Close-Up: Viktor Orbán
Hungary’s authoritarian prime minister is the poster boy of Europe’s right-wing populists.
Can Europe’s Center-Right Handle Orbán?
Ahead of European elections in May, the European People’s Party is facing a major test within its own ranks.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Pálinka”
Hungary’s populist premier Viktor Orbán not only drinks pálinka, but also uses it as a political tool. The robust brandy brings him closer to …
Orbán’s Latest Crackdown
Hungary’s government has put forward the “Stop Soros” legislation package. The Central European University is in the crosshairs, too.
“This Unfair Election Didn’t Serve Hungary”
Viktor Orbán’s victory isn’t as clear-cut as it may seem.
Viktor Orbán’s victory will embolden other European populists, too.
Hungary’s prime minister is expected to secure a third consecutive term.
EU funds for “illiberal” countries come under scrutiny, but there seems little room for manoeuvre.
Budapest has been ever-more confrontational, refusing to accept a European Court ruling over refugees and ranting against Hungarian-born financier George Soros. But a rift …
An Existential Threat
Hungary and Poland continue to defy the EU’s values and threaten its unity. Brussels needs to flex its muscles, and fast.
Budapest and Warsaw are undermining the EU’s values, but Brussels’ kid gloves are only making them bolder.