Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban and Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Slawomir Kaminski/Reuters

Hungary and Poland have vowed to stand firm against what they claim is an overbearing European Union, intent on eroding the sovereignty of member stat(...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: Dismissed criticism of its asylum policy as “dreamy human rights gibberish”. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Hungary is facing fierce criticism over new rules to detain all asylum seekers in closed border camps built of shipping containers, and plans to tight(...)

George Soros: The philanthropist said that Donald Trump “stands for that other form of government, which is the opposite of an open society. It’s really better described as a dictatorship or a mafia state.” Photograph: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

This is a tale of two Hungarians, powerful men who once shared the dream of a united Europe, but now glower at each other across a growing political (...)