ClonBio Group’s biorefinery on the banks of the Danube in Hungary.

Irish-owned agribusiness company ClonBio Group has reported a 143 per cent rise in annual pretax profits to €95 million in 2019 after ethanol prices s(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban during a plenary session in Budapest. Photograph: Tamas Kovacs/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Hungary is no longer a democracy as a consequence of power grabs by the authoritarian government of prime minister Viktor Orban, an NGO that tracks fr(...)

All your behaviour in connection with coronavirus should be guided by the best health protocols to limit risk of infection to you or transmission to anyone else.  Hand-washing and social distance are two fundamentals.

The answers below are for general guidance only. They are not a substitute for personal advice given by your own doctor, solicitor or other profession(...)

Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib, Budapest mayor Gergely Karacsony, Bratislava mayor Matus Vallo and Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski shake hands after signing the Pact of Free Cities at the Central European University in Budapest on Monday. Photograph: Tamas Kaszas/Reuters

The leaders of the so-called Visegrad Four countries have ganged up against Brussels on issues including immigration, climate change and the rule of l(...)

Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University, says the new InSPIREurope alliances aims to support scholars who are at risk due to discrimination, persecution or violence.

A new European initiative to support hundreds of academics whose lives or careers are at risk due to discrimination, persecution or violence is to be (...)

Rescuers in boats at work following the collision between a pleasure boat and cruise ship on the Danube river. Photograph: AP

Hungarian police late on Thursday said they had taken into custody the captain of a cruise ship involved in a collision on the Danube River in central(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (right) sits next to  deputy prime minister Zsolt Semjen in the  parliament  in Budapest on Wednesday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Hungary has set up a potential clash with Brussels and other EU member states after it passed a law to tighten its control over the judiciary during a(...)

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(...)

George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations. He believes Russia is the source of much of the attacks against him, and that it’s personal. “Putin doesn’t like me,” he says. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

Fame brings nothing but trouble, George Soros’s father warned him. By concealing his family’s Jewish identity, Tivadar Soros helped save them from dep(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s meeting with prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban (above) on Thursday, could be viewed  as an ‘implicit endorsement’ of his policies, according to Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Getty Images

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has called for an explanation as to why a visit by the Taoiseach to the Hungarian leader Victor Orban was not reve(...)

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