Hungary orders two-week lockdown to fight virus
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday ordered a nationwide lockdown for two weeks to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.
Hungary's Orban faces growing heat over climate change
As Hungarians increasingly fret about climate change, right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban is facing growing heat over the government's perceived ambivalence on a burning issue.
Merkel, Orban mark Iron Curtain anniversary amid new divides
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the city of Sopron Monday to commemorate a pivotal moment in the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989.
Hungary court rejects extradition of Macedonian ex-PM
A Hungarian court rejected on Thursday Macedonia's extradition request for former premier Nikola Gruevski, who is accused of misusing public funds including a conviction for providing himself with a luxury Mercedes automobile.
No voter apathy in Ekiti, says Nigeria’s Ambassador to Hungary
The Nigerian Ambassador to Hungary, Dr Eniola Ajayi, says there is no voter apathy in the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections in Ekiti State. Ajayi said this on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Polling Unit 018, Ward 10 in Iyin Ekiti of Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, shortly…
Flemish nationalists quit Belgian government
Belgium's Flemish nationalist party said on Sunday it will quit the ruling coalition, leaving Prime Minister Charles Michel as the head of a minority government after a row over a UN migration pact. Interior Minister Jan Jambon of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) confirmed on Sunday that he and the party's other ministers would step…
Fugitive ex-Macedonian PM hit with new criminal cases
Macedonia prosecutors filed two new indictments Thursday against fugitive former premier Nikola Gruevski, who said this week he was granted asylum in Hungary after fleeing a two-year jail sentence in his homeland. Gruevski, a former strongman close to Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, fled to Budapest earlier this month after being sentenced in Macedonia for…
Ancelotti fears Hungarian referee handling duel with Liverpool
Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday he was surprised by the choice of Hungarian Viktor Kassai to referee the Champions League group C game against Liverpool in Naples. The Italian was furious with the official after his Bayern Munich side were eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid in 2017. "The referee brings back…
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.