The Hungarian Prime Minister also criticised European economic policies and briefly spoke about the future of Fidesz and the EPP.
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Opposition mayor's remarks about "white, christian, heterosexual men" sparked fury amongst supporters of Hungary's right-wing governing party.
Cyberbullying, stalking campaigns, disciplinary actions - two Polish judges explain the details of the systematic campaigns used by the Polish government to question, disarm and disable the independent judiciary. Interview with Monika Frackowiak and Dariusz Mazur.
Romas of a small north Hungarian town are to recieve compensation for suffering school segregation, the Prime Minister says the decision is unjust.
After missing in action for at least a decade, critical voices reemerge in Fidesz as the Hungarian governing party is trying to piece together what went wrong in the 2019 municipal elections.
Mayor of Budapest says there are issues with the intelligence the President receives.
The 2010s were an eventful decade for Hungary, and we gathered the ten developments with the most significant impact.
Unlike his predecessor, György Barna Senyei hits a peaceful tone with the National Judicial Council, but woes of the Hungarian judiciary are not over.
New rules on parliamentary groups set significant limits to opposition tactics.
Earlier, the Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner warned that the amendment could jeopardise fair trial guarantees and judicial independence.
József Szájer mentioned political prisoners in Spain as an example for the double standards on rule of law that are employed against Hungary.
The group called "Unhack Democracy" reported a number of anomalies from the 2018 general election campaign based on ballot counters' testimonies.
The ad-hoc parliamentary committee rejected all candidates of opposition parties, who call the move a "mockery of democracy."
Judit Varga got reminded of her father's background in communist secret services after attacking opposition MEP Klára Dobrev.
Minister of Justice Judit Varga says there are already mechanisms that protect the financial interests of the European Union.
The EP's Foreign Affairs Committee was reassured by Várhelyi's written answers to their questions that remained after last Thursday's hearing.
Viktor Orbán and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed economic cooperation, Syria, and Turkey's EU ascension at their joint press conference in Budapest.
Olivér Várhelyi gets the same portfolio that was intended for rejected nominee for the Commission László Trócsányi
Zsolt Borkai, the mayor of Győr involved in a sex scandal announced his resignation in an open letter to the people of Győr on Wednesday.
Budapest declares climate emergency, opposes new buildings in City Park, vows to increase transparency
The inaugural meeting of the Budapest General Assembly adopted a number of proposals with symbolic significance for the opposition.
The Hungarian Prime Minister spoke at the Friends of Cohesion summit in Prague.
After the new court system's introduction was indefinitely postponed in June, the government now decided to scrap the idea for good.
Russian president Vladimir Putin visited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and the relationship of Russia and the West.
Outgoing president of the National Judicial Office dodged questions about her controversial activity at the helm of the judicial administration.
László Kövér unleashed his peculiar mind on a number of issues including the rule of law, the Kurds, Budapest, and smartphones.
Speaker László Kövér implemented new regulations in the Parliament and in its offices, practically making reports from the Parliament futile.
"He has to lie because he stole too much," read the sign that MP Ákos Hadházy held up before being mobbed by Fidesz MPs.
The Turkish president met the Hungarian PM in Baku on Monday at the summit of the Turkic Council.
Magyar Nemzet writes about the alleged corruption ring in a Budapest district based on leaked audio footage, MSZP's local mayor denies allegations.
How do Hungarians outside of Budapest see the municipal elections?
Fidesz's mayor of Győr, Zsolt Borkai refuses to withdraw from election after footage of him having sex with an alleged prostitute on a yacht surfaces.
Police searched the opposition candidate's campaign centre two days after pro-government daily ran story assuming campaign law violation.
The prime ministers of Finland and Hungary discussed bilateral relations, a rule-of-law mechanism in the EU budget, the EU's enlargement, and Brexit.
"I cannot allow the European Parliament or anybody to cherrypick Hungarian politicians instead of the Hungarian people," said Viktor Orbán.
Nominees Trócsányi and Plumb rejected for a second time by JURI, Hungary's permanent representative to the EU is a possible new nominee.
Hungarian pro-government tabloid Bors puts words into Scarlett Johansson's mouth to campaign for Fidesz's István Tarlós, incumbent Mayor of Budapest.
Hungarian President ahead of UN Climate Action Summit: Hungary has a smaller responsibility for climate change
President János Áder stressed proportionality when it comes to climate change, while opposition delivered a proposed climate position to Áder.
Request for the European Court of Justice to examine Hungarian judicial independence found unlawful by the Curia
Following complaint by the Prosecutor General, superior court says Hungarian judge's request to have his independence examined by the ECJ is unlawful.
The Prime Minister had set the course for Fidesz at the party's annual private meeting at Kötcse, Hungary.
The European Court of Justice was called to examine the ability of the head of the judicial administration to influence judges.
Hungarian Academy of Sciences turns to Constitutional Court against law taking away research institutes
The Academy requested the Constitutional Court to annull the law stripping the Academy of their research network.
Orbán thinks climate change is left-wing trickery, an opiate of the West that threatens industrialisation, yet he is forced to acknowledge the issue.
How did Hungarian parties prepare for the elections?
The German Chancellor and the Hungarian Prime Minister are set to speak at the ecumenical commemorative service in the Sopron Evangelical Church.
At Fidesz's Tusványos festival, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán explained the ins and outs of his illiberal system.
The practices of judicial leaders' appointments and their ability to influence judgements through bonuses will be examined by the ECJ.
Research network to be supervised by new body with increased government influence, and financial framework will shift towards project-based funding.
Our colleague was trying to ask questions about the ongoing constitutional revision, but he did not get any answers.
Winning in Budapest at the municipal elections could grant Fidesz the legitimacy needed for the planned overhaul of Hungary's constitution.
Parliament passed law giving research network of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to a new institute under increased government influence.
We caught Nikola Gruevski at the Budapest Metropolitan Court with our questions. He was more than reluctant to answer.
Every 7-8 minutes in between acts, a young, stubbled Viktor Orbán is talking about the withdrawal of Soviet troops at Volt Festival. Why?
Hungary amongst four countries blocking EU carbon neutrality as Government prioritises utility price reduction program
Due to climate deal, "electricity bills of Hungarian families would rise by between 30 and 40%," the Hungarian government argues.
The government merges the independent 1956 Institute and its oral history archives into Veritas, an institute serving governmental memory politics.
Hungarian Government postpones the introduction of administrative courts due to international pressure
Hungarians have never been as interested in the European Elections as they are now. Fidesz is likely to win, the real contest is for the second place.
László Kövér thinks "normal homosexuals" do not think of themselves as equal.