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Who’s Afraid of George Soros?

How an octogenarian businessman became the bogeyman of Europe.

TOPSHOT - Protesters hold candles and shout slogans during a demonstration outside the Polish Parliament as Polish Senators decide on a new bill changing the judiciary system, July 21, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Wojtek Radwanski        (Photo credit should read WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Poland Sets Stage for EU Standoff

A contentious overhaul of the country’s judiciary could see Brussels invoke the “nuclear option.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (R) arrive at the main hall of Pesti Vigado cultural center prior a joint press conference with V4 - Visegrad countries Prime Ministers in Budapest, Hungary, on July 19, 2017.
As part of a landmark Hungary visit, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu meets leaders of the so-called Visegrad group, whose nationalists stances have increasingly placed them at odds with the rest of the EU. / AFP PHOTO / PETER KOHALMI        (Photo credit should read PETER KOHALMI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hot Mic Catches a Fiery Bibi in Budapest

In a closed-door meeting, the Israeli prime minister talked tough on Syria — and even tougher on the EU.

QIONGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 08:  (CHINA OUT) Founder of Soros Fund Management LLC George Soros attends the Boao Forum for Asia on April 8, 2013 in Qionghai, Hainan Province of China. State and government leaders from Asia and other regions have been invited to attend three-days of economic meetings for the annual Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, a coastal town in south China's Hainan Province.  (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Hungary’s Orban Targets Soros in New Anti-Immigrant Campaign

The Soros posters are part of an ongoing battle over Hungary’s political future.

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EU Takes Poland to the Woodshed Over Rule of Law

For the first time in history, EU ministers had to discuss whether rule of law still prevails in a member state.

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EU Commissioner Launches Legal Action Against Hungary

As the European Parliament debates Orban to his face.

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Strange Bedfellows Teaming up to Support Embattled Soros-linked University

Central European University may be saved from Hungary’s illiberal government by —the country’s far-right party?

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Unrest in Venezuela and Hungary, An Attack in Egypt, Tillerson to Moscow: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead

Catch up on all the top headlines from the weekend, and read what to watch in the days to come.

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How One European Party Shows the EU’s Struggle to Protect Its Own Values

The uproar over Hungary’s bid to close a university tests one of Europe’s foremost transnational parties.

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Hungary Passes Law Targeting Soros-Founded University

Central European University was meant to train democratic thinkers. Now, Hungary is moving to shut it down.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives on the podium prior to his speech in front of the National Museum of Budapest on March 15, 2017, during the official commemoration of the 169th anniversary of the 1848-1849 Hungarian revolution and independence war.
The revolution in the kingdom of Hungary grew into a war for independence from the Habsburg rule. / AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK        (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Stand Up for Free Speech and the CEU

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister is intent on shutting down the country's Central European University. We must not let it happen.

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With EU and U.S. Distracted, Central and Eastern European Countries Crack Down on Civil Society

Hungarian NGOs could soon be forced to make additional reports on their foreign funding.

SZEGED, HUNGARY - JULY 16: A Hungarian soldier stands next to the first portion of a temporary fence the Hungarian military is erecting on its border to Serbia in an effort to keep out refugees on July 16, 2015 at Morahalom near Szeged, Hungary. Hungary has become one of the main crossing points, especially for refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, who arrive to Europe via Greece and travel through Serbia and Hungary on their way to countries in northern Europe like Germany and Sweden. (Photo by Arpad Kurucz/Getty Images)

Hungary to Build (Another) Border Fence

In the Trump era, Hungary is doubling down on its hardline immigration policies.

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