Orban: The West lost its faith in its own mission

The Hungarians never lost sight of their mission, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stressed at the year-opening ceremony of Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest on Thursday. In his address, the prime minister said the fact that the 21st century will be the century of Asia “is not in the least out of the ordinary”. At the same time, “this is taking its toll on Europe that … Continue reading Orban: The West lost its faith in its own mission

Orban speaks to Tucker Carlson

Hungary rejected illegal immigration during the migration crisis of 2015 because “it was the only reasonable behaviour” to defend the country and its citizens, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview with conservative US channel Fox News. In an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Orbán said Hungary had the right to make such decisions: “It’s coming from God, nature, all arguments are … Continue reading Orban speaks to Tucker Carlson

OECD: Hungary showing signs of robust growth

Robust growth is returning to Hungary, according to a country report released by the OECD. Speaking at an online press conference presenting the Economic Survey of Hungary 2021, Alvaro Pereira, the OECD’s director of country studies, said Hungary was showing signs of strong economic growth despite the economy having taken a hit from the pandemic. This spring, inflation in Hungary surpassed the 3% target and … Continue reading OECD: Hungary showing signs of robust growth

National security committee meeting on Pegasus lacks quorum

A meeting of parliament’s national security committee, scheduled to be held behind closed doors to discuss issues around the Pegasus spyware on Monday, failed to reach quorum as deputies of the ruling parties stayed away. Janos Stummer, the head of the committee for opposition Jobbik, Socialist MP Zsolt Molnar and LMP’s Peter Ungar had talks with Interior Minister Sandor Pinter, who was to have participated … Continue reading National security committee meeting on Pegasus lacks quorum

Govt submits child protection referendum bid

The government has decided to initiate a referendum on child protection, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. “Brussels has attacked Hungary” over the country’s child protection law banning “sexual propaganda” in schools and the media, he said. Brussels now “demands changes to the education law and child protection regulations”, the prime minister said in a video posted on Facebook, adding that “they complain that we do … Continue reading Govt submits child protection referendum bid

Varga slams rulw of law report

Hungary’s justice minister has slammed the European Commission’s latest rule of law report, calling it a tool used to blackmail the country over its child protection law. “We are not surprised: the latest report of the European Commission focuses on the Hungarian Law on Child Protection,” Judit Varga said in an English-language post on Facebook. “According to them, in Hungary right now, there is no … Continue reading Varga slams rulw of law report

Commission launches infringement procedures

The European Commission is launching infringement procedures against Hungary „related to the equality and the protection of fundamental rights,” the Commission announced on Wednesday. On Hungary, the cases include the recently adopted law, which in particular prohibits or limits access to content that promotes or portrays the so-called ‘divergence from self-identity corresponding to sex at birth, sex change or homosexuality’ for individuals under 18; and … Continue reading Commission launches infringement procedures

Kover: EU about to be destroyed by its protectors

The European Union is on course to be destroyed by the very people currently trying to protect it from Hungary, Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kover told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio. Regarding the current state of affairs in the EU, Kover said that “after Nazis and Communists, a new totalitarian ambition is about to destroy Europe, sometimes called Liberalism, post-Humanism or whatever… green folly.” Commenting on … Continue reading Kover: EU about to be destroyed by its protectors

Hungary supports Slovenia’s EU presidency

The European Union will have to address a number of serious issues over the next six months, but it is fortunate that the European Council will be headed by Slovenia during this period, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after a summit of the Visegrad Group countries and Slovenia in Ljubljana on Friday. Addressing a news conference, Orban identified the relaunch of the economy as the … Continue reading Hungary supports Slovenia’s EU presidency

Pope to attend closing of eucharistic congress

Pope Francis announced plans to concelebrate the closing mass of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest on September 12. The pope said that he would pay a pastoral visit to Slovakia between September 12 and 15. The Hungarian Catholic community is looking forward to Pope Francis’ visit “with great joy and love”, Cardinal Peter Erdo, the head of the Hungarian Catholic Church, said in … Continue reading Pope to attend closing of eucharistic congress