No time to chicken out: Hungary’s opposition gets creative

Europe 05/22/19, 09:02

Selling yourself in five minutes can be tough. But that's all Hungary's opposition parties have been given on state media to promote their visions for Sunday's European Parliament election. Undeterred, they've come up with novel and creative ways Two campaign billboards, top left ...

Hungary leader finds main EU executive candidates unsuitable

Europe 05/06/19, 12:57

Hungary's prime minister said Monday that he thinks the main candidates for president of the European Union's executive arm are unsuitable for the job.Viktor Orban said that he won't support Manfred Weber from the center-right European People's Party to lead ...

Italy emerges as ground zero for European extremist populism

Europe 05/03/19, 02:46

Italy's populist interior minister is uniting Europe's right-wing parties under an anti-migrant, anti-Islam, anti-bureaucracy banner for this month's European Union elections, pledging to reshape the continent from its technocratic heart in the EU's base in Brussels.The latest target of Matteo ...

Hungarian leader Orban, Italy’s Salvini meeting in Budapest

Europe 05/02/19, 06:38

Hungary's prime minister will host Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini in a meeting between two of Europe's main opponents to immigration.Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Salvini will meet Thursday afternoon at Orban's new office in Buda Castle.In an interview published ...

Trump invites Hungarian leader Orban to May 13 meeting

Politics 05/02/19, 02:33

A Hungarian goverment spokesman says Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been invitied by U.S. President Donald Trump for a "working meeting" on May 13. Zoltan Kovacs tweeted Thursday that the meeting in Washington will cover issues like energy security, defense cooperation, ...

Hungarian PM Orban launches campaign with anti-migrant plan

Europe 04/05/19, 11:48

Hungary's prime minister on Friday launched his party's campaign for the European Parliamentary elections in May by presenting a seven-point plan against immigration.Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for migration to be controlled by national governments, not European Union bureaucrats and ...

Slovenia dismisses Hungary embassy protest of Orban cartoon

Europe 04/05/19, 10:35

Slovenia's Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed a Hungarian embassy protest over a magazine cover cartoon that showed Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban giving a Nazi salute.The ministry said it "consistently respects the principle of freedom of the press and expression ...

Update: EU Parliament bloc suspends Hungary’s Fidesz

Europe 03/20/19, 13:11

The Latest on the dispute between the European Parliament's center-right EPP alliance and its Hungary's Fidesz party (all times local):7:10 p.m.Manfred Weber, leader of center-right EPP alliance in European Parliament, says Viktor Orban's Fidesz party has been suspended from the ...

Hungarian party faces discipline from center-right EU bloc

Europe 03/20/19, 06:37

A senior lawmaker from Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says Hungary's ruling Fidesz party may be suspended from the main center-right bloc in the European Parliament.Prime Minister Viktor Orban's authoritarian style and anti-European Union, anti-migration policies have long put him ...

Hungarian opposition lawmakers fined for parliament protest

Europe 03/19/19, 11:16

Dozens of Hungarian opposition lawmakers have been fined up to a month's wages for their loud disruptions and protests inside parliament in December, as deputies were voting on changes to the labor code.Trade unions and opponents have criticized the bill ...

Hungary leader grapples with EU as corruption concerns rise

Europe 03/17/19, 06:43

As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of the bloc's funds.An opposition lawmaker in Hungary has gathered more than 470,000 signatures ...

Hungarian PM says his people want new leaders for Europe

Europe 03/15/19, 08:07

Hungarians want strong new leaders for Europe and a "fresh start" to halt the continent's decline amid Muslim immigration, Hungary's populist prime minister said Friday as he looked ahead to May's European Parliament elections."We're the ones who want a strong ...

Hungarian PM Orban apologizes for insulting EU allies

Europe 03/14/19, 11:10

Hungary's prime minister has apologized for calling some of his allies in the European Parliament "useful idiots," but continues to face demands that he and his right-wing Fidesz party be expelled from the political group.Prime Minister Viktor Orban sent apologetic ...

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