Viktor Orban

Massive protest in Hungary against bill that could oust Soros university

Hungarians rose up in one of the largest protests against the seven-year rule of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday, protesting against new legislation that could force out of the country one of its top international universities.

Apr 10, 2017, 09:10 AM IST

Hungary's Orban says Soros-founded college "cheated" with diplomas

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday a Budapest university founded by financier George Soros had "cheated" in awarding its diplomas and violated Hungarian regulations.

Mar 31, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

UK far-right figure seeks `refuge` in Hungary

The former head of the far-right British National Party has said he is moving to Hungary to live under anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a "refugee" from western Europe.

Mar 20, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
European Union approves Hungary's Russian-backed nuclear plant

European Union approves Hungary's Russian-backed nuclear plant

EU anti-trust authorities on Monday approved a controversial nuclear expansion project in Hungary that is heavily backed by Russia.

Mar 06, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

US vote marks end of "liberal non-democracy": Hungary PM

The outcome of the US Presidential Election marks the end of a period of "liberal non-democracy" that was mainstream in the past two decades, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.

Nov 10, 2016, 16:13 PM IST

Hungary PM Viktor Orban banks on anti-migrant vote to defy EU 'elite'

Hungarians on Sunday began voting on the EU`s troubled refugee quota plan, in a referendum aimed at boosting Prime Minister Viktor Orban`s self-styled campaign to defend Europe against the "threat of mass migration".

Oct 02, 2016, 09:42 AM IST

EU should deport all illegal migrants: Hungary PM

Hungary's Prime Minister said the European Union should round up and deport all illegal immigrants and assemble them in EU-supervised refugee camps beyond the bloc`s borders where they can then file for asylum.

Sep 22, 2016, 16:00 PM IST

Hungary to build second fence on border with Serbia to keep out migrants

Hungary plans to build a second barrier on its southern border with Serbia to keep out migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told public radio on Friday.

Aug 26, 2016, 12:03 PM IST

Hungary's Orban says "obvious connection" between terrorism and migration

Hungary`s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday there was a clear link between illegal immigration to Europe and terrorist attacks on the continent.

Jul 21, 2016, 17:58 PM IST

Hungary`s anti-immigrant PM faces workforce shortage

The children from Hungary`s 1970-75 baby boom will soon be too old to have children.

Jul 13, 2016, 09:12 AM IST

Hungary to hold referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas on October 2

Along with Slovakia, Budapest has also launched a court challenge against last year`s EU plan which will set quotas for each EU country to host a share of the migrants over two years.
 

Jul 05, 2016, 14:44 PM IST
Hungary`s Orban blasts `rude` Germany over refugee crisis

Hungary`s Orban blasts `rude` Germany over refugee crisis

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban hit out Thursday at Germany`s "rude and aggressive" tone over Europe`s refugee crisis and its proposals for national migrant quotas, which he has vehemently opposed.

Feb 25, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

Hungarian teachers hold protests against reforms

Several thousand Hungarian teachers and sympathisers rallied in the eastern city of Miskolc on Wednesday demanding Prime Minister Viktor Orban`s government reverse sweeping reforms of the school system. 

Feb 04, 2016, 01:13 AM IST
Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam 'recruited team' in Hungary: Government

Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam 'recruited team' in Hungary: Government

Salah Abdeslam travelled to Hungary where he "recruited a team" from unregistered migrants.

Dec 04, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

Islam was 'never part of Europe': Hungary's PM Orban

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his hardline stance against refugees, the vast majority of whom are Muslim, saying in an interview published on Friday that Islam "has never been part of Europe".

Oct 16, 2015, 17:08 PM IST

Hungary PM aims to meet Ban before mooted border closure

 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban aims to meet UN chief Ban Ki-moon in New York this week ahead of a possible closure to thousands of migrants of the EU country`s border with Croatia.

Sep 29, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

Hungary removes razor fence from Slovenian border

Hungary removed several hundred metres of razor wire fence from the Slovenian border after its official expression of "not planning to build a fence on the Slovenian border".

Sep 26, 2015, 11:22 AM IST
Budapest eventually plans to seal its border with Croatia: Hungary PM

Budapest eventually plans to seal its border with Croatia: Hungary PM

 Hungary`s hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that Budapest eventually plans to seal its border with Croatia to stop the influx of tens of thousands of migrants bound for northern Europe.

Sep 25, 2015, 18:37 PM IST

Austria urges Hungary to uphold EU laws

 Austria called on Hungary to stick to EU laws concerning the migrant crisis, after the two had a heated exchange.

Sep 25, 2015, 13:34 PM IST

Hungary PM plans new migrant wall along Croatia border

 Hungary`s Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes to build a new wall along his country`s border with Croatia to keep migrants out, he told French newspaper Le Figaro in an interview to be published Thursday.

Sep 17, 2015, 01:51 AM IST