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Could a ‘small-town mayor’ bring down Viktor Orban?
Peter Marki-Zay speaks to supporters after being selected to oppose Viktor Orban
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Could a ‘small-town mayor’ bring down Viktor Orban?

Peter Marki-Zay selected to lead unified diverse opposition against strongman leader
20 Oct 2021
How anti-LGBTQ+ laws made the EU more hawkish on Hungary
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
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How anti-LGBTQ+ laws made the EU more hawkish on Hungary

European leaders vow to bring the nation ‘to its knees’ over civil rights crackdown
29 Jun 2021
MEPs urge EU to take ‘concrete’ action over Hungarian media crackdown
Viktor Orban addresses the Hungarian parliament in Budapest
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MEPs urge EU to take ‘concrete’ action over Hungarian media crackdown

Demand comes as Viktor Orban strips last independent radio station of broadcast license
15 Feb 2021
Naked MEP leaps from window after ‘all-male orgy’ bust
Jozsef Szajer, a former MEP from Hungary’s Fidesz party
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Naked MEP leaps from window after ‘all-male orgy’ bust

Hungarian politician Jozsef Szajer admits attending ‘private party’ broken up by Belgian police for Covid curfew violations
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘how to save the United Kingdom’
Pro-independence supporters march through Glasgow.
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Instant Opinion: ‘how to save the United Kingdom’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 19 November
19 Nov 2020
Is it time the EU took on Hungary and Poland?
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki
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Is it time the EU took on Hungary and Poland?

Dispute over Covid-19 recovery package highlights divisions at heart of EU27
19 Nov 2020
Central Europe facing Covid crisis after dodging first wave
Two ladies cross the road in Prague, Czech Republic wearing face masks
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Central Europe facing Covid crisis after dodging first wave

Czech Republic tops EU infection rates as neighbouring nations also set daily case records
12 Oct 2020

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Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan
Migrants
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Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan

Member states are split over new pact aimed at ending migration disputes
24 Sep 2020
How the EU failed to uphold ‘rule of law’ among its members
Viktor Orban
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How the EU failed to uphold ‘rule of law’ among its members

MEPs threaten to block coronavirus recovery package over decline in democracy across member states
24 Jul 2020
How coronavirus is boosting global authoritarianism
Viktor Orban, Hungary
In Depth

How coronavirus is boosting global authoritarianism

Hungary is the latest country to slide away from democracy as Viktor Orban is handed sweeping emergency powers
31 Mar 2020
Hungary pulls out of ‘too gay’ Eurovision song contest
Eurovision winner 2018
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Hungary pulls out of ‘too gay’ Eurovision song contest

Move comes amid upsurge in homophobic rhetoric among right-wing MPs
29 Nov 2019
EU votes to freeze funds for ‘corrupt’ member states
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EU votes to freeze funds for ‘corrupt’ member states

MEPs back plans aimed at curbing EU states that undermine rule of law
18 Jan 2019
Far-right ‘axis’ aims to take control of EU
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In Brief

Far-right ‘axis’ aims to take control of EU

Hungary, Italy and Poland seek anti-immigration majority at upcoming European Parliamentary elections
11 Jan 2019
Hungary’s opposition unites for biggest protest in a decade
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Hungary’s opposition unites for biggest protest in a decade

Anger at new ‘slave labour law’ gives way to general opposition to increasingly authoritarian rule of Viktor Orban
19 Dec 2018
Hungary’s constitution now bans rough sleeping
Homeless man in Budapest
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Hungary’s constitution now bans rough sleeping

Homeless people face compulsory work programme or jail under new law
15 Oct 2018
F1 Hungarian GP: practice, qualifying, start time, odds, TV
2018 F1 Hungarian GP guide
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F1 Hungarian GP: practice, qualifying, start time, odds, TV

Mercedes chief Toto Wolff expects rivals Ferrari to give strong performance in Budapest
26 Jul 2018
Hungary to make it illegal to help asylum seekers
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Hungary to make it illegal to help asylum seekers

People aiding undocumented migrants may face prison sentences or fines
30 May 2018
Viktor Orban wins third term in Hungary
Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party has strengthened its hold on power
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Viktor Orban wins third term in Hungary

Victory for anti-migrant party will be seen as ‘resounding endorsement’ by the European far right
9 Apr 2018
What’s at stake in Hungary’s election?
Victor Orban, whose nationalist party is expected to win this weekend’s election
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What’s at stake in Hungary’s election?

Another victory for Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s far-right Fidesz party likely to spell trouble for the EU
6 Apr 2018
Central Europe rocked by double resignation
Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico (L) talks with Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahoron, who has called an early election
In Brief

Central Europe rocked by double resignation

Departure of Europhile Slovak and Slovenian leaders could spell trouble for the EU
16 Mar 2018
Hungary pushes ‘Stop Soros’ law to thwart billionaire
George Soros
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Hungary pushes ‘Stop Soros’ law to thwart billionaire

The billionaire and pro-migration campaigner will fall foul of a new bill designed to penalise pro-immigration groups
15 Feb 2018
IS targets vulnerable refugee children for recruitment
Children
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IS targets vulnerable refugee children for recruitment

Extremist groups are offering money and food in bid to radicalise youngsters
6 Feb 2017
One for the ages: the Hungarian capital's Pest-Buda hotel
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One for the ages: the Hungarian capital's Pest-Buda hotel

After a stylish renovation, Budapest's oldest hotel epitomises the city's intoxicating mix of past and present
8 Sep 2016
Hungary stands accused as refugees are 'fed like cattle'
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Hungary stands accused as refugees are 'fed like cattle'

The government response has been shameful, say observers – but ordinary Hungarians are mobilising
11 Sep 2015
Britain accused of fuelling lies and hate over immigration
Martin Schulz
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Britain accused of fuelling lies and hate over immigration

European Parliament president calls for an end to scapegoating immigrants after talks with David Cameron
19 Jun 2015
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