Orban to Weber: EPP opening to the Left is a slippery slope

In an op-ed for German daily Die Welt, EPP Group Leader Manfred Weber accused Hungarian Prime Minister of dismantling the vision of the late German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl. “Immense economic, social, and societal upheavals cannot be mastered with a national-populist political approach or a cultural war,” he wrote, reacting to an interview Orban gave to the same newspaper the week before. Hungary’s Prime Minister reacted … Continue reading Orban to Weber: EPP opening to the Left is a slippery slope

Orban: We cannot report any truly liberating news

The administration of the vaccine against the coronavirus could start on 27-28 December. In the first round, vaccines enough for around 35,000 people will arrive in Hungary, and health care workers will be the first to be vaccinated, prime minister Viktor Orban said on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. Health care workers will be vaccinated in the South Pest Central Hospital and … Continue reading Orban: We cannot report any truly liberating news

Orban: We fought for our rights, and said no to everything that is not acceptable for our nations

We fought for our rights, and said no to blackmail and everything else that is not acceptable for our nations as the dispute revolved not only around the rule of law mechanism; the future of the European Union was at stake, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated in Brussels on Thursday. At a press conference held at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to … Continue reading Orban: We fought for our rights, and said no to everything that is not acceptable for our nations

Orban proposes looser form of cooperation to Weber

In a letter to EPP group leader Manfred Weber, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban proposed „a looser form of cooperation” between the MEPs of the Fidesz delegation and the EPP Group in the European Parliament. „Our membership in the EPP has been consensually suspended and this defines the actual relationship between our parties. However, the ways this would alter our cooperation in the European Parliament … Continue reading Orban proposes looser form of cooperation to Weber

Orban: We cannot allow them to transform Hungary

The EU wants to give 34 million migrants housing, social benefits, citizenship and the franchise; this is “the Soros Plan, pure and simple,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday on Kossuth Radio. “If the Left in Europe give the franchise to 34 million people, then they will be able to rely on their votes and support for a very long time,” he pointed out. … Continue reading Orban: We cannot allow them to transform Hungary

Orban: We cannot be bought off

Registration online and by mail could start as early as next week so that those who want to have themselves vaccinated against the coronavirus can register in advance to be among the first to have access to the vaccine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. With this solution, it is possible to assess how many persons are … Continue reading Orban: We cannot be bought off

Orban and Morawiecki issue joint declaration

Polish Prime Miniszter Mateusz Morawiecki visited Budapest on Thursday to discuss the EU budget with his Hungarian counterpart, Viktor Orban. Here’s their joint declaration which was published by Hungarian news agency MTI just now. With respect to the MFF/Next Generation EU financial package including the draft Regulation on a general regime of conditionality for the protection of the Union budget we agreed on the following … Continue reading Orban and Morawiecki issue joint declaration

Government confirms budget veto

“In line with the position communicated during the EU summit this July and in accordance with the veto power laid out in the EU Treaties, the Hungarian Government exercised its veto over the EU’s budgetary legislative package,” according to a statement which was published on the government’s and Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s website. Here you can read the full statement: In Brussels today, they only … Continue reading Government confirms budget veto

Hungary to veto EU budget and recovery fund

Prime Minister Viktor Orban informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel in a message that the Hungarian government will veto the legislation related to the seven-year EU budget and the recovery fund, – Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday afternoon. “I … Continue reading Hungary to veto EU budget and recovery fund

Strict corona measures in Hungary

We must reduce the number of coronavirus incidences because if the number of infections continues to increase at the present rate, hospitals will not be able to cope with the burden on them, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated in a video message posted on his Facebook account on Monday in which he announced measures designed to contain the spread of the epidemic. The PM said … Continue reading Strict corona measures in Hungary