Tag: v4
Economy 22.01.20 | 10:04

V4: Europe can’t achieve climate neutrality without nuclear energy

Without nuclear energy Europe cannot achieve climate neutrality by 2050, so the EU must end its negative discrimination of nuclear energy, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said at the Central & Eastern Europe Nuclear Industry Congress in Prague on Tuesday. He said the construction of two...

Balkans 21.01.20 | 22:16

V4: Record numbers of migrants arrive from Turkey

Frontex has revealed that the number of migrants arriving to the EU from Turkey in 2019 increased by 46 percent compared with the previous year , the V4 news agency reported. According to a report published by Frontex, the EU’s Coast and Border Agency, 2019 saw a drastic increase in the number...

World 20.01.20 | 12:56

V4: Eight die in Czech nursing home fire

Eight people have been killed in a fire in a home for people with disabilities in the Czech Republic close to the German border on Sunday morning, the V4 news agency reported. Due to the tragedy, Prime Minister Andrej Babis also travelled to the scene. Two German units also participated in the rescue. According...

World 17.01.20 | 17:16

V4: The EPP situation will have to be resolved, Orban says

Many European People’s Party (EPP) members betrayed Hungary during the EP vote on Thursday. “We were an inch away from quitting” the EPP, Viktor Orban said in his regular Friday radio interview. He emphasized that if the EPP does not stick up for Hungary, “we have to start a new...

World 07.01.20 | 20:00

V4: Slovakia temporarily relocates its soldiers stationed in Iraq

Slovak soldiers taking part in a NATO mission in Iraq have been temporarily relocated to another country, the press department of the Government Office has informed Slovakia’s state news agency (TASR). With regard to the current situation in Iraq which has led to the suspension of the NATO mission,...

Balkans 27.12.19 | 12:11

V4: Hungarian police intercept 139 illegal migrants on the Serbian border on Boxing Day

Hungarian police officers apprehended 101 foreign nationals along the Bacs-Kiskun county section of the Serbia-Hungary border on 26 December. The migrants, who claimed to be Palestinian, Syrian, Iraqi and Algerian citizens, entered Hungary illegally. Two migrants were prevented from crossing the Hungarian...

World 23.12.19 | 11:48

V4NA report: Western European Jews face uncertain future

Although politicians are keen on proclaiming the importance of the fight against anti-Semitism, they often focus on the extreme right, and completely ignore the Muslim, left-wing and stubbornly anti-Israeli voices. It shows that anti-Semitism has not disappeared from Europe after the Nazi era, but has...

World 18.12.19 | 14:25

Terror alert overshadows Christmas markets’ festive atmosphere

With Christmas fast approaching, European capitals are preparing for the holidays, albeit many of them in a rather unusual way. The German city of Essen, for example, tried to disguise its public security measures by placing festive pine tree-shaped concrete blocks around its main Christmas market. The...

World 07.12.19 | 14:59

V4 summary: Migrant groups on the move in the UK, Greece, Spain

More than a hundred migrants attempted to reach the EU by boat last week, with almost a record high of seventy-nine trying to cross the English Channel to reach the United Kingdom in a single day. A boat carrying an African group of migrants on their way to the Canary Islands capsized near the Mauritania...

Economy 27.11.19 | 15:35

V4: German automaker plans massive layoffs

Audi is to cut 9.500 jobs at its two plants in Germany, according to the Handelsblatt newspaper. The largest layoffs of the past 20 years may have to do with the diesel emissions scandal – which erupted at Volkswagen at the end of 2015 – and with Germany’s economic slowdown this year,...

World 20.11.19 | 16:36

V4: Soros declares war from Vienna

The speeches at the opening of the Central European University’s (CEU) campus in Vienna belonged more to a political campaign launch than the official opening ceremony of a scientific institution. CEU founder George Soros launched the ‘Open Society University Network’ initiative in...

News Macedonia 05.11.19 | 18:45

V4 leaders disappointed that Macedonia and Albania were blocked from opening EU accession talks

The prime ministers of the V4 countries expressed their commitment to the further enlargement of the European Union, and condemned the postponing of the accession negotiations with the Western Balkan states as a wrong decision by the European Council, the V4 news agency reported. We are all disappointed...

World 28.10.19 | 11:01

V4: Far left, far right win in the German state of Thuringia

Regional elections in the German state of Thuringia revealed the continued drop of the social-democratic SPD party and delived wins for the far left Linke and the far right AfD parties,  the V4 news agency reported. Linke won the elections in this part of former East Germany with 29.5 percent of the...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 19:55

V4 leaders deeply disappointed over the failure to open EU accession talks

Further postponement of the EU accession negotiations of Albania and Macedonia would weaken stability in the Western Balkans and severely limit the EU’s influence in the region, the prime ministers of the Visegrad 4 countries have warned. V4 leaders have expressed their deep disappointment that...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 18:39

V4: Hungary calls EU’s failure to open accession talks with Albania and Macedonia a “tragedy”

The EU’s decision not to open accession talks with Albania and Macedonia is tantamount to a tragedy and the bloc’s procrastination is threatening the region’s peace and stability, Levente Magyar, the parliamentary state secretary of Hungary’s Foreign Ministry, said in Luxembourg...

Balkans 10.10.19 | 17:11

V4: Romanian Government falls

The Romanian parliament passed a motion of no-confidence in the Dancila government on Thursday on the initiative of the opposition, with 238 votes in favour – ousting the government. President Klaus Iohannis will now hold consultations with all parliamentary parties to decide who can form the next...

World 04.10.19 | 13:07

Commission nominee Didier Reynders flees from V4 reporters asking him about his corruption allegations

V4 news agency journalists pressed the proposed Belgian member of the European Commission Didier Reynders on his alleged corruption ties. The liberal-democrat Reynders, who is nominated as the next Commissioner for justice, has persistently been dogged by allegations of corruption and money laundering....

World 03.10.19 | 21:32

Szijjarto denies reports that the UK asked Hungary to veto any Brexit postponement

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto denied reports that his government received a request to veto a possible postponement of Brexit. The United Kingdom has not requested that the Hungarian government exercises its right of veto in the European Council and prevents the EU from allowing a delay...

Balkans 26.09.19 | 21:59

V4 on the vote against Trocsanyi: Political witch hunt in the EP

Hungarian MEP Jozsef Szajer has described the hearing of commissioner-designate Laszlo Trocsanyi and the decision of conflict of interest as a political witch hunt, reports the V4 news agency. The European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs has found a conflict of interest between Laszlo Trocsanyi’s...

World 23.09.19 | 15:16

Refugee camp on Lesbos turns away new arrivals, V4 reports

The management of the refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos announced that the camp cannot accommodate any more new arrivals and that an emergency meeting will be held on Monday. The number of people at the site has exceeded 12,000 although the camp at Moria was intended to house three thousand...

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