"There is a risk that Putin will read congratulatory messages from Western leaders like European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump as a plea for a return to business as usual."
Director of Foreign Policy, Centre for European Reform
""A powerful explosion rocked this area and right after that I saw many people running away.""
"“Every girl who speaks is paving the way for another.”"
Former Playboy model
"“Instead of engaging on the substantive concern, Russia has sought to confuse the picture with at best misleading procedural arguments.""
UK Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament
""The dark arts have arrived in full force online.""
US Democratic Congressman
"I won't be throwing fish anywhere."
"Elections come and go but Gambia remains. There are rules governing the campaign and all aspiring candidates have the rules."
""It was a case like that. It opened like this. And the money was inside.""
Budapest went back in time early on Monday when activists replaced street names with ones from the communist era to protest against the Russian president's visit.
The Russian President is due in the Hungarian capital for the world judo championships
The rise of “illiberal democracy” in Europe is typically centered on a leader who concentrates power by overriding – and in some cases eliminating – institutional checks and balances.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that Budapest would defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions
Israeli and Hungarian PMs focus on joint concerns during visit to synagogue
Europe should better appreciate Israel's key role in Middle Eastern stability, leaders of four central European nations said on Wednesday.
Benjamin Netanyah is seeking to strenghten Israel’s ties with countries who will defend its interests.
Critics say the move aims to crack down on dissent and to stigmatize as 'unpatriotic' those groups backed by Western donors such as George Soros.
China and the European Union are often at loggerheads diplomatically but there’s been a rare consensus on the need to protect the Paris climate deal.
The billionaire financier says he's proud of the way Hungarians have stood up to the government
Hungarians have held a “picnic protest” in the capital Budapest.
A few hundred sat outside the country’s parliament on Monday (May 29) to object to
Out in their thousands - Hungarians march to the country's parliament in protest at government clampdown on top foreign university
Thousands of pro-EU protesters warn Hungary's government not to abandon European liberal values in a May Day rally in Budapest
Brussels had threatened legal action over the law branded an attack on academic freedom.
By Dorit Geva, associate professor at Central European University.
The Central European University (CEU), the small university where I teach, has
The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly has called on Hungary to suspend a debate in the country’s parliament of bills which tighten rules on non-governmental organisations and foreign…
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A group of demonstrators have held a protest outside the European Parliament as Hungarian PM Viktor Orban answered criticism from MEPs.
The European Commission on Wednesday opened a legal case against Hungary over a new higher education law that threatens to shut down a George Soros-backed university in…
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