Tag: orban
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...

World 06.07.20 | 19:47

US Ambassador: Orban forceful leader, not very much interested in open borders

Hungary is attracting “a great deal of attention” from global powers like the United States, China and Russia, said David Cornstein, the US ambassador to Hungary, on a radio talk show on Sunday. Speaking to billionaire John Catsimatidis on his “CATS Roundtable” New York radio show, Cornstein...

World 02.07.20 | 10:38

V4: Hungary will ignore the EU list of “safe countries” will only open its border toward Serbia

Except for Serbia, Hungary will ignore the rest of the list of safe countries prepared by the European Union. The list has 14 countries, such as Canada, Australia, South Korea, and regional partners such as Algeria, Serbia and Montenegro, and EU countries were asked to reopen their borders toward these...

World 20.06.20 | 13:47

Orban: Successful epidemic response saved tens of thousands of lives in Hungary, while many died in Western Europe because of lack of care

Hungary’s successful response to the epidemic saved tens of thousands of lives, Orban said in an interview to public broadcaster Kossuth Radio, adding that this was “a major feat”, Hungary Today reports. As regards the pandemic, the prime minister insisted that the Hungarian health-care system...

World 19.06.20 | 12:39

Orban: The events we are seeing in the West are shocking

In his Friday morning interview with Hungary’s public radio, Prime Minister Viktor Orban discussed the developments in Europe and the continued attempts to abolish national governments, the V4 news agency reported. The events unfolding in the West, which people viewed only positively some three...

World 06.06.20 | 19:08

No other nation endured such as century as the Hungarians did, Orban says on the centennial of the Trianon treaty

No other nation endured a century like the Hungarian nation did, said Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the centennial commemoration of the Trianon treaty. Hungary was partitioned after the First World War, losing much of its territory to Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia and Ukraine. We have not only...

World 06.06.20 | 12:02

Orban in first visit to Belarus

Viktor Orban paid a visit to Belaraus, a first for a Hungarian Prime Minister since the independence. From Minsk, Orban called for the lifting of the EU sanctions on Belarus and for expansion of trade and other ties. We can’t build partnership with sanctions, Orban said during a joint press conference...

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...

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