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Orban marks anniversary of Soviet troops’ departure

Prime Minister Viktor Orban hosted a reception to mark the 28th anniversary of the last Soviet soldier leaving Hungary’s territory in his office on Wednesday,…

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Gulyas: Most attacked political groups EP election’s biggest winners

The biggest winners of last month’s European Parliament elections were the political groups that were subjected to the strongest attacks in recent years and the…

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Szijjarto: EU success dependent on migration policy U-turn

The European Union will not be successful on the global stage unless it makes a U-turn on its migration policy, Hungary’s foreign minister said in…

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Orban meets Estonian conservative politicians

Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday met Jaak Madison and Siim Pohlak, politicians of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), in Budapest, the prime…

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Orban: Only Hungarians can say what’s good for Hungary

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in an interview to public radio on Friday, said that it was a secondary consideration which European grouping Fidesz belonged to…

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Next EU agenda must address migration, sovereignty and Christianity

Hungary’s government wants to see the European Union’s strategic agenda for the next five years address national competencies concerning the issue of migration, respect for…

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Academy chairman slams got proposals

The government’s proposals for the transformation of the network of research institutions including its separation from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) poses a threat…

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“Merkel has no vision”

“Angela Merkel is very good at keeping power, at outmaneuvering her rivals. But she has no ideas, no vision, no knowledge of history or the…

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Extraordinary V4 summit in Budapest

The prime ministers of the Visegrad Four countries – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – will hold an extraordinary, informal meetin in Budapest…

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Finnish presidency to increase pressure on Hungary

Finland – who wolds the the presidency of the Council of the EU from the 1st of July – wants to speed up the Article…

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Szijjarto urges Romania to respect its obligations

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and Teodor Melescanu, his Romanian counterpart, had further talks concerning the Valea Uzului (Uzvolgye) military cemetery, by phone on Monday. A…

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Ader slams Uzvolgye incident as blasphemous, unlawful and immoral

Hungarian President Janos Ader has slammed a Thursday incident in the Valea Uzului (Uzvolgye) military cemetery between Hungarians and Romanians as “blasphemous, in violation of…

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Romanian ambassador shuns Hungarian foreign ministry summons over WW1 cemetery events

Romania’s ambassador to Hungary has been summoned to the foreign ministry to account for Thursday’s events at a Hungarian WW1 memorial cemetery in Valea Uzului…

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Fidesz backs Weber, but not for EC president

MEPs of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party have also reelected Manfred Weber as the  leader of the European People’s Party group in the European Parliament. Fidesz…

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Aung San Suu Kyi visits Budapest

Prime Minister Viktor Orban met Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor, in Budapest on Wednesday, and they discussed illegal migration and bilateral ties in…

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Orban marks National Cohesion Day

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, addressing a commemoration of the Trianon Peace Treaty on Tuesday, said: “We can stand proud and declare that we have survived.”…

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Gulyas: Fidesz better off in EPP

Prime Minister’s Office chief Gergely Gulyas, in an interview to German conservative daily Die Welt published on Tuesday, said he believed Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party…

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Increase on the Balkan migration route

According to Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister Gyorgy Bakondi, the fact that military personnel will also be taking part in the defence of…

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Peterson warns of dangers of multiculturalism

Well-known Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson held lecture at the Brain Bar festival in Budapest on Thursday and gave several interviews to the Hungarian press. After…

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Nicolas Bay: We won a referendum against Macron

The traditional centrist parties have been disappointing the people for too long, and Emmanuel Macron’s policies have shown the real division in France: globalists, federalists…

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DK stays with the S&D

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), which has recently won four seats in the European Parliament, will again join the Socialists and Democrats group, executive vice…

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Orban: Fidesz victory commands respect

The result of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance at the recent European parliamentary election has been “a victory commanding respect”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told…

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Orban meets Peterson

On Thursday morning, in the Carmelite Monastery Prime Minister Viktor Orban received Canadian political scientist, Professor of Psychology Jordan Peterson who arrived in Budapest as…

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Govt backs neither Weber nor Timmermans

Hungary’s government is not backing either the European People’s Party’s Manfred Weber or the Social Democrats’ Frans Timmermans for the role of European Commission president,…

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V4 leaders meet Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron invited the prime ministers of the Visegrad Four group for lunch before today’s informal European Council meeting in Brussels. The meeting…

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Orban: Voters express clear wish for change in Brussels

Hungarian voters at Sunday’s European Parliament election “expressed clearly that they want a change in Brussels”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in parliament on Monday….

