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Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. There will be two civilisations in the EU. A mixed Muslim-Christian one in the west and a traditional European-Christian in central Europe,” he said on Thursday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has said migration will be the main issue in European parliamentary elections in May, which he hopes anti-immigr(...)

Members of the European Parliament: it is a genuine co-legislator in many areas of EU policy and budgeting.  Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP

The turn of the new year has ushered in the EU’s election season. In five months, voters across the union will cast ballots in a European Parliament v(...)

Anna Donath, deputy leader of Hungary’s Momentum party, at a recent anti-government rally. Photograph courtesy of Momentum

When Hungary’s proudly illiberal government rails against “foreign-trained activists” and “Soros-network putschists” that it sees behind recent street(...)

A protest against a proposed new labour law, billed as the “slave law”, outside the headquarters of Hungarian state television in Budapest. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Thousands of Hungarians who have spent recent nights protesting in icy Budapest intend to make this an uncomfortably hot winter for their premier, Vik(...)

Demonstrators outside parliament  in Budapest, on Sunday. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images

Budapest braced for another anti-government protest on Monday night, after thousands of Hungarians rallied outside the headquarters of a state broadca(...)

A stairs inside the Central European University  building in Budapest: the university has been forced to move to Vienna. Photograph: Attila Kisbenede

The head of Hungary’s Central European University has called it a “dark day for Europe” as the renowned liberal college announced that it was being fo(...)

George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, has been accused by Republicans, without evidence,  of  funding a caravan of Central American migrants headed for the US border. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Three years ago, Hungary’s prime minister accused billionaire George Soros of trying to flood the country with Middle Eastern migrants. In recent wee(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban addresses supporters after the announcement of  partial results of parliamentary elections in Budapest, Hungary, in April. File photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

A row over “European values” has led to a severing of links between the Fidesz party of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and the centrist Christi(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: the Bill would allow jailing of NGO workers who help people who are not eligible for asylum in Hungary.  Photograph: Bernadett Szabo

The United Nations refugee agency has joined growing international criticism of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s bid to criminalise non-govern(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (right) during his swearing-in ceremony for a third straight term, on Thursday, at the Parliament in Budapest. Photograph: Attila  Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has laid out ambitious plans to make his country a leading EU nation by 2030, while urging the bloc to abandon t(...)

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