Orban: Govt secured EUR 3 bn in additional funding at Brussels summit

The outcome of the recent European Union summit on the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and its pandemic recovery package in Brussels can be interpreted as the Hungarian and Polish forces having “repelled the international attack of the liberal brigades”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. Continue reading “Orban: Govt secured EUR 3 bn in additional funding at Brussels summit”

Orban triumphs after EU summit

At the European Union summit on the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and its pandemic recovery package, Hungary and Poland have succeeded in ensuring substantial funds and in protecting their national pride, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. Counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki at the Polish embassy in Brussels, Orban said attempts to link EU funding to the rule of law had been “successfully thwarted”. Hungary and Poland have … Continue reading Orban triumphs after EU summit

Orban calls net contributors’ 1 pc offer ‘unacceptable’

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called it “unacceptable” that four EU member states – Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden – rejected European Council President Charles Michel’s proposal for each member contributing 1.074 percent of their gross national income (GNI) to the EU budget running from 2021 to 2027, and insisted that their contribution cannot top 1 percent of their economic output. “If we … Continue reading Orban calls net contributors’ 1 pc offer ‘unacceptable’

Orban: Positions on EU budget still far apart

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said stands on the European Union’s next seven-year budget are still far apart after a meeting of the heads of government of the “Friends of Cohesion” group in Beja, Portugal, on Saturday. “We’re at the start of the debate, and the stands are still far apart,” Orban said. He said European economic policy had been “ruined” in Brussels in recent years, … Continue reading Orban: Positions on EU budget still far apart

Szijjarto: Swedish PM forces migrants on Hungary

The Swedish prime minister is a known “pro-migration politician” who is now “trying to force illegal migrants on Hungary and punish Hungarians for saying no to mandatory resettlement quotas”, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in a statement to MTI on Monday, commenting on Stefan Lofven’s remarks in a Swedish daily slamming Hungary’s migration policy. Continue reading “Szijjarto: Swedish PM forces migrants on Hungary”

“EP vote on NGO funding to increase migration”

“The European Parliament’s fresh decision to increase funding for ‘Soros groups’ once again makes it clear that George Soros is practically dictating Brussels’ migration policy,” ruling Fidesz’s communications chief said on Thursday. The EP’s proposal about suspending EU funds was heavily criticised by the Fidesz and hailed by left-liberal opposition MEPs. Continue reading ““EP vote on NGO funding to increase migration””