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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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EPP-conflict: Orban’s waiting for the Bavarian PM’s letter

“I’m supposed to receive a letter from the Bavarian prime minister and I will answer you depending on its content,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban told…

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Vilimsky: Defending society is top priority

The most important task today is to defend our own society and this is also a political task, an MEP of the Austrian Freedom Party…

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Orban speaks against the “EU empire”

Europe’s peoples should “see and understand that Europe will have no free life without its Christian culture”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said during a state…

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Orban apologises to EPP members

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has written to members of the European People’s Party that initiated the expulsion of his ruling Fidesz from the centre-right bloc,…

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“Hungary is a reliable ally”

House Speaker Laszlo Kover, Defence Minister Tibor Benko, NATO dignitaries and other officials on Wednesday attended a conference in the Hungarian Parliament, marking the 20th…

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Orban and Morawiecki celebrate Hungary-Poland friendship

Ahead of Hungary’s March 15 national holiday commemorating the Hungarian 1848 revolution, the Hungarian and Polish prime ministers celebrated the friendship of the two nations…

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Weber gives vague statement after meeting Orban

Manfred Weber, the group leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), said in Budapest on Tuesday that his talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orban had…

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Weber meets Orban on Tuesday

Prime Minister Viktor Orban will meet Manfred Weber, group leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament and EPP’s spitzenkandidat in the…

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Orban: The role of NATO will be enhanced

NATO is being increasingly appreciated in light of Europe’s “fragile security”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a celebration marking the anniversaries of the Visegrad Four…

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Weber comes to Budapest

The European People’s Spitzenkandidat, Manfred Weber told Welt am Sonntag that he aims to talk to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban soon “to warn him…

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Orban meets Morawiecki two times in a week

Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki will be the speakers at official celebrations of Hungary’s national holiday on March 15, government…

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Orban: No compromise on migration

Hungary’s Fidesz has been “attacked by pro-migration forces” within the European People’s Party, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told public Kossuth Radio on Friday morning. In…

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Gulyas reacts to EPP accusations

Migration is the “most important topic” for the upcoming European parliamentary elections, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, told a press conference…

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EPP leaders threaten Orban

“Representing the opinion of the Hungarian people in Brussels is more important than party discipline,” Janos Halasz, spokesman for the parliamentary group of ruling Fidesz,…

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Orban hails Macron’s EU reform initiative

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, on Tuesday hailed French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for launching talks on reforming the European Union. “This could mark the…

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EPP to discuss Fidesz’s exclusion

“Twelve EPP member parties from nine countries have requested the exclusion or suspension of Fidesz,” party leader Joseph Daul told AFP, adding that the question…

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Government: Brussels wants to legalise and boost immigration

According to the Hungarian government’s response to the European Commission, Brussels intends to legalise and boost immigration. The document released on Sunday is a detailed…

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Orban: Juncker to be replaced with Timmermans on the posters

Speaking to Die Welt, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused the European left of staging the attack against his party in the European People’s Party…

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Pressure mounts on Orban in the EPP

Already nine member organisations of the European People’s Party have supported the exclusion of Viktor Orban’s Fidesz from the party family. By Friday evening, the…

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“The government attacked the place I was sent to”

Hungary’s European commissioner, Tibor Navracsics didn’t believe the rumours that he had been sent to Brussels as a punishment. He told Civil Radio on Friday…

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Jobbik: Orban to take Hungary out of EU

Conservative opposition Jobbik said on Thursday that what’s at stake at the European parliamentary elections this May is “whether we allow Prime Minister Viktor Orban…

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Hungary’s sovereignty priority

Protecting Hungary’s sovereignty was an important policy objective at bilateral talks with the United States on renewing the two countries’ defence cooperation, the foreign minister…

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German politician cancels meeting with Szijjarto

Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann cancelled his meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who is not too disappointed. The Green politician stressed in a…

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Kovacs: Brussels makes confession

Brussels has in effect made a confession that its concepts of migration that the Hungarian government claims would increase migration to Europe do indeed exist,…

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Orban holds talks with Syrian patriarch

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, together with Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen, held talks with Youssef Absi, the patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, in…

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“Sweden’s EPP MEPs are Soros allies”

Swedish right-wing politicians criticised the Swedish EPP member parties after they called on the party family to expel Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party. “We don’t want…

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Orban: Causes of tensions triggered by migration to strengthen

The causes of current tensions triggered by migration will strengthen, raising the question of whether “we want to take control of these trends or simply…

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Brussels doesn’t help Hungary – govt spox

In contrast to the promise they made one and a half years ago, the European Commission still hasn’t given any money for Hungary’s border protection,…

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No common ground with Sweden’s govt on migration

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto called it unacceptable to draw parallels between the Nazi dictatorship and Hungary’s family policy. Szijjarto was speaking…

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Orban vows to expose the plans of Brussels bureaucrats

People have the right to information about “what Brussels is up to”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told public radio in an interview on Friday. The…

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Orban faces backlash over billboard campaign

The Hungarian government’s ad hoardings campaign on “Brussels’ plans” contains accurate, true and tenable statements, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, told…

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Press uncovers “secret” refugees from Venezuela

Several independent sources confirmed that Hungary accepted approximately 300 refugees from Venezuela after the country’s descent into political and economic turmoil, Index.hu wrote on Thursday….

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Message to Swedish minister Annika Strandhall from Hungary’s strongest opposition party

“With such different backgrounds, I believe it’s only natural that we cannot agree on everything and we don’t need to,” Jobbik’s group leader and deputy…

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Swedish MFA summons Hungary’s ambassador after deputy PM’s remark

Hungary’s ambassador to Stockholm, Adrien Muller was summoned to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen called Sweden’s Minister of…

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Hungary and the Commission accuse each other of spreading fake news

The European Commission on Tuesday rebuked a media campaign by the Hungarian government aimed at European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. businessman George Soros,…

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Hungary opens trade representation on Jerusalem

The Hungarian government will open a foreign trade representation in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday, adding that the move is “another step…

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New allies would welcome Orban

French MEP Nicolas Bay talked about the status quo changes he expect in the European Parliament after the elections to Hungarian news site Azonnali. According…

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EP2019: Fidesz to have more mandates

The European Parliament published its first seat projections for the European elections, according to which “the next hemicycle would reflect a more fragmented political landscape…

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Szijjarto: Budapest Process to become symbol for stopping pro-migration forces

The Budapest Process interregional forum on migration will become a symbol for stopping pro-migration forces, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Saturday, commenting on the…

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Timmermans calls for fair wages in EU – Socialist congress

Frans Timmermans, addressing a Hungarian Socialist Party congress in Budapest on Saturday, called for fair wages in the European Union and closing the wage gap…

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Novak demands an apology from Swedish minister

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…

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State secretary supports Trump’s state of emergency declaration

“Go Trump!” – Szilard Nemeth, State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence wrote on his Facebook page on Friday, after US President Donald Trump decided…

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Successful campaign against the Migration Compact

Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap interviewed Austrian identitarian leader Martin Sellner about his campaign against the UN Global Compact for Migration. According to the right-wing activist,…

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MFA summons Swedish ambassador

Hungary’s foreign ministry has summoned the Swedish ambassador over critical remarks by a Swedish minister concerning the Hungarian government’s recent family assistance measures, the foreign…

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Timmermans attends Socialists’ congress

The Spitzenkandidat of the European Socialists (PES), Frans Timmermans attends the party congress of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) on Saturday, Hungarian media reported. According…

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Szijjarto dismisses Swedish minister’s criticism

Sweden’s minister for social affairs compared Hungary’s new family assistance measures to Nazism. Foreign Minister Szijjarto hit back by criticising the Scandinavian country’s migration policy….

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China refutes US pressure, applauds Szijjarto

One day after the joint press conference of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto in…

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Lamberts: No alliance with Jobbik

The European Green Party would expel Hungary’s Politics Can Be Different (LMP) party, if they start cooperating with the right-wing conservative Jobbik party, Philippe Lamberts…

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Protest for the Academy of Sciences

Government plans to reorganise the structure and funding of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) have triggered protests from opposition parties on Tuesday. The leftist…

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Hungarian govt rejects Soros’s article

Hungarian-born American billionaire George Soros published an article on Monday entitled “Europe, please wake up!”. He urged “pro-European” forces to protect Europe from its external…

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Szijjarto: Hungary-US political ties on the mend

Hungary and the United States have started to rebuild their political ties, the Hungarian foreign minister said after meeting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…

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Orban announces major family protection package

Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point family protection action plan in his state-of-the nation address in Budapest on Sunday. “This is Hungary’s answer to…

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Pompeo to give Orban a hard time

The United States State Department held a telephonic press briefing about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming visit to Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, Brussels and Reykjavik….

