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Hungarian politician, chairman of Fidesz; Prime Minister of Hungary (2010-present)

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Viktor Orbán: Hungarian politician, chairman of Fidesz; Prime Minister of Hungary (2010-present)
Viktor Mihály Orbán is a Hungarian politician who has been Prime Minister of Hungary since 2010; he was also Prime Minister from 1998 to 2002. He has also been President of Fidesz, a national conservative political party, since 1993, with a brief break between 2000 and 2003.

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Viktor Orban and Hungarian government poised to give up unrestrained powers [Video]

Viktor Orban and Hungarian government poised to give up unrestrained powers

The much-criticised emergency powers introduced at the end of March are to come out of legislation this week, according to the Justice minister. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:21Published
Hungary: 'Critics silenced' in social media arrests as EU debates Orban's powers [Video]

Hungary: 'Critics silenced' in social media arrests as EU debates Orban's powers

The EU calls for emergency powers to be eased along with lockdowns, amid concern at a spate of arrests in Hungary over social media posts.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:30Published

Viktor Orban provokes neighbours with historical map of Hungary | #TheCube [Video]

Viktor Orban provokes neighbours with historical map of Hungary | #TheCube

Viktor Orban provokes neighbours with historical map of Hungary | #TheCube

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:11Published
Coronavirus: Hungary minister says criticism of Viktor Orban's new powers are 'simply fake' [Video]

Coronavirus: Hungary minister says criticism of Viktor Orban's new powers are 'simply fake'

Hungary's foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, insists Orban's new powers will only be related to the 'pandemic situation'.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:18Published
Hungary's Viktor Orban handed sweeping new powers with COVID-19 law [Video]

Hungary's Viktor Orban handed sweeping new powers with COVID-19 law

The law will allow Hungary's government to pass legislation without parliamentary scrutiny and impose five-year jail terms on those accused of spreading fake news about the virus. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:04Published
Hungary's PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus [Video]

Hungary's PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Nationalist gov't says emergency powers necessary in crisis but critics fear open-ended rules are vulnerable to abuse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

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Hungary scrapping migrant detention zones at border after EU court ruling

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Hungary to scrap border zones for holding asylum seekers after EU court ruling: PM aide

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Hungary rejects EU court ruling on asylum-seekers held at border

Hungary will not accept a ruling by the European Union's top court that four asylum-seekers stuck in a transit zone on the Hungarian-Serbian border should be released, a security aide to Prime Minister..
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Orban's government expects emergency powers to end by early June

The government of Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban expects that much-criticised emergency powers it adopted in response to the coronavirus pandemic will end by early June, his chief of..
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Hungary government to propose giving up emergency powers on May 26

Hungary's government will submit a proposal to parliament on May 26 to end its special coronavirus emergency powers, hirtv.hu quoted Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff as saying late on..
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Hungary to start lifting lockdown in Budapest from Monday: PM Orban

Hungary will gradually lift coronavirus restrictions in Budapest from Monday, two weeks after it ended the lockdown in the rest of the country, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday.
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I'll give up pandemic decree power this month, Hungary's Orban says

Hungary's nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orban, said on Friday he expected to renounce a set of much-criticised emergency powers to fight the coronavirus this month.
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Hungary ruling in Roma segregation case 'unfair': PM Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban on Friday said a Supreme Court ruling awarding damages to schoolchildren from the Roma minority who were put in separate classes was unfair and pledged to change..
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Hungary could end emergency powers in late June: top Orban aide

Indefinite emergency powers obtained by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to fight the coronavirus crisis could be retracted in late June depending on the evolution of the pandemic, his chief of..
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Hungary flags some easing of virus restrictions in Budapest next week

Hungary's government is considering some easing of restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus in Budapest from next week due to a decline in the number of infections, Prime Minister Viktor..
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Hungary summons Nordic diplomats over rule-by-decree row

Hungary summoned the ambassadors of four Nordic countries on Monday over their countries' criticism of a controversial law that empowers Prime Minister Viktor Orban to act by decree against the novel..
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Hungary PM warns of potential second wave of coronavirus in October-November

Hungary needs to prepare for a potential second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in October-November, even though the spreading of the virus will likely slow in the summer, Prime Minister Viktor Orban..
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Hungarian schools to remain closed until end of May: government

Schools in Hungary will remain closed until the end of May and events with more than 500 participants cannot be held until Aug. 15, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff Gergely Gulyas said on..
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Hungary eases coronavirus restrictions outside Budapest

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday lifted some restrictions outside Budapest imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak, saying shops and restaurant terraces will be allowed to reopen..
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Hungary extends national lockdown to contain spread of coronavirus

Hungary is extending lockdown measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus by one week from Saturday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said at a media conference on Thursday.
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Hungary's 'real test' yet to come, PM says, as coronavirus cases jump

Hungary needs more ventilators and intensive care hospital beds as part of its efforts to weather the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday, as the government reported the..
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Hungary to unveil pandemic fund on Saturday, detailed plans on Tuesday

Hungary will introduce a new pandemic fund on Saturday and work out the details of the country's biggest economic stimulus package by Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said, adding that the plans..
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Kill the virus, not democracy - EU tells Hungary

The European Commission told Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday that emergency powers he has assumed to combat the coronavirus outbreak risk upending democracy and must be subject to..
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Hungary's PM wins emergency powers to fight coronavirus

Hungary's parliament granted nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule by decree on Monday to fight the coronavirus, ignoring calls by opponents and rights groups to put a timeframe on..
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Hungarian parliament grants PM Orban special powers to tackle coronavirus crisis

