Category: World
World 08.08.21 | 11:35

Orban orders restrictions on children’s books with gay themes

Hungarian authorities have ordered shops to wrap children’s books that depict homosexuality in a positive light in closed packaging as the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán doubles down on his fight with civil rights campaigners and the European Union. Under a decree published Friday, stores...

World 30.07.21 | 14:00

Orban meets FIA president Jean Todt

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), who is also the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Transport Security, at the Carmelite Monastery on Friday morning before the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix...

World 27.07.21 | 13:08

70 percent of adults in EU have received at least one vaccine shot

Seventy percent of adults in the European Union have been jabbed at least once against Covid-19, the European Commission announced on Tuesday. “These figures put Europe among the world leaders,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a press release announcing the figures. About...

World 26.07.21 | 17:44

Extreme weather in focus as UN climate change panel meets

Recent floods in places like China and Germany, as well as other notable extreme weather events dominated the start of the meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday. Speakers noted the tragedies and made a call: The world, galvanized by the events, must act urgently...

World 25.07.21 | 17:17

Hungary will refuse EU coronavirus funds if they are tied to political conditions

The Hungarian Government announced that the country will reject funds from the EU coronavirus program, if it is linked to political conditions unrelated to the pandemic. EU officials demand that Hungary revokes a law that will allow parents to block sexual education for their children if they find it...

World 24.07.21 | 10:15

Orban says he won’t give up on the minor protection law regardless of the threats and blackmails

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed not to give up over the law that will prevent spreading pornographic materials in schools without parental consent. They will blackmail and they will threaten us, they will launch all sorts of procedures, they will postpone transfers, but we can’t give...

World 21.07.21 | 13:45

Hungary will support companies that set up businesses abroad

Hungary’s government is launching a 10 billion forint (EUR 27.8m) program aimed at supporting Hungarian companies looking to increase their presence in foreign markets, Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said, Daily News Hungary reported. As part of the scheme recommended by...

World 21.07.21 | 13:37

Hungary will put its law for protection of children from pornographic materials to a referendum

Hungary will hold a referendum on the proposal to protect minors from pornographic and LGBT materials. The conservative led country was raked over the coals by leftist and centrist European politicians, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that he will leave it to the citizens to decide. In the coming...

World 21.07.21 | 13:30

Budapest to Vienna and Warsaw in high speed trains running up to 300 kilometers per hour

The preparational works for the construction of the Budapest-Warsaw section can continue, Daily News Hungary reports. A high-speed railway will be built to bring the capital of Slovakia, Austria, and Poland a little bit closer by making it possible to reach these cities very fast. The Hungarian Ministry...

World 21.07.21 | 11:27

Hungary rejects the EU’s rule of law report, will push for a debate on the future of Europe

The European Commission’s new rule-of-law report should not be used for ideological purposes and for blackmailing the member states, Judit Varga, Hungary’s justice minister, said, adding that the states’ sovereignty and the treaties of the European Union must be respected. The minister called the...

World 20.07.21 | 10:51

Marxist Castillo wins presidential election in Peru

Marxist village schoolteacher Pedro Castillo has won Peru‘s presidential election, the National Election Board (JNE) said on Monday. The candidate of the Marxist-Leninist Peru Libre party received 50.12 per cent of the vote to right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori’s 49.87 per cent in the June 6 election,...

World 18.07.21 | 21:13

Merkel says Germany must do more to tackle climate change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that Europe’s largest economy must get better and faster in tackling the impact of climate change after record floods caused the country’s worst natural disaster in nearly six decades, Reuters reported. “The sum of all events that we are...

World 18.07.21 | 11:10

Fauci says U.S. ‘probably would still have polio’ if there had been as much misinformation as with covid vaccines now

If the health misinformation currently spreading regarding coronavirus vaccines existed during the days of polio, it would have never been eradicated, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said Saturday in an interview with CNN. “We probably would still have polio...

World 17.07.21 | 10:57

EU health agency expects Covid-19 infections to rise sharply

The European Union health agency ECDC is predicting a sharp rise in new coronavirus infections in Europe due to the spreading of the Delta variant. Based on forecasts for the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), the Stockholm-based agency expects the number of cases in the region to rise...

World 16.07.21 | 11:25

Reeker named US charge d’affaires in London

Former US Ambassador to Macedonia Philip Reeker was named charge d’affaires to the US Embassy in London. Reeker, an outspoken supporter of the name change that is being imposed on Macedonia, held a high position for Europe and Eurasia at the State Department during the Trump administration, but...

World 16.07.21 | 10:01

Hungary will begin issuing a third booster shot, Orban says

Starting in August, Hungary will begin issuing third booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine, and will make it mandatory for healthcare workers, said Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Hungary leads the EU in vaccinations, thanks to its openness to various sources of the vaccine, and is now among the first...

Sport World 12.07.21 | 00:16

Italy wins the Euro Cup

Italy won the European Cup after a tense penalty shootout against England at Wembley stadium. The match ended 1:1. England went ahead in the 2nd minute through Luke Shaw, but Italy was firmly the better team for the remainder of the game and evened the score after a messy scramble in front of the English...

World 09.07.21 | 19:35

Orban: Europe is fortunate to be led by Jansa as divisions grow between the member states

During the meeting of the Visegrad Group in Ljubljana, convened by Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban said that Europe is fortunate to be led by Jansa. Slovenia, which is exceptionally close to the V4, holds the rotating Presidency of the European Council for...

World 08.07.21 | 21:43

Orban: Hungary will not allow LGBT activists in our kindergartens and schools

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban reiterated that he will not allow LGBT activists to enter kindergartens and public schools, despite pressure from the European Union. EU officials are pressuring Hungary after it adopted a law that allows parents to determine what kind of sexual education their children...

World 07.07.21 | 22:05

Orban rejects Von der Leyen’s threat

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban promptly responded to the threat from EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, over the sexual education law. Orban’s office said that the attempts by the European Union to get Hungary to revoke the law will be in vain. “The law will continue to...

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