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 is currently hosting the 20th annual Jewish Cultural Festival. The event got underway after the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban pledged to support the Jewish community. But Orban has led a controversial anti-migration campaign and some festival participants are concerned about the future of the country’s Jewish community. Stefan Bos has more from Budapest.
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This week, Hungary welcomed the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit the country since the collapse of communism in 1989. Prime Minister Victor Orban stood alongside Benjamin Netanyahu as he said that his country's collaboration with Nazi Germany during World War II was a "mistake" and a "sin" as it failed to protect its Jewish community. Correspondent Stefan Bos has more about the visit.
Netanyahu has been caught by journalists imploring central European leaders to campaign for Israel in the EU. Conference organizers quickly cut his microphone when they realized his closed-door comments were broadcast.
Immigration remains a major issue in Hungary and it's spilled over into some new poster campaigns. Viktor Orban's government has been hitting out at the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros who supports various human rights groups. Critics say the campaign could encourage anti-semitism, since Soros is a Jewish Holocaust survivor. Our correspondent Stefan Bos told Emma Wallis more.
The Hungarian parliament has approved a law imposing strict regulations on foreign-funded NGO's, despite protests against the measures. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said the law was necessary to stop foreign funded NGOs interfering with domestic policy. His critics say that this is a move to crackdown on independent voices. Emma Wallis talks to correspondent Stefan Bos in Budapest.