• Victor Orban's 5 Tenets To Rebuild Europe

    Excerpted from Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s speech at the 29th Bálványos Summer Open University and Student Camp:

    ...I have formulated five tenets for the project of building up Central Europe.

    The first is that every European country has the right to defend its Christian culture, and the right to reject the ideology of multiculturalism.

    Our second tenet is that every country has the right to defend the traditional family model, and is entitled to assert that every child has the right to...

  • Orbán tightens grip on Hungary as opposition's power wanes

    Prime minister’s foe, Lajos Simicska, whose media outlets provided opportunities for criticism, has seen his empire dismantled

    In Hungary, where anti-migration prime minister Viktor Orbán has steadily tightened his hold on power since entering office in 2010, he has faced one major source of opposition in recent years: his former best friend.

    Lajos Simicska has known the Hungarian prime minister since their school days, and is credited with building the business and media empire that helped...

  • In Orban’s Hungary, a Glimpse of Europe’s Demise

    Onetime dissident cozies up to Putin, betting that the post-Cold War era of liberal democracy is doomed. Among the economic and political implications: Hungary is building a giant Russian-designed nuclear power plant that will give Moscow leverage over its energy supply for decades to come.