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Hungarian politician, chairman of Fidesz; Prime Minister of Hungary (2010-present)

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Viktor Orbán: Hungarian politician, chairman of Fidesz; Prime Minister of Hungary (2010-present)
Viktor Mihály Orbán is a Hungarian politician who has been Prime Minister of Hungary since 2010; he was also Prime Minister from 1998 to 2002. He has also been President of Fidesz, a national conservative political party, since 1993, with a brief break between 2000 and 2003.

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Hungary's Viktor Orban handed sweeping new powers with COVID-19 law [Video]

Hungary's Viktor Orban handed sweeping new powers with COVID-19 law

The law will allow Hungary's government to pass legislation without parliamentary scrutiny and impose five-year jail terms on those accused of spreading fake news about the virus. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:04Published

Hungary's PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus [Video]

Hungary's PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Nationalist gov't says emergency powers necessary in crisis but critics fear open-ended rules are vulnerable to abuse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published
Hungary's Orban lashes out at slow EU growth, 'sinister menaces' and George Soros [Video]

Hungary's Orban lashes out at slow EU growth, 'sinister menaces' and George Soros

Hungary's Orban lashes out at slow EU growth, 'sinister menaces' and George Soros

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:52Published

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Hungary's PM wins emergency powers to fight coronavirus

Hungary's parliament granted nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule by decree on Monday to fight the coronavirus, ignoring calls by opponents and rights groups to put a timeframe on..
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Hungary approves extra government powers, with no end date

hungary approves extra government powers, with no end date
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament on Monday approved a bill giving Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government extraordinary powers during the coronavirus pandemic, without setting an end..
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Hungary government gets sweeping powers

Critics accuse Prime Minister Viktor Orban of exploiting the pandemic to silence opposition.
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Hungarian parliament grants PM Orban special powers to tackle coronavirus crisis

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban secured extra powers to fight the coronavirus with an open-ended mandate on Monday after parliament passed a law submitted by his government with a strong majority..
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Hungary PM imposes lockdown, sees coronavirus peak by July

Hungary is imposing a two-week lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, which is expected to peak in the country in June or July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
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Hungary to restrict people leaving their homes to fight coronavirus: PM

Hungary will impose restrictions on citizens leaving their homes between March 28 and April 11 to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Miniszter Viktor Orban told public radio on Friday.
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Hungary expects coronavirus epidemic to peak in June-July: PM Orban's chief of staff

Hungary's government expects the coronavirus epidemic to peak in June-July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday, adding this projection was surrounded by great uncertainty.
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Hungary wants EU to scrap duties on imports that help fight virus

Hungary will ask Brussels to scrap all duties on products imported from outside the EU that are used for protection against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian PM Orban insists on special powers to handle virus crisis, mulls lockdown

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told parliament on Monday his cabinet wanted to extend its emergency powers to tackle the coronavirus crisis and he rejected opposition calls for setting a limit..
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Hungary assessing option of national lockdown to combat virus: PM

Hungary's government is weighing the option of a national lockdown to combat the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told lawmakers on Monday as his cabinet sought to raise emergency powers it..
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Hungary to shut borders, preparing fiscal, monetary response to coronavirus

Hungary will close its borders, postpone cultural and sports events and take fiscal and monetary steps to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday.
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Hungary to shut borders to international passengers to fight coronavirus: PM

Hungary will close its borders for international passengers, close cultural and sports events and establishments and limit the opening hours of restaurants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Parliament..
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Hungary PM: we will need monetary tools to tackle economic fallout

Hungary will need monetary and fiscal tools to tackle the expected grave economic impacts from the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told parliament on Monday.
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Hungary will defend EU against migrant wave, Orban says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday a new wave of migrants trying to cross the border from Turkey into the European Union must be stopped as far south as possible and his government..
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Hungarian PM Orban: 130,000 migrants already in Balkans must be stopped

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday that 130,000 migrants had already passed the Turkish-Greek border in the Balkans, and that they must be stopped as far south as possible.
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Hungary to boost border protection after PM Orban, Erdogan discuss migration

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Hungary would strengthen the protection of the southern border after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan informed him in that Turkey could no longer hold back the flow of..
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Hungary to build more prisons to tackle overcrowding, halt inmates' lawsuits

Hungary will begin an ambitious prison-building program in an attempt to stem a tide of costly lawsuits by inmates complaining of overcrowding and inhumane conditions, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said..
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Top Hungarian lawyer accuses PM Orban of harming rule of law

Hungary's top defense lawyer accused Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday of undermining the rule of law through his refusal to accept two court decisions that require payouts of state funds.
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Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population

Nationalist PM Viktor Orban wants to reverse population decline through procreation, not migration.
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Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orban praises Boris Johnson as 'one of the bravest European politicians'

Intervention comes soon after Johnson aide calls for 'special relationship' with Hungarian government
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Boris Johnson "one of Europe's bravest politicians": Hungarian PM Orban

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "one of Europe's bravest politicians" and the European Union should aim for strong strategic relations with Britain after it leaves the bloc, Hungarian Prime..
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Hungary PM says European conservatives losing influence, flags new party grouping

The European People's Party, the European parliament's umbrella centre-right bloc, is losing influence as it has shifted toward liberal and centrist policies which needs to change, Hungarian Prime..
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Hungary wants EU position on Iran to be closer to U.S. stance: PM

Hungary wants the European stance on the U.S.-Iran conflict to be closer that held by the Unites States, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.
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Hungary PM outlines conditions for EU 2050 climate pact

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he was ready to sign an EU resolution to make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050 as long as poorer countries did not bear the brunt of the cost of..
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Hungarian president names Budapest judge to lead powerful judiciary office

