Tag: Viktor Orban
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...

World 14.05.19 | 12:12

Hungary – US ties strengthened

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he and US President Donald Trump strengthened their two countries’ strategic ties in a number of areas in their meeting at the White House on Monday. Speaking to public media, Orbán noted that he last visited the White House 18 years ago. I felt the...

World 20.03.19 | 23:24

Orban says agreed to voluntary Fidesz suspension

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he had voluntarily agreed to pause Fidesz’ participation in the  European People’s Party (EPP). Orban said a committee of the pan-European party had agreed not to suspend Fidesz but to let it voluntarily not participate until an independent...

World 20.03.19 | 22:47

EPP suspends Orban’s Fidesz party

The European People’s Party (EPP) has voted to suspend the Fidesz party of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban. 190 EPP delegates were in favour of the suspension and only 3 delegates of the strongest European grouping that unites Christian, right-wing and conservative parties in Europe voted...

World 08.03.19 | 13:12

Orban: Fidesz may leave the EPP

The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has said his ruling nationalist Fidesz party may drop out of the centre-right European People’s party (EPP) amid a row over his government’s anti-Brussels media campaign. One of the reasons why Fidesz has faced opposition from its erstwhile partners relates...

World 08.03.19 | 09:42

Orban: Only if they do not force islamisation on us, Europe can continue to live

The Hungarian Prime Minister stated that the breakup of the European Union was not excluded if one part forces pro-immigration policies on the other. Quoted on the Hungarian government’s website, Orban said he could see a danger of fragmentation within the European Union. If we are left alone and...

Macedonia 02.02.19 | 20:52

Gruevski: In Hungary I am staying with friends, I have not met with Orban

“Despite speculation that in Hungary I am staying in a luxury hotel for which I pay a large amount of money, I can say that only the first one – two days I was in a hotel and it was far from luxurious. Then I was helped by friends, so I am staying with them,” said former Prime Minister...

World 10.01.19 | 14:44

Hungary’s Orban wants anti-immigration majority in EU institutions

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he would like to see anti-immigration parties gaining a majority in the European Parliament elections later this year, which he said could lead to similar changes in the EU executive. “Hungary’s goal is first to secure an anti-immigrant...