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EU seeks to freeze €13bn in funding to Hungary over corruption fears
European Commission says Viktor Orbán’s government’s rule-of-law reforms do not go far enough

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

30, Nov, 2022 @3:04 PM

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Hungary: portrait of pro-fascist wartime judge rehung in supreme court
Return of Jenő Szemák’s portrait seen as ‘strong symbolic message regarding the current political climate in Hungary’

Flora Garamvolgyi

16, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Hungarian judges face media ‘smears’ after meeting US ambassador
Colleagues come to defence of pair subjected to ‘coordinated attack’ over meeting last month

Jennifer Rankin and Flora Garamvolgyi

09, Nov, 2022 @5:39 PM

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Dutch MEP says illegal spyware ‘a grave threat to democracy’
European Commission wears ‘velvet gloves’ when dealing with spyware used on citizens, says chief of inquiry on hacking software such as Pegasus

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

08, Nov, 2022 @7:41 PM

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Finland and Sweden call on Hungary and Turkey to ratify Nato applications
Erdoğan demands action against ‘terrorist’ Kurdish militants as Nordic pair maintain united front

Jon Henley, Europe correspondent

01, Nov, 2022 @1:06 PM

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Post Mortem review – Hungarian chiller lurches from eerie to absurd
Made to resemble silent-era shockers, this black-and-white ghost story is no classic but offers a smart study of historical trauma

Phuong Le

24, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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How soulmates Hungary and Poland fell out over Ukraine war
With one demanding stronger sanctions and the other blaming the EU for soaring energy prices, relations remain tense

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

18, Oct, 2022 @4:02 PM

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EU holds its breath as it waits to discover Giorgia Meloni’s true political identity
Italy’s new far-right government has been rebranding in recent years to assume pro-Nato stance, but is yet to disclose path of confrontation with EU

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

26, Sep, 2022 @2:08 PM

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World leaders promise vigilance on human rights as far right win in Italy
France and US among nations to warn over Giorgia Meloni’s commitment to abortion and LGBT+ rights, while rightwing politicians express delight

Sam Jones in Madrid, Kate Connolly in Berlin, Kim Willsher in Paris, Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo, Helena Smith in Athens and Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

26, Sep, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Hungary is no longer a full democracy, says European parliament
MEPs back resolution stating country led by Viktor Orbán has become ‘hybrid regime of electoral autocracy’

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

15, Sep, 2022 @2:19 PM

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Hungary tightens abortion access with listen to ‘foetal heartbeat’ rule
Fears move will pave way for more restrictions in country where terminations are widely accepted

Weronika Strzyżyńska

13, Sep, 2022 @5:27 PM

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Europe’s Ukraine refugees fear falling through the cracks as winter looms
With energy bills adding to the strain on their hosts, some refugees are choosing to return home

Shaun Walker in Budapest

11, Sep, 2022 @1:13 PM

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