Viktor Orbán

Protests as Hungary Raises Taxes on Small Businesses

It took only 24 hours for the Hungarian government to pass a bill that makes a simplified tax regime ineligible for hundreds of thousands of people.

The Small Taxpayers' Itemised Tax, KATA, was the most popular choice for almost 400,000 small businesses and self-employed, due to its simple administration and low tax rate.

EU Leaders have Backed an Embargo on more than Two-Thirds of Russian Oil Imports

European Union leaders have backed an embargo on "more than two-thirds" of Russian oil imports, European Council President Charles Michel was quoted as saying on Twitter.

During the ongoing summit in Brussels, Michel also commented that the maximum pressure on Russia will end the war, and the oil embargo cuts a huge source of funding for the military machine.

Czech Protest Group Fights Dictators with Papier-Mache Monsters

Grotesque, crude and clearly insulting, the puppets are designed to grab attention and burst despotic bubbles. Meanwhile, Central European populists serving Moscow and Beijing's interests, like Czech President Milos Zeman and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, metamorphosise into giant slugs eating the lettuce leaf of democracy.

Ukraine War Feeds Dreams of Hungarian Far-Right Reclaiming Lost Land

"We can never give up on the Hungarians living there and our abducted territories," he tells BIRN, advocating a stealthy approach, "just gently, carefully, diplomatically, step by step", for a revanchist policy that would, if put in practice, represent a major geopolitical shock in Eastern Europe.

Putin agreed?; Croatia expels Russian diplomats? Hungary is being warned

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia wants to focus on capturing Donbass in the coming weeks.
The U.S. Treasury Department today imposed sanctions on the most prominent dark website Hydra, based in Russia and the cryptocurrency exchange Garantex, which it claims operates primarily from Moscow and St. Petersburg, the Ministry's website said.

Orban’s Victory Speech Gives Clues to His Future Strategy

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban waves to his supporters during the governing Fidesz-KDNP party's event after the general election and national referendum on the child protection law in Budapest, Hungary, 03 April 2022. EPA-EFE/ZOLTAN FISCHER

The National Election Office said Fidesz would have 135 seats, a two-thirds majority, and the opposition alliance would have 56 seats.