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Orban: Europe is the home of nations

Europe’s greatness, strength and prestige are to be found in nation states that compete and at the same time cooperate with one another, Prime Minister…

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Kover: EP elections could launch new phase in life of EU

Next year’s European parliamentary elections could bring about the start of a new phase in the life of the European Union, Parliamentary Speaker Laszlo Kover…

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Expert: Weber has better chances

According to Hungarian political analyst Zoltan Kiszelly, it’s possible that Manfred Weber supported the Sargentini Report for tactical reasons, in order to increase his chances…

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Szijjarto: No agreement on quotas

“The issue of mandatory quotas has finally been removed from the agenda and everyone has understood that there will be no quotas,” Minister of Foreign…

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Orban urges closer cooperation within ASEM

Hungary will maintain its commitment to building closer cooperation within the Asia-Europe Meeting, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told an ASEM summit in Brussels on Friday,…

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Hungarian govt prefers Kurz’s proposal

The migration proposal by European Union presidency-holder Austria is “more realistic” but is still far from “having an acceptable outline”, government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said,…

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Fidesz accuses Verhofstadt of vicious attack

Fidesz has accused Guy Verhofstadt, the group leader of the Liberals in the European Parliament, of mounting “a vicious attack on Hungary due to its…

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Orban: The debate continues

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in a video posted on his Facebook page on Thursday, said Hungary had “successfully defended” its right to protect its borders…

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Orban: Our borders will be protected by our soldier

According to the Prime Minister, in contrast to the European Commission’s proposal, the borders of Hungary will be protected by Hungarian soldiers and police officers,…

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Parliament condemns the Sargentini Report

Hungarian lawmakers passed a resolution which urges the government “not to give in to blackmail” regarding the European Parliament’s report – written by Judith Sargentini…

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Szijjarto rejects the UN Migration compact

“There are no human rights linked to the illegal crossing of borders or the arbitrary choosing of target countries, and accordingly whenever the European Union…

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Kurz would keep Orban in the family

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz spoke about the Article 7 procedure against Hungary and Fidesz’s place in the European People’s Party (EPP) to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung….

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Szijjarto: Central Europe expects Commission to conclude Brexit deal

Central European countries expect the European Commission and other relevant EU institutions to make every effort to reach an agreement on the terms of Brexit,…

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Parlt to vote on Sargentini report resolution this week

Lawmakers will hold a five-day session in the next two-week period of parliament’s autumn session with a resolution on the Sargentini report and last year’s…

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Hungary’s govt to “shake up Brussels”

The Hungarian government has released this English-language internet video “in response to the affronts to our country,” Government Spokesman Zoltan Kovacs announced on his blog, About…

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US ambassador warns Orban

David Cornstein, the US Ambassador to Hungary stressed the importance of the Central European University (CEU) at an event held in the university on Wednesday…

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Szijjarto accuses Ukraine of anti-Hungarian hate campaign

Claiming no link between the Ukrainian state and a list containing the names of Hungarian-Ukrainian dual citizens equals to lying, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told…

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Govt spox hits back at Clinton criticism

Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs has hit back at Hillary Clinton’s criticism of British Prime Minister Theresa May over her Conservative Party’s rejection of the Sargentini…

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Erdogan calls for strengthening Turkish-Hungarian ties

Hungary’s government is “one of the most stable” cabinets in Europe, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a Hungarian-Turkish business forum in Budapest on Tuesday. The…

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Erdogan visits Budapest

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Hungary for a two-day visit on Monday at the invitation of his Hungarian counterpart Janos Ader. Ader…

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Hungary expels Ukrainian consul

Hungary is expelling a Ukrainian consul in retaliation against Ukraine’s expulsion of a Hungarian consul, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced on Thursday. Earlier in the…

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Gulyas: Hungary won’t change its migration policy

No dictum or indictment by the European Parliament will cause the Hungarian government to change its policy on migration, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the…

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Szijjarto: Success stories expected in Hungary-Russia ties

Hungarian-Russian relations will soon be characterised by success stories, having been in a downswing for many long years, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said after talks…

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After Sargentini: Orbanism has no real obstacles in Hungary

Orban’s party has learned nothing and has forgotten nothing either. The European Parliament’s vote on the Sargentini report and the weakened position of Fidesz within…

