Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban (right) receives US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on an official visit to Hungary. Photograph: EPA/Balazs Szecsodi

The United States has pledged to deepen its engagement with central Europe to counter the influence of China and Russia, and urged Hungary and its nei(...)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intends to raise concerns over the national and regional presence of Huawei in talks with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Top US officials will visit central Europe this week to discuss closer co-operation on issues ranging from energy to defence, and to shore up alliance(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: offering no concessions on arms deal withdrawal. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky

The collapse of a major cold war-era missile treaty is sending a shiver through European countries that fear being caught in the middle of a new US-Ru(...)

People attend a rally for the Soros-founded Central European University, in front of Hungary’s parliament building in Budapest on November 24th, 2018. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

About 2,000 people have rallied in support of Budapest’s Central European University (CEU), a renowned liberal institution funded by philanthropist Ge(...)

Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto shakes hands with UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt:  Hungary is a strong supporter of Israel and defends the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Jack Taylor/PA

An attempt by Hungary to get the EU to cut funding to NGOs that are hostile to Israel – specifically those supporting boycott and divestment (BDS) cam(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: his nationalist government in Budapest has doled out more than one million passports – with voting rights – to ethnic Hungarians in neighbouring states.  Photograph: Reuters/Bernadett Szabo

Ukraine has urged its ethnic Hungarian citizens to ignore “idiotic myths” about dangers to their safety amid a row between Budapest and Kiev that has (...)

Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó: Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin said he would discuss the citizenship issue with Mr Szijjártó in New York next week at the UN General Assembly. Photograph: Reuters/ Denis Balibouse

Budapest has warned Kiev that it will respond to any action that it takes over secretly recorded footage that seems to show people in western Ukraine (...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: many supposed allies in the European People’s Party voted to condemn his hard-line policies. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The Czech Republic and Poland have backed Hungary after the European Parliament launched disciplinary proceedings against Budapest for threatening de(...)

Italy’s interior minister and deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, right, with Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban,  in Milan, Italy, this week. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP

Hungary is again coming under fire over its hardline anti-immigration policy, after its premier Viktor Orban forged an alliance with Italy’s far-right(...)

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, after his Fidesz party’s victory in the parliamentary elections in Budapest last weekend. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A European Parliament draft report has urged the EU to launch action that could suspend Hungary’s voting rights in the bloc, due to the threat to dem(...)

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