Viktor Orban (*1963) is a conservative Hungarian politician and jurist. He has been Prime Minister of Hungary twice: currently, since 2010.
Orban leads Hungary's national conservative Fidesz party. His cabinet introduced major constitutional and legislative reforms, drawing criticism from foreign observers. He advocates social conservatism, nationalism, euroscepticism and rejects any redistribution of refugees across the European Union. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Viktor Orban.
Hungary's prime minister lashed out at George Soros, founder of the embattled Central European University. The PM's remarks came after the EU Commission sent a "letter of formal notice" to the Hungarian government.
Thousands of Hungarians have been protesting against the policies of authoritarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. It began as a protest against an education law that could mean the closure of the famed Central European University, founded by liberal Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros. It is has now become a broader movement demanding freedom. Correspondent Stefan Bos has more.
Hungary enacted a new law that may threaten the independence of foreign universities operating there. Michael Ignatieff is rector of one of the largest institutions affected: Central European University (CEU), founded in Budapest by George Soros' Open Society Foundations in 1991.
Budapest: A new national law targeting foreign universities may go into effect today. Central European University (CEU), funded by billionaire Hungarian-American George Soros, is in Prime Minister Orban's crosshairs. The two were not always foes.
A proposed education bill would shutter Budapest's Central European University, university officials have said. Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has repeatedly clashed with Hungarian-born financier George Soros.