The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee “has established no conflict of interest” in connection with the European commissioner nominees of France, Hungary, and Romania, MEP Jozsef Szajer (ruling Fidesz) said on Tuesday. Continue reading “EP committee okays Hungary commissioner candidate Varhelyi”
Ruling Fidesz said on Monday that German MPs believe Fidesz’s place is in the European People’s Party (EPP). Continue reading “Stoiber and CDU members express support”
Turkey is instrumental is stopping the “wave of millions of migrants” on their way towards Hungary and Europe, although the Hungarian opposition cannot or will not understand that, Prime minister Viktor Orban told public Kossuth Radio on Friday.
Turkey is Hungary’s strategic partner when it comes to security and the issue of migration, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest on Thursday. Continue reading “Orban calls Turkey ‘strategic partner’ on security, migration”
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has approved European lawmaker Adina Valean as the commissioner-designate for Romania, a spokesperson for the transition team told Reuters on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
Gergely Karacsony, Budapest’s new mayor, has set out the mottoes which he said would guide the city’s leadership in the next five-year municipal cycle. Speaking at the new municipal assembly’s first meeting after his oath-taking, Karacsony said there should not be any “second-class” citizens in the city. Continue reading “Budapest assembly votes to support anti-corruption programme”
The European Union budget proposal put forward by the outgoing European Commission is “unfair”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Prague on Tuesday. “We want justice,” he said. Continue reading “Orban calls for fair EU budget”