Viktor Orban

Orban upset by end of Budapest 2024 bid; IOC to ponder adjustments

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday reiterated his regret about the end of his nation's Olympic dream while the International Olympic Committee (IOC) could further revise future bid campaigns in the wake of Budapest's withdrawal.

Szijjarto says business cooperation between Croatia, MOL politically unsustainable

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said that a normal business cooperation in the Croatia-MOL case has become politically unsustainable and that there is no other solution but to end it.

Energy cooperation warms Hungary-Russia relations

Hungary and Russia showed signs of closer economic ties Thursday with their leaders promoting cooperation in natural gas and nuclear power projects.

Hungary's Orban says Berlin attack was aimed at "Christian values"

Hungary's conservative and fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban described the Berlin attack as a strike against "Christian values" on Tuesday.

European democracy damaged by migration crisis, says Hungary's Orban

European democracy is "tattered" because leading politicians failed to understand how their own people wanted the migration crisis handled, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday.

Orban, Vucic say political relations at high level, economic cooperation could be better

Relations between Serbia and Hungary are at a high level but the two countries' economic cooperation could be much better, Prime Ministers Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Viktor Orban of Hungary said on Monday, calling on investors from both countries to invest and cooperate.

Hungary's Orban: Trump's triumph "return of true democracy"

Hungary nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday hailed Donald Trump's victory in US presidential elections as "return to true democracy."

Hungary's Orban fails to push through anti-immigration reform

Hungary's fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday failed to push through a constitutional reform rejecting the resettlement of asylum seekers on its soil.

Study: Orban's Hungary is undermining EU's founding values

Hungary's government is undermining democracy in the country as well as the European Union's founding values, according to a new report by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) released on Friday.

Orban calls Hungary country of "European freedom" in Bavarian speech

Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his anti-immigration stance on Monday, saying his nation is on the side of "European freedom" during a speech held in southern Germany.

Hungary's Orban to give controversial speech in Bavarian parliament

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is set to speak before the parliament of the southern German state of Bavaria Monday, despite strong resistance to the visit from opposition parties.

Hungary's Orban shrugs off migration referendum failure

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday shrugged off the failure of an anti-immigration referendum he called, saying that the volume of support pleased him.

Hungary's Orban seeks boost from anti-immigration, anti-EU vote

As the European Union buckled under the strain of mass migration, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sowed distrust and deepened the rift within the bloc. Now with a referendum on migrants and the EU, he seeks to cement his rule.

Merkel meets Balkan leaders to discuss migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stung by several setbacks at the ballot box over her refugees policy, was due in Vienna Saturday for potentially tense talks with the leaders of countries along the Balkan migrant route, AFP reported.

Hungary's Orban wants refugees expelled "to an island"

Hungary's fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday suggested that the European Union should expel "to an island" more than 1 million people who arrived during the 2015-16 migration crisis.

Orban says EU summit in Bratislava was "unsuccessful" on migration

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the summit of EU leaders in Bratislava as a failure when it comes to migration policies.

Hungary's Orban: EU's future hinges on Bulgaria's border with Turkey

The future of the European Union depends on the bloc providing Bulgaria with adequate border protection assistance in the face of a surge in migrants hoping to reach Europe via the Balkan nation, warned Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary should be excluded from the EU, Luxembourg minister says

Hungary should be excluded from the European Union, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said in an interview published Tuesday, taking issue with the country's migration policies weeks before it holds a controversial referendum on refugee quotas.

Hungary will not allow anyone to block Serbia on its EU path

This and not integration itself nor whether this is to someone's liking or not, should be a deciding factor, Orban said, adding that Hungary will stand firm in its attitude because it too had gone through similar phases on its path to the EU.

Hungary to build a second fence on border with Serbia

Hungary plans to build a second fence on its southern border with Serbia that would enable it to keep out any major new wave of migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

Orban says differences with Merkel over migration are in the past

Viktor Orban, the right-wing prime minister of Hungary whose reluctance to let migrants into the country has put him at odds with Chancellor Angela Merkel, said in a radio interview Friday that he has put his differences with the German leader behind him.

Orban, Germany's Kohl talk refugees in controversial visit

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a fierce critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy, met with former chancellor Helmut Kohl on Tuesday in western Germany.

Orban to meet Germany's former chancellor Kohl in controversial visit

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a fierce critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy, will meet with former chancellor Helmut Kohl on Tuesday at his home in western Germany.

Orban: Hungary wants Serbia to join EU as soon as possible

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said during a visit to the northern Serbian city of Subotica on Wednesday that Hungary wanted Serbia to join the European Union as soon as possible.

Hungary faces EU pushback on plans for refugee referendum

Hungary's plans for a referendum on refugee redistribution quotas generated confusion and criticism in Brussels on Thursday, with the European Union asking Budapest to clarify its intentions.

Hungary to hold referendum on EU refugee quotas

Hungary will hold a referendum on refugee redistribution quotas imposed by the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Wednesday.

Hungary's Orban voices support for Putin amid din of EU criticism

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for better relations between Russia and the European Union on Wednesday while visiting President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, despite diplomatic ties having reached a low point.

Orban: Hungary to keep migrants away, premier says

Hungary will never again allow migrants to pass across its territory, nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday.

Hungary's Orban urges migration "defence line" in Balkans

Conservative Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a vocal proponent of sealing borders against migration, on Friday urged Europe to build a "defence line" in the Balkans. 

Hungary's Orban raises concerns over Cameron's demand on EU migrants

Conservative Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said he was concerned that his British counterpart David Cameron's plans to limit welfare benefits for EU migrants could discriminate against Hungarian citizens.

Half a million Syrian refugees could be resettled to EU - Hungary PM

Hungary has firmly resisted the idea of resettlement quotas to distribute more evenly the migrants, most of whom wanted to go to Germany or Sweden.

Orban urges EU migration debate, sees threat to democracy

"The right thing to do is not to ensure their passage into Europe but to take them back to the refugee camps they started out from," he said.