Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday said that even at times when the continent was divided “we knew there was always only one Europe,” at an ecumenical service commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic, a pivotal event in the fall of communism in 1989. Continue reading ““Europe has always been one” – Orban meets Merkel”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will mark the 30th anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic, one of a series of events that led to the dismantling of the Iron Curtain and the fall of communism, in Sopron, in western Hungary, on Monday. Continue reading “Orban, Merkel to mark Pan-European Picnic anniversary”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban hosted a reception to mark the 28th anniversary of the last Soviet soldier leaving Hungary’s territory in his office on Wednesday, his press chief Bertalan Havasi said.
The memorial of Imre Nagy, Hungary’s prime minister during the 1956 revolution, was removed from Martyrs’ Square (Vertanuk tere) near Parliament in the early hours of Friday morning. Continue reading “Imre Nagy memorial removed from Martyrs’ Square”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial to the victims of Budapest’s Soviet occupation, saying that after the second world war, “we learnt that Hungary’s most important asset is its sovereignty”.
Fidesz expects Brussels to show more respect for the victims of Communism, Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch stressed, speaking in front of Budapest’s House of Terror Museum on Saturday. Continue reading “Fidesz criticises Juncker after Marx speech”
Priest Janos Brenner, a victim of the retaliation that followed Hungary’s failed 1956 anti-Soviet uprising, was beatified at a ceremony attended by more than 15,000 people in his hometown of Szombathely, in western Hungary, on Tuesday. Continue reading “Priest Janos Brenner beatified”