Education in secondary schools with physical attendance to start on 10 May

Education in secondary schools with physical attendance will start on 10 May, the prime minister stated on Friday. On Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary,’ Viktor Orban said the Operational Group also decided that, similar to last year, final examinations would only be comprised of a series of written tests. The PM said this is also important because the final examinations play a part in … Continue reading Education in secondary schools with physical attendance to start on 10 May

Gradual reopening starts in Hungary

Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Tuesday afternoon that the number of people inoculated in Hungary reached 2.5 million so shops and services can reopen from Wednesday. “Two and a half million Hungarians vaccinated. Shops and services can reopen!” the prime minister said in a video message posted on Facebook. “We have lived our lives now for a year in wartime-like conditions under restrictions, curfews … Continue reading Gradual reopening starts in Hungary

Salvini & Morawiecki in Budapest

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Matteo Salvini, the president of the Italian Lega party in Budapest on Thursday. According to Orban’s press chief, Bertalan Havasi the main topic is going to be the EU level political cooperation between Fidesz, Lega and Law and Justice (PiS). This month, Fidesz left the European People’s Party and Viktor Orban indicated that … Continue reading Salvini & Morawiecki in Budapest

Orban: No easing of restrictions can be allowed

For the time being, no easing of any kind can be allowed, but there is a good chance that in Hungary life will become free again before most – or even all – EU countries, and we will have a free summer, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’ on Friday. Orban also said there is a realistic chance that … Continue reading Orban: No easing of restrictions can be allowed

Orban: We must build a European democratic right

One day after the twelve MEPs of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party left the European People’s Party’s group in the European Parlament, Prime Minister Viktor Orban hints that he wants to bring together a new conservative political alliance in Europe. Here’s the full text of his article: Samizdat No. 6 Fidesz has left the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament. It has refused to … Continue reading Orban: We must build a European democratic right

Orban: Have yourself vaccinated!

The third wave of the coronavirus epidemic is on the rise, and therefore people should decide about vaccination in a carefully considered manner, setting emotions to one side, as their lives could be at risk, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. “I’m asking everyone to register, to enrol, to go and have themselves vaccinated, and if possible, … Continue reading Orban: Have yourself vaccinated!

Orban: The V4 fulfil their mission

It is the responsibility of the Visegrad countries (V4) to defend the continent, in the interest of Europe’s future, against external attacks and internal imperial designs, and to maintain “the sovereignty of our countries and nations,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban stressed in a writing published in the Wednesday edition of the daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet. In the article published under the title ‘The V4 fulfil … Continue reading Orban: The V4 fulfil their mission

Orban: Coronavirus pandemic has launched a new era in world economy and global politics

At the ninth China-Eastern-Central Europe summit, which was held on this occasion as part of an online video conference, Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke about the global race for the vaccine against the coronavirus, constructive cooperation between East and West, free world trade, Chinese-Hungarian economic relations and the use of the Chinese vaccine in Hungary, among others, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed … Continue reading Orban: Coronavirus pandemic has launched a new era in world economy and global politics

Orban congratulates Biden

Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated the new president of the USA, Joe Biden on Wednesday. In his congratulatory letter, Orban wrote that the last four years had had demonstrated the potential of the friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation between Hungary and the United States. This period had opened new perspectives in bilateral relations in the areas of security, energy policy and the economy as well. … Continue reading Orban congratulates Biden

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