People shout slogans against Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s government in front of the parliament building in Budapest on Wednesday night. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Hungary’s populist government has suggested it may be willing to compromise in a high-profile standoff with Budapest’s renowned Central European Univ(...)

EU leaders gather for an  EU summit at Bratislava castle: while the  meeting marks the start of the conversation about Europe, there have been calls for consideration of a multitiered EU, built around a core who want to integrate further and a looser constellation. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Perched dramatically on the hill above the Slovak capital of Bratislava stands Bratislava castle, once the royal seat of the Hungarian empire. The lo(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban says the measures are part of Hungary’s bid to restore order to EU migration and border systems that were thrown into chaos by the refugee crisis. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Human rights groups have lambasted Hungary’s latest move to deter asylum seekers from entering the country as the government of prime minister Viktor(...)

A mounted policeman leads a group of migrants near Dobova, Slovenia. The country has moved to tighten security to cope with a surge of migrants arriving from the Balkans. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

Slovenia has moved to beef up security to cope with a surge of migrants arriving from the Balkans, as the European Union invited the region’s leaders (...)

Hungarian police use water cannons against demonstratring migrants and refugees at the border crossing into Hungary, near Horgos. Photograph: Tamas Soki/EPA

Hungarian riot police officers fired water cannons and tear gas on Wednesday after hundreds of migrants tried to break through a gate at the newly rei(...)

A refugee family arrives at the Westbound Railway Station in Vienna early on Saturday morning. Photograph: Hans Punz/EPA

Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the frontier by a right-wing Hungarian governme(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A defiant Hungarian prime minister arrived in Brussels yesterday for meetings with the EU’s three top officials. Subject: the migration crisis that ha(...)

Migrants try to  board lorries bound for the United Kingdom in Calais this week. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Migration is always a matter of perspective. Or rather of two perspectives. When our own beautiful young people fall from a collapsing balcony in Berk(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. His country is under increased scrutiny after his  government introduced constitutional amendments limiting the powers of Hungary’s top court. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The European Commission will today unveil new powers to intervene in countries where there is a threat to the rule of law, in a bid to take a t(...)

Viktor Orban: out on a political limb over attitude to Hungary’s war record and its interpretation. Photograph: Reuters

Viktor Orban’s brand of conservative nationalism, and what some EU partners fear are his questionable democratic values, have put Hungary’s prime mini(...)

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