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Fidesz slightly more popular than before – poll

The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance is more popular than the opposition parties combined, and would win more than 60 percent of Hungary’s European parliamentary seats…

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V4 express railway

The Visegrad Group countries have decided to jointly build a high-speed railway connecting Budapest, Bratislava, Brno and Warsaw, the Hungarian foreign minister said after talks…

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Menczer: Ukraine’s attack on Hungarians is unacceptable

Hungary’s foreign minister will not be intimidated when it comes to the dispute with Ukraine over dual citizenship, a ministry official said on Sunday. Tamas…

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Orban and Morawiecki didn’t sign Walesa’s birthday card

  Donald Tusk, the European Council’s president wanted to greet his country’s famous freedom fighter, Lech Walesa with a birthday card signed by all members…

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Fidesz: Avramopoulos violated the rules

The MEPs of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance are turning to the European Commission president over European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos’s latest call on EU member…

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Szijjarto: UN Migration Pact worst possible way to tackle migration

Adopting the current comprehensive migration pact currently under discussion in the United Nations would be the worst possible step when it comes to tackling the…

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Orban: European politics must be changed in May

Next year’s European Parliamentary elections should bring about a change in the community’s policy, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a radio interview on Friday,…

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Szijjarto: Hungary continues to reject UN migration package

Hungary will not participate in the approval process of the United Nations’ global migration compact in any form and will not consider it binding at…

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“Brussels wants to speed up resettlement”

The Sargentini report is an act of political blackmail, and its goal is to strip Hungary of its sovereignty and to pressure it to change…

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Kover: EP elections decide about Europe’s future

The European Parliamentary elections next spring will decide about the continent’s future, Hungarian House Speaker Laszlo Kover told public news channel M1 on Wednesday evening….

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Gulyas slams Avramopoulos

Prime Minister’s Office chief Gergely Gulyas on Thursday criticised European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos for his recent remarks “promoting legal migration and the organised resettlement of…

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“Fake news media” to be punished?

Jobbik lawmaker Peter Jakab on Monday submitted to parliament a draft legislation proposing that media organisations convicted for providing false information should be stripped of…

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Szijjarto: Hungary will retaliate in kind if Ukraine expels consul

Hungary will retaliate in kind if Ukraine expels one of its consuls, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Sunday, but voiced hope that the two…

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Szijjarto: We are an anti-migration government

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto talked about the Sargentini-report, the Article 7 procedure against Hungary, migration, Russia and the V4 cooperation…

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FPÖ group leader supports Hungary’s government

Developments in Hungary should be recognised, the Austrian Freedom Party’s (FPÖ) group leader, Johann Gudenus told Hungarian public news channel M1. He stressed that his…

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Kovacs: Most EU countries reject proposal for enhanced Frontex role

The majority of European Union member states rejected the latest proposal to enhance the role of EU border agency Frontex in controlling the bloc’s external…

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Szijjarto accuses Ukraine of intimidation

The Hungarian government condemns in the strongest terms the Ukrainian leadership’s attempt to “intimidate” the ethnic Hungarian community in Transcarpathia, Hungary’s foreign minister said on…

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Orban: No need for Frontex to protect the border in our place

“There is no need for Frontex to protect the Hungarian border in our place,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Salzburg on Thursday. The cabinet…

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Article 7 procedure launched against Hungary

The Austrian presidency of the EU has received the letter of the European Parliament’s President, Antonio Tajani about the result of the vote on the…

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Orban: Hungary insists on right to protect border

Hungary insists on its right to protect its borders, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters ahead of an informal summit of EU leaders in Salzburg…

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The Stop Soros stays

Hungary will not withdraw its “Stop Soros” package of laws or its related constitutional amendment, according to the government’s response to the European Commission regarding…

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Hungary summons Spanish ambassador

Hungary’s foreign ministry has summoned the Spanish ambassador over the Spanish foreign minister’s recent critical remarks concerning Hungary. Foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar told…

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Fidesz submits resolution proposal condemning the Sargentini report

Fidesz and the government have submitted a resolution proposal to lawmakers that calls on the government “not to give in to blackmail” when it comes…

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Orban praises good cooperation with Russia

Hungary appreciates its relations with Russia and both countries “have an interest in maximising shared achievements”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after talks with Russian…