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Orban: No decisions should be made before the European elections

No major decisions should be made before the European parliamentary elections “when European citizens will make their choice”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at a…

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Pompeo visits Hungary on Monday

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Hungary next week, National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Twitter, according to news portal Origo. The…

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Lauren Southern slams pro-migration NGOs

Canadian right-wing YouTuber, author and filmmaker Lauren Southern spoke to Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap about her upcoming documentary, Borderless. According to Southern, when they started…

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Gulyas calls for Timmermans to be withdrawn

The Hungarian government has called on the European Commission president to withdraw EC vice president Frans Timmermans, who is the spitzenkandidat of the Party of…

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Freedom House deems Hungary “partly free”

According to the latest yearly report of the Freedom House, Hungary’s rank changed from “free” to “partly free”. The government dismissed the report. “Fidesz regained…

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Govt won’t receive Dutch parlt delegation

The Hungarian government will not receive the Dutch parliamentary delegation visiting Budapest to investigate the state of the rule of law in the country, a…

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Gulyas: Hungary attacked for its migration policy

The European Parliament election campaign is not the forum to chew over the politically motivated Article 7 procedure launched against Hungary, a government official said…

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All of our policies follow anti-migration stance – govt spox

Every element of Hungarian government policymaking follows from its anti-migration standpoint, Zoltan Kovacs, the state secretary for international communications and relations, said on Monday. The…

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Szijjarto: Hungary maintains zero tolerance stance on migration

Hungary has a policy of zero tolerance for migration and will never back any document that uses the UN’s global migration compact as a point…

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Jobbik leader vows to ‘fight to the end’ for change

Jobbik leader Tamas Sneider, at the conservative party’s season opening event on Saturday, vowed to “fight to the end” to “eliminate the current regime” and…

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Szajer calls EP Hungary debate cheapest auto-da-fe ever

The recent debate held in the European Parliament about the rule of law in Hungary can be regarded as “the most pointless and cheapest auto-da-fe…

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“The real fascists are in Brussels”

The European elites are worried that anti-immigration parties will take over, as the polls are predicting, Lega MEP Marco Zanni tells Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap,…

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Jobbik convenes congress over Audit Office fine

Right-wing opposition Jobbik will convene an emergency congress to discuss the situation in light of fines levied on the party by the State Audit Office…

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Szijjarto: EU policy on China hypocritical

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Friday called the European Union’s policy on China “hypocritical” and said cooperation between the bloc and Beijing was in the…

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Slovenian MEP slams EU’s double standards

The debate about Hungary in the European Parliament on Wednesday was unnecessary, EU institutions should rather focus on how Slovenia’s left-wing government brings back censorship…

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Orban agrees that Maduro should leave Venezuela

Pablo Casado, President of the Spanish People’s Party, phoned Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday to discuss the situation in Venezuela, the prime minister’s communication’s…

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MEPs speak out in the EP’s Hungary debate

The issue of Hungary has been returned to the agenda of the European Parliament plenary session on Wednesday as a result of the EP election…

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Defence minister: Migration most serious threat to Europe

Migration is the biggest threat to the safety of Europeans, the defence minister said ahead of a two-day meeting with his European Union counterparts in…

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Szijjarto: Treating migration as given is dangerous to Europe

The policies of Brussels that handle migration as a given fact, and even encourage it, present a danger to Europe and they are harmful to…

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Orban: Hungary an ally of the U.S.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban told MTI on Tuesday that in Hungary there have been false international and Hungarian media reports regarding Hungary. The purpose of…

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Kovacs: Pro-migration forces hijacked EU institutions

A top Hungarian government official said on Monday that “left-wing and liberal migration policy advocates” had “hijacked” European institutions and were using them to promote…

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WSJ: Concerns over Orban’s Russian and Chinese ties

According to the Wall Street Journal, in a meeting with US Ambassador David B. Cornstein, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the American diplomats that…

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Hungary marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Commemorations were held in Budapest on Sunday, to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945. Gergely…

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Szijjarto slams EU institutions for pro-migration decisions

International institutions that make decisions and adopt documents that encourage migration “are making a huge mistake”, Hungary’s foreign minister said on Friday. Peter Szijjarto spoke…

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Orban calls EP’s Hungary debate a campaign event

The European Parliament’s debate on the rule of law in Hungary will be a “George Soros-type seance, an election rally, a campaign event”, Prime Minister…

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Hungary’s honorary consul in Norway resigns

In a letter to Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s honorary consul in Trondheim, Eszter Vanky wrote that she’s been worried…

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“Stop Soros” infringement procedure stepped up

The European Commission has entered its infringement procedure against Hungary concerning Hungary’s “Stop Soros” laws in the next phase, the body announced on Thursday. The…

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The government won’t attend the EP’s debate on Hungary

The Hungarian government will not participate in next week’s European Parliamentary debate concerning observance of the rule of law in Hungary, Gergely Gulyas, the head…

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