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Viktor Orban and Hungarian government poised to give up unrestrained powers [Video]

Viktor Orban and Hungarian government poised to give up unrestrained powers

The much-criticised emergency powers introduced at the end of March are to come out of legislation this week, according to the Justice minister. View on euronews

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Hungary: 'Critics silenced' in social media arrests as EU debates Orban's powers [Video]

Hungary: 'Critics silenced' in social media arrests as EU debates Orban's powers

The EU calls for emergency powers to be eased along with lockdowns, amid concern at a spate of arrests in Hungary over social media posts.View on euronews

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Viktor Orban provokes neighbours with historical map of Hungary | #TheCube [Video]

Viktor Orban provokes neighbours with historical map of Hungary | #TheCube

Viktor Orban provokes neighbours with historical map of Hungary | #TheCube

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Coronavirus: Hungary minister says criticism of Viktor Orban's new powers are 'simply fake' [Video]

Coronavirus: Hungary minister says criticism of Viktor Orban's new powers are 'simply fake'

Hungary's foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, insists Orban's new powers will only be related to the 'pandemic situation'.View on euronews

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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’

merkel, orban commemorate anniversary of 1989 ‘pan-european freedom picnic’
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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Liberal wins Budapest primary to face Orban's Fidesz in mayoral election

The first formal primary in Hungary's history, for Budapest's mayoral election, wrapped up on Wednesday as the opposition joined forces to try to wrest political leadership in the capital from Prime..
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Visegrad group to agree common stance on EU's 2050 climate goals: Hungary

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - the so-called "Visegrad Four" countries - will agree a common stance on the European Union's 2050 climate goals, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor..
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Hungarians remember Imre Nagy, hero of '56, as Orban tightens grip

hungarians remember imre nagy, hero of '56, as orban tightens grip
Only a few hundred people were present to commemorate the anniversary of the execution of Imre Nagy on Sunday morning in Budapest, a far cry from 30 years ago when his reburial drew more than 100,000..
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Orban and Aung San Suu Kyi meet to discuss illegal immigration

orban and aung san suu kyi meet to discuss illegal immigration
The issue of integrating a growing Muslim population is a challenge facing both Europe and Southeast Asia, said Bertalan Havasi, Orban's spokesman. “The two leaders highlighted that one of the..
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Myanmar, Hungary Discuss Migration As 'Greatest Challenge' Facing Both Countries

myanmar, hungary discuss migration as 'greatest challenge' facing both countries
Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said they both view migration was "one of the greatest challenges" facing their countries on Wednesday while meeting..
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