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.
Hungarian prosecutors have charged Bela Kovacs of the far-right Jobbik party of spying on EU institutions for Russia. Kovacs, who serves as a member of the European Parliament, rejected the charges as "fantasy."
Elections in Hungary are not scheduled until April 2018, but there’s concern that the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban is clamping down on critical journalists. Our reporter in Hungary, Stefan Bos recently found himself recently in the line of fire. He updated Emma Wallis on the situation.
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European Union officials visited Hungary last week to investigate concerns over how the government has been spending EU money. One of the projects they visited was a steam railway in a village that has close ties to the country's right-wing prime minister, Viktor Orban. Stefan Bos reports from Felcsut, Hungary.
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.