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 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(...)

A handout photo provided by the Hungarian prime minister’s press office shows Viktor Orbán, right, and Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini at the Hungarian-Serbian border. Photograph: Balazs Szecsodi/EPA

Hungary’s populist prime minister Viktor Orbán has urged the main centre-right bloc in the European Parliament to join him in working with nationalist(...)

Viktor Orban at  national day celebrations in Budapest. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban claimed on Friday that liberal values and immigration could destroy Europe, as he struck a defiant note in the f(...)

Manfred Weber, above, said Orbán must end the poster campaign and his harsh anti-EU rhetoric. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images

Hungary’s ruling nationalists still face possible expulsion from the European People’s Party (EPP), which includes Fine Gael, after inconclusive talks(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on February 10th, 2019. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters/File

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has said he may join forces with Poland’s ruling nationalists if his Fidesz party leaves or is expelled from the(...)

A  2018 billboard showing Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, which reads, “First he just wanted to take our money, now the unity of Europe is at stake”, outside the European Parliament in Brussels. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán’s nationalist Fidesz party is sending mixed signals on whether it will respond with compromise or confrontation (...)

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(...)

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