Category: World
World 19.06.21 | 14:04

Orban: Hungary is paying a high price for going against the dominant European thinking on migration and on other issues

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned that Hungary is paying a high price for “swimming against the dominant European political current” on the issue of migration. Orban said that the movement of migrants into Europe is organized and not a spontaneous event. When you see tens of thousands...

World 17.06.21 | 21:55

Hungary to reopen internal Schengen borders next week

Hungary will reopen its internal Schengen borders from June 24, unless the pandemic takes an unexpected turn for the worse, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said at the Hungarian embassy in Bratislava on Wednesday. Szijjarto said that currently only 19 border crossings between Hungary...

World 11.06.21 | 11:31

G7 summit kicks off with focus on pandemic and climate change

Leaders of the Group of Major Industrialized Nations (G7) are meeting on Friday for a summit that is overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. On the first day, leaders are due to discuss recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, focusing on questions such as Covid-19 vaccine donations and financial aid...

World 10.06.21 | 17:03

V4: Orban calls on Europe to prepare for a decade of epidemics and mass migration

Over the past 15 years, Europe has had to grapple with three severe crises: the 2008 economic crisis, the 2015 migration crisis and the current coronavirus crisis. Hungary’s government aims to draw the lessons of these crises, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban told a press briefing, adding that Hungary...

World 10.06.21 | 09:29

Covid likely to recur every year but be kept under control by vaccine top-ups, says German expert

The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to become an epidemic by the autumn or winter, which can be expected to recur every year but be controlled by vaccine boosters, according to a leading German virologist, Guardian writes. Christian Drosten has said he believes the number of coronavirus cases will rise after...

World 09.06.21 | 18:49

Orban: Hungary supports Albania’s EU membership

Hungary is fully committed to supporting Albania’s European Union accession at the earliest possible time, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Budapest on Tuesday, after talks with PM Edi Rama, his Albanian counterpart, the V4 news agency reported. Albania is in a de-facto group with Macedonia, as...

World 09.06.21 | 09:02

US to blacklist anyone who opposes the Ohrid and Prespa Agreements

The White House has released an Executive Order of President Joseph Biden on “Blocking Property And Suspending Entry Into The United States Of Certain Persons Contributing To The Destabilizing Situation In The Western Balkans”, dated 8 June. No persons are named in the text released by the White...

World 08.06.21 | 17:10

Orban dismisses criticism from Heiko Maas – the German left is attacking Hungary again

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed criticism from German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who called for EU member states to be stripped of their veto rights in foreign policy decisions. Maas claimed outrage at Hungary’s reluctance to join in a resolution condemning China. The European...

World 07.06.21 | 16:41

German Minister Maas calls for an end to the single state veto power in EU foreign policy decisions

German Foreign Affairs Minister Heiko Maas said that the European Union will need to end the principle of making foreign policy decisions by unanimity. Maas accused unnamed EU member states of undermining European common foreign policy with their unilateral decisions. It’s believed he mostly had...

World 07.06.21 | 13:46

France sends second Statue of Liberty statue to United States

France is to send Monday a new Statue of Liberty to the US, 135 years after the first iconic sculpture was sent to New York City in 1886. The new statue will “pay homage to all those who enabled the installation of the first Statue of Liberty, and those who have fought for what she represents all...

World 01.06.21 | 22:32

WHO gives emergency approval to Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday granted emergency approval to a second Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in China. The shot, developed by pharmaceutical firm Sinovac, has the highest standards in terms of effectiveness and manufacturing, the WHO said. According to the WHO‘s Strategic...

World 01.06.21 | 13:47

Laura Kovesi named European Chief Prosecutor

The European Union appointed Romanian prosecutor Laura Kovesi as its Chief Prosecutor within the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Kovesi was frequently invited to Macedonia to meet with now disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, during the Colored Revolution days, when Janeva was used...

World 31.05.21 | 13:01

Salvini proposes a European right-wing coalition

Italian politician Matteo Salvini called for the creation of a coalition of all right wing parties in Europe. He estimates that the coalition could have 130 seats in the European Parliament and become its second or third political force. The proposal comes shortly after the Hungarian Fidesz left the...

World 27.05.21 | 16:52

V4: Orban in talks with Spanish right-wing VOX party leader

Santiago Abascal, the leader and MP of the Spanish VOX party, paid a visit to Hungary and was also received by Hungarian PM Viktor Orban in Budapest on Thursday morning, PM Orban’s press chief, Bertalan Havasi, the V4 news agency reported. Border protection, family policy, Christian culture –...

World 26.05.21 | 18:42

Orban: Climate protection important, but large polluters should pay the price

In a video published on his social media accounts, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban provided details on the EU summit in Brussels, noting that the EU heads of state and government have discussed three important issues, including climate change where opinions were divided, the V4 news agency reported. Regarding...

World 25.05.21 | 17:51

EU leaders pledge to donate COVID-19 vaccines to poorer nations

EU leaders agreed Tuesday to donate at least 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to poorer nations by the end of the year as supplies steadily rise across Europe. Gathered in Brussels for a two-day summit, the 27 leaders backed a text in which they pledge to continue efforts “to increase global...

World 21.05.21 | 14:48

Hungary ends most restrictions as the number of vaccinated citizens reaches 5 million

Hungary announced that it is ending all restrictions, including the curfew and masking in public spaces, as the number of vaccinated citizens reached five million. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sourced both wester and eastern vaccines from the start of the year, and now Hungary leads the European...

World 20.05.21 | 12:29

V4: Orban tells Dzurinda that the EU still doesn’t treat central European countries equally

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban issued a response to former Slovak Prime Miniter Mikulas Dzurinda, after the two collided on the role the Visegrad countries should play in the future of Europe. Orban tells Dzurinda that the V4 countries are not treated as equal partners in the EU, and insists...

World 19.05.21 | 14:28

EU to open borders for vaccinated tourists from outside the bloc

The European Union is to ease entry restrictions for tourists from outside the bloc who have been fully vaccinated with an EU-approved Covid-19 shot, EU member representatives agreed on Wednesday. The planned changes, announced by the European Commission should be linked to the bloc’s own domestic...

World 16.05.21 | 12:57

Orban: Starting Monday Hungarians living anywhere in the world can register for vaccination

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Hungarian nationals living outside the country will be eligible to register and be inoculated with the coronavirus jab in Hungary as of Monday, the V4 news agency reported. He also shared a video post of the news on social media. We are currently at the...

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