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The EU is putting new pressure on Hungary's Orban over his outreach to Russia

Jul. 22, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary won't be allowed to host a strategic EU meeting next month because of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s self-proclaimed “peace mission” trips to Moscow and Beijing this month aimed at brokering an end to the war in Ukraine, which EU partners overwhelmingly saw as...

Soros' Open Society Foundations say their restructuring is complete and pledge $400M for green jobs

Jul. 16, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic organizations that billionaire investor George Soros has built up since the 1970s, revealed its first new major commitment on Tuesday after a years-long internal reorganization, pledging $400 million over eight years to support green...

Hungary faces more criticism and boycotted meetings over Orbán's visits to Russia and China

Jul. 16, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Some European Union leaders protested on Tuesday what they see as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's misuse of the bloc's rotating presidency, with many including those in the EU's executive commission boycotting an informal meeting hosted by Hungary in response to...

Top EU leaders will boycott meetings hosted by Hungary's Orbán after his outreach to Russia, China

Jul. 15, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Top officials of the European Union will boycott informal meetings hosted by Hungary while the country holds the EU’s rotating presidency, after Hungary's pro-Russian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held a series of rogue meetings with foreign leaders about Ukraine that...

Hungary's Orbán faces backlash over his rogue 'peace mission' meetings with Western adversaries

Jul. 12, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made a Trumpian vow to “Make Europe Great Again” during his country's six-month presidency of the European Union. As a first step last week, he astonished his allies by making a surprise trip to Ukraine -- his first since...

Hungary's nationalist leader visits Trump at Mar-a-Lago following NATO summit

Jul. 12, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hungary's nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, traveled to Florida on Thursday and met with former President Donald Trump following a NATO summit in Washington, a move likely to aggravate frustrations among Western allies over similar secretive trips he made to Russia and...

China's Xi calls on world powers to help Russia and Ukraine resume direct dialogue

Jul. 08, 2024 23:27 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called on world powers to help Russia and Ukraine resume direct dialogue during a meeting Monday with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Orbán made a surprise visit to China after similar...

Hungary's Orbán meets Xi Jinping during a surprise visit to China after his trips to Russia and Ukraine

Jul. 07, 2024 23:20 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Hungary's Orbán meets Xi Jinping during a surprise visit to China after his trips to Russia and Ukraine.

Hungary's Russia-friendly leader is in Ukraine. It's his first visit since the war began

Jul. 02, 2024 22:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — During his first visit to neighboring Ukraine since Russia’s full-scale invasion, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday that the war was Europe's “most important issue,” and recommended an immediate...

Hungary's Viktor Orbán is in Kyiv for talks with Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his first visit since war began

Jul. 02, 2024 02:44 AM EDT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's Viktor Orbán is in Kyiv for talks with Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his first visit since war began.