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Fidesz wins the European election

Fidesz alliance with the Christian Democrats won the European Parliament election with 52.14 percent amid a higher-than-projected turnout in Sunday’s vote. Results with 99.9 percent…

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Orban optimistic on election day

Prime Minister Viktor Orban cast his ballot in the European parliamentary election at a polling station in Budapest’s western District 12 on Sunday morning. The…

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Orban encourages anti-migration voters to participate

All “pro-migration” voters will turn up at the ballots for the European parliamentary election, “so let us be there, too”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told…

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Verhofstadt greeted with protests in Budapest

The head of the European Parliament’s liberal group (ALDE), Guy Verhofstadt visited Budapest on Thursday to hold campaign events and press conferences with the Momentum…

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Strache affair: Scandal in the national security committee

A national security committee meeting convened to discuss potential Hungarian ties to the Strache affair lacked a quorum on Friday because of a no-show by…

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Orban: I want the EPP to win

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in an interview to Germany’s Bild on Friday, said he would strive for the success of the European People’s Party. “I…

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Gulyas: Strache video unimaginable in Hungary

Austria’s ÖVP-FPÖ coalition government has been leading the country well, but it seems that an internal policy scandal can remove a government within a week,…

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Poll: Vast majority wants change in EU

Fully 81 percent of Hungarian respondents in a recent poll by the Szazadveg Foundation expressed “withering criticism” of the European Union’s leadership and dissatisfaction with…

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Orban: Promoting migration endangers Europe

Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday met Marc Fromager, the director in France of the Aid to the Church in Need organisation, the prime minister’s…

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Hungary Journal was launched in August 2017, without any external funding. Now we have launched our profile on Patreon. Join us! Our goal has been…

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Ader has bilateral talks with Zelensky

Hungarian President Janos Ader met his new Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky and discussed the problems facing Ukraine’s ethnic Hungarian community. After Zelensky’s inauguration in Kiev…

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Orban: Protecting identity a priority

Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday opened a 265 hectar test track for self-driving vehicles near Zalaegerszeg, in southwest Hungary, which the government has funded…

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LMP congress calls for state of emergency due to climate change

The opposition LMP party is calling on the government to announce a state of emergency due to climate change in a political declaration approved at…

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Opposition reacts to Strache affair

The opposition Socialists’ candidate for the European Parliament called for the removal of the “far right financed from Russian money” and the construction of a…

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Szijjarto discusses protection of Christians in DC

Hungary’s policy of protecting Christian communities and insistence on preserving Christian values provides a stable basis for its relations with the United States, the foreign…

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Kover: Europe in civilisational struggle

Europe is locked in a “civilisational struggle” between those seeking to preserve the continent’s Christian and national principles and those who would rather see it…

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Timmermans campaigns in Hungary

Frans Timmermans, the European Socialists’ spitzenkandidat in the European Parliament elections, called for a strong, left-wing Europe at a Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) campaign rally…

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Orban doesn’t comment on Strache’s resignation

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban won’t comment on the recent resignation of Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, Orban’s press chief, Bertalan Havasi told Hungarian news site…

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Gyongyosi’s open letter to Weber

In an open letter to Manfred Weber, the executive vice-president of Jobbik asked the EPP’s Spitzenkandidat, whether he had “noticed the Hungarian government’s attempts to…

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Opposition pledges to fight for stronger Europe

Politicians heading the European Parliament party lists of the opposition Socialists-Parbeszed, LMP, DK and Momentum parties argued at a conference on Thursday for a stronger…

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Orban: Hungarians seek change in Europe

Hungarians should “send a strong message to Brussels” through the upcoming European parliamentary election that “we want change, we want a Europe which protects its…

