EU parliament votes to stop Hungary's 'threat' to democracy
The European Parliament on Wednesday launched an action that could unleash unprecedented political sanctions against Viktor Orban's populist Hungarian government for posing a "systemic threat" to the EU's founding values.
Eight years of controversy under Hungary's Orban
With his fierce rhetoric and anti-immigration measures, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has alarmed critics at home and in Europe, while bolstering his populist domestic support and attracting far-right fans internationally.
Merkel hosts Orban with anti-migrant wind blowing
Angela Merkel and Viktor Orban hold talks Thursday, days after the German chancellor made key border policy concessions to hardliners who have embraced the Hungarian leader's anti-migrant stance.
Four key suspects in Hungary migrant truck deaths jailed for 25 years
The four main suspects involved in the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants in a truck on an Austrian highway in 2015 were jailed for 25 years Thursday, in a case that sparked international revulsion.
Hungary's Orban seeks third term in keenly-watched poll
Hungarians are voting Sunday in an election that is being keenly observed across Europe, and which will determine whether firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins an expected third consecutive term. Orban has clashed with EU institutions over his moves to clamp down on civil society and his fiery anti-immigration rhetoric, but he has drawn…
EU sets June deadline for Poland, Hungary to take migrant share
"I call on Poland and Hungary who have not relocated a single person... to start doing so right now," EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told reporters in Strasbourg, France.
Hungary PM to take thwarted immigration fight to Brussels
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed Friday to take his anti-immigration fight to Brussels as he admitted defeat in his effort to get a ban on immigration written into the constitution.
Austrian FM says EU should drop plan to share out refugees
Austria's foreign minister said the EU should drop its "unrealistic" proposal to share out refugees across the bloc, as voters in neighbouring Hungary were widely expected ...
Hungary PM banks on anti-migrant vote to defy EU 'elite'
Hungarians on Sunday began voting on the EU's troubled refugee quota plan, in a referendum aimed at boosting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's self-styled campaign to defend Europe ...