Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announces new tax and loan benefits for families as part of his government’s efforts to increase the birth rate in Hungary. The new measures include the expansion of a loan program for families with at least two children and waiving personal income tax for women raising at least four children. Orbán is one of the most outspoken critics of immigration to Europe from the Middle East and Asia.
Hungary's Orban vows defence of 'Christian' Europe
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2018-06-25 Members of the European Parliament vote to activate the European Union's disciplinary process against Hungary, citing alleged discrepancies administering the rule of law in the country under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Context: Hungary, Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán
2018-04-10 Hungarian businessman Lajos Simicska shuts down daily newspaper "Magyar Nemzet" after 80 years in print, and Lánchíd Rádió in response to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán winning a third consecutive parliamentary supermajority. Simicska was a former supporter of Orbán until he fell out with the Prime Minister in 2015. Context: Hungary, Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán
2016-11-8 The National Assembly rejects Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's bill to block the settlement of refugees in Hungary. The far-right Jobbik party abstained from the vote, arguing the immigration ban should apply to all foreigners, and not just refugees. Context: Hungary, Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán
2016-02-17 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Orbán used the meeting to call for Russia's relations with the EU to "return to normal", saying "We all are interested in normalizing relationship between Russia and Europe" while Putin described Hungary as an "old and faithful partner". Context: Hungary, Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán
2012-01-2 Thousands of opposition supporters in Hungary protest over Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's alleged attempts to undermine democracy in the country. Context: Hungary, Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán