Hungarian lawmakers passed a resolution which urges the government “not to give in to blackmail” regarding the European Parliament’s report – written by Judith Sargentini – according to which the country is breaching European values. Continue reading “Parliament condemns the Sargentini Report”
“There are no human rights linked to the illegal crossing of borders or the arbitrary choosing of target countries, and accordingly whenever the European Union takes action with relation to migration, it must always set out from the foundations of international law, which makes it clear that migration is not a human right”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto declared at his press conference in Luxembourg.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz spoke about the Article 7 procedure against Hungary and Fidesz’s place in the European People’s Party (EPP) to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. Continue reading “Kurz would keep Orban in the family”
Lawmakers will hold a five-day session in the next two-week period of parliament’s autumn session with a resolution on the Sargentini report and last year’s central budget report included on the agenda. Continue reading “Parlt to vote on Sargentini report resolution this week”
Brussels is “going full steam ahead” with its migration schemes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in his regular Friday interview to public radio. Continue reading “Orban: Brussels ‘going full steam ahead’ with migration schemes”
No dictum or indictment by the European Parliament will cause the Hungarian government to change its policy on migration, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said on Wednesday in a parliamentary debate held in light of the EP’s approval of the Sargentini report. Continue reading “Gulyas: Hungary won’t change its migration policy”
Orban’s party has learned nothing and has forgotten nothing either. The European Parliament’s vote on the Sargentini report and the weakened position of Fidesz within the European People’s Party will not undermine the Orban government’s effort to build further the illiberal state. Continue reading “After Sargentini: Orbanism has no real obstacles in Hungary”