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Refugees win rare victory in Serbia landmark pushback ruling

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10 best Hungarian wines to savour: From Sauvignon Blanc to Tokaji

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Doctors in Hungary question reopening amid spike in deaths

Doctors in Hungary are questioning a government decision to lift some of the country’s lockdown…

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Germany mulls possible order of Russian vaccine

Germany’s health minister says the European Union doesn’t plan to order Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus…

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Hungary lifts some restrictions despite virus death spike

Hungary’s government has lifted several lockdown restrictions, even as some doctors and medical experts are…

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Czechs partially ease lockdown; kids to return to school

The Czech government has agreed to start easing its tight lockdown in one of the…

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Populist leaders meet, seek 'European renaissance'

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has hosted talks with populist politicians from Italy and Poland…

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EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence concerns

The European Union is referring Poland to Europe’s top court over long-standing concerns about respect…

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Hungary first in European Union for vaccinations, and deaths

Hungary has vaccinated more of its population than any other country in the European Union,…

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The Latest: France's Macron defends no-lockdown policy

France’s president says he has nothing to be sorry about for refusing to impose a…

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Poland records new record virus high as hard lockdown looms

Poland has recorded a record high number of new daily coronavirus infections for the second…

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Central Europe's hospitals slammed, can't treat all in need

Many regions in Central Europe and the Balkans are facing one of the most difficult…

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Hungary's PM aims to create new right-wing political force

Hungary’s prime minister says he will soon meet with other right-wing politicians from Poland and…

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10 incredible images that will transport you around the globe

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The Latest: EU regulator reviews AstraZeneca vaccine

Europe’s top medical regulator is reviewing whether there’s any evidence to show the AstraZeneca coronavirus…

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Poland: What is an ‘LGBTIQ-free zone’ and how will the EU challenge them?

The EU has been declared an ‘LGBTIQ freedom zone’ in response to Poland’s discriminatory laws…

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Hungary emerges as an EU vaccination star amid surging cases

Hungary has emerged as a European Union leader in COVID-19 vaccinations thanks to its strategy…

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EU declared an ‘LGBTIQ freedom zone’ in powerful response to Poland’s bigotry

The resolution was passed hours after Poland announced plans to further curb gay rights Powered…

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Parliament votes to declare entire EU an LGBT 'freedom zone'

The European Parliament has overwhelming adopted a resolution declaring the entire 27-member European Union to…

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Poland challenges EU law which links budget to rule-of-law

‘The Union does not have the competence to define the term ‘rule of law’ or…

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EU lawmakers to debate declaring bloc an LGBT 'freedom zone'

The European Parliament is due to debate a resolution that would symbolically declare the entire…

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The Latest: Hungary sets virus records for hospitals, deaths

Hungary has hit a record number of COVID-19 patients being treated in Hungarian hospitals amid…

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Pope Francis to visit Hungary in September, cardinal says

The cardinal of Hungary’s Roman Catholic Church says Pope Francis will travel to Budapest in…

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Hungary closes stores, schools to curb surge due to variants

Hungary has imposed strict new lockdown measures aimed at slowing a record-breaking wave of COVID-19…

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Russia scores points with vaccine diplomacy, but snags arise

Russia’s boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine…

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Berlin film festival's Golden Bear goes to 'Loony Porn'

The satirical movie ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ by Romanian director Radu Jude has…

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Hungary tightens pandemic restrictions amid rising deaths

Authorities in Hungary are tightening pandemic restrictions in an effort to mitigate a rapid rise…

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Orban orders MEPs to quit centre-right EU faction ahead of vote to oust Hungarian nationalist party

Hungarian PM accuses grouping of ‘trying to mute and disable our democratically elected MEPs’ as…

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Hungary pulls its ruling party out of EU's conservatives

Hungary’s governing party has pulled out of its conservative group in the European Union’s legislature…

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EU court urged to rule against Hungary's asylum policy

The advocate general for European Union’s highest court has urged judges to rule that Hungary…

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Hungary rolls out China's Sinopharm jab amid lagging trust

Doctors in Hungary have started administering a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China, making the country…

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Hungary seeks citizen input on easing pandemic restrictions

Hungary’s government has launched an online questionnaire asking citizens to give their opinions on lifting…

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EU moves to fine Hungary for flouting ruling on NGO law

