Tag: Hungary
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...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 13:53

Hungarian Ambassador denies allegations that it is funding anti-NATO propaganda in Macedonia

Hungarian Ambassador to Macedonia Laszlo Dux denied the allegations published in the Slovenian press and from Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt that Hugnary is funding “anti-NATO” propaganda in Macedonia. Hungary strongly supports this country’s NATO membership. You are aware that, 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...

Balkans 07.02.20 | 10:23

V4: Migrant caravan heading through Serbia to Hungary

Several hundred migrants have gathered on the Serbian side of the Hungary-Serbia border in a bid to enter Hungary, a Hungarian public television correspondent reports from the border on Thursday afternoon. Migrants have been organising their plans for weeks in closed groups on social media, a news correspondent...

World 16.01.20 | 19:11

V4: Hungarian officials say Brussels adopts Communist style methods against countries that oppose open borders

On Thursday, the European Parliament (EP) voted to continue the rule of law probe launched against Hungary and Poland. Left-wing MEPs did not present any arguments based on facts in the debate on Wednesday and the rule-of-law issue is merely a “cover story” for the attack of pro-immigration...

World 14.01.20 | 11:19

V4: High migration pressure at Hungary’s borders

The first two weeks of the year has given a lot of work to police officers and soldiers protecting the borders, and the migration pressure is high, the Hungarian Interior Ministry’s state secretary said at a press conference in Budapest on Monday, the V4 news agency reported. Karoly Kontrat added...

World 10.01.20 | 21:38

Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population

Hungary will provide free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to couples at state-run clinics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced. He said fertility was of “strategic importance”. Last month his government took over Hungary’s fertility clinics. Mr Orban, a right-wing nationalist,...

Balkans 02.01.20 | 13:31

V4: Migrant flow through the Balkans doubled in 2019

Hungarian authorities are warning that the number of illegal crossings along the Balkan migrant route have doubled in 2019 compared to 2018. Gyorgy Bakondi, security adviser at the Hungarian Government, said that the increased pressure against Hungary was seen mainly on the Serbian border, but also noticeable...

Balkans 27.12.19 | 12:11

V4: Hungarian police intercept 139 illegal migrants on the Serbian border on Boxing Day

Hungarian police officers apprehended 101 foreign nationals along the Bacs-Kiskun county section of the Serbia-Hungary border on 26 December. The migrants, who claimed to be Palestinian, Syrian, Iraqi and Algerian citizens, entered Hungary illegally. Two migrants were prevented from crossing the Hungarian...

Balkans 24.12.19 | 16:06

V4: Hungary apprehends 1.000 illegal migrants as Greece struggles with the migrant crisis

Last week more than a thousand people attempted to illegally enter Hungary, and thus the territory of the EU, according to a statement issued by the Hungarian Police Headquarters. It is a record-high number, five times of last year’s figure. The pressure of migration has steadily increased in...

World 29.11.19 | 14:10

V4: Hungary denies British media reports it is withdrawing from Eurovision because the event is too gay

After Hungary’s decision to pull out of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, a number of mainly British media outlets, led by the Guardian, are claiming that the decision was due to the prevalence of homosexual and LGBT themes in the song event. Former leader of the liberal group in the European Parliament,...

World 27.11.19 | 20:00

Hungary plans to send an astronaut to space in 2024

Hungary plans to send an astronaut to space in 2024, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said at a European Space Agency ministerial conference in Seville on Wednesday. He pointed out that the space industry is becoming one of the most important industries. This will be another opportunity for Hungary...

News 09.11.19 | 16:43

One year since Nikola Gruevski was forced to flee Macedonia

Today marks a year since Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski was forced to flee the country for Hungary, where he obtained asylum from political persecution. In the year since, many of the things he warned about came true, while the tip of the spear in the persecution campaign against him broke...

World 30.10.19 | 20:51

V4: Hungary vetoes Ukraine’s NATO membership candidacy

Hungary refused to sign a NATO Ambassadors’ joint statement on Ukraine’s candidacy for NATO membership on Wednesday. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto stated: “Hungary won’t surrender the Transcarpathian Hungarian community to geopolitics,” V4 news agency reports. Hungary...

World 24.10.19 | 17:02

Viktor Orban on the 1956 revolution: We wanted a free and independent Hungary in a Europe of nations

Neither Europe nor Hungary can survive if it turns against itself and goes against everything vital, including its past and ancestors, if it breaks with the lifestyle based on the triple foundation of liberty, independence and Christian brotherhood which made Europe and Hungary in it the most successful...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 11:15

Zaev says Poland and Hungary have problem with rule of law, internal problems

In his address in Vienna, talking about the European perspective in the region and why Macedonia should get a date for negotiations, Prime Minister Zaev emphasized that EU member states have similar problems as ours. According to Zaev, Poland and Hungary have problems with the rule of law and internal...

World 14.10.19 | 10:22

Fidesz wins most seats in Hungarian municipal elections

The ruling conservative Fidesz party won the municipal elections in Hungary, beating the united opposition in half of the two dozen largest cities and sweeping much of the countryside. Nineteen municipal councils across the country will be dominated by Fidesz. Fidesz remains the largest political force...

Macedonia 07.10.19 | 18:39

Hungary, same as Sweden, says “April 27” case is political persecution – Hungarian authorities will not extradite Gruevski

Hungary also confirmed the Swedish Supreme Court’s ruling that the storming of Parliament on April 27 is not terrorism and that the suspects in this case are in fact victims of political persecution. The country will not extradite former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for the events of April 27,...

Balkans 30.09.19 | 18:24

V4: Final no on Trocsanyi and Plumb

Trocsanyi’s crime was that he helped the government to protect Hungary from migration, Hungary’s Government said after the final decision of the European Parliament’s (EP) legal affairs committee (JURI), rejecting the nomination of Laszlo Trocsanyi as EU Enlargement Commissioner. JURI...

World 24.09.19 | 15:50

V4: BMW to invest one billion euros in Hungary

The representatives of the BMW Group and the mayor of the city of Debrecen signed the purchase agreement of an industrial area on Tuesday, which will open the way to the construction of the BMW car factory, Hungary’s Innovation and Technology Minister Laszlo Palkovics said. Despite the unfavourable...

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