Tag: Viktor Orban
World 30.06.20 | 17:41

Hungary’s PM Orbán meets Slovakia’s Parliament Speaker Kollár in Budapest

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Tuesday Slovakia’s Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár, who is paying a visit to Hungary. The Hungarian prime minister shared several photos of the meeting on Facebook. At the meeting in Budapest, the Hungarian Prime Minister and Slovakia’s...

World 28.06.20 | 16:32

Orbán: Hungary will never abandon its officers

Hungary will never abandon its “uniformed officers”, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán told a graduation ceremony of new police, disaster management and prison officers at the National University of Public Service on Saturday. “The future for those in uniform doesn’t seem like it’s going...

Balkans 22.06.20 | 09:00

Orban congratulates Vucic on big election victory

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was among the first to congratulate Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday’s big election victory. Congratulations, Aleksandar! Congratulations, SNS!, Orban wrote sharing a photo with Vucic. The coalition led by the ruling SNS party won an absolute...

World 17.05.20 | 17:29

Orban: We won the first battle against the epidemic because we made every necessary decision on time

This is the 66th day since the announcement of the coronavirus epidemic threat. I can give you the good news that we have won the first battle, the battle to curb the epidemic, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says in a video message. He says it was a huge win and this is now not only hope or a...

World 07.05.20 | 19:32

Orban talks with Trump by phone: Bilateral political and economic ties between Hungary and the U.S. remain excellent

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke by phone with United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon, the PMʼs press chief told state news wire MTI, BBJ reported. The sides discussed the importance of border defense, measures to protect against the coronavirus, and managing the consequences...

World 01.05.20 | 11:14

We have to prepare for a second coronavirus wave , Orban warns

Hungary needs to prepare for a potential second wave of coronavirus cases in October and November after a likely slowdown in the outbreak’s infection rate in the summer, the prime minister told state radio on Friday, Reuters reports. Viktor Orban also said restrictions on movement in Budapest and surroundings,...

World 30.04.20 | 22:03

Hungarians celebrate 50 days of successful fight against coronavirus

Day 50 – Still standing – is the title of a video showing the fight of the Hungarian government and people against the coronavirus, published today by the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Thank you for all you are doing for our nation in these difficult times! I believe that with God’s...

World 04.04.20 | 19:06

Orban: Health-care staff to receive bonus

Health-care staff will receive a 500,000 forint (EUR 1,380) bonus this year, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday in an interview, Daily News Hungary reported. Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio that a decision on curfew restrictions introduced last week to combat the spread of the novel...

World 20.03.20 | 15:18

Support for Orban’s plan to help Hungarian families and businesses

A pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s plan to help Hungarian families and businesses survive the financial problems the coronavirus pandemic is sure to bring. A left-wing pundit calls for more government action to protect jobs, Hungary Today reports. On Wednesday, PM Orbán announced...

World 03.03.20 | 14:54

Orban: It’s forbidden to say so in Europe, but this is organized invasion, 95 % of migrants are military-aged men

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the only leader in Europe ready to take any action to stop the ongoing migrant invasion of Europe, spoke on Thursday of the growing number of migrants on Hungary’s southern border. Following a routine inspection of Hungary’s border fence with his Slovak...

World 09.01.20 | 15:15

Orban: Increased number of police officers at the border with Serbia

The Hungarian government has decided to increase the number of police officers and soldiers serving at the Hungarian-Serbian border due to a growing migration pressure, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday. He said at a press conference that the number of attempts at illegal crossings...

World 22.11.19 | 20:47

Orban: Fidesz party may leave EPP

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party may leave the European Union’s umbrella centre-right bloc after receiving mixed signals about its intentions following Fidesz’s suspension from the group, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. We keep our membership suspended. We are waiting for the EPP to come...

World 14.11.19 | 19:53

Orban: Africa is moving, Hungary must maintain anti-immigration policy

Hungary needs to maintain an anti-immigration policy because “only Hungarians can replace Hungarians,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday. At a plenary session of the Hungarian Diaspora Council in Budapest on Thursday he said that Hungary was affected by population decline...

World 08.11.19 | 10:57

Orban: We are safe as long as Erdogan is in power

Turkey plays a key role in stopping millions of migrants en route to Hungary and Europe, though the Hungarian opposition cannot or will not understand it. Any attempt to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would be in the interest of “migration forces”, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor...

World 12.09.19 | 10:10

DW: New EU Enlargement Commissioner – Orban’s triumph over EU

Deutsche Welle assesses that former Hungarian Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi’s election as new Enlargement Commissioner is a diplomatic triumph for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as Trocsanyi is considered “a man who is fully loyal to Orban”. The last Hungarian EU Commissioner...

World 29.08.19 | 20:01

Orban to Salvini: We will never forget that you were the first leader to make attempt to prevent illegal migrants from flooding Europe

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expressed his appreciation in a letter to the leader of Italy’s League party Matteo Salvini, and thanked him for his efforts to stop the influx of illegal migrants into Europe. We, Hungarians, will never forget that you were the first Western European leader to make an...

World 19.08.19 | 19:46

Merkel meets Orban in Hungary to commemorate ‘Pan-European Picnic’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday as part of the ‘Pan-European Picnic’ anniversary, DW reports. The symbolic event 30 years ago was a show of support for a united Europe that led to the first exodus from behind the Iron Curtain. “The...

World 10.07.19 | 18:46

Orban: Hungary, US share common values

Hungary and the US endorse and protect the same values, Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban said at the US embassy’s Independence Day reception at the Budapest Congress Centre on Tuesday night, V4NA reported. Describing Hungarian-US relations, Orban said: a very colourful picture has unfolded over the...

World 31.05.19 | 12:01

Orban: Fidesz might join new grouping in European parliament

Hungary’s Fidesz party could join a new grouping in the European parliament if staying in the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) does not line up with national interests, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. Fidesz was suspended from the EPP in March over violation of the rule of law,...

World 28.05.19 | 15:40

Viktor Orban: Hungarians have made it clear that they want change

At the European Parliament elections on Sunday, Hungarians made it clear that they want change in Brussels, Hungary’s Prime Minister told Parliament on Monday. “Hungarians want to see European leaders who wish to stop, rather than manage immigration. They want European institute leaders who respect...

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