accounts were disabled without warning or explanation Powered by WPeMatico

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Aung San Suu Kyi and Viktor Orban agree 'continuously growing Muslim populations' is one of greatest challenges

Myanmar leader condemns illegal immigration in discussion with Hungary PM on rare trip to Europe Powered by WPeMatico

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Budapest boat crash: Three dead and more missing after sightseeing vessel capsizes and sinks

At least three people have been reported dead and 16 others missing after a sightseeing boat capsized on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary. Powered…

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European elections: Nationalists expected to make gains across EU, with mainstream parties hoping to cling to power

Germany, France, Spain and Italy among countries going to polls today ahead of results on Sunday evening Powered by WPeMatico

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Photographer shoots incredibly lifelike action scenes using toy cars

Latest series from miniature photography expert Benedek Lampert Powered by WPeMatico

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Far-right party in Hungary forms uniformed 'self-defence' force in spirit of outlawed vigilante group

Campaigners blast new formation pushing ‘neo-Nazi ideas’ Powered by WPeMatico

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As an American living in Europe, I know Donald Trump is wrong about Viktor Orban – he's a pariah

The Hungarian premier has executed Trump’s unfulfilled campaign promises with a frightening, textbook precision Powered by WPeMatico

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Trump 'would love to have Orban's situation in Hungary', US ambassador says

‘I can tell you, knowing the president for a good 25 or 30 years, that he would love to have the situation that Viktor Orbán…

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Henriett Szucs: Police name second woman found dead in Canning Town freezer

‘The way in which they died is truly shocking and our heart goes out to these women’s friends and families,’ says Scotland Yard Powered by…

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Trump to host far-right and anti-immigrant Hungarian leader Viktor Orban

Meeting will allow leaders to coordinate anti-migrant positions into global alliance, Budapest’s foreign minister says Powered by WPeMatico

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UN sounds alarm over Hungary's far-right government starving rejected asylum seekers of food

Asylum seekers deprived of food for up to five days, humanitarian office says Powered by WPeMatico

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Matteo Salvini urges Europeans to vote for nationalist parties to prevent 'caliphate' on continent

Italian deputy prime minister meets with far-right Hungarian leader Viktor Orban Powered by WPeMatico

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Trump invites far-right Hungarian leader Viktor Orban for talks in Washington

US president will meet anti-immigration populist on 13 May Powered by WPeMatico

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From the Velvet Revolution to the fall of the Berlin Wall: How 1989 became the year communism collapsed

In Poland it took 10 years; in East Germany 10 weeks; in Czechoslovakia 10 days. It was 1989 and across eastern Europe communism was coming…

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Government adviser claims George Soros is running 'empire' in Hungary, Chinese people are 'robots' and Islamophobia was 'invented by Muslim Brotherhood'

Theresa May urged to sack Sir Roger Scruton as housing tsar over ‘despicable’ comments that ‘invoke the language of white supremacists’ Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungarians close to far-right leader Orban launch international news agency with 'conservative, right-wing perspective'

Headlines resonate with populism of anti-immigration prime minister Powered by WPeMatico

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Brexit: EU will present united front in withdrawal talks, says senior Hungarian minister

Officials in Brussels have accused the UK of trying to “divide and negotiate” by trying to play-off member states against each other Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungary's Viktor Orban faces scrutiny over government corruption as showdown with EU looms

Hungarian prime minister’s party could be expelled from EU’s largest political group Powered by WPeMatico

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'Orban has crossed the red line': EU centre-right group to debate kicking out Hungary's ruling party

Fidesz could be boosted out of European People’s Party Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungary takes 'hundreds of Venezuelan refugees with Hungarian ancestry'

Surprise over move from anti-immigration government Powered by WPeMatico

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Dominic Madar missing: Police searching for British man who vanished while travelling in Europe

Twenty-seven-year-old believed to be without money or phone Powered by WPeMatico

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Budapest travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

Split in half by the Danube, the Hungarian capital offers an intriguing combination of history and culture, both historic and modern Powered by WPeMatico

