Tag: orban
World 27.05.19 | 11:24

Following his comfortable win, Orban wants to re-energize the European right

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban celebrated his win in the European elections on Sunday by declaring that he proved his own people are closer to him than the migrants. Orban called on the center right EPP party to make sure it avoids coalitions with left wing radicals as it sets out to form the...

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...

Macedonia 14.05.19 | 21:12

Orban, after his meeting with Trump: The US have a strong leader again

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke with the V4N4 news agency following his meeting with American President Donal Trump, and welcomed the fact that the United States again have a strong leader in charge. The meeting caused a lot of anguish among the shared political opponents of the two conservative...

World 13.05.19 | 12:45

Trump, Orban set to meet in the White House

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is set to meet with US President Donald Trump in the White House today, in a meeting of two of the most influential right wing leaders in Europe and America. Orban enthusiastically endorsed Trump in 2016 and predicted his unlikely win, much in the way that he helped...

World 12.05.19 | 15:44

Orban heads to D.C. for a historic meeting with Trump

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets with US President Donald Trump in the White House tomorrow, in a highly anticipated meeting of two like minded leaders of the Euro-Atlantic right. Recognizing the longstanding ties between the United States and Hungary, the President and the Prime Minister...

World 07.05.19 | 22:32

Orban withdraws his support for Manfred Weber

With only weeks to go before the European Parliament elections, the Hungarian ruling Fidesz party announced it will not support Manfred Weber for European Commission President, even though he is the candidate of the EPP center right party where Fidesz belongs. The announcement came after Weber, who is...

World 06.05.19 | 13:19

Szijjarto: Orban and Trump will use DC meeting to coordinate on their migrant policies

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced that the coming visit of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Washington will include coordination with US President Donald Trump on global migration issues. Both Trump and Orban have pushed strongly to reduce illegal migration in the US and the...

World 03.05.19 | 11:49

Orban and Salvini agree: The problem is not distribution of migrants already here, but how to stop thousands more from coming

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini made a joint trip to the Hungarian – Serbian border yesterday, to inspect the work to prevent illegal migration into the European Union along the Balkan route. Orban and Salvini said that the efforts the two countries...

World 02.05.19 | 12:19

Trump invites Orban to Washington

US President Donald Trump invited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to visit Washington on May 13th. According to a Hungarian Government spokesman, the meeting will be dominated by issues such as defense cooperation and regional security. Orban was one of the first and few European leaders to endorse...

World 05.04.19 | 19:47

Orban: EU elections will determine whether Europe keeps its Christian character

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the coming European Parliament elections will determine whether Europe will be able to maintain its Christian character. How did we get to the point where it’s a possibility that we need to fight for our lifestyle, our way of life and our natural...

World 19.03.19 | 21:17

EPP will discuss expelling Orban’s Fidesz party tomorrow

The European People’s Party, EU’s ruling right of center coalition, will meet tomorrow to discuss whether it should expel the Hungarian ruling Fidesz party from its ranks. Viktor Orban’s party has moved further to the right as EPP becomes more centrist and this has caused friction with...

World 06.03.19 | 21:03

Orban refuses to back down in face of EPP ultimatum

Hungary said that he will not back down before the ultimatum issued by the European People’s Party and its candidate for European Commission President Manfred Weber. Immigration is at the root of this debate w/in EPP. We listen to other opinions, including Weber’s. But more important than party...

World 06.03.19 | 20:13

EPP pushing the Hungarian Fidesz party out with a list of impossible demands

The latest, pre-European election round of pressure exerted on the Hungarian conservative Fidesz party is pushing it out of the European People’s Party. EPP demands that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accepts three requests which are unacceptable to the sovereignist leader. These include...

World 04.03.19 | 22:17

Twelve parties ask that Orban’s Fidesz is expelled from the EPP

Twelve parties – members of the European People’s Party – initiated a procedure to expel the Hungarian Fidesz party from the pan-European conservative group. EPP party leader Joseph Daul announced that the proposal will be reviewed on March 20th. Some EPP leaders have been turning against...

World 22.02.19 | 20:17

Orban demands answers from Juncker about the EU migration plans

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban demands answers from Brussels on their future migration plans and accused Brussels of being extremely short-sighted in its overall strategic outlook. It is not possible to go into a campaign like we’re in the end of the 19th century at the time of Franz Joseph...

World 20.02.19 | 14:52

Orban plan provides significant financial support to Hungarians who start a family

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban promoted his proposal of significant tax cuts for women who have children. The proposal includes that women under 40 who get married will be able to claim a loan of over 30.000 EUR, a third of which will be written off if the woman has two children, and the entirety...

Macedonia 26.12.18 | 15:03

Zaev blames Vucic, Orban and Mickoski for Gruevski’s escape

In a TV interview, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev again accused the leaders of Serbia and Hungary Aleksandar Vucic and Viktor Orban in helping former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski leave the country. This time, Zaev also accused current VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. Asked how was it possible that...