George Soros

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Romanian soldiers feed pigeons in front of their tank in Timisoara on December 25th, 1989. Photograph: Michel Gangne/AFP/Getty Images

In the beautiful old Romanian city of Timisoara a short stroll south of Liberty Square will bring you to a nondescript old building. Entering through (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. All investors can suffer from short-termism, says fund manager Joe Wiggins, “but it is easier for amateur investors to avoid it”. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Inside information, better tools, better connections, access to almost infinite amounts of data – it’s fair to say ordinary investors can’t compete ag(...)

European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans addresses a news conference  in Brussels, Belgium, in February  2018. File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

As I started to pen this missive – Tuesday – Frans Timmermans was still a runner to be the next European Commission president. By the afternoon the Eu(...)

Former prime minister of North Macedonia Nikola Gruevski  leaves  Budapest court after his extradition trial. Photograph: Zoltan Mathe/EPA

Hungary has rejected North Macedonia’s request to extradite its fugitive former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled to Budapest with the help of (...)

George Soros is among more than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality. Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini / AFP/Getty Images

More than a dozen prominent US billionaires are calling for a new government tax on extreme wealth to help combat income inequality, provide funding f(...)

George Soros built a 3 per cent stake in GAM Holding  through a subsidiary of his family office.

Billionaire investor George Soros disclosed a 3 per cent stake in GAM Holding after the asset manager lost two-thirds of its value over a scandal invo(...)

Alex McMahon and Stefan Paudler with the ‘Brexitometer’, which seeks to divine local opinion.

Standing in the student bar in Wrexham Glyndwr University in the North Wales town, Wrexham for Europe activist Stefan Paudler mans the “Brexitometer”,(...)

The EPP, in its statement, cites a number of admirable “European values” to which it insists it will now require Fidesz to demonstrate its commitment. Anyone who thinks Fidesz leader Viktor Orbán will ever promote these values has not been listening to a word he has said over the last 10 years. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Wednesday’s decision by the European People’s Party (EPP) to suspend its Hungarian component, Fidesz, has been presented as a reassertion of the essen(...)

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(...)

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