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 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

Govt submits child protection referendum bid

The government has decided to initiate a referendum on child protection, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. “Brussels has attacked Hungary” over the country’s child protection law banning “sexual propaganda” in schools and the media, he said. Brussels now “demands changes to the education law and child protection regulations”, the prime minister said in a video posted on Facebook, adding that “they complain that we do … Continue reading Govt submits child protection referendum bid

Hungary supports Slovenia’s EU presidency

The European Union will have to address a number of serious issues over the next six months, but it is fortunate that the European Council will be headed by Slovenia during this period, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after a summit of the Visegrad Group countries and Slovenia in Ljubljana on Friday. Addressing a news conference, Orban identified the relaunch of the economy as the … Continue reading Hungary supports Slovenia’s EU presidency

Fidesz joins right-wing declaration on the future of Europe

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister and the president of the ruling Fidesz party signed the joint declaration on the future of the EU. “A few months ago, the president of France launched a pan-European debate on the future of the European Union. Today, following long weeks, even months of preparatory work, the President of Poland’s largest governing party, President Kaczyński signed a declaration and called … Continue reading Fidesz joins right-wing declaration on the future of Europe

Hungarian V4 presidency start

The Hungarian presidency of the Visegrad Group will promote the member countries’ efforts to become winners of global economic changes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Katowice on Wednesday. Orban told a press conference marking the end of the Polish presidency of the V4 that the Hungarian presidency, to start on July 1, will help the Visegrad Group members (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) restart … Continue reading Hungarian V4 presidency start

Orban: Unity in diversity

“If we want to keep the European Union together, liberals must respect the rights of non-liberals,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban writes in his 11th “Samisdat”. Here is the full text of the article, which was published on his website. At the last European Council meeting, the rainbow-flagged prime ministers paraded in a phalanx. They wanted to clarify matters: Does the unity of values still … Continue reading Orban: Unity in diversity

Govt rejects criticism of anti-paedophilia bill

This week, Hungary’s parliament passed a new law which will create a register of paedophile offenders while preventing them from working in contexts involving children, About Hungary reported. Politicians of the ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance and of opposition party Jobbik voted for the bill, while most of the opposition parties boycotted the vote. An electronic searchable database will contain names in the register for parents and … Continue reading Govt rejects criticism of anti-paedophilia bill

Orban: We need cooperation, not boycotts

“When eight of our joint declarations have been swept aside, as has happened with China, the ninth will simply be greeted with more mockery. We look like pathetic paper tigers, and our ineffectual declarations are cues for laughter from the rest of the world, ” Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban writes in his new Samisdat article, reacting to the criticism of German Foreign Minister Heiko … Continue reading Orban: We need cooperation, not boycotts