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48 Hours In: Budapest

A city of two halves: Buda and Pest combine to create a fascinating and indulgent whole Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungary's far-right government offers income tax breaks to mothers with four children in bid to stem immigration

PM Orban reveals attempt to boost birth rate with raft of benefits including subsidies for seven-seater cars Powered by WPeMatico

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Zsuzsa Kun: Bolshoi-trained Hungarian ballet dancer and teacher

In career, as on stage, she jumped to impressive heights, securing her popularity as a star of Budapest’s State Ballet with ‘Giselle’ Powered by WPeMatico

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Netanyahu accused of pandering to 'anti-Semitic' leaders after Israel invites European nationalist politicians to summit

Israeli leader’s critics accuse him of trying to shore up support abroad no matter what, ahead of snap elections taking place under shadow of possible…

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Golden jackals moving into western Europe

Species rapidly growing and spreading north and west Powered by WPeMatico

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Far-right European governments launch plan to take over EU with anti-immigration 'axis'

Orban welcomes Salvini call for Rome–Warsaw axis Powered by WPeMatico

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In our age of autocracy, leaders are turning democracy into a tool of oppression

Autocracy is making a comeback, seeping into parts of the world where it once appeared to have been vanquished. But it is a sleeker, subtler…

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The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

From Majorca to Dubrovnik, the cities have an array of enjoyments including galleries, museums and restaurants, while all for a reasonable price Powered by WPeMatico

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Only one country out of 186 backs US in United Nations vote against agreement to support refugees

Only Hungary’s far-right government vote with United States as Donald Trump’s administration finds itself increasingly isolated over concerns about promotion of abortion and plan to…

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Hungary protests: MPs opposing far-right leader Viktor Orban ejected from state broadcaster's HQ

Politicians thrown out of TV building after demanding labour law is repealed Powered by WPeMatico

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Budapest protests: Thousands of Hungarians demonstrate against far-right PM Viktor Orban

New labour law allows employers to ask for 400 hours of overtime each year Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungary to set up courts overseen directly by government, sparking fears of political inference

Critics argue decision will allow right-wing government to undermine rule of law Powered by WPeMatico

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University founded by George Soros 'forced out of Hungary on dark day for Europe'

The Central European University (CEU) describes the decision as ‘an arbitrary eviction’ that violates academic freedom Powered by WPeMatico

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Hollywood star meets Hungary prime minister Viktor Orban and gets guided tour of Budapest

‘Way of the Dragon’ star praises country’s anti-terrorism unit Powered by WPeMatico

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Steve Bannon plans to advise Hungary's far-right PM Viktor Orban

‘We will spend a lot of time in Hungary,’ says US strategist Powered by WPeMatico

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UN removes experts from Hungary after they are 'illegally denied access to migrant camp'

Budapest has accused organisation of spreading lies and harbouring pro-immigration bias Powered by WPeMatico

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Donald Tusk attacks Hungary's far-right prime minister Viktor Orban: 'You are not a Christian democrat'

Pressure mounts for EU centre-right group to eject Orban’s party Powered by WPeMatico

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AI lie detector to question travellers entering EU

System will assess official documents, social media activity and biometric data – and analyse travellers’ faces to see if they are lying Powered by WPeMatico

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Soros university says it is being forced out of Hungary by far-right Orban government, opens campus in Vienna

Central European University says it cannot guarantee its academic freedom Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban bans gender studies programmes

‘I do not know what the animosity will be from other people in Hungary if they find out I’m studying gender studies,’ says student affected…

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Hungary brings in ban on rough sleeping

Homeless people could face imprisonment under under far-right government’s legislation Powered by WPeMatico

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Conservatives are now party of 'far-right ideology and intolerance' says leader of Tory MEPs under David Cameron

Richard Ashworth criticises vote to side with Orban government Powered by WPeMatico

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Conservatives are now party of 'far-right ideology and intolerance' says leader of Tory MEPs under David Cameron

