The political assembly of the European People’s Party (EPP) reached a good compromise concerning Fidesz on Wednesday, Milan Zver, MEP of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap.
The European Commission shares the majority of concerns over the rule of law, human rights and corruption in Hungary, the commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans told the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee (LIBE) in Brussels on Thursday. Continue reading “Timmermans: EC ‘shares concerns’ over rule of law in Hungary”
Hungary’s ruling Fidesz has “unilaterally suspended exercising its rights as a member of the European People’s Party”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at an international press conference after an EPP meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Continue reading “Fidesz’s membership suspended in the EPP”
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Hungary’s foreign trade mission in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Continue reading “Hungary opens foreign trade mission in Jerusalem”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban held talks with members of the US Congress in Budapest on Tuesday. Continue reading “Orban meets US Congress delegation”
Citing a threat to national security, the opposition Jobbik party is protesting against plans to move the Russia-based International Investment Bank’s (IIB) headquarters to Budapest, saying that Russia would be setting up a “nest of spies” in the country with support of Hungary’s prime minister and government. Continue reading “Jobbik protests move to Budapest by Russian bank”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday sent a letter of condolences to Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, expressing his sympathies over a terrorist attack which claimed 50 lives in two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Continue reading ““Terror knows no boundaries””