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Orban: Hungary is neither a passageway nor refugee camp

The issue of migration is not a partisan matter but a priority for the nation, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told lawmakers on Monday, the first…

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Szijjarto snubs French minister for alleging Hungarians left out of debate on migration

Hungary is the only state in Europe to have asked the people’s opinion on illegal migration, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Sunday, responding to…

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“Orban was the only one to do the right thing”

The debate about Judith Sargentini’s report on the situation in Hungary was scary because everyone was bashing Viktor Orban, when he was the only head…

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“Christianity is currently the most persecuted religion”

The Washington-based Center for Security Policy has awarded the Hungarian nation for its efforts to help persecuted Christian communities. The award was received by Tristan…

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EP approves the Sargentini report

Members of the European Parliament in a vote on Wednesday approved the Sargentini report that finds the rule of law in Hungary wanting. The report…

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Orban: pro-migration forces, blackmail Hungary

Hungary is being condemned by the European Parliament because its people have decided „that we won’t become a country of immigrants”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban…

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Orban marks Rosh Hashanah in letter to Jewish leaders

Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday marked Rosh Hashanah and sent his New Year’s wishes to leaders of Hungary’s Jewish communities. In the letter, the…

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Rogan: Sargentini report last, desperate attack

The European Parliament’s “pro-migration majority” is preparing to launch a “last and desperate attack on Hungary”, Antal Rogan, the head of the prime minister’s cabinet,…

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Bay: Sargentini wants to attack Hungary

Nicolas Bay, the shadow rapporteur of the LIBE report about Hungary, heavily criticised Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA) in an interview with the Hungarian public news channel,…

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Szijjarto slams “pro-migration forces”

French President Emmanuel Macron and EP President Jean-Claude Juncker are pro-migration politicians who criticise and “attack” Hungary because it rejected to accept migrants and defended…

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Sargentini: I want to protect the rights of Hungarians

In an interview with Hungarian news site HVG, Dutch green MEP, resposible for the report about Hungary, said that she presented her report deliberately after…

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Hungarian politicians slam Sargentini’s report

“The parliamentary investigation on which lawmakers have been asked to base their decision — known as the Sargentini report — is misleading and riddled with…

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Szijjarto calls for strong EU member states

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has called for “a strong European Union and a European community whose strength is founded on strong member states.” Speaking at…

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Prince Andrew visits Hungary

The Duke of York will pay an official visit to Hungary next Monday, the British Embassy in Budapest has told MTI. Prince Andrew’s two-day visit…

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Sargentini report: NGOs target MEPs

International civil groups have called on MEPs to vote for launching the EU’s Article 7 procedure against Hungary later this month. A Hungarian pro-government think…

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Szijjarto: Kyrgyzstan’s development in Hungary’s interest

The economies of Central Asian countries are developing at a fast rate and reaping the rewards of this boom is in Hungary’s interest, Peter Szijjarto,…

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Fidesz the only people’s party – poll

Support for the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats has remained high, with at least a third of every demographic group expressing support for the ruling parties, pollster…

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Orban: New world order dominated by the East

“Hungary is ready for opening a new chapter in the cooperation with Turkic states,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at the 6th meeting of the…

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Hungary’s new era

About the nature of the Orbán-regime Before the 1998 elections, Viktor Orbán promised „more than just a change of government”. Even with his victory, he…

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Szijjarto: France endangers the EU’s unity

Hungary rejects the French “threats” that European Union resources should be withdrawn from members that fail to demonstrate solidarity, and with such proposals France endangers…

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Sargentini report: Campaign start for Orban, burden for the opposition

The so-called Sargentini report, which will be debated by the European Parliament’s plenary on September 11, seems to be a difficult puzzle for the Hungarian…

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Orban supports Babis’s migration plans

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has voiced support for a proposal concerning migration presented by Andrej Babis, his Czech counterpart, during talks in Budapest late on…

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Bringing help where it’s needed

Instead of encouraging refugees to come to Europe, the activists at German NGO AHA (Alternative Help Association) Europe focus on preventing migration and bringing help…

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Gulyas: Sargentini report desperate attempt to punish Hungary

The Sargentini report is a “last, desperate attempt” of the pro-migration forces to punish Hungary for its consistent stance against migration before the next EP…

