The European home of conservatives

“The house of European conservatives has lately lost many of its inhabitants,” Katalin Novak, Hungary’s Minister for Families and the Vice-President of the ruling Fidesz party writes in an op-ed for Welt am Sonntag. The English version of the article was published on Fidesz’s website. Here’s the full text: „With spoken words what often matter are not the facts, but what people with bad intentions … Continue reading The European home of conservatives

Education in secondary schools with physical attendance to start on 10 May

Education in secondary schools with physical attendance will start on 10 May, the prime minister stated on Friday. On Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary,’ Viktor Orban said the Operational Group also decided that, similar to last year, final examinations would only be comprised of a series of written tests. The PM said this is also important because the final examinations play a part in … Continue reading Education in secondary schools with physical attendance to start on 10 May

Gradual reopening starts in Hungary

Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Tuesday afternoon that the number of people inoculated in Hungary reached 2.5 million so shops and services can reopen from Wednesday. “Two and a half million Hungarians vaccinated. Shops and services can reopen!” the prime minister said in a video message posted on Facebook. “We have lived our lives now for a year in wartime-like conditions under restrictions, curfews … Continue reading Gradual reopening starts in Hungary

Hungary, Italy and Poland are planning their future together

At present, Christian democrats do not have appropriate representation in Europe, we are working in order to have a voice, representation and weight in European politics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday in Budapest. The prime minister-president of Fidesz had talks with head of the Italian right-wing government party Lega Nord Matteo Salvini and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. After the meeting, he said … Continue reading Hungary, Italy and Poland are planning their future together

Salvini & Morawiecki in Budapest

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Matteo Salvini, the president of the Italian Lega party in Budapest on Thursday. According to Orban’s press chief, Bertalan Havasi the main topic is going to be the EU level political cooperation between Fidesz, Lega and Law and Justice (PiS). This month, Fidesz left the European People’s Party and Viktor Orban indicated that … Continue reading Salvini & Morawiecki in Budapest

First steps towards gradual reopening

The conditions for starting the first stage of a phased reopening in Hungary have been codified in a decree published in the latest issue of the official gazette. The decree stipulates that the first stage of easing coronavirus restrictions can begin once 2.5 million people have received their first Covid-19 shot, the government portal kormany.hu said over the weekend. The evening-night curfew will then be … Continue reading First steps towards gradual reopening

Orban: No easing of restrictions can be allowed

For the time being, no easing of any kind can be allowed, but there is a good chance that in Hungary life will become free again before most – or even all – EU countries, and we will have a free summer, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’ on Friday. Orban also said there is a realistic chance that … Continue reading Orban: No easing of restrictions can be allowed

Momentum chairman threatens journalists

The head of Fidesz’s EP delegation, Tamas Deutsch urged Dacian Ciolos, president of the Renew group to react to statements by the chairman of their Hungarian member party, Momentum. Deutsch reminded that Andras Fekete-Gyor made the following remarks in a video: „I believe, and in this respect I am more radical than the majority, that those propagandists, and I mean propagandists that work for TV2 … Continue reading Momentum chairman threatens journalists

Orban: We must build a European democratic right

One day after the twelve MEPs of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party left the European People’s Party’s group in the European Parlament, Prime Minister Viktor Orban hints that he wants to bring together a new conservative political alliance in Europe. Here’s the full text of his article: Samizdat No. 6 Fidesz has left the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament. It has refused to … Continue reading Orban: We must build a European democratic right

Orban: Have yourself vaccinated!

The third wave of the coronavirus epidemic is on the rise, and therefore people should decide about vaccination in a carefully considered manner, setting emotions to one side, as their lives could be at risk, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. “I’m asking everyone to register, to enrol, to go and have themselves vaccinated, and if possible, … Continue reading Orban: Have yourself vaccinated!