Orban hints at windfall taxes on foreign retailers and further rifts with EU

bne IntelliNews April 7, 2022

Hungarian premier rules out austerity measures to narrow the budget gap, while saying he would break EU solidarity by paying for Russian oil in roubles.

European Commission triggers conditionality mechanism against Hungary

bne IntelliNews April 6, 2022

The move demonstrates that the EU is not planning to give way on Hungary's violation of EU values, despite Prime Minister Viktor Orban's landslide victory in a flawed election at the weekend.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Victorious at home, Orban faces deeper isolation abroad

Robert Anderson in Prague April 5, 2022

The EU is not likely to back down on the Hungarian authoritarian leader's violations of EU values, and his alliance with Putin will continue to put the frayed relationship under strain.

Hungarian opposition parties at crossroads after crushing election defeat

bne IntelliNews April 5, 2022

Demoralised democratic forces need to find a new strategy to defeat Viktor Orban's authoritarian regime on a very uneven playing field.

Orban secures fourth supermajority with 53% of the vote

bne IntelliNews April 4, 2022

The war in Ukraine completely changed the narrative of the campaign, sidelining the opposition issues of fighting corruption and returning Hungary to the European mainstream.

Odds are stacked against Hungary’s opposition in high-stakes elections

bne IntelliNews April 1, 2022

Undecided voters may prefer Orban's pitch as the leader who can provide peace and security to Hungarians in times of crisis.

Burnt mail-in-ballots for Hungary's election found in a Romanian landfill

bne IntelliNews April 1, 2022

Opposition suspect ethnic Hungarian parties in neighbouring countries of widespread fraud and call for postal ballots to be invalidated.