Tag: orban
Economy 03.06.20 | 10:47

V4 leaders come out in opposition to the proposed EU economic rescue plan

The leaders of the V4 countries jointly came out in opposition to the proposed package for economic renewal, that is being prepared by the European Commission. The leaders of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia met with the President of the European Council Charles Michel to discuss the...

World 29.05.20 | 12:13

Orban expresses gratitude to the nation on his 10th anniversary as Prime Minister

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban expressed his gratitude to the public on the 10th anniversary of assuming the office. Orban shared a video that presents the most important moments of his second, now decade long term in office, including the economic successes, but also the fight against illegal...

World 22.05.20 | 11:50

V4: The threat isn’t over yet, Orban warns

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned the public that the threat of the coronavirus has not pass yet and urged them to remain vigilant. Orban said that the country will continue to relax the precautionary measures, starting with the smaller towns and leaving the densely populated metropolis of...

Balkans 15.05.20 | 17:11

Orban and Vucic declare a win in the first stage of the coronavirus crisis, will begin working on economic reconstruction

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic declared a victory over the first stage of the coronavirus epidemic, during their meeting in Belgrad today. Orban condemned the European Union for its lack of a joint healthcare policy and response during the epidemic, and said...

World 08.05.20 | 18:21

V4: Those who attack us do not care about democracy, Orban says

“We do not want to disintegrate in any empire”, the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban told Hungary’s public radio in his regular Friday morning interview. Orban said what we are witnessing today is a battle between nation states and empires, adding that those who attack Hungary...

World 04.05.20 | 19:35

Orban demands an apology from EPP officials who slandered Hungary

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sent a letter to the leaders of the parties from the conservative EPP group, demanding that those who insulted Hungary over its declaration of a state of emergency, apologize. Orban specifically called out the recently appointed head of the EPP, Donald Tusk, over...

World 30.04.20 | 11:54

Orban: The first phase of the crisis is over, Hungary is coming back to life

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that Hungary is re-opening after successfully ending the first stage of the coronavirus crisis. Shops and public spaces across the country, except for the densely populated Budapest, will re-open, and citizens will be asked to maintain a distance of 1,5...

World 24.04.20 | 17:40

V4: Life can restart gradually, under strict schedule, Orban says

First phase of coronavirus protection efforts ends at the end of next week, instead of curfew restrictions, the government will create new rules and life can restart gradually, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an interview with Hungarian public media on Friday, the V4 news agency reported. In...

Macedonia 08.04.20 | 15:37

Mucunski: Macedonia received the most help from the governments of Jansa, Orban, Trump and Erdogan

Macedonia received the most medical assistance from its friends such as Slovenia, Hungary, the United States and Turkey, said VMRO-DPMNE official Timco Mucunski. These countries organized air shipments of medical assistance, or provided financial aid to Macedonia to fight the epidemic. In these difficult...

World 07.04.20 | 19:26

Hungary begins its second coronavirus stimulus program

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that the second portion of the major stimulus package he has prepared will go into effect. “We will not lose what we have been building for so long”, Orban said, referring to the significant economic growth and rising living standards over the...

World 06.04.20 | 10:37

Hungary: Orban orders public parking to be made available free of charge

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a decree to make public parking free of charge across the country. Orban said that this will help the public while the country tackles with the coronavirus pandemic. The move will apply to public schools as well, which can now be used as parking spaces.

World 04.04.20 | 16:07

Orban: Not now EPP, I’m busy

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sent a letter to the Secretary General of the Euroepan People’s Party Antonio Lopez – Isturiz telling him he is much too busy to play the usual political games about the membership of the Hungarian ruling Fidesz party in the European center-right group. With...

World 03.04.20 | 20:09

V4: Hungary prepares a major stimulus package, aims to create more jobs than the epidemic destroys

Hungary is introducing a coronavirus fund that will help redice the economic damage the country will suffer from the epidemic. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that he is preparing the greatest stimulus program Hungary has ever seen and it will be geared toward saving and creating jobs. We must create...

World 24.03.20 | 11:59

China delivers three million masks and 86 respirators to Hungary

A Chinese cargo plane delivered three million masks, 100.000 coronavirus testing kits and 86 respirators to Hungary today. Prime Minister Viktor Orban was at the Budapest airport to welcome the cargo, one of the ten such shipments that are expected. Hungary has had 180 confirmed coronavirus patients...

World 17.03.20 | 18:25

Orban says that high immigration levels and the spread of the coronavirus are linked

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned that foreign exchange students may have contributed to the spread of the coronavirus in Hungary, which was forced to close down its education system. Orban linked the fight against the spread of the virus with his campaign against high immigration levels i...

World 12.03.20 | 22:56

Ladies first – Orban shows that manners matter even during an epidemic

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban posted a video of his check-up at the Budapest airport. Orban allowed his wife to have her temperature measured first. “Look out for one another!”, he wrote on his Instagram account. View this post on Instagram Vigyázzunk...

Macedonia 09.03.20 | 15:50

Mickoski meets Orban, calls for an EU accession talks date for Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest today, to discuss the prospects of opening EU accession talks for Macedonia. Mickoski said that he is urging the opening of accession talks despite the high levels of crime and corruption perpetrated by...

Balkans 04.03.20 | 16:49

Orban warns that there already are 130.000 migrants in the Balkans

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned that there are 130.000 illegal migrants in the Balkans already, even if the Greek security line on the border with Turkey holds. It won’t be enough to just defend the border between Greece and Turkey, the Hungarian leader said, adding that the EU will...

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 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...

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