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Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban said people would be asked to vote on five questions, including: ‘Do you support the promotion of gender reassignment treatments for minors?’ File photograph: EPA

Hungary’s populist government has called a referendum on its drive to restrict access to LGBT content, in what critics decried as a bid to stoke a “cu(...)

From left: Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and Italian senator and head of the Lega Nord (Northern League) party Matteo Salvini pose for photos after a press conference  in Budapest. Photograph:   Attila Kisbenedek/Getty Images)

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban and Polish ally Mateusz Morawiecki have agreed with Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini to work (...)

Daily newspapers headlines with a special message ‘Media without choice’ at one of the kiosks in the centre of Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Albert Zawada/EPA

Several major Polish news outlets have replaced normal coverage with black screens and front pages, in protest at plans for a new tax that they say wo(...)

Jozsef Szajer resigned as an MEP for the Fidesz party, which portrays itself as a staunch defender of “traditional” values. Photograph:  Peter Kohalmi/AFP via Getty Images

A long-serving MEP for Hungary’s conservative ruling party has admitted that police in Brussels caught him at a party that broke coronavirus lockdown (...)

Folk dancers in Heroes’ Square in Budapest on Thursday, as Hungary marks the centenary of the Treaty of Trianon, which saw large swathes of the country divided among neighbouring countries following the first World War. Photograph: Tamas Kovacs/EPA

Hungary has pledged to work closely with its neighbours while maintaining strong ties with their Hungarian communities, as it marked 100 years since i(...)

A protest against the cultural policy of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s government in Budapest, Hungary.  Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of Hungarians have protested against a plan to tighten government control over theatres, which they see as part of prime minister Viktor Orb(...)

 Newly elected mayor of Budapest Gergely Karacsony (right): “This victory is about a green and free Budapest,” he said. Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/EPA

Budapest’s liberal new mayor Gergely Karacsony has hailed a strong performance by opposition parties in Hungary’s local elections as the start of a fi(...)

Liviu Dragnea had dominated the PSD and ran the government from behind the scenes, engineering the removal of two prime ministers. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Liviu Dragnea, the head of Romania’s ruling party and de facto leader of its government, started a 3½-year jail sentence on Monday after a Bucharest c(...)

PSD leader Liviu Dragnea speaks during a press conference in Bucharest on Sunday after the closure of polling stations for the Europan parliament elections. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Romanians have delivered a rebuke to their ruling Social Democrats (PSD) by strongly backing opposition parties in the European elections and voting i(...)

Austria’s vice-chancellor and chairman of the Freedom Party FPOe Heinz-Christian Strache talks with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (right) at the end of a press conference at the Carmelite monastery of the prime minister’s office in Budapest on Monday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban is increasingly isolated in the EU’s main centre-right bloc ahead of this month’s European elections, after he c(...)

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