Viktor Orbán

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Democracy does not always go hand in hand with liberalism – that is the problem | Letter
Letter: From Putin to Erdoğan, democratically elected leaders are routinely ignoring constitutional limits on their powers, writes Piergiuseppe Fortunato

03, Feb, 2023 @5:13 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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The Observer view on the dangerous rise of the far right in Europe| Observer editorial
The success of the Sweden Democrats shows that no country is immune to hard-right populist parties

Observer editorial

18, Sep, 2022 @5:30 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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Gazprom has increased gas supply to Hungary, says official
Russian state-owned firm delivering more gas through TurkStream pipeline than ‘contractually obliged’

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

14, Aug, 2022 @10:29 AM

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Viktor Orbán’s grip on Hungary’s courts threatens rule of law, warns judge
Csaba Vasvári’s claims of ‘overreach’ follow freeze on EU funds over concerns about judicial independence

Flora Garamvolgyi and Jennifer Rankin

14, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Hungary tries to unlock funds frozen amid EU disciplinary process
Viktor Orbán has sent a top official to Brussels in effort to obtain Covid recovery funds worth billions of euros as deadline nears

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

08, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Viktor Orbán turns Texas conference into transatlantic far-right love-in
The authoritarian Hungarian leader was embraced as a kindred spirit by Trump fans at the CPAC event in Dallas

David Smith in Washington

06, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Orbán urges Christian nationalists in Europe and US to ‘unite forces’ at CPAC
Hungary’s prime minister delivers opening address to American conservatives at CPAC in Texas

David Smith in Washington

04, Aug, 2022 @9:12 PM

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Hungary’s far-right PM Viktor Orbán speaks at CPAC summit – as it happened
Orbán gives address to Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas

Chris Stein in Washington

04, Aug, 2022 @8:02 PM

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