Prime Minister Viktor Orban in his state-of-the-nation address on Sunday laid out in detail his government’s climate protection action plan and its goals to continue developing the country, concluding his speech with the motto “Hungary before all else”. Continue reading “Orban: Hungary before all else”
Justice Minister Judit Varga has called for the implementation of a “Christian conservative climate policy”, in an article published by Brussels-based news outlet Politico on Monday.
The Hungarian government fully expects the upcoming period in European politics to be teeming with disputes, an official of the Prime Minister’s Office told public radio on Sunday. Continue reading “Domotor: Upcoming period in European politics to be teeming with disputes”
The price of climate protection must be paid by those destroying the climate, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an interview published by daily Magyar Nemzeton Tuesday.
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”
Thousands of pupils demonstrated today in Budapest, in the framework of the Fridays for Future movement. Continue reading “Climate strike in Budapest”
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”
It was a good decision to “keep the ideological guerillas away” and vote for leaders who have a “pragmatic instinct for life”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after meeting European Commission EC President-elect Ursula von der Leyen. Continue reading “Orban: Decision to back Von der Leyen was good”
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”
President Janos Ader held consultations with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on implementation of the Paris climate accord on Tuesday, before the opening of the One Planet Summit. Continue reading “Ader and Macron agree on Paris Agreement”