Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga on Wednesday attended a videoconference of the European Council’s General Affairs Council (GAC), which reviewed national and EU responses to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading “Justice minister attends GAC meeting”
Justice Minister Judit Varga slammed Tuesday’s hearing of Article 7 proceedings against Hungary, saying it had become clear that the proceedings were “being controlled from the outside” and that certain interest groups were trying to create mistrust among European Union member states.
In a letter addressed to the editor of The Guardian, Zoltan Kovacs, the state secretary for international communications and relations, said a recent article in the paper claiming the Hungarian government was dismantling media freedom and judicial independence “simply doesn’t square with the reality of today’s Hungary”. Continue reading “Govt official slams The Guardian”
The Visegrad Group “has its own voice” on a variety of issues, including immigration, and this could serve to strengthen rather than to divide Europe, the state secretary for international communications said in Warsaw on Monday. Continue reading “Kovacs: The V4 speaks in its own voice, which strengthens Europe”
Viktor Orban’s “dystopian warnings of a future dominated by a clash of civilisations appear to have struck a chord with his countrymen”, the Financial Times writes about the Hungarian prime minister’s election campaign and rhetorics on migration. Continue reading “Searching for the key to Orban’s success”
Migration and related problems remain Hungary and Europe’s main challenges, government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said at the Hungarian embassy in London on Monday. Continue reading “Migration remains main challenge – Kovacs”
Just as it has in the past couple of years, the Hungarian government will continue to do everything in its power to close all loopholes open to illegal migrants and those organising and promoting illegal migration, the government spokesman said in Brussels on Monday. Continue reading “We can protect our borders – govt spokesman”
Political parties told by the authorities to pay penalties for breaking party financing rules can apply for a 6-month moratorium and then pay the fines in instalments, the economy ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
Hungary’s government spokesman, Zoltan Kovacs, and the PM’s chief security advisor, Gyorgy Bakondi, are in Washington, DC, for three days of talks and briefings with members of the US administration, lawmakers, political analysts and journalists. Continue reading “Hungarian govt spox discusses migration in the USA”
Hungary will respect a recent ruling made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning EU mandatory migrant quotas, the justice ministry’s state secretary told a parliamentary committee on Monday. Continue reading “Hungary respects the migrant quota ruling”