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Government denounces Ukraine’s language law

Ukraine’s new language law goes against its international commitments and curbs the rights of ethnic minorities, the Hungarian foreign ministry said in a statement on…

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MFA summons Dutch ambassador

The foreign ministry on Thursday summoned Rene van Hell, the Dutch Ambassador to Hungary, to reject the “unacceptable allegations” of Prime Minister Mark Rutte regarding…

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Szijjarto: Trump and Orban share similar approaches in many issues

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Viktor Orban share very similar approaches to major global issues such as migration, terrorism, patriotism and support for…

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Trump told Orban it felt like they’re twins

At the end of Monday’s meeting with Viktor Orban, US President Donald Trump said the Hungarian prime minister and he “were like twins”, the US…

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Orban: Trump ‘strong, target-oriented’ leader

The strategic alliance between Hungary and the US has been successfully strengthened in every respect, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday after returning from…

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Trump: Orban did a good job

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, got under way on Monday afternoon local time. Trump praised the efforts…

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The EC rejects the government’s accusations

The European Commission, after criticising the Hungarian government’s prenatal subsidies, has decided to reject the scheme, the government spokesman said on Sunday. The Commission rejected…

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Statue of Pope John Paul II inaugurated

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen inaugurated a bronze statue of St. Pope John Paul II in Piliscsaba, near Budapest, on Saturday. In his address to…

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MFA: Sweden’s PM is lying

Foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar has summoned the Swedish ambassador to Hungary over recent critical remarks by the Swedish prime minister about Hungary, the…

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Orban can fall sooner than we think – economist

According to Oxford-based Hungarian economist Peter Rona the Hungarian opposition will pay a big price if it follows the “tradition” of expecting external help. He…

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Orban urges Europeans to vote for anti-migration leaders

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Facebook on Thursday that voters should tick the boxes of anti-migration leaders on European Parliament ballot papers so that…

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Orban: Migration top priority in EP elections

Migration is a top priority for all European countries in the European parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvar), in north-western Romania,…

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Hungary Helps programme presented in Germany

The government’s Hungary Helps scheme, which coordinates humanitarian efforts in crisis areas, has attracted much respect in North Rhine-Westphalia, the state secretary in charge of…

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Hungarian opposition EP top candidate: We have to support Chancellor Kurz’s plans

According to the vice-president and EP top candidate of Jobbik, Hungarians should support Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, because he understands correctly the problems and challenges…

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Top opposition candidates campaign together

The opposition LMP, Momentum and Jobbik parties recently wrapped up campaigns in London, Munich and Vienna, respectively, calling on Hungarians living there to take part…

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Orban meets Strache in Budapest

By protecting its southern border, Hungary also protects Austria’s border, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday after talks with Vice-Chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache,…

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Jerusalem park in Budapest

A green space next to Budapest’s Chain Bridge was named Jerusalem Park at a ceremony on Sunday. Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos said the park’s proximity…

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Fidesz launches new video campaign

Governing Fidesz has launched a campaign video that uses the case of a suspected terrorist leader recently arrested in Hungary as an argument for stopping…

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Orban stands by Salvini, blasts “EU elite”

Matteo Salvini has succeeded in stopping migration at sea while Hungary has stopped it on land, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a public radio…

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Orban, Salvini pledge to build a new Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini, meeting in Budapest Thursday, expressed agreement on the importance of strong nation states, preserving Europe’s Christian culture…

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Trump invited Orban to Washington

U.S. President Donald Trump invited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Washington DC for a working visit, the Hungarian foreign minister told Origo. According to…

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Strache visits Budapest

Four days after Matteo Salvini’s visit to the Hungarian capital, Prime Minister Viktor Orban receives Heinz-Christian Strache, Austria’s vice-chancellor, daily Nepszava writes. Italy’s foreign minister…

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Govt spox slams EC list of trust in judiciary

Zoltan Kovacs, the state secretary for international communication and relations, on Monday slammed the European Commission’s figures on trust in the individual member states’ justice…

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Orban: We’ve connected Europe and Asia

