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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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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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