Manfred Weber

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Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on February 10th, 2019. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters/File

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has said he may join forces with Poland’s ruling nationalists if his Fidesz party leaves or is expelled from the(...)

A  2018 billboard showing Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, which reads, “First he just wanted to take our money, now the unity of Europe is at stake”, outside the European Parliament in Brussels. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán’s nationalist Fidesz party is sending mixed signals on whether it will respond with compromise or confrontation (...)

Viktor Orban has become a stalking horse for Europe’s Eurosceptic populist forces. Photograph: Tamas Kaszas/Reuters

Fine Gael is to join 12 other parties from the European centre right in demanding the expulsion of Hungary’s prime minister from their European People(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán is a vocal supporter of anti-immigrant rhetoric in Europe. File photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

When Hungarians demonstrated recently in Germany against their own government one of the placards touched a local sore point: “Weber, where is your re(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said if the UK moved on its red lines of ruling out membership of the customs union and single market, the EU position would also evolve.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government cannot shift on the issue of avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadk(...)

Members of the European Parliament: it is a genuine co-legislator in many areas of EU policy and budgeting.  Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP

The turn of the new year has ushered in the EU’s election season. In five months, voters across the union will cast ballots in a European Parliament v(...)

A stairs inside the Central European University  building in Budapest: the university has been forced to move to Vienna. Photograph: Attila Kisbenede

The head of Hungary’s Central European University has called it a “dark day for Europe” as the renowned liberal college announced that it was being fo(...)

Rock of Gibraltar: Spain is trumpeting what it sees as  a major diplomatic coup. Photograph: Jon Nazca

Irish diplomats have done their best in recent months to maintain perceptions of a discrete remove in the Brexit negotiating process between Irish con(...)

Manfred Weber: has been an MEP for 16 years but has no state or federal ministerial experience. Photograph: Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva

If Europe’s centre-right parties of the European People’s Party come out on top in next year’s European elections they will get the European Parliamen(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  delivers a speech during the European People’s Party (EPP) congress in Helsinki, Finland. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/Bloomberg.

The drafting of provisions for an all-UK cutoms union in the Brexit talks remains deeply problematic for several EU member states, Taoiseach Leo Varad(...)

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