Orban and Morawiecki issue joint declaration

Polish Prime Miniszter Mateusz Morawiecki visited Budapest on Thursday to discuss the EU budget with his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orban. Here’s their joint declaration which was published by Hungarian news agency MTI just now. With respect to the MFF/Next Generation EU financial package including the draft Regulation on a general regime of conditionality for the protection of the Union budget we agreed on the following … Continue reading Orban and Morawiecki issue joint declaration

Government confirms budget veto

“In line with the position communicated during the EU summit this July and in accordance with the veto power laid out in the EU Treaties, the Hungarian Government exercised its veto over the EU’s budgetary legislative package,” according to a statement which was published on the government’s and Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s website. Here you can read the full statement: In Brussels today, they only … Continue reading Government confirms budget veto

Hungary to veto EU budget and recovery fund

Prime Minister Viktor Orban informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel in a message that the Hungarian government will veto the legislation related to the seven-year EU budget and the recovery fund, – Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday afternoon. “I … Continue reading Hungary to veto EU budget and recovery fund

Strict corona measures in Hungary

We must reduce the number of coronavirus incidences because if the number of infections continues to increase at the present rate, hospitals will not be able to cope with the burden on them, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated in a video message posted on his Facebook account on Monday in which he announced measures designed to contain the spread of the epidemic. The PM said … Continue reading Strict corona measures in Hungary

Orban: The situation is difficult, but our chances are good

The coronavirus epidemic situation is difficult, in some places it is grave, but our chances are good, we are able to control the situation and “together we will succeed again,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. He said according to analyses, on 21 November we will need 2,240 intensive care beds, while on 10 December as many … Continue reading Orban: The situation is difficult, but our chances are good

Special legal order reintroduced in Hungary

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the government has decided to introduce the special legal order again, and to ask Parliament to extend this extraordinary situation by 90 days, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced in a video message posted on his Facebook account on Tuesday. He said between midnight and 5 a.m. the government will introduce restrictions on movement. “By midnight everyone will have to return … Continue reading Special legal order reintroduced in Hungary

Orban: We must wear face masks

A new world will dawn on Monday in enforcing compliance with the rules related to the coronavirus epidemic, and if anyone is found to be in violation of those rules, “we will do whatever it takes to enforce them,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. The containment of the epidemic is our joint responsibility, we must wear … Continue reading Orban: We must wear face masks

Orban reacts to the terrorist attack in Nice

On behalf of the Hungarian people, Prime Minister Viktor Orban offered his condolences to the French nation in connection with the Thursday Muslim terrorist attack. The prime minister wished the families of victims much strength in a message he sent to President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, Bertalan Havasi, the head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister informed the Hungarian news agency MTI. … Continue reading Orban reacts to the terrorist attack in Nice

Hungary remembers the 1956 revolution

“We must not allow the ideas of communism regain control over our everyday life,” Gergely Gulyas, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said, presenting high state awards on behalf of President Janos Ader on the occasion of Hungary’s October 23 national holiday, on Friday. In his address, Hungary Today reports, Gulyas said that “we must never again get into a situation when we could be … Continue reading Hungary remembers the 1956 revolution

Varga slams the “champions of transparency”

Hungary proposed at the General Affairs Council on Tuesday that the Council should discuss the European Commission’s rule of law report in public, but only Poland supported the idea. Justice Minister Judit Varga, who represented Hungary at the meeting, informed in a Facebook post about the remarks she made. According to Varga, the report should not serve as a basis for rule of law debates. … Continue reading Varga slams the “champions of transparency”