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.
Orban rails against 'undemocratic' Western Europe
Hungary's right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban railed against what he called "undemocratic" Western European states in a speech on Saturday sketching out his vision for the continent's future.
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.
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.