Viktor Orban

Why the EU is facing a far-right fightback
Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini pictured in 2018
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Why the EU is facing a far-right fightback

Parties from 15 member states combine to challenge Brussels ‘superstate’
5 Jul 2021
How anti-LGBTQ+ laws made the EU more hawkish on Hungary
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
In Depth

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
Why we’re talking about . . .

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
Is it time the EU took on Hungary and Poland?
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki
In Depth

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
Inside the EU’s €750bn Covid recovery package summit
EU leaders
In Depth

Inside the EU’s €750bn Covid recovery package summit

EU27 leaders clash over size of spending plan and rule of law restrictions
21 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

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Orban meets Trump - the ramifications for Europe
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Orban meets Trump - the ramifications for Europe

Steve Bannon once described Victor Orban as 'Trump before Trump' - as the two meet, what does this mean for Europe?
15 May 2019
EU votes to freeze funds for ‘corrupt’ member states
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In Brief

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
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
Battle lines drawn ahead European Parliamentary elections
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Battle lines drawn ahead European Parliamentary elections

EU’s chief Brexit negotiator warns European project faces destruction at the hands of a populist ‘Nigel Farage in every country’
9 Nov 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
In Brief

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
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