Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: defends Bill awarding him sweeping powers on grounds of need for speedy action against coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Zoltan Mathe

Hungary’s parliament has given its nationalist government sweeping powers to combat the coronavirus pandemic, and effectively handed populist prime mi(...)

Migrant children protest in the vicinity of Maljevac border crossing with neighbouring Croatia, near the northern Bosnian town of Velika Kladusa, on October 24th.  Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Poland and the Czech Republic are set to join Hungary and Austria in pulling out of a United Nations pact on migration, as populist central European (...)