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(...)

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(...)