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Menczer: Sweden’s criticism baseless

The “pro-migration government” of Sweden has expressed “baseless criticism” over Hungary’s migration policy, foreign ministry state secretary for communication Tamas Menczer said on Friday. The…

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Orban attends the EP’s Hungary debate

Prime Minister Viktor Orban will attend the European Parliament’s plenary session on September 11, when the EP is scheduled to discuss the civil liberties committee’s…

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New alliance between Orban and Salvini

Politicians of Italy’s Lega praise good relations between Italian Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, while analysts react to their…

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Szijjarto summons Swedish ambassador

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Thursday summoned Sweden’s ambassador to Hungary over recent critical remarks by the Swedish government. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said…

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US ambassador sees no violation of freedom rights in Hungary

David B. Cornstein, the United States’ ambassador to Hungary, said he has not experienced any infringement on freedom rights in Hungary and should the case…

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Ader: Hungary to set up EUR 200m water development fund

Hungary is to launch a nearly 200 million euro fund for water management development, Hungarian President Janos Ader announced in his speech at the World…

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Orban: Salvini is my hero

The Italian interior minister is “the first Mediterranean politician that seeks to stop migrants”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the press in Milan on Tuesday,…

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Szijjarto: EU should speed up enlargement

The European Union should speed up its enlargement process, Hungary’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. Hungary’s government believes that the only way for the EU…

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Great expectations and controversy around the Salvini-Orban meeting

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is meeting Italy’s Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini this afternoon in Milan. According to Orban’s press chief, the two will…

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Busy month for Orban

The Hungarian prime minister will work under a tight schedule in the coming weeks, including talks with the Russian president and the Italian deputy prime…

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Szijjarto: EU must change migration policy

The European Union must change its policy concerning migration, the Hungarian foreign minister told public Kossuth Radio on Monday. Commenting on recent remarks by Andrea…

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State secretary: Employers main beneficiaries of economic migration

It is mainly capitalists employing workers who benefit from economic migration while lower-income groups see their situation deteriorate in countries receiving large numbers of immigrants,…

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Orban meets Putin on September 18

According to 444.hu’s information, Hungarian Prime Minister visits Moscow and meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 18. As we have reported before, Putin and…

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Salvini to meet Orban

Italian Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini told daily Corriere della Sera on Friday that he will meet Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Milan “in…

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Orban visits Kyrgizistan

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban attends the opening ceremony of the World Nomad Games, AKIPress reports. The event will take place in Isyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan between…

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Patriarch: Hungary helps the people to return to their homes

We have to make a distinction between the help provided by Hungary and the other Western countries, the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, Bechara Boutros al-Rahi…

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“The problem of illegal migration has not been solved”

A new building complex for Hungary’s operational police force was inaugurated in south-western Hungary’s Nagykanizsa on Wednesday. Police chief Janos Balogh said the new building…

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Muslims see Europe as prey – expert

No-go zones are already covering whole parts of Western European cities, security policy expert Jozsef Horvath told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap. According to Horvath, “the…

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MidEast Christians need international help

The support of the international community, including Hungary is necessary for the survival of the Middle Eastern Christian communities who constitute the roots of Christianity,…

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Gulyas: We support the neighbouring states

Hungary’s interest lies in having strong and successful neighbours, Gergely Gulyas, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, told a roundtable in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvar) in Transylvania…

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Ader: Hungary must stick to ‘St Stephen’s Western culture’

Hungary must insist on “the Western culture King Saint Stephen tied our future to”, President Janos Ader said in his address marking Hungary’s August 20…

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OSF office closed in Budapest

According to their decision in May, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) closed its office in Budapest on Friday and moves operations to Berlin. The head…

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Szajer: Migration issue to dominate 2019 EP elections

Those parties will be successful at next spring’s European Parliamentary elections that represent the public’s opinion about migration, MEP Jozsef Szajer said in an interview…

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Gulyas: No agreement on migration possible

“In the light of the Swedish government’s interventions to Hungarian affairs, I’m looking forward to the elections in Sweden”, Hungarian Minister Heading the PM’s Office,…

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Migration Aid to found a party

Hungarian NGO Migration Aid announced on its Facebook pagethat they are going to found a party on April 20. According to Migration Aid, this way…