Richard Ashworth criticises vote to side with Orban government Powered by WPeMatico

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Soros Foundation sues Hungary over laws making it illegal to help asylum-seekers at European Court of Human Rights

Budapest staunchly asserts it will not repeal laws, whatever outcome of appeal Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungarian journalist warns of 'doomsday scenario' as country's largest independent news outlet taken over

‘If there are any changes… we will notify the world as loud as we possibly can,’ say staff after supporter of party in government takes…

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Tory MEPs ordered to distance themselves from Hungary's far-right Viktor Orban after vote controversy

Religious groups accused the party of ‘giving bigotry a free pass’ in European Parliament vote Powered by WPeMatico

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Tories were only governing conservative party in western Europe to support Hungarian far-right in EU vote

Theresa May’s MEPs isolated amongst conservatives amid claims of trading favours for support on Brexit Powered by WPeMatico

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Conservative MEPs to protect Hungary's far-right Orban government from EU sanctions in vote

Labour says decision to shield government is ‘disgraceful’ Powered by WPeMatico

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The Tories are propping up Hungary's far-right authoritarian government – but it's nothing to do with Brexit, honest

Theresa May’s Tory MEPs are planning to protect Viktor Orban from an important European Parliament vote tomorrow. It’s something we should all be ashamed of…

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Hungarian PM Orban says EU bid to censure his government is plot by liberals and socialists

Hungarian prime minister defends record in Strasbourg ahead of crunch vote Powered by WPeMatico

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The Tories are propping up Hungary's far-right authoritarian government – but it's nothing to do with Brexit, honest

Theresa May’s Tory MEPs are planning to protect Viktor Orban from an important European Parliament vote tomorrow. It’s something we should all be ashamed of…

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Conservative MEPs to protect Hungary's far-right Orban government from EU sanctions in vote

Labour says decision to shield government is ‘disgraceful’ Powered by WPeMatico

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Conservative MEPs to protect Hungary's far-right Orban government from EU sanctions in vote

Labour says decision to shield government is ‘disgraceful’ Powered by WPeMatico

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The Tories are propping up Hungary's far-right authoritarian government – but it's nothing to do with Brexit, honest

Theresa May’s Tory MEPs are planning to protect Viktor Orban from an important European Parliament vote tomorrow. It’s something we should all be ashamed of…

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The Tories are propping up Hungary's far-right – but it's nothing to do with Brexit, honest

This vote should remind us what the EU stands for. Scallop wars and bendy bananas aside, this institution puts up red tape for a reason…

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Conservative MEPs to protect Hungary's authoritarian Orban government from EU sanctions in vote

Labour says the decision to shield the government is ‘disgraceful’ Powered by WPeMatico

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14 best Eastern European wines

Usually overlooked by connoisseur’s , Eastern Europe’s vineyards are having a moment Powered by WPeMatico

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Sziget festival 2018 review: A wonderfully unique few days

Featuring seven headliners, ranging from dull (Kygo) to unstoppable (Arctic Monkeys) Powered by WPeMatico

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Israel's Netanyahu criticised for wooing Hungary's far-right prime minister Orbán

Israeli politicians denounce two-day visit of Hungarian leader to Jerusalem amid concerns over his anti-Semitic statements Powered by WPeMatico

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'Hungary is the worst': Refugees become punching bag under PM Viktor Orban

A proposed law seeks to criminalise anyone who helps refugees, as atmosphere turns ‘toxic’ Powered by WPeMatico

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Brexit pushes Theresa May into alliance with Hungary's right-wing populists as Tories vote against sanctions

Hungarian foreign minister comes to UK aid on Brexit hours after Tories side with populists Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungary considers passing law that would make offering food to refugees a criminal offence

Criminal penalties could be imposed on groups accused of supporting or financing illegal immigration if new bill passed Powered by WPeMatico

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Merkel ally defends authoritarian Hungarian PM who says he has 'ended liberal democracy'

Manfred Weber says critics should not call Viktor Orban a ‘bad European’ Powered by WPeMatico

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