Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the snap poll for September after a German newspaper published covertly filmed footage featuring his far-right coalition partners offering government contracts to purported Russian businesswoman.
The UN's human rights office says Hungary is deliberately denying rejected asylum seekers food in clear violation of international law.
The new bloc would be called the European Alliance for People and Nations and would challenge the three centrist parties that have dominated the EU Parliament for more than 40 years.
Experts says the populist leader continues to use the immigration hot button to make the European parliament 'more conservative.'
The Hungarian Prime Minister’s party has been suspended from the European People’s Party, but some see it as a half-measure in the face of a tougher original proposal to expel the party from Europe's largest bloc.
The European Parliament's largest bloc will decide whether to expel Fidesz party of Prime Minister Orban, who's defiant of EU's immigration policies.
The current far-right agenda has more to do with Islamophobia than anti-Semitism, but both sentiments are on the rise across the West. So why is Benjamin Netanyahu cosying up to these groups?
European countries see the summit is all the more important as the United States "disengages" from the region while Russia and China make inroads.
The campaign is the latest provocation by the Hungarian prime minister in his enduring conflict with the EU.
Thousands of people joined fresh protests in Budapest against the Prime Minster Victor Orban's "slave law" which allows businesses to impose a massive amount of overtime on workers.
Protests against the policy and other measures of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government have been taking place for over a week. There have been occasional clashes between protesters and police.
The escalating debate over people leaving their home countries for new ones has sparked increasing opposition and reservations among the UN's 193 member states.
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