Hungary remembers the 1956 revolution

“We must not allow the ideas of communism regain control over our everyday life,” Gergely Gulyas, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said, presenting high state awards on behalf of President Janos Ader on the occasion of Hungary’s October 23 national holiday, on Friday. In his address, Hungary Today reports, Gulyas said that “we must never again get into a situation when we could be … Continue reading Hungary remembers the 1956 revolution

Varga slams the “champions of transparency”

Hungary proposed at the General Affairs Council on Tuesday that the Council should discuss the European Commission’s rule of law report in public, but only Poland supported the idea. Justice Minister Judit Varga, who represented Hungary at the meeting, informed in a Facebook post about the remarks she made. According to Varga, the report should not serve as a basis for rule of law debates. … Continue reading Varga slams the “champions of transparency”

ECJ: Lex CEU breaches EU law

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Tuesday that Hungary’s law on higher education, dubbed “lex CEU” breaches EU law. Hungary’s parliament amended the country’s law on higher education in 2017, obliging foreign universities that issue their own degrees in Hungary to carry out educational activities in their home countries, while also making their operations dependent on a bilateral agreement between the Hungarian government … Continue reading ECJ: Lex CEU breaches EU law

Orban wants Jourova to resign

Prime Minister Viktor Orban contacted President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in a letter, informing her that due to derogatory statements seeking to humiliate Hungary and the Hungarian people, he will suspend bilateral political relations with Vera Jourova, Vice President of the Commission. According to Orban’s position, the EU Commissioner’s resignation is indispensable. He pointed out that “Since our accession in 2004, … Continue reading Orban wants Jourova to resign

10-day quarantine for Hungarians returning from abroad

Persons returning from abroad are required to face quarantine for 10 days instead of 14, the deputy head of the duty centre of the Operational Group responsible for the fight against the coronavirus epidemic said at an online press conference held on Tuesday. Lt. Colonel Robert Kiss highlighted that pursuant to the amendment of the government decree on the travel restrictions of the period of … Continue reading 10-day quarantine for Hungarians returning from abroad

Orban prepares for decisive battle

“We succeeded once in spring and we will succeed in the autumn, too,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an article published in the Monday issue of daily Magyar Nemzet, adding that “there will be hot moments, but all those in need will be provided appropriate (health) services”. “We can and we will protect the health and lives of people,” the prime minister said. “Nearly … Continue reading Orban prepares for decisive battle

Szijjarto invited to Washington

At the invitation of U.S. President Donald Trump, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto will also be attending the signing ceremony of the peace agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in the White House on Tuesday, and will be the only minister present from the European Union. In a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Tuesday, Ministry of … Continue reading Szijjarto invited to Washington

Hungary must remain up and running

The goal of the government is to maintain Hungary’s viability, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Saturday evening in an interview given to the public service television news channel M1 in which he also asked people to observe the safety rules. The direction of the present fight against the virus is as follows: Hungary must remain up and running, the prime minister said. Orban highlighted … Continue reading Hungary must remain up and running

Orban: Hungary must remain up and running

In the national consultation on the initial experiences of the coronavirus epidemic, the people made it clear that Hungary must remain up and running, we cannot allow the virus to bring the country to a halt again, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. The prime minister stressed that the cabinet has a battle plan for the fight … Continue reading Orban: Hungary must remain up and running

Hungarian left-wing opposition parties support a „repentant” anti-semitic politician

Ten years ago it was unimaginable that Hungarian left-wing opposition parties would support a joint candidate who had previously made anti-Semitic remarks. Now this is happening at an important by-election. They support a politician of the Jobbik party, which considers itself centre right but used to be called extreme right in the Western press.

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