Hungary's president on Monday nominated a Budapest judge to head the country's powerful judiciary office for the next nine years, amid concerns that nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban might be..
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Orban's billion-dollar spending yet to bring Hungary revival

A video celebrating the inauguration of Hungary's Puskas Stadium shows Prime Minister Viktor Orban kicking a football across town from his office balcony above the Danube right onto the pitch in the..
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Hungary's ruling Fidesz could quit European conservative bloc: Orban

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party may leave the European Union's umbrella centre-right bloc after receiving mixed signals about its intentions following Fidesz's suspension from the group, Prime Minister..
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Hungary's ruling party to curtail freedom of action, access for MPs

Hungary’s Parliament will begin discussing on Wednesday a bill that restricts its members’ freedom of action, a ruling party proposal that has led to renewed accusations of authoritarianism on the..
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Moving university to Vienna, Soros vows to defend academic freedom from Orban

Billionaire George Soros opened the new main campus of his Central European University in Vienna on Friday, saying it would not halt its struggle to defend academic freedom from Viktor Orban, the right..
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Hungary's Orban: Good relations with Russia are a necessity

hungary's orban: good relations with russia are a necessity
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minster says good relations with Russia are a necessity because of his country's geographical location. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said...
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PM Orban says joining TurkStream gas pipeline 'the sooner the better' for Hungary

Joining the TurkStream gas pipeline is a priority for Hungary, as it would open up an alternative supply route for Russian gas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday after meeting..
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Russia's Putin, Hungary's Orban to discuss TurkStream pipeline, nuclear energy

The TurkStream pipeline that would bring gas to Central Europe bypassing Ukraine and nuclear energy issues are expected to feature high on the agenda at a meeting between Hungarian Prime Minister..
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Hungary shakes up top jobs in justice, highlighting government's struggle for influence

Hungary is set to reappoint its chief prosecutor to a new 9-year term and will remove its main judicial administrator, in moves that critics say highlight premier Viktor Orban's mixed success in..
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Hungary’s far-right leader gave Trump harsh criticism of Ukraine days before key meeting

hungary’s far-right leader gave trump harsh criticism of ukraine days before key meeting
Just 10 days before a key meeting on Ukraine, President Donald Trump met, over the objections of his national security adviser, with one of the former Soviet republic’s most virulent critics, Prime..
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Budapest's new mayor aims to show EU Hungary's liberal side

budapest's new mayor aims to show eu hungary's liberal side
Gergely Karácsony was elected on Sunday, beating Viktor Orbán’s far-right candidate The newly elected mayor of Budapest has vowed to prove to the rest of Europe that there is more to Hungary than..
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New Budapest mayor says his win is blueprint to challenge Orban

The newly elected mayor of Budapest on Wednesday said his victory in municipal elections on Sunday is a blueprint for beating Hungarian premier Viktor Orban's Fidesz party, which has ruled in an..
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Budapest election: Hungary's Orban in shock defeat

The poll represents the first electoral blow to the nationalist prime minister in nearly a decade.
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Hungary opposition wins Budapest mayoral race in blow for PM Orban

Hungary's opposition scored a shock win in the Budapest mayoralty election Sunday, the first electoral blow for nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban since he came to power in 2010.
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Hungarian premier Orban: conditions for EU funds just 'political slogan'

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday said a proposal to make EU development funds conditional on upholding democratic principles and the rule of law was no more than a "political slogan"..
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Hungary's Orban nominates Oliver Varhelyi for EU Commissioner job

Hungary's top EU envoy in Brussels, Oliver Varhelyi, will step in as Budapest's candidate for European commissioner, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a news conference on Monday, confirming..
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Hungary will remain part of the European Union, PM Orban says

Hungary has no plans to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sunday, adding however that eastern and western members of the bloc must find a compromise over the bloc's future.
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EU questions Hungary over rule of law concerns

European Union ministers grilled Hungary on Monday over Prime Minister Viktor Orban's tightening of restrictions around free media, judges, academics, minorities and rights groups, which the bloc..
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Hungary's Orban hopeful on ties with new EU Commission after migration disputes

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he was optimistic that the new European Commission would improve ties with the EU's eastern members, long strained by disagreements over migration..
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Merkel, Orban commemorate anniversary of 1989 ‘Pan-European freedom picnic’

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are commemorating on Monday the 30th anniversary of the...
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Orban's Party Threatens To Boycott Coca-Cola In Hungary Over Pro-LGBT Advertisements

orban's party threatens to boycott coca-cola in hungary over pro-lgbt advertisements
After Coca Cola used a gay couple to help promote a popular music festival in Hungary, a senior member of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party responded by calling for a boycott of all Coca-Cola..
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Brussels Takes Hungary To Court Over Mistreatment Of Asylum Seekers

brussels takes hungary to court over mistreatment of asylum seekers
The European Commission referred Hungary to the Court of Justice on Thursday over "legislation that criminalizes activities in support of asylum applications and further restricts the right to request..
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China, Hungary vow to deepen cooperation, boost ties

china, hungary vow to deepen cooperation, boost ties
BUDAPEST, July 13 -- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here on Friday, pledging to deepen cooperation and boost bilateral..
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'This is not the Europe I imagined': Head of largest EU Parliament group condemns lack of democracy after leaders ignore election results

Manfred Weber accused Emmanuel Macron of working with far-right leader Viktor Orban to damage democracy
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Hungary's far-right government passes law that lets it take over scientific research bodies

hungary's far-right government passes law that lets it take over scientific research bodies
Hungary's far-right government has passed a law allowing the state to tighten its control over scientific research bodies. The law strips the 200-year-old Hungarian Academy of Sciences of its network..
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