The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest, which announced that it had to cancel 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot following a homophobic press campaign. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

The Hungarian state opera has scrapped some performances of the musical Billy Elliot following claims from pro-government media that it was “gay propa(...)

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(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: won a third successive term on Sunday, consolidating his grip on power. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo

Hungary’s main opposition newspaper is to close just days after prime minister Viktor Orban won re-election, adding to his critics’ concerns for media(...)

Hungarian government poster that reads “Don’t let George Soros have the last laugh”, in Budapest. Photograph: Krisztina Than/Reuters

The European Union is taking legal action against Hungary in a growing confrontation over populist prime minister Viktor Orbán’s drive to curb the inf(...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban (left) pictured in Georgia. Photograph: EPA/Zurab Kurtsikidze

Viktor Orban has come a long way since 1989, but Istvan Hegedus still sees glimpses of the anti-communist tyro in the abrasive leader now tightening t(...)

Thousands of Hungarians, mostly students, protesting on Saturday against what they said were attempts from the right-wing government to silence critical voices. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has dismissed protests against his alleged crackdown on civil society and a major university, calling them part (...)

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(...)

 Demonstrators protesting  at  an  amendment to   Hungarian higher education law seen by many as an action to close the Central European University. Photograph: EPA/Janos Marjai

Hungarian president Janos Ader signed a controversial law on Monday that could force the renowned Central European University to leave Budapest.  (...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (left) and the head of the prime minister’s office Janos Lazar during a debate on the proposal to modify rules regulating foreign universities, in Budapest on Tuesday. Photograph: Zoltan Mathe/EPA

Hungary’s parliament has approved a law that may force the renowned Central European University to leave Budapest, in what critics of populist prime m(...)

Students and faculty of the Central European University in Budapest listen to the school’s rector, Michael Ignatieff, address a town hall meeting after the government tabled a new Bill that could force the school out of Hungary. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

The acclaimed Central European University has said it will have to leave Hungary if populist prime minister Viktor Orban pushes through reforms that (...)

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