Orban: ‘Poor’ EU countries mustn’t be made to bear costs of climate action

From central Europe and Hungary’s perspective the upcoming European Union summit in Brussels will be about “not allowing the Brussels bureaucrats to make poor people and the poor member states bear the costs of the fight against climate change”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said ahead of the summit on Thursday. Continue reading “Orban: ‘Poor’ EU countries mustn’t be made to bear costs of climate action”

Budapest assembly votes to support anti-corruption programme

Gergely Karacsony, Budapest’s new mayor, has set out the mottoes which he said would guide the city’s leadership in the next five-year municipal cycle. Speaking at the new municipal assembly’s first meeting after his oath-taking, Karacsony said there should not be any “second-class” citizens in the city. Continue reading “Budapest assembly votes to support anti-corruption programme”

Orban: Weber, Timmermans have failed

Manfred Weber and Frans Timmermans, the lead candidates of the European People’s Party and the European Socialists, “have failed” in their bids to become the next European Commission president, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday, adding that this was “good news” for Hungary because the Hungarian people did not want to see either of them in charge. Continue reading “Orban: Weber, Timmermans have failed”