Hungarian minister for  foreign affairs and trade Peter Szijjarto (right) receives Ukrainian minister for foreign affairs Pavlo Klimkin in his office in Budapest, Hungary, today. Photograph: Zsolt Szigetvary/EPA

Ukraine has assured Hungary it has no intention of restricting minority rights with a new education law that prompted Budapest to call for a review of(...)

Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto: “Hungary will block all steps within the European Union that would represent a step forward in Ukraine’s European integration process.”  Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Ukraine is trying to limit damage to relations with several European Union states caused by changes to its education law, after Hungary vowed to preve(...)

Hungary’s Peter Szijjarto attends an informal meeting of European Union ministers of foreign affairs in Tallinn, Estonia.  Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Hungary and Russia have lambasted Kiev over a new education law they say will deprive Ukraine’s ethnic minorities of the right to study in their own (...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: made the fight against immigration and what he calls EU meddling the key planks of his bid for re-election next year. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A furious Hungarian government has vowed to continue fighting against the European Union’s refugee quotas for member states, after the bloc’s highest(...)

Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó  (left) with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow on Monday. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Ahead of a visit by Russian leader Vladimir Putin next week, Hungary has urged the European Union to rebuild relations with Moscow and backed new US p(...)

Flames engulf the  bus after it  crashed near Verona, northern Italy on Saturday. Photograph: AP

Italian and Hungarian authorities have begun investigations into the cause of a bus crash in northern Italy that left 16 dead and two people with lif(...)

A Hungarian soldier on patrol in the transit zone at Hungary’s southern border with Serbia near Tompa, 169km southeast of Budapest, on  September 21st. Hungary holds a referendum on its refugee policy on Sunday. Photograph: Sandor Ujvari/EPA

Prime minister Viktor Orban has warned Hungarians that failure to back his stance in Sunday’s referendum on refugee policy could lead to mass immigrat(...)

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(...)

Czech Republic’s president Milos Zeman welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel at Prague Castle. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Tallinn, Prague and Warsaw are pleasant destinations in late summer, but Angela Merkel’s recent visit may have left her with a nasty chill. The Germa(...)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chief of Poland’s ruling conservative party, led the verbal attacks on top EU officials by accusing long-time rival Donald Tusk of playing a “particularly dark role” ahead of Britain’s referendum. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

Central European states have backed EU reform but rejected deeper integration in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the bloc, amid stinging high-(...)

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