Janos Ader

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 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: will formally appoint members of the council heading  the new organisation that will take over the academy of science’s 15 research institutes. Photograph:  Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/EPA

Hungary’s government is poised to tighten control over the country’s venerable academy of sciences, in what critics call another attack on academic fr(...)

Demonstrators during a protest against a proposed new labour law, billed as the “slave law”, in front of the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, on Friday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Hungarians returned to the streets on Friday after the country’s president, Janos Ader, approved contentious changes to its judicial system and new ov(...)

A protest against a proposed new labour law, billed as the “slave law”, outside the headquarters of Hungarian state television in Budapest. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Thousands of Hungarians who have spent recent nights protesting in icy Budapest intend to make this an uncomfortably hot winter for their premier, Vik(...)

 Demonstrators protesting  at  an  amendment to   Hungarian higher education law seen by many as an action to close the Central European University. Photograph: EPA/Janos Marjai

Hungarian president Janos Ader signed a controversial law on Monday that could force the renowned Central European University to leave Budapest.  (...)

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, is accused of encouraging racial intolerance with his populist campaign as the referendum on the EU’s response to the migrant crisis looms. Photograph: Grzegorz Momot/EPA

As Hungary prepares for a referendum on Europe’s response to the refugee crisis, its leaders are accused of rewarding intolerance by giving a prestigi(...)

Demonstrators show symbolic red cards to Czech president Milos Zeman during a protest rally in Prague.  Photograph: Reuters

Flanked by fellow heads of state from around central Europe, Czech leader Milos Zeman mounted a Prague stage to recall the revolutions that chased com(...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech during a business conference in Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Germany is leading a chorus of international criticism of Hungary ’s decision to change its constitution and restrict the powe(...)