Tag: Hungary
Balkans 01.10.21 | 23:23

Hungary and Serbia open their new gas connector

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and the Serbian Police Minister Aleksandar Vulin opened the gas inter-connector that will supply Hungary with gas delivered through the newly built Russian trans-Balkan pipeline. Deliveries begin today, Serbian media reported. Hungary signed a 15 years long...

World 28.09.21 | 18:11

Hungary rejects criticism from Ukraine after it secured a new gas supply agreement

Hungary rebuffed criticism from Ukraine, whose authorities criticized the newly reached agreement for gas deliveries with the Russian Gazprom company, that will have the option to by-pass Ukraine. Gazprom developed a pipeline through Bulgaria and Serbia, who are linked to the TurkStream line. It’s...

World 12.09.21 | 22:03

Pope Francis visits Hungary

Pope Francis began his apostolic visit to Hungary today, declaring it a “pilgrimage to the heart of Europe”. As part of the pilgrimage, the Pope will also visit Slovakia. This morning, the Pope met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who also attended the Mass at Heroes’ Square...

World 05.09.21 | 15:55

V4: Orban’s popularity up 20 per cent on left-wing’s potential prime ministerial candidate

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has a 20 per cent lead over the current mayor of Budapest, one of the left-wing candidates aspiring to run for the office, in terms of the number of people who would pick him as Hungary’s next prime minister. Hungary will hold parliamentary elections in the spring of...

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 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 | 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 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...

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...

Macedonia 07.07.21 | 20:32

Soros’ network of NGOs is behind the allegations made against Hungary, Minister Varga says

Hungarian Justice Minister Judith Varga blamed billionaire stock speculator George Soros of using the network of organizations he funds to undermine the Hungarian reputation – most recently through the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) group. The RSF report was again critical of the press freedom...

World 07.07.21 | 18:29

Von der Leyen threatens Hungary over its sexual education law

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen demanded that Hungary amends its recent law allowing parents to have their children opt-out from sexual education that includes far left materials. According to Von der Leyen, Hungary would face legal action if it doesn’t comply. It is a disgrace...

World 30.06.21 | 11:13

IMF raises Hungary economic growth forecast to 6.2 %

The International Monetary Fund has revised its forecast of Hungary’s economic growth to 6.2 percent in 2021, from a projected 4.3 percent in May, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said on Tuesday, Daily News Hungary reported. In an assessment following a regular consultation, the IMF called Hungary’s...

World 25.06.21 | 13:23

We will never kneel before coloniser like Mark Rutte: Sharp response from the Justice Minister in Victor Orban’s government

Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga has accused Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of taking an old and arrogant coloniser tone after he said Hungary has no place in the European Union anymore because of its new law banning LGBT content in schools. As long as I live, I will make every effort so that...

World 24.06.21 | 09:08

Orban: Sexual education of children is a task for the parents

Children’s sexual education is up to their parents, but the fight against paedophilia is the duty of the state, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban told the German Press Agency (dpa) on Wednesday. Hungary is facing pressure from left wing politicians in Germany and other countries, over its law meant to...

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 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...

Macedonia 14.05.21 | 11:37

Border police to swap donated AstraZeneca vaccines from Hungary for Sinopharm

Hungary’s donation of six thousand “AstraZeneca” vaccines to the Macedonian border police, will not end with them, because most of them are under 60 years old, and that age category in the country is not allowed to receive the vaccines from this manufacturer, reports “Sloboden...

Macedonia 12.05.21 | 17:09

Hungary donated 6,000 vaccines for Macedonian border guards

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto arrived in Macedonia today to deliver a donation of 6,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines, which will be given to Macedonian border guards. Hungary is the best vaccinated country in Europe, while Macedonia has among the lowest vaccination rates, due to slow procurement...

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