Hungarian politician, chairman of Fidesz; Prime Minister of Hungary (2010-present)
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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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Thousands of Hungarians protest against sackings at news websiteThousands of Hungarians marched towards Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office on Friday in protest at perceived government attacks on media freedoms, as anger built at the sacking of the chief editor of..
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Coronavirus: Hungary votes to end Viktor Orban emergency powersOpposition groups fear Prime Minister Viktor Orban has greatly expanded his powers amid the crisis.
Hungary’s parliament revokes emergency powers invoked by Orban govtDeputies in the Hungarian parliament passed a law on Tuesday to withdraw the special powers granted to...
Hungary's parliament revokes government's special powers as virus ebbsHungary's parliament on Tuesday revoked special powers granted to Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic as the number of cases dwindles and the focus shifts to..
Hungary scrapping migrant detention zones at border after EU court rulingHungary has begun to scrap border transit zones where asylum seekers were held while authorities reviewed their applications after a European court ruling that deemed the practice unlawful, Prime..
Hungary to scrap border zones for holding asylum seekers after EU court ruling: PM aideHungary will scrap border transit zones where asylum seekers were held while authorities reviewed their applications after a European court ruling that deemed the practice unlawful, Prime Minister..
Hungary rejects EU court ruling on asylum-seekers held at borderHungary will not accept a ruling by the European Union's top court that four asylum-seekers stuck in a transit zone on the Hungarian-Serbian border should be released, a security aide to Prime Minister..
Orban's government expects emergency powers to end by early JuneThe government of Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban expects that much-criticised emergency powers it adopted in response to the coronavirus pandemic will end by early June, his chief of..
Hungary government to propose giving up emergency powers on May 26Hungary's government will submit a proposal to parliament on May 26 to end its special coronavirus emergency powers, hirtv.hu quoted Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff as saying late on..
Hungary to start lifting lockdown in Budapest from Monday: PM OrbanHungary will gradually lift coronavirus restrictions in Budapest from Monday, two weeks after it ended the lockdown in the rest of the country, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday.
I'll give up pandemic decree power this month, Hungary's Orban saysHungary's nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orban, said on Friday he expected to renounce a set of much-criticised emergency powers to fight the coronavirus this month.
Hungary ruling in Roma segregation case 'unfair': PM OrbanHungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban on Friday said a Supreme Court ruling awarding damages to schoolchildren from the Roma minority who were put in separate classes was unfair and pledged to change..
Hungary could end emergency powers in late June: top Orban aideIndefinite emergency powers obtained by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to fight the coronavirus crisis could be retracted in late June depending on the evolution of the pandemic, his chief of..
Hungary flags some easing of virus restrictions in Budapest next weekHungary's government is considering some easing of restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus in Budapest from next week due to a decline in the number of infections, Prime Minister Viktor..
Hungary summons Nordic diplomats over rule-by-decree rowHungary summoned the ambassadors of four Nordic countries on Monday over their countries' criticism of a controversial law that empowers Prime Minister Viktor Orban to act by decree against the novel..
Calls for EU to act as NGO deems Hungary no longer a democracyHungary is no longer a democracy as a consequence of power grabs by the authoritarian government of prime minister Viktor Orban, an NGO that tracks freedoms has found, triggering calls for urgent..
Hungary PM warns of potential second wave of coronavirus in October-NovemberHungary needs to prepare for a potential second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in October-November, even though the spreading of the virus will likely slow in the summer, Prime Minister Viktor Orban..
Hungarian schools to remain closed until end of May: governmentSchools in Hungary will remain closed until the end of May and events with more than 500 participants cannot be held until Aug. 15, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff Gergely Gulyas said on..
Hungary eases coronavirus restrictions outside BudapestHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday lifted some restrictions outside Budapest imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak, saying shops and restaurant terraces will be allowed to reopen..
Hungary extends national lockdown to contain spread of coronavirusHungary is extending lockdown measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus by one week from Saturday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said at a media conference on Thursday.
Hungary's 'real test' yet to come, PM says, as coronavirus cases jumpHungary needs more ventilators and intensive care hospital beds as part of its efforts to weather the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday, as the government reported the..
Hungary to unveil pandemic fund on Saturday, detailed plans on TuesdayHungary will introduce a new pandemic fund on Saturday and work out the details of the country's biggest economic stimulus package by Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said, adding that the plans..
Kill the virus, not democracy - EU tells HungaryThe European Commission told Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday that emergency powers he has assumed to combat the coronavirus outbreak risk upending democracy and must be subject to..
‘Deep concern’ over coronavirus emergency powersHungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban took sweeping new powers to fight the virus on Monday.
Hungary's Orban seeks backing of EU right for emergency powersHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is seeking conservative support to remain within Europe's main centre-right political bloc despite concerns over his adoption of emergency powers to rule by..
Hungary's PM wins emergency powers to fight coronavirusHungary'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 government gets sweeping powersCritics accuse Prime Minister Viktor Orban of exploiting the pandemic to silence opposition.
Hungarian parliament grants PM Orban special powers to tackle coronavirus crisisHungarian 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..
Hungary PM imposes lockdown, sees coronavirus peak by JulyHungary 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.
Hungary to restrict people leaving their homes to fight coronavirus: PMHungary 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.
Hungary expects coronavirus epidemic to peak in June-July: PM Orban's chief of staffHungary'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.
Hungary wants EU to scrap duties on imports that help fight virusHungary 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..
Hungarian PM Orban insists on special powers to handle virus crisis, mulls lockdownHungarian 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..
Hungary assessing option of national lockdown to combat virus: PMHungary'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..
Hungary to shut borders, preparing fiscal, monetary response to coronavirusHungary 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.
Hungary to shut borders to international passengers to fight coronavirus: PMHungary 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..
Hungary PM: we will need monetary tools to tackle economic falloutHungary 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.
Hungary will defend EU against migrant wave, Orban saysHungarian 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..
Hungarian PM Orban: 130,000 migrants already in Balkans must be stoppedHungarian 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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