Tag: orban
World 17.01.21 | 12:41

V4: Viktor Orban congratulates new CDU leader

The president of Fidesz, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, congratulated Armin Laschet on his election as chairman of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Bertalan Havasi, the Hungarian PM’s press officer told Hungarian news agency MTI on Saturday. In his letter of congratulations...

World 31.12.20 | 11:50

Orban: Manfred Weber has joined the elite club of the left

EPP party official Manfred Weber has joined the elite club of the left, where the political right only has extremes and the political left only has a center, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban wrote on Wednesday, responding to the EP group leader of the European People’s Party (EPP). The Prime Minister’s...

World 20.12.20 | 11:39

V4: Orban announces further economic protection measures

In a video posted on social media on Saturday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced the supplementation of the economic protection plan to mitigate the effects of the epidemic, the V4 news agency reported. The second wave of the epidemic is producing record high numbers throughout Europe....

World 10.12.20 | 23:16

EU leaders reach agreement on their stalled budget

European leaders reached agreement on the seven year budget that was held back by countries who insisted to use it as pressure tool against Poland and Hungary and their conservative leaderships.  Agreement on the nearly two trillion EUR budget was announced by the German presidency, and it’s widely...

World 08.11.20 | 14:55

Orban congratulates Biden

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban congratulated Joe Biden on being the projected winner of the US presidential elections.  Orban joined other European leaders in congratulating Biden, after having good cooperation with Donald Trump. Please allow me to congratulate you on your successful campaign....

World 29.10.20 | 23:10

Trump – Orban cooperation elevated relations between Hungary and the US

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban came out with a rare endorsement of US President Donald Trump who faces a re-election battle next week. During a ceremony on which he awarded US Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein with a medal, Orban said that he is hoping for Trump’s re-election, and also...

World 14.10.20 | 18:57

Orban: Central Europe gains in importance, as the nexus of economic activity moves eastwards

The nexus of economic activity in Europe is moving east, toward Central Europe, said Hungarian Prime Minister viktor Orban during his visit to Slovenia today. Orban and his host, Prime Minister Janez Jansa, opened the new powerline connecting the two countries after decades of stalled work. It takes...

World 12.10.20 | 10:42

V4: Orban preserves two-thirds majority in Parliament as his candidate defeats her anti-Semitic challenger

The Hungarian ruling conservative Fidezs party preserved its two thirds majority in Parliament after its candidate won a by-election. Fidesz candidate Zsofia Koncz won the election in north-eastern Hungary for her late father’s seat, against Laszlo Biro, who received the backing of both leftist...

World 02.10.20 | 20:37

Hungary will reintroduce an extra pension in 2021, PM Orban announced

“We will start reintroducing 13th month pensions early next year,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a video on Facebook on Thursday on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons. Orban spoke after a meeting of the council for elderly affairs, which had been dedicated to...

World 29.08.20 | 16:16

V4: Strict new border measures will stop the spread of the virus, Orban says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with officials in charge of security and border control to discuss the tough new measures that ban entry of foreign citizens. The goal is to prevent the expected Second Wave of the coronavirus. We must stop the virus from crossing the border. We still have time...

World 30.07.20 | 15:03

Orban shows off his first grandson

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shared a photo with his newborn grandson. It’s the first male grandson Orban had, after three granddaughters. The large family includes five children, again with heavy female prevalence – Orban has four daughters and a son. He has been married to Annika...

World 22.07.20 | 22:17

Suddeutsche Zeitung: The European Council was a victory for Orban

German Suddeutsche Zeitung declared the outcome of the European Council and the agreement on the budget and the coronavirus relief aid a victory for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the central-European countries he represented. Orban fought a difficult fight with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte,...

World 21.07.20 | 17:50

Poland and Hungary protected their interests in EU budget negotiations, Orban and Morawiecki say

At the European Union summit on the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and its pandemic recovery package, Hungary and Poland have succeeded in ensuring substantial funds and in protecting their national pride, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. Counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki at the Polish embassy in...

News World 20.07.20 | 17:31

EU Summit: Overnight talks yield no agreement

Three days of intense intergovernmental negotiations at the EU Summit have failed to yield an agreement on the European Commission’s massive coronavirus recovery package. Leaders of the 27 member states have been trying to agree on the financial architecture and the conditionality of the next long-term...

World 19.07.20 | 16:03

V4: Dutch won’t tell Hungarians what to spend their money on, Orban says

The Dutch want to tell what Hungarians should spend the money on. This is unacceptable, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said on the third day of the EU summit in Brussels, the V4 news agency reported. The premier underlined that Hungary’s stance remained unchanged: only the Hungarians can decide on Hungarians’...

World 14.07.20 | 14:56

V4: Orban meets Portuguese PM Costa to discuss the EU budget

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with the Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa to discuss their positions on the burning issue of the EU budget, and the coronavirus relief package. Portugália miniszterelnökével, az uniós költségvetési tárgyalás előtt // Meeting with...

World 14.07.20 | 10:22

V4: Viktor Orban calls Andrzej Duda’s victory “critically important”

In his congratulatory letter he wrote to the re-elected Polish president, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called the victory of Andrzej Duda “critically important” to strengthening Central Europe, the prime minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian public news agency MTI. Through...

World 10.07.20 | 23:14

Quality of life in the villages will soon reach similar level to that in the capital, Orban says

Hungary’s agricultural sector is vital to the country’s national self-esteem, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a book presentation on Thursday. A look at the past decades reveals that rural Hungary “was among the biggest losers” when it came to the distribution of resources, developments,...

World 10.07.20 | 19:28

V4: Poll shows Orban’s Fidesz party with a comfortable lead of over 50 percent in Hungary

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance would end up with 51 percent of the vote if an election were held this weekend, assuming the opposition parties ran their own individual candidate lists, pollster Nézőpont said on Thursday. If the opposition parties ran candidates on a joint list,...

World 08.07.20 | 19:54

Orban: Don’t try to tell us how to live our lives

Europe is moving from crisis to crisis: first came the financial crisis, then the migration crisis, and now we are faced with the coronavirus crisis. In the past, the EU has always given reactive answers to the problems, but now we must try to act and think proactively, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor...

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