Orban: Economic success prerequisite for conservative policy

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, addressing a conference on conservatism in Rome on Tuesday, said economic success was a prerequisite for conservative policy. Achieving economic success is the only way for nationally minded conservative and Christian democratic leaders to “survive”, Orban told a podium discussion at the National Conservatism Conference. But if a conservative political leader makes a mistake and economic indicators fall as a result, … Continue reading Orban: Economic success prerequisite for conservative policy

Orban: Positions on EU budget still far apart

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said stands on the European Union’s next seven-year budget are still far apart after a meeting of the heads of government of the “Friends of Cohesion” group in Beja, Portugal, on Saturday. “We’re at the start of the debate, and the stands are still far apart,” Orban said. He said European economic policy had been “ruined” in Brussels in recent years, … Continue reading Orban: Positions on EU budget still far apart

Opposition MEPs hold conference on ‘dismantling’ in Hungary

Hungarian opposition MEPs on Tuesday held a conference in Brussels dubbed “Critical Thinking Under Attack – 10 years dismantling Culture, Education, Science and Media in Hungary” with the aim to attract attention to “the effect that illiberalism has not only on the rule of law but also on society”. Continue reading “Opposition MEPs hold conference on ‘dismantling’ in Hungary”