George Soros

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Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban  accuses Budapest-born George Soros of buying influence in the European Union.  Photograph: Reuters/Laszlo Balogh

Civil society groups funded by billionaire George Soros denounced Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban on Sunday, for calling on his country’s securi(...)

“The whole emphasis now will be on painting those who want abortion on demand, and those who want no abortion, as similarly extreme, and the fallacy of the middle ground will be trotted out again and again.”

The profound cynicism many feel about politics will only have been reinforced by the extraordinary actions of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Ei(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “The world should understand that what is at stake today is nothing less than the future of the European way of life, and of our identity.” Photograph: Gergely Botár/kormany.hu

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has urged other European leaders to join him in helping protect Christians from persecution, even as he rejects(...)

George Soros: the billionaire liberal philanthropist was born in Budapest. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Hungary’s populist government has launched a new attack on billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros, with what a major international human righ(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban and Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Slawomir Kaminski/Reuters

Hungary and Poland have vowed to stand firm against what they claim is an overbearing European Union, intent on eroding the sovereignty of member stat(...)

Rivada Networks founder Declan Ganley said he expected losses to increase at the group’s Irish subsidiary. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Accumulated losses at the Irish subsidiary of Declan Ganley’s Rivada Networks increased by 17 per cent to more than €1 million, according to accounts (...)

Viktor Orban:  while watching Mr Trump struggle noisily to assert himself, he has seen fellow Eurosceptics suffer election defeat in France and the Netherlands. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin will visit Hungary on Monday, making his second trip this year to one of the few European Union countries where he is(...)

Donald Trump: the US president told a rally in Ohio that the federal government was “liberating” American cities from immigrant crime gangs. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A rough inventory of July’s contribution to the global collapse of democracy would include Turkey’s show trial of leading journalists from Cumhuriyet (...)

 Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban. Photograph: EPA/Balazs Mohai

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has assured visiting Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu that he is a staunch defender of his country’s Jews,(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (r) and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/EPA

The New York Review of Books recently carried a conversation between two American philosophers who concluded that everything we can see and do is inde(...)

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