Hungary, Poland fight EU in court

The judicial proceeding of the Hungarian and Polish action on the so-called Conditionality Regulation began at the Court of Justice of the European Union on Monday. “The Court has to find an answer to one of the most important and complex legal questions in the history of the EU in just a few months,” Justice Minister Judit Varga noted in a Facebook post. “The Conditionality … Continue reading Hungary, Poland fight EU in court

Hungary-Russia deal sparks row with Ukraine

Hungary has signed a 15-year gas purchase agreement with Gazprom which will ensure the country’s long-term energy security, the minister of foreign affairs and trade announced. Under the agreement, Hungary has pledged to buy 4.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas each year from the Russian energy giant over a period of at least ten years, Peter Szijjarto said at the signing ceremony on Monday. … Continue reading Hungary-Russia deal sparks row with Ukraine

Heads of govt address the Demographic Summit

“While certain civilisations are able to reproduce, the West is simply unwilling to sustain itself,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the 4th Demographic Summit in Budapest. “Some don’t see this as a problem,” while others would use migration as a solution, he said, adding that this would be tantamount to adopting “a global plan to resettle a new working class”, and such a plan would … Continue reading Heads of govt address the Demographic Summit

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

Hungary supports Poland

“By its decision on Tuesday, the European Commission launched a brutal attack on Poland, interfering in the judicial and legislative process of a sovereign Member State in an unprecedented way. The procedure is not only outrageous but also completely unacceptable,” Hungary’s Justice Minister Judit Varga stressed in her Facebook post on Wednesday evening. According to Varga, “Warsaw has indicated to the Commission in good faith … Continue reading Hungary supports Poland

Eucharistic congress opens

“The Eucharist is the source for the life and mission of Christians,” Cardinal Peter Erdo, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, said addressing the opening mass of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest on Sunday. The cardinal prayed to God that participants, “especially during the week of the congress”, would feel “Christ is with us at the Eucharist, and he will not abandon the Church, peoples or … Continue reading Eucharistic congress opens

Hungary says no to unrestricted migration

Hungary will not allow an unrestricted inflow of migrants from Afghanistan, a foreign ministry official has said. State secretary Levente Magyar told public media that the world was witnessing a “complete military and political collapse in Afghanistan” following the withdrawal of international forces led by the US from the country. When the US announced that it was pulling its troops out of Afghanistan, the Hungarian … Continue reading Hungary says no to unrestricted migration

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