Tag: 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...

World 20.09.19 | 13:52

V4: Budapest: withdrawing EU funds as a political punishment is unacceptable

Hungarian members of the European Parliament protested against the attempts to cut funding in the next EU budget. The European People’s Party sided with the Hungarian ruling Fidesz party in its call to block the changes to the budget, the V4 news agency reported. According to the Council, the government...

World 12.09.19 | 10:10

DW: New EU Enlargement Commissioner – Orban’s triumph over EU

Deutsche Welle assesses that former Hungarian Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi’s election as new Enlargement Commissioner is a diplomatic triumph for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as Trocsanyi is considered “a man who is fully loyal to Orban”. The last Hungarian EU Commissioner...

Balkans 10.09.19 | 20:45

Trocsanyi says it’s a great honor to be nominated to lead the EU enlargement process

Laszlo Trocsanyi, the Hungarian candidate to be the European Commissioner for enlargement, said that it is a great honor for him to receive the nomination. I’m happy that the new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expects me to assume the position of Commissioner for neighborhood policy...

World 29.07.19 | 11:27

Hungarian economy expected to grow by 4.3 percent in 2019

In his latest report, the Hungarian GKI Economic Research Institute improved its forecast for this year’s GDP growth, from 4% to 4.3%, the V4 news agency reported. Based on their analysis, April-May data suggests that the growth of the Hungarian economy started slowing down in the second quarter compared...

World 10.07.19 | 17:38

Slovakia’s president to visit Budapest after Prague

At the invitation of Hungary’s President Janos Ader, Slovak President Zuzana Caputova will pay an official visit to Hungary on Thursday. The Budapest visit will be Caputova’s second official trip abroad, V4NA reports. Caputova will be received with military honours at Szent Gyorgy Square...

World 05.07.19 | 18:21

Ukraine summons Hungarian Ambassador over Minister Szijjarto’s comments

On 4 July, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Hungarian ambassador Istvan Ijgyarto, demanding an explanation for Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto’s statements in Toronto, wrote the Ukrainian news portal gordonua.com. The statement of the Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs that former...

Macedonia 25.06.19 | 15:15

Hungary’s Parliament votes “for” Macedonia’s NATO accession

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, at the invitation of the Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, László Kövér attended Tuesday the ratification of Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol by the National Assembly of Hungary. 153 MPs voted unanimously “for” and backed the...

World 25.06.19 | 12:28

More and more Germans move to Hungary due to bad migrant policies in their country

More and more Germans who are dissatisfied with Angela Merkel’s policies towards migrants decide to leave the country. Many of them choose Hungary, around Lake Balaton, where some 30,000 Germans live. In this region, Germans buy small houses with a yard, which can be bought for about 20,000 euros. Germans...

Balkans 10.06.19 | 10:30

Romanian Defense Minister will assume control over a WWI grave site where Hungarians were attacked last week

The Romanian Ministry of National Defence is taking all the necessary steps to formally assume administrative control of the Uz Valley military cemetery, after the incident last week when Hungarians who came to honor their World War One dead, the V4 news agency reported. Romanian nationalists threw rocks...

World 30.05.19 | 10:19

Seven dead, a dozen missing after tourist boat accident in Budapest

A tragic boat accident claimed the lives of 7 people, and 16 more are missing in Budapest. A Danube river tourist boat hit another, larger boat, during a strong storm which limited visibility. According to the V4 news agency, there were 34 people aboard the ship Hableany, most of them tourists from...

World 26.05.19 | 21:56

Dominant win in Hungary gives Orban greater clout in coming EPP talks

Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party won 55 percent of the vote in the European elections held in Hungary. This guarantees 14 seats in the European Parliament for Fidesz, out of the 21 in total for Hungary. Turnout in Hungary grew by 11 percent to 30.5 percent, which further confirms Orban’s domination...

Economy 13.05.19 | 10:09

Hungary ranked among the ten best investment destinations in the world

Hungary ranked among the world’s ten most attractive investment destinations, according to the American investment magazine Site Selection, as it raked in investments from Germany and the United States. Nearly a 100 major investments were reported in 2018, bringing in 4.3 billion EUR into the Hungarian...

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