The Eurasian economic space has been created, many people had spoken about it but nobody realised it because it seemed impossible to connect Europe and…

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“East and West should work together”

Prime Minister Viktor Orban drew the global political lessons of the past decade at a closed forum of delegation heads at the second Belt and…

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Szijjarto calls Ukraine’s language law unacceptable

The language law that Ukraine’s parliament approved on Thursday is unacceptable, the Hungarian foreign minister told public media on Thursday. The law which violates the…

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Orban: Belt and Road Initiative in line with Hungary’s interests

The Belt and Road Initiative is fully in harmony with Hungarian interests, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday in Beijing, at talks with Chinese…

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MFA provides aid to Sri Lanka

The Hungarian foreign ministry will provide 11 million forints (EUR 34,000) of fast aid to Sri Lanka, where several terrorist attacks killed at least 321…

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Poll: Ruling parties widen lead

With just over a month to go until the European parliamentary elections, the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has widened its lead over its rivals, according…

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Orban congratulates Zelensky

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on his election as Ukraine’s new president, in a letter, Orban’s press chief said on Tuesday. The…

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Szijjarto: Juncker has failed

Europe needs new leaders who recognise the interests of the people and are capable of protecting them, the Hungarian foreign minister said on Monday. Peter…

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Government expresses condolences over Sri Lanka attacks

Hungarian President Janos Ader and Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto expressed condolences over the attacks in Sri Lanka, where 200 people were killed and 450 injured…

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Salvini visits Budapest

Italian Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini visits Budapest on May 2, Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet reports. According to the article, Salvini will discuss possibilities of…

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“Christianity cannot be a negative concept”

The sorrow we felt when seeing the Cathedral Notre-Dame on fire shows us perfectly how deeply and strongly interconnected are Christianity and the European identity,…

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Szijjarto: EU should stop organising migration

The foreign ministers of the Visegrad Group including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, on Thursday met with the French foreign minister Jean-Yves le…

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Gulyas: EU funds earmarked for support of migrants should be spent on border control

Funds earmarked by the European Union for the support of migrants should instead be spent on protecting the bloc’s external borders, the head of the…

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Gyurcsany’s questionable relations to Russia

Hungarian news site Valasz Online wrote serious allegations regarding Ferenc Gyurcsany’s time in government (2004-2009), which the opposition politician denies. According to Valasz Online, recently…

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Hungary contributes to Notre Dame reconstruction

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sent a message of condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron and Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort of Reims, president of the…

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Szijjarto: Swedish PM forces migrants on Hungary

The Swedish prime minister is a known “pro-migration politician” who is now “trying to force illegal migrants on Hungary and punish Hungarians for saying no…

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“In 15-20 years Orban won’t be alone”

“Hungary’s anti-migration policy serves as a model for other European countries”, Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum told Hungarian weekly Hetek. “Your government…

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“The EU needs a European public broadcaster”

Hungarian social scientist Istvan Teplan urges the establishment of a European public media company in a guest article for Austrian daily Die Presse. According to…

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GI leader urges stricter migration policies

“Fidesz has abandoned our generation,” the leader of Generation Identity’s Hungarian branch, Abel Bodi told Hungarian news site Alfahir. According to Bodi, non-right wing movements…

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The Commission still hasn’t paid for the fence

Despite numerous requests by Hungary’s government and its own promises, the European Commission still hasn’t contributed financially to the costs of Hungary’s border protection, daily…

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Orban: The East has come to the West

The migration crisis in Europe has widened into a civilisational crisis, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in his speech at the inauguration of the Avicenna…

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MFA summons Ukraine ambassador

The foreign ministry on Monday summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to Hungary concerning Ukraine’s decision to ban a Romanian-Hungarian leader from entering the country. In a…

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Szijjarto accuses Brussels of increasing migration risk

Risks around migration are further aggravated by “strong pressure” by the European Commission “to promote the migration process”, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Luxembourg…

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Orban: Christian culture is the source of all strength

Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke at the consecration of a Reformed church in Budapest’s District XX on Sunday. Christian culture is the source of all…

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Szijjarto: The battle is not over

