Category: World
World 19.02.20 | 11:21

V4: Orban sends memorandum to the European People’s Party

Hungarian PM and ruling Fidesz President Viktor Orban has sent a memorandum to the leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP) with a view to altering the EPP’s strategic guideline. “If we wish to renew the EPP, the internal debates regarding the EPP’s future mission are inevitable”,...

World 18.02.20 | 20:22

EU car sales down by 7.5 per cent in January

Sales of new cars in the European Union dropped year-on-year by 7.5 per cent in January, an industry group said Tuesday, blaming the fall on new taxes. Just under 957,000 new cars were registered in the EU last month, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said in its monthly bulletin. “Major...

World 16.02.20 | 22:03

Orban: Hungary doesn’t have to be liked by the tired Brussels elites

Hungary has learnt that it doesn’t have to be liked by the tired Brussels elites, said Hungarian Prime MInister Viktor Orban in his state of the nation speech. Orban called for a return to national sovereignty across Europe, as a counter-weight to the concentration of power in Brussels. In the...

World 14.02.20 | 15:28

Hungary promotes family friendly policies in an attempt to increase the birth rate

Hungary will allow families with two or more children to receive subsidies to buy homes and cars, while women with more than four children will be exempt from paying tax. Hungarians have worked hard to achieve the current levels of economic growth, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in defense of the pro-family...

World 12.02.20 | 10:39

Letter bombs go off in Amsterdam and Kerkrade, no injuries

An explosion at an office building in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam has resulted in no injuries, according to reports, DW writes. The incident occurred at a postal company office and police said they believed it was from a device that had been posted. The Amsterdam police tweeted: “On Wednesday...

World 12.02.20 | 09:31

China, Japan report rise in coronavirus infections

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus has reached 44,653 in China, while Japan reported 174 cases, the largest number of infections outside China, health authorities said Wednesday. Ninety-seven deaths and 2,015 new infections were reported over a 24-hour interval in mainland China,...

World 10.02.20 | 18:26

V4: Soros network springs into action in Italy

Italy has witnessed the emergence of a new civic movement recently. The group called “Sardines” plans to step up against right-wing political forces with a particular focus on former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s anti-immigration Lega party. The organisation comprising a number...

World 08.02.20 | 11:29

Number of new coronavirus infections in China on the rise again

The number of newly-diagnosed infections of the new coronavirus rose by 3,399 over a 24-hour period in China, and another 86 deaths were reported, health authorities said on Saturday. This is a reverse of a slight decline in new infections that was reported in previous days. The total number of infections...

World 07.02.20 | 10:35

Japan cruiser drama: Number of passengers infected with the coronavirus grows to 61

The number of passengers who are infected with the coronavirus virus on the Diamond Princess cruiser in Japan rose to 61. There are more than 3.700 people on the ship, including three Macedonian citizens. The cruiser was quarantined in the Japanese port of Yokohama on Monday after one Chinese passenger...

World 06.02.20 | 22:04

More than 40 dead after two avalanches hit eastern Turkey

Turkish authorities recovered two more bodies buried by snow on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 41 following two avalanches in Turkey‘s eastern province of Van along the border with Iran. The avalanches hit Van’s mountainous district of Bahcesaray on Tuesday and then at noon on Wednesday. The...

World 06.02.20 | 12:26

V4: Economic success is a prerequisite to conservative politics, Orban says

During a panel discussion at the National Conservatism Conference organised by the Edmund Burke Foundation in Rome on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban described economic success as a prerequisite to conservative politics. The Hungarian premier travelled to Italy on Monday where he met Lega chief...

World 05.02.20 | 13:14

Canadian proposal threatens freedom of speech

PM Trudeau’s liberal government is planning to introduce measures that would force every news website to obtain a government licence to operate in Canada. The government has come up with the proposal in a bid to renew its communication channels, although the minister in charge admittedly does not...

World 05.02.20 | 11:50

Pelosi tore up Trump’s speech in a tense State of the Union address

In a dramatic State of the Union address, US President Donald Trump presented his accomplishments over the past three years and honored a great friend and supporter, while the Democratic Party did all it could to express its displeasure with him as it tries to impeach Trump. In what appeared to be deliberate,...

World 03.02.20 | 13:03

Greta Thunberg nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the second year on a row, Daily Mail reported. Two politicians in Sweden have nominated the teenage campaigner for the 2020 prize for her work to raise awareness of the climate crisis. Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, of...

World 02.02.20 | 13:23

V4: Positions on EU budget far apart, Orban says

The member states’ views regarding the European Union’s new multi-annual budget are still far apart, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters after the head-of-government-level meeting of the Friends of Cohesion group in the Portugese city of Beja on Saturday, the V4 news agency...

World 01.02.20 | 13:40

Greta Thunberg to trademark her name and Fridays for Future

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s family has applied to trademark her name and the Fridays For Future climate movement she started from scratch in 2018. While their official explanation is to make the financials of the movement more transparent, the move could also boost the family’s not insignificant...

World 31.01.20 | 23:07

Macron: Brexit is a ‘historic alarm signal’ for Europe

Brexit is “a historic alarm signal that must sound in all our countries, that must be heard by all of Europe and make us reflect,” says French President Emmanuel Macron. The referendum campaign that led to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union should be a reminder of “what lies can do to...

World 31.01.20 | 19:53

Britain officially leaves EU at midnight

Britain officially exits the European Union at midnight Central European Time today, after three and a half years of negotiations with the bloc. The U.K. withdrawal agreement was quietly finalized in Brussels on Thursday. In London, few changes will be immediately apparent, though Brexit supporters,...

World 30.01.20 | 18:48

V4: Court orders criminal supervision of another captain involved in Danube boat tragedy

The captain of the Viking Idun has been placed under criminal supervision by a binding court ruling, the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Budapest has told Hungary’s state news agency (MTI). The Viking Idun was following another ship, the Viking Sigyn, which collided with a Hungarian sightseeing...

World 30.01.20 | 10:16

Scottish parliament demands independence vote, vows to keep EU flag

Scotland’s devolved parliament on Wednesday voted to demand the right to hold a referendum on independence and to keep the EU flag flying at its main entrance after Britain leaves the European Union on Friday. Scotland must have “a choice between accepting Brexit as part of the Westminster [British...

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