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NYT: Trump befriends Orban

It was a huge victory for the Hungarian government when the US State Department cancelled its grant to fund independent rural media in Hungary, former…

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Officials express sympathy over Genoa bridge collapse

Hungarian President Janos Ader has expressed his condolences to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the collapse of a motorway bridge near the port city…

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Gulyas: Stable ties with Germany

The factory German car manufacturer BMW will build in Debrecen demonstrates the long-term stability and strength of Hungarian-German relations, Gergely Gulyas, head of the Prime…

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Hollik: Gender studies not compatible with Christian values

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance supports the government’s step to abolish gender studies courses in Hungary, the group’s spokesman Istvan Hollik told Hir Tv. According to…

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Iraqi fugitive murder suspect arrested on Hungary border

An Iraqi fugitive wanted internationally for murder has been arrested on Hungary’s southern border, the Bacs-Kiskun County police department said on the police.hu website on…

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Deputy PM: Gender is nonsense

The issue of gender studies was not on the agenda of the government’s meeting, because there are much more important topics, a government source told…

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“The psyche of the Hungarian people originates in the East”

Twenty-seven ethnic groups from twelve countries are participating in the Kurultaj Tribal Assembly of the Hun-Turkic Peoples, a biannual meeting of peoples of nomadic origin…

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“Liberal EU forces uniformity”

Hungary’s State Secretary for EU Relations Judit Varga attended a panel discussion at the Sziget Festival on Friday. According to her Facebook page, Varga joined the EU…

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Orban govt abolishes gender studies in Hungary

At the beginning of the week Hungarian universities received 24 hours from the Ministry of Human Capacities (EMMI) and the Ministry of Justice (IM) to…

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Fidesz unchallenged – polls

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has maintained its stable lead, opposition Socialists (MSZP) and left-liberal DK have minimally strengthened, while conservative Jobbik’s and green LMP’s popularity…

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Bakondi: Migration will be one of the most crucial issues of EP campaign

According to the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, uncontrolled mass immigration and its impact will perhaps be the most important topics of next…

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US foundation praises Hungary efforts to preserve Jewish cemeteries

The New York-based Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries has expressed appreciation for the Hungarian government’s efforts to renew Hungary’s Jewish cemeteries, in a…

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Orban meets Flemish right-wing youth leader

Dries Van Langenhove, the leader of the Flemish Schild und Vrienden right-wing students’ organisation had the opportunity to hold a conversation with Hungarian Prime Minister…

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Volner: Sweden’s leaders ‘on the side of migrants’

A government official, responding to Sweden’s intervention in the European Court of Justice case concerning Hungarian law on civil organisations, has said that it was…

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Semjen attends inauguration of Timisoara bishop

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen on Monday attended the inauguration ceremony of Jozsef Csaba Pal, the new Roman Catholic bishop of Timisoara (Temesvar), in Romania….

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Atkinson: We must secure the borders

If we import the third world we get third world problems,” British independent MEP Janice Atkinson told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap, adding that “rapes, gang…

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Eastern Ukraine children on holiday in Hungary

A group of children affected by the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine were greeted at the border town of (Chop) Csap before travelling to Hungary…

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Fidesz: Another ‘Soros org’ tries to interfere in Hungarian media

Another “Soros organisation” has attempted to interfere in Hungary’s media affairs, the parliamentary group of ruling Fidesz said on Saturday, in reaction to a recent…

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Corazza Bildt: The EPP has done everything to keep Orban in the family

Hungarian news site Azonnali.hu interviewed Swedish EPP MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt after she warned Hungary’s ruling Fidesz that PM Viktor Orban has gone too…

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Historic visit to Israel

Viktor Orban’s recent visit to Jerusalem was indeed historic because he was the first incumbent Hungarian prime minister to pay an official visit to the…

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Swedish EPP member slams Orban

The prime minister’s press chief on Friday reacted to an article by Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, an MEP who is a member of the European…

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Ukraine’s entry ban for Hungarian commissioner

The Prime Minister’s Office has voiced shock over remarks by Vasil Bodnar, Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister, who told Ukrainian online media that his government was…

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Ukraine summons Hungary’s ambassador

Ukraine has failed to get ahead in respect of its European Union and NATO aspirations, not because of Hungary, but due to its own mistakes,…

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