The European Union is taking a big step toward fining Hungary for failing to lift…

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Estonia report: Russia bets on COVID-19 weakening the West

Estonia’s foreign intelligence agency says Russia is counting on the COVID-19 pandemic to weaken unity…

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Hungary becomes first EU nation to buy Chinese vaccine in latest snub to Brussels

Budapest continues to look beyond trading bloc after acquiring 2m-strong batch of Russia’s Sputnik-V treatment…

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Chinese vaccine arrives in Hungary, a first in the EU

A shipment of a COVID-19 vaccines produced in China has arrived in Hungary Powered by…

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Supermarket in Hungary gives its shoppers ‘singles’ baskets to ‘help them find the one’

Baskets read ‘single seeking mate’ Powered by WPeMatico

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Chinese vaccine will pull Hungary ahead of EU, PM says

Hungary’s prime minister is predicting his country could pull ahead of other European Union members…

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Central Europe leaders focus on vaccination, nuclear energy

The presidents of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have discussed mass vaccination as…

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Czech PM views Serbia's mass vaccination campaign

The Czech Republic’s prime minister has visited Serbia to find out more about ongoing mass…

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Will the EU stand by as Viktor Orban attacks independent media in Hungary?

As another independent radio station is forced to close, the EU should uphold its principles…

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Central Europe presidents mark 30 years of Visegrad Group

The presidents of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have gathered in northern Poland…

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Czech PM in Hungary to discuss Russian, Chinese vaccines

The Czech Republic could be on the way to become the next European Union member…

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‘Very marked increase’ in academics fleeing persecution abroad, charity warns

Organisation says it is seeing more applications than any other point in its 87-year history…

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EU border agency suspends operations in Hungary

The European Union’s border control agency is suspending operations in Hungary after the government in…

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EU vaccine rollout thrown into further disarray as AstraZeneca announces delay

Member states warn ‘delays cost lives’ amid threats of legal action and calls to cut…

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Hungary becomes first EU country to buy Russia’s Sputnik coronavirus vaccine

Foreign minister Péter Szijjártó announces acquisition of 2 million doses as European frustrations grow over…

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Europe will be destroyed by Orban's authoritarianism – unless it unites to stop him

Under the pretext of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hungarian prime minister has executed an unprecedented…

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Coronavirus: EU says Trump's 'miracle' malaria drug 'has not been proved' effective

‘The efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of Covid-19 patients has to date not been…

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Coronavirus: Hungary far-right leader handed sweeping new powers to rule by decree

Viktor Orban secures right to bypass country’s National Assembly on any law as part of…

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Coronavirus: British diplomat, 37, dies after contracting Covid-19 in Hungary

A British diplomat in Hungary has died at the age of 37 after contracting coronavirus….

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Coronavirus: Hungary to vote on giving far-right leader Orban powers to rule by decree

Human rights groups warn against ‘unlimited government rule … that can last beyond the actual…

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Thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban's segregation of Roma children

Analysts say policy is motivated by need to bolster his voters’ support Powered by WPeMatico

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Rare European cave salamander stayed in the same spot for seven years

Hold still. This creature was recorded going 2,569 days without moving Powered by WPeMatico

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Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orban praises Boris Johnson as 'one of the bravest European politicians'

Intervention comes soon after Johnson aide calls for ‘special relationship’ with Hungarian government Powered by…

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Boris Johnson government to have 'special relationship' with far-right Hungarian regime, PM's aide says

Critics say comments are evidence of ‘extraordinarily dangerous views close to the heart of government’…

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Viktor Orban may have won over right-wing British politicians – but we're not Hungary 2.0 just yet

It is true that the prime minister’s aide called for a special relationship between the…

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Boris Johnson government to have 'special relationship' with far-right Hungarian regime, PM's aide says

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Hungary's far-right government pulls out of Eurovision song contest because it is 'too gay'

Commentator describes competition as ‘homosexual flotilla’ and says country’s mental health would be better if…

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Scientists may have discovered fifth force of nature, laboratory announces

With appearance of mysterious new particle X17, will physicists have to call time on hunt…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Photographer shoots incredibly lifelike action scenes using toy cars

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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48 Hours In: Budapest

A city of two halves: Buda and Pest combine to create a fascinating and indulgent…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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’…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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