On April 8th, 2018, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was reelected using rhetoric described as intimidating and xenophobic. Will that kind of nationalist vision decide the future of Europe? Michel Friedman meets Hungarian MEP György Schöpflin.
The EU has started formal proceedings against Hungary for alleged breaches of the bloc's values and the rule of law. Hungary has strongly rejected the accusations as politically motivated.
Trump and Orban will meet at the White House for the first time on May 13 for talks on security and trade. Both leaders have taken tough anti-immigration stances and been criticized for policies viewed as anti-Muslim.
Hungary's right-wing leader has lashed out at critics within his own conservative European parliamentary bloc, accusing them of playing into the hands of left-wing opponents. Some members want him booted from the party.
Hungary's foreign minister has said that migration policy would determine whether the ruling Fidesz Party remains in the center-right European People's Party (EPP) grouping after the European parliamentary elections.
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