Hungary should be proud that it rejected the United Nations’ migration compact, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday, adding, at the same time, that…

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Orban vows to stop migration, slams EU leaders

“Our Christian civilisation is at stake in the upcoming European parliamentary election,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday, at an event presenting the election…

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Salvini visits Hungary

House Speaker Laszlo Kover held talks with Matteo Salvini, interior minister of Italy and head of the League party, on Wednesday. Parties at the talks…

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Gulyas: Brussels must stop migrant card scheme

Brussels “must stop its scheme of granting prepaid bank cards to migrants without delay”, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday. Gulyas…

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Hungary, US sign defence cooperation agreement

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan signed a defence cooperation agreement on the sidelines of the celebrations of…

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Majority in V4 support NATO membership

NATO membership is viewed favourably by 71 percent of all respondents in the Visegrad Four grouping and by 67 percent in Hungary within the group,…

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Orban refuses to be lectured by Juncker

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…

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Fidesz-KDNP lead grows in poll

The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat (KDNP) alliance has increased its lead over the opposition among decided voters, garnering the support of 56 percent two months before…

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Kovacs: EP election decisive due to migration

The issue of migration is making the European parliamentary elections in May “decisive” for the continent and the European Union, the Hungarian state secretary for…

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Gyongyosi to Varga: Communism is over

“When your closest allies and friends turn their back on you it’s time to stop and think,” Jobbik’s executive vice-president Marton Gyongyosi tweeted in reply…

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Szijjarto slams global liberal fake news producers

Any politician “deviating from the Liberal mainstream” could become the target of attacks by “globally operating liberal fake news factories”, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told…

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“Weber insulted the Hungarian voters”

EPP Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber told ZDF on Friday that if he could only win the presidency of the European Commission with votes from Hungary’s ruling…

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Murray: Europe shouldn’t be turned into Mogadishu

Because of the war and the communism, people on the east side of Europe are more cautious, than on the West and they have a…

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“No compromise with Islamists”

In order to actually make Islam the religion of peace, the majority of Muslim people should change in five aspects, Somali-born Dutch-American activist Ayaan Hirsi…

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German minister wants to punish Hungary’s govt, not the people

German Minister of Justice Katarina Barley visited Hungary to speak the situation of the rule of law in the country with Socialist politicians and representatives…

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Zemmour explains the yellow vests

Liberal democracy is not democratic anymore, because the minorities are dominating the majority, French journalist Éric Zemmour told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap at the MCC…

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Merkel unlikely to complete her term

The conflict between Fidesz and the European People’s Party (EPP) is almost a tragedy, Werner J. Patzelt, campaign manager of the CDU in Saxony, political…

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Orban urges voters to back Hungarian interests

Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an interview on Sunday urged all Hungarians “who love their country and support its interests” to participate in the European…

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Syrian migrant arrested on suspicion of terrorism

A Syrian man suspected of acts of terrorism and carrying out multiple executions in his homeland in 2016 has been taken into custody, the Budapest…

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“Protection of national borders rightful interest”

The protection of national borders is a rightful interest of countries and migration must be regulated, Andrew Veprek, deputy assistant secretary at the bureau of…

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Orban: We need to act now

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, speaking at a conference on migration on Saturday, called for swift action to be taken on migration and border protection and…

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Zver: No compromise on migration

The political assembly of the European People’s Party (EPP) reached a good compromise concerning Fidesz on Wednesday, Milan Zver, MEP of the Slovenian Democratic Party…

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Timmermans: EC ‘shares concerns’ over rule of law in Hungary

The European Commission shares the majority of concerns over the rule of law, human rights and corruption in Hungary, the commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans…

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Fidesz’s membership suspended in the EPP

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz has “unilaterally suspended exercising its rights as a member of the European People’s Party”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at an international…

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Orban meets US Congress delegation

Prime Minister Viktor Orban held talks with members of the US Congress in Budapest on Tuesday. The delegation included Senators John Barrasso, Mike Crapo, John…

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“Terror knows no boundaries”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday sent a letter of condolences to Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, expressing his sympathies over…

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