Viktor Orban

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘We must stand strongly with the people of Belarus and their right to decide their own government and their own future.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has urged the European Union to stand with the people of Belarus and back their right “to decide their own government and the(...)

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, speaks to journalists as he arrives at an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, in December 2020. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Hungary’s populist government has tabled plans to ban content that “promotes” homosexuality and gender transition among young people, in what critics (...)

Hungary’s Bendeguz Bolla stands while the Republic of Ireland’s James McClean takes a knee at Szusza Ferenc Stadium, in Budapest. Photograph: Trenka Atilla/PA

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has backed fans who booed the Republic of Ireland team for taking the knee before this week’s match in Budapest,(...)

Stephen Kenny sees Tuesday’s friendly against Hungary as part of a block of five games taking in September’s World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Hungary v Republic of Ireland, Szusza Ferenc Stadium, Budapest, 7pm Irish time – Live RTÉ Two A friendly with consequences. For Hungary this is the (...)

Demonstrators take part in an anti-government protest in Budapest  to demonstrate against the right-wing Fidez party  and the planned construction of a Chinese university in the city. Photograph: Ferenz Isza/AFP/ via Getty Images

Thousands of Hungarians have protested against government plans to allow China’s Fudan University to build a campus in Budapest, citing fears that the(...)

Chinese citizen and former director at Huawei in Poland, Weijing Wang, at the opening of his trial on charges of spying for China at a court in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Monika Scislowska/AP

A Polish cybersecurity expert and a former employee of Chinese technology giant Huawei have gone on trial in Warsaw for espionage, in a case that high(...)

Alexander Lukashenko:  it was remarkable to witness the speed with which the EU  moved to act against the Belarusian dictator after the outrageous arrests of Roman Protasevich and his partner, Sofia Sapega. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/AFP/Getty Images

Even as Alexander Lukashenko finds ever more brutal ways to repress his own people and aggravate his European neighbours, the Belarusian leader can se(...)

 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko: Strategically, the timing of the incident is deeply risky, as EU leaders can co-ordinate a response on Monday. Photograph: Pavel Orlovskiy/EPA

Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko’s timing in forcing down a Ryanair flight to seize a journalist who was on board has provided European Union (...)

Visitors at the Festetics Palace, in Keszthely, Hungary as  restrictions ease for those  holding immunity certificates. Photograph: Gyorgy Varga / EPA

Hungary has loosened coronavirus restrictions for up to four million of its residents who have received at least one vaccine dose, as it pursues an am(...)

From left: Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and Italian senator and head of the Lega Nord (Northern League) party Matteo Salvini pose for photos after a press conference  in Budapest. Photograph:   Attila Kisbenedek/Getty Images)

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban and Polish ally Mateusz Morawiecki have agreed with Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini to work (...)

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