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# Viktor Orban

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Russians bid farewell to Gorbachev, but without Putin
Hundreds of mourners, including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, lined up to file past Gorbachev’s open casket.
EU member states continue to negotiate details of Russia oil embargo
Several member states, most vocally Hungary, have demanded exemptions from the ban.
Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant
Ukrainian fighters say “assault operations” continued despite a ceasefire.
EU launches procedure to strip Hungary of funding over democratic standards concerns
It comes just two days after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won re-election with a massive majority.
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Orban party blames opposition for Hungary primaries debacle after alleged cyber attack
Voting in the primary elections to find a candidate to challenge Orban was suspended on Saturday.
Hungary opposition hopes new primary system will help oust Orban
A six party alliance will take on Viktor Orban’s Fidesz Party today.
Budapest Pride: Thousands march for LGBTQ rights amid growing hostility
Prime Minister Victor Orban’s critics have accused him of conflating paedophilia with homosexuality.
Hungary plans to hold a referendum over its controversial LGBT law
It comes as the government is under fire over findings it used malware to spy on opposition figures.
EU to launch action against Hungary over law discriminating against LGBTQ citizens
Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU would use “all powers available” to force Hungary to repeal or modify the law.
Hungarian government writes to Ireland and EU ministers over criticism of anti-LGBT law
Leaders from 17 EU countries condemned the Hungarian law last month.
Hungary's Viktor Orban digs in over anti-LGBTQ law as leaders heap pressure at EU summit
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that Hungary should not be in EU because of the new law.
Hungary says Munich plans to light stadium in rainbow colour is 'dangerous'
Viktor Orban’s right-wing Hungarian government last week passed a law banning the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality to minors.
Hungarian prime minister 'agrees' with fans booing Irish footballers taking a knee
‘If you are a guest in a country, then understand its culture, and don’t provoke the locals or the host.’
Hungarian parliament votes to redefine meaning of 'family' - which bars same-sex couples from adopting
Bans on changing your gender, or teaching third-level gender-studies courses are place in Hungary.
Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial?
A contentious bill was passed by the Hungarian parliament last night.
Eastern European leaders back EU expansion to include Balkan states
The states were meeting in Prague.
Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption
Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.
Hungarian state broadcaster hit by wave of protests
Several thousand demonstrators gathered to protest a controversial new labour law.
Hungary's right-wing prime minister claims victory in election
Viktor Orban has been outspoken on mass immigration.
A fiery anti-immigration and nationalist platform has Hungary's PM cruising for a third term
Viktor Orban has long clashed with Brussels over his policies.
Taoiseach criticised for visiting 'undemocratic' Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán
Leo Varadkar will meet Orbán in Budapest later today.
Hungarian Prime Minister says migrant crisis is 'a German problem, not a European one'
Meanwhile, a Ukip candidate reportedly tweeted that a young Syrian boy died because his family was “greedy for the good life in Europe”.
Yep, this is definitely the most awkward handshake you'll see today
Ground. Please swallow us up. All of us.
Hungary: Constitutional changes limit powers of top court and president
The fourth change to the country’s constitution since Viktor Orban took power three years ago will also define family as ‘marriage between man and woman’.
Busy man: Taoiseach in Budapest, Vienna and Berlin today
Enda Kenny meets with two heads of government and picks up his ‘European of the Year’ award today.
We won't 'give in to the IMF,' say Hungarian government ads
The Hungarian government has attacked the IMF with a defiant newspaper advertising campaign.
Hungary asks EU to explain legal threats over new constitution
While it continues preliminary talks on an EU-IMF bailout, the EU has also threatened legal action over Hungary’s new laws.
Watch: thousands take to the streets to protest against Hungarian government
Opposition groups claim that the governing Fidesz party have passed laws which will erode democracy.