Orban meets Abascal

President of the Spanish party VOX–Member of the Congress of Deputies Santiago Abascal paid a visit to Hungary. On Thursday morning, he was also received by Prime Minister-President of Fidesz Viktor Orban in the Carmelite Monastery, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI. The meeting with the president of the Spanish party which professes Christian-democratic principles and is opposed … Continue reading Orban meets Abascal

Hungary starts CoE presidency

The Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which Hungary officially took over for six months on Friday, comes with “serious responsibility” and also “a special opportunity”, Justice Minister Judit Varga said. In an English-language Facebook post, Varga said that the responsibilities that came with the presidency, which include coordinating the standpoints of 47 member states and consulting continuously with their … Continue reading Hungary starts CoE presidency

Orban: We defeated the 3rd wave

We have broken the third wave of the epidemic, we have effectively defeated it, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’ on Friday. The prime minister said the number of persons who have received the first dose of the vaccine currently stands at 4,898,866, at the weekend we will most certainly reach five million, and this marks the beginning of … Continue reading Orban: We defeated the 3rd wave

Government: Fudan campus and student city to both be built

A student quarter and the campus of China’s Fudan University will both be built in Budapest’s 9th district, the minister of innovation and technology has said. Speaking after talks with Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony and Krisztina Baranyi, the district mayor, Laszlo Palkovics said the government was offering cooperation and full transparency to the local and the metropolitan councils on the project. He said the government … Continue reading Government: Fudan campus and student city to both be built

Orban: Hungary will be the first to return to normal life

In Europe, Hungary will be the first to be able to return to a normal life, but this does not mean that the epidemic has gone away, the prime minister stated on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’ on Friday. Viktor Orban asked everyone to observe the rules that are necessary for a safe life. So far 4,483,598 Hungarians have received the first dose of … Continue reading Orban: Hungary will be the first to return to normal life

Varga holds talks with Reynders

Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga attended the meeting of the General Affairs Council in Brussels on Tuesday and held a bilateral meeting with Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders. According to Varga’s Facebook post, topics such as the EU vaccination process and the issue of overhead reduction have been raised at the meeting. „The Hungarian government insists on the fact that vaccination can’t be a political … Continue reading Varga holds talks with Reynders

Fidesz critical of rule-of-law report liaison

Ruling Fidesz MEPs have sent a letter of protest to the European Commission arguing that the appointed liaison of the delegation preparing this year’s rule-of-law report on Hungary, was “an out-and-out left-wing political activist”. Fidesz EP group leader Tamas Deutsch noted that the EC had promised an “unbiased” 2020 rule-of-law report. He accused the EC of instead having produced “a political pamphlet” echoing the European … Continue reading Fidesz critical of rule-of-law report liaison

Orban: We will reach yet another threshold in the fight against the epidemic

We will reach yet another threshold in the fight against the epidemic, from Saturday, the curfew will begin at midnight, while shops and catering establishments will be allowed to remain open until 11.00 p.m., Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’ on Friday. The prime minister said the interior premises of catering establishments, hotels, leisure time facilities, zoos, museums, theatres, … Continue reading Orban: We will reach yet another threshold in the fight against the epidemic

Here are the rules for the next stage of the reopening

The government has published a list of new rules that will enter into force when the number of Hungarians inoculated against Covid-19 reaches 4 million. According to the statement published on the government website kormany.hu, the night-time curfew will start at midnight and shops will be allowed to stay open until 11pm. People holding immunity certificates will be allowed to use indoor areas of catering … Continue reading Here are the rules for the next stage of the reopening

The European home of conservatives

“The house of European conservatives has lately lost many of its inhabitants,” Katalin Novak, Hungary’s Minister for Families and the Vice-President of the ruling Fidesz party writes in an op-ed for Welt am Sonntag. The English version of the article was published on Fidesz’s website. Here’s the full text: „With spoken words what often matter are not the facts, but what people with bad intentions … Continue reading The European home of conservatives