Anti-Semitism claims 'ridiculous': Hungary's Orban

Asked by a reporter on Friday (May 28) about British opposition parties' concerns about some of Orban's previous comments, the 57-year-old said that while he was firm in his anti-immigration views, they were not based on ethnicity.

Orban said any criticism he has made of Hungary-born U.S. businessman George Soros was based on his views and activities on issues of migration.

A maverick nationalist who has locked horns with the EU over a perceived erosion of democratic standards in Hungary and rows over immigration, Orban is currently working to build a new conservative alliance within Europe.

He was hosted by Johnson at 10 Downing Street to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries following the UK's departure from the European Union.

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