Pope Francis to meet Orban and Ader

It is foreseen that the Holy Father will be in Hungary this coming 12th September for the celebration of the closing Eucharist of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference wrote in a statement on Wednesday. “Before the Holy Mass, he is planned to meet in a reserved place with the heads of the Hungarian Government, Janos Ader President of the Republic, … Continue reading Pope Francis to meet Orban and Ader

Orban: We need cooperation, not boycotts

“When eight of our joint declarations have been swept aside, as has happened with China, the ninth will simply be greeted with more mockery. We look like pathetic paper tigers, and our ineffectual declarations are cues for laughter from the rest of the world, ” Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban writes in his new Samisdat article, reacting to the criticism of German Foreign Minister Heiko … Continue reading Orban: We need cooperation, not boycotts

Hungary marks National Cohesion Day

On June 4, Hungary marks the Day of National Cohesion, the anniversary of the Trianon peace treaty concluding WWI. Under the treaty Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory to neighbouring countries. The Hungarian nation has survived and “even those that have been torn away from us in body always stayed with us in spirit,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. He told public broadcaster … Continue reading Hungary marks National Cohesion Day

Varga slams CJEU ruling

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) dismissed Hungary’s action against the European Parliament resolution triggering the procedure for determining the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach, by a member state, of the values on which the European Union is founded (the Article 7 procedure). On 12 September 2018, the European Parliament adopted Judith Sargentini’s report which called on the Council of the … Continue reading Varga slams CJEU ruling

Orban held talks with Johnson

Relations between Hungary and Britain developed during the period when both countries were members of the European Union; this period, however, is over now, Brexit happened, and the task in hand now is to find forms of post-Brexit cooperation, prime minister Viktor Orban said on Friday in London, after he had bilateral talks with British prime minister Boris Johnson in his office at Downing Street. … Continue reading Orban held talks with Johnson

Orban meets Abascal

President of the Spanish party VOX–Member of the Congress of Deputies Santiago Abascal paid a visit to Hungary. On Thursday morning, he was also received by Prime Minister-President of Fidesz Viktor Orban in the Carmelite Monastery, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI. The meeting with the president of the Spanish party which professes Christian-democratic principles and is opposed … Continue reading Orban meets Abascal

Hungary starts CoE presidency

The Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which Hungary officially took over for six months on Friday, comes with “serious responsibility” and also “a special opportunity”, Justice Minister Judit Varga said. In an English-language Facebook post, Varga said that the responsibilities that came with the presidency, which include coordinating the standpoints of 47 member states and consulting continuously with their … Continue reading Hungary starts CoE presidency

Orban: We defeated the 3rd wave

We have broken the third wave of the epidemic, we have effectively defeated it, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’ on Friday. The prime minister said the number of persons who have received the first dose of the vaccine currently stands at 4,898,866, at the weekend we will most certainly reach five million, and this marks the beginning of … Continue reading Orban: We defeated the 3rd wave

Government: Fudan campus and student city to both be built

A student quarter and the campus of China’s Fudan University will both be built in Budapest’s 9th district, the minister of innovation and technology has said. Speaking after talks with Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony and Krisztina Baranyi, the district mayor, Laszlo Palkovics said the government was offering cooperation and full transparency to the local and the metropolitan councils on the project. He said the government … Continue reading Government: Fudan campus and student city to both be built

Orban: Hungary will be the first to return to normal life

In Europe, Hungary will be the first to be able to return to a normal life, but this does not mean that the epidemic has gone away, the prime minister stated on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’ on Friday. Viktor Orban asked everyone to observe the rules that are necessary for a safe life. So far 4,483,598 Hungarians have received the first dose of … Continue reading Orban: Hungary will be the first to return to normal life