Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “The world should understand that what is at stake today is nothing less than the future of the European way of life, and of our identity.” Photograph: Gergely Botár/kormany.hu

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has urged other European leaders to join him in helping protect Christians from persecution, even as he rejects(...)

Prof Conor Gearty said  the British push for Brexit was “heading catastrophically over a cliff”. Photograph: Getty Images

There will be a hard Brexit for reasons including there is “no functioning British government” and the DUP’s hold over that government, a leading huma(...)

George Soros: the billionaire liberal philanthropist was born in Budapest. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Hungary’s populist government has launched a new attack on billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros, with what a major international human righ(...)

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban and Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Slawomir Kaminski/Reuters

Hungary and Poland have vowed to stand firm against what they claim is an overbearing European Union, intent on eroding the sovereignty of member stat(...)

Trumpian agenda:  Budapest has erected a fence along its eastern border to keep migrants out of the country. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty

Western European alarm about Donald Trump’s presidency, at least until now, has been rooted in what he says more than in what he does. Eight months in(...)

Border defence: Hungarian prisoners build a fence at their country’s border with Serbia, as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the country. Photograph: Csaba Segesvari/AFP/Getty

There was a sharp retort from the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, to Hungary’s Trump-like demand this week that Brussels pay for i(...)

 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(...)

Hungarian hostility: migrants face police at Budapest’s main railway station in 2015. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Complaints by Hungary and Slovakia about EU migration policy have been dismissed by the European Court of Justice. In affirming that the two member (...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán: will write to the European Commission to request payment towards fences. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Hungary and Poland are refusing to give ground in disputes with the European Union that have deepened divisions in the bloc and exposed disagreement a(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and Russian president Vladimir Putin at the World Judo Championships in Budapest on Monday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin has backed closer economic co-operation between his country and Hungary, which he visited for the second time this ye(...)