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban secured extra powers to fight the coronavirus with an open-ended mandate on Monday after parliament passed a law submitted by his government with a strong majority..
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Hungary PM imposes lockdown, sees coronavirus peak by July

Hungary is imposing a two-week lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, which is expected to peak in the country in June or July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
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Hungary to restrict people leaving their homes to fight coronavirus: PM

Hungary will impose restrictions on citizens leaving their homes between March 28 and April 11 to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Miniszter Viktor Orban told public radio on Friday.
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Hungary expects coronavirus epidemic to peak in June-July: PM Orban's chief of staff

Hungary's government expects the coronavirus epidemic to peak in June-July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday, adding this projection was surrounded by great uncertainty.
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Hungary wants EU to scrap duties on imports that help fight virus

Hungary will ask Brussels to scrap all duties on products imported from outside the EU that are used for protection against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on..
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Hungarian PM Orban insists on special powers to handle virus crisis, mulls lockdown

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told parliament on Monday his cabinet wanted to extend its emergency powers to tackle the coronavirus crisis and he rejected opposition calls for setting a limit..
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Hungary assessing option of national lockdown to combat virus: PM

Hungary's government is weighing the option of a national lockdown to combat the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told lawmakers on Monday as his cabinet sought to raise emergency powers it..
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Hungary to shut borders, preparing fiscal, monetary response to coronavirus

Hungary will close its borders, postpone cultural and sports events and take fiscal and monetary steps to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday.
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Hungary to shut borders to international passengers to fight coronavirus: PM

Hungary will close its borders for international passengers, close cultural and sports events and establishments and limit the opening hours of restaurants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Parliament..
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Hungary PM: we will need monetary tools to tackle economic fallout

Hungary will need monetary and fiscal tools to tackle the expected grave economic impacts from the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told parliament on Monday.
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Hungary will defend EU against migrant wave, Orban says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday a new wave of migrants trying to cross the border from Turkey into the European Union must be stopped as far south as possible and his government..
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Hungarian PM Orban: 130,000 migrants already in Balkans must be stopped

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday that 130,000 migrants had already passed the Turkish-Greek border in the Balkans, and that they must be stopped as far south as possible.
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Hungary to boost border protection after PM Orban, Erdogan discuss migration

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Hungary would strengthen the protection of the southern border after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan informed him in that Turkey could no longer hold back the flow of..
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Hungary to build more prisons to tackle overcrowding, halt inmates' lawsuits

Hungary will begin an ambitious prison-building program in an attempt to stem a tide of costly lawsuits by inmates complaining of overcrowding and inhumane conditions, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said..
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Top Hungarian lawyer accuses PM Orban of harming rule of law

Hungary's top defense lawyer accused Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday of undermining the rule of law through his refusal to accept two court decisions that require payouts of state funds.
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Boris Johnson "one of Europe's bravest politicians": Hungarian PM Orban

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "one of Europe's bravest politicians" and the European Union should aim for strong strategic relations with Britain after it leaves the bloc, Hungarian Prime..
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Hungary PM says European conservatives losing influence, flags new party grouping

The European People's Party, the European parliament's umbrella centre-right bloc, is losing influence as it has shifted toward liberal and centrist policies which needs to change, Hungarian Prime..
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Hungary wants EU position on Iran to be closer to U.S. stance: PM

Hungary wants the European stance on the U.S.-Iran conflict to be closer that held by the Unites States, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.
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Hungary PM outlines conditions for EU 2050 climate pact

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he was ready to sign an EU resolution to make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050 as long as poorer countries did not bear the brunt of the cost of..
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Hungarian president names Budapest judge to lead powerful judiciary office

Hungary's president on Monday nominated a Budapest judge to head the country's powerful judiciary office for the next nine years, amid concerns that nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban might be..
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Orban's billion-dollar spending yet to bring Hungary revival

A video celebrating the inauguration of Hungary's Puskas Stadium shows Prime Minister Viktor Orban kicking a football across town from his office balcony above the Danube right onto the pitch in the..
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Hungary's ruling Fidesz could quit European conservative bloc: Orban

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party may leave the European Union's umbrella centre-right bloc after receiving mixed signals about its intentions following Fidesz's suspension from the group, Prime Minister..
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Hungary's ruling party to curtail freedom of action, access for MPs

Hungary’s Parliament will begin discussing on Wednesday a bill that restricts its members’ freedom of action, a ruling party proposal that has led to renewed accusations of authoritarianism on the..
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Moving university to Vienna, Soros vows to defend academic freedom from Orban

Billionaire George Soros opened the new main campus of his Central European University in Vienna on Friday, saying it would not halt its struggle to defend academic freedom from Viktor Orban, the right..
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PM Orban says joining TurkStream gas pipeline 'the sooner the better' for Hungary

Joining the TurkStream gas pipeline is a priority for Hungary, as it would open up an alternative supply route for Russian gas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday after meeting..
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Russia's Putin, Hungary's Orban to discuss TurkStream pipeline, nuclear energy

The TurkStream pipeline that would bring gas to Central Europe bypassing Ukraine and nuclear energy issues are expected to feature high on the agenda at a meeting between Hungarian Prime Minister..
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Hungary shakes up top jobs in justice, highlighting government's struggle for influence

Hungary is set to reappoint its chief prosecutor to a new 9-year term and will remove its main judicial administrator, in moves that critics say highlight premier Viktor Orban's mixed success in..
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