The European People’s Party (EPP) will not change course and has made clear that those wishing to belong to the party family are expected to endorse its values, Manfred Weber, the EPP’s group leader in the European Parliament, said on Tuesday, in reaction to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s remarks on his Fidesz party’s membership. Continue reading “EPP not changing course, says Weber”
Hungary’s family policy “holds enormous potential”, Katalin Novak, the state secretary for youth and family affairs, said in an interview to Saturday’s edition of daily Magyar Hirlap.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban met Mart Helme, deputy prime minister and interior minister of Estonia, for talks in Budapest on Monday. Continue reading “Orban meets Mart Helme in Budapest”
Jean-Claude Juncker told Italy’s public tv channel RAI1 that he doesn’t care about the Hungarian government’s campaign against him, but he is bothered by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s xenophobia, hostility towards foreigners. Continue reading “Orban refuses to be lectured by Juncker”
Hungarian Secretary of State for Family and Youth Affairs, Katalin Novak wrote a letter to Swedish Minister for Social Affairs Annika Strandhall, after the left-wing politician compared Hungary’s pro-family action plan to Nazi Germany. Continue reading “Novak demands an apology from Swedish minister”
Due to a joint action by the Visegrad Four member states, the European Union will launch a probe into rules adopted by Austria reducing family allowances to children of non-Austrian EU workers, the state secretary for family and youth affairs at the ministry of human resources told MTI on Sunday. Continue reading “Novak: EU to launch probe into Austrian family benefits”
The government will continue to stand up for the values of marriage, Secretary of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novak said at an ecumenical event in Kaposvar on Saturday, organised on the occasion of the Year of Families. Continue reading “Novak: We protect the values of marriage”