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Hungary's Orbán releases letter to EU leaders detailing his maligned Ukraine 'peace mission'

Jul. 18, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday released a letter he addressed to the heads of European Union countries where he presented his impressions from a recent series of visits with some of the bloc's biggest adversaries that angered many of his allies. ...

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...

Far-right groups from France and Hungary to lead a new political force in the European Parliament

Jul. 08, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Far-right parties from 12 countries, including France’s National Rally and Hungary’s ruling Fidesz, announced on Monday that they have joined together to form a new bloc in the European Parliament and plan to become a major political force. The European...

Slovakia's prime minister makes 1st public appearance since assassination attempt

Jul. 05, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist Prime Minister Robert Fico made his first public appearance on Friday since he was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt, attacking his liberal political opponents and praising his Hungarian counterpart. Fico has been...

Hungary's Orbán meets Putin for talks in Moscow in a rare visit by a European leader

Jul. 05, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited Moscow on Friday to discuss prospects for a peaceful settlement in Ukraine with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a rare trip to Russia by a European leader that drew condemnation from Kyiv and European leaders. Orbán's...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán arrives in Moscow for talks with Putin, a rare visit from a European leader

Jul. 05, 2024 05:36 AM EDT
BUDAPEST (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán arrives in Moscow for talks with Putin, a rare visit from a European leader.