The fifth Orban government commenced its work as the new ministers took their oaths of office before parliament. PM Viktor Orban told the session that he expected government members to retain the trust they have earned, and to live up to the trust they were granted in advance.
Exercising its right enshrined in the constitution, the government will declare a state of danger due to the war from midnight today, PM Viktor Orban said in a video uploaded to his social media page.
The European Commission has put forward a new proposal for achieving independence from Russian energy. The draft heavily relies on liquefied natural gas and renewable energy, along with some exotic ideas, such as making zero emission a mandatory requirement for all company vehicles. The big question is whether the proposal is rooted in reality and able to solve the EU's energy problems, or whether it's just another example of wishful thinking.
Serbia is witnessing the arrival of a growing number of Russians and Ukrainians. Some of them are fleeing the war, others are moving to the Balkan state from Russia, which is facing sanctions. According to surveys, the newcomers have triggered a significant price hike in the luxury housing markets of Novi Sad and Belgrade.
While hundreds of Russian and Ukrainian soldiers are dying in battle, the two countries' political elites are using war to conduct a vendetta on each other. Representatives of the State Council of Crimea support the seizure of the properties of Ukrainian politicians and businessmen in Crimea who have committed “unfriendly acts” against Russia. The amendment to the law would pave the way to nationalising, among other things, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's luxury apartment in the Crimea.
"An issue like the oil embargo, which Hungary talked about in the most sincere and transparent way from the outset, cannot be discussed in such a peremptory and exclusionary tone," said Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga in Brussels this morning in response to the statement of German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck. Mr Habeck had said that Germany would support the imposition of a ban on Russian oil by EU member states excluding Hungary.
Milorad Dodik fully agrees with Hungary's migration policy. The Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina expressed his admiration of Viktor Orban for championing the interests of the Hungarians, even if it means confrontation with Brussels. Christianity is under threat by migrants in Europe and must be protected, the Serbian politician said.
It's in every household, we use it regularly and finding a replacement product would require a lot of creativity. Yes, we’re talking about toilet paper. Customers have to pay more for it because the price of pulp has soared in the past year and the higher gas prices required for paper production. Some say there may even be a shortage.
While several EU member states have seen brutal increases in utility fees over the past year, only has introduced a comprehensive measure to reduce the burden on the population, the Hungarian Origo news portal points out. The price of natural gas and electricity have doubled in several countries, with other countries where people are charged four to five times more for those.
The 89th International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad opened its doors on Saturday. This year its partner country is Hungary. The event was launched jointly by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. In his speech, Mr Orban stressed that we are facing a difficult winter, but Hungary and Serbia can count on each other.
Utility bills have come to the brink of affordability in many EU countries, where governments have passed on the burden of extreme global energy price hikes to the general public.
The Borne government was formed five days after the appointment of the new prime minister. Some members of the previous government have remained, but there are many new ministers and the government spokesperson has also been replaced.
In order to safeguard Hungary's security, we must continue to increase our defence capabilities, the defence minister-designate said during his ministerial hearing before the National Assembly's Defence Committee in Budapest on Wednesday.
The woman, who had previously worked as a nurse, is preparing for a political career. She gained notoriety for attacking the police and hurling stones at them at a demonstration two years ago. She was fined for her actions. According to one of her fellow party members, there is nothing wrong with fighting for better working conditions with these methods. In a radio programme, he tried to depict the woman as the victim.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is also president of the majority ruling party Fidesz, received Belgian Flemish Interest Party President Tom Van Grieken, a speaker at the CPAC Hungary conference in Budapest, the PM's Press Chief Bertalan Havasi told Hungary's state news agency.
We are very close, all of us, to Viktor Orban and I was very honoured to endorse him, said former US President Donald Trump in his video message sent to the CPAC Hungary event held in Budapest.
Former Republican presidential candidate: Societies with no national identity stand no chance in any battle
People in today's world focus on their own pleasures and see marriage and having children as limitations on their freedom, said Rick Santorum, a former US Republican presidential candidate at CPAC Hungary, also noting that faith should be a priority. Having faith in God and values based on the homeland and family were also stressed by Nigel Farage and Eduardo Bolsonaro, who contributed to the conference in video messages.
The recipe for the antidote to progressive dominance is "open source and free for the taking", the Hungarian premier said in his keynote speech delivered at CPAC Hungary in Budapest on Thursday. He summarised the basics in 12 points.
Organisations usually vocal about their concerns for freedom of the press and the safety of journalists continue to be completely silent about targeted journalists in Ukraine who have been threatened and even killed based on a death list put out by a media website closely linked to the Zelensky government. It is no coincidence that George Soros-sponsored NGOs are lying low, as the billionaire stock market speculator has strong ties to Ukraine and the current leadership through his economic interests.
Ukraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest, but whether the victory was fair is a growing question. As it turned out, Romania's points for Moldova were tabulated for the Ukrainian team, and several other countries have indicated that the same happened to them. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian president added a political dimension to the song contest, saying he would do his utmost to secure that Mariupol hosts the festival next year.
The formation of the battalion dates back to 2014 and like other all-volunteer fighting units, is under the control of the interior ministry, but also receives oligarch funding. Two far-right organisations constitute the core of the militia.
Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and the Holy Sites of Israel, have recently sent a congratulatory letter to Hungary's prime minister, who is to form his fourth consecutive government and the fifth overall in the V4 state.
The woman who was nearly raped at an event organised by the Jobbik party in Hungary has spoken out. The irony of the case is that the victim is the partner of a Jobbik politician and the violent attacker is also a a Jobbik member.
The only problem Serbia may face has to do with its gas procurement process. Unlike the West, the Balkan country will have enough basic foodstuffs, and the only question is the price tag, says the president of an association of economists.
The Ukrainian Nazi site, which published a death list and displayed images of dead Russian soldiers can have accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, while people like Donald Trump, whose only "sin" was to lead the Republican campaign, are being blocked.
After nearly two years in office, French PM Jean Castex offered his resignation, which was accepted by the president. Emmanuel Macron has already appointed a new prime minister, according to information posted on the French government's Facebook page.
Viktor Orban became the prime minister of Hungary for the fifth time. After taking the oath of office, he told parliament that everyone could see that the elections cannot be abused in Hungary. He added that he would do his best to earn people's trust. He emphasized that his government will protect families, the utility cost reduction scheme and Hungary's security.
As Germany is seeking to be independent of Russian energy carriers as soon as possible, the federal government is urging the spread of solar energy. However, the technology would imply dependency on China, which is just as risky as dependency on Russia, an expert says.
Mirotvorec, the ill-famed Ukrainian Nazi website, calls for further killings with photos depicting, based on their badges, dozens of dead Russian soldiers. The inhuman and undignified manner in which the bodies are presented fits the legal definition of corpse desecration. The UN has previously reminded both countries to ensure that prisoners of war receive humane and worthy treatment and that they are “not subjected to public curiosity and insult” in line with obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
The Budapest Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will soon be held in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. CPAC is the most important political event of the conservatives in the US, and is the largest jamboree of the Republicans.
This is not the first time that the right-wing party has been censored, with some videos having been blocked from the channel previously. Digging into the background reveals leftist interests.
For a few days, Budapest will be the centre of the right-wing world, as Hungary hosts the first European Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), co-organised by the American Conservative Union (ACU) and the Center for Fundamental Rights, on 19-20 May. Miklos Szantho, head of the Center for Fundamental Rights, was interviewed by the Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet about the significance of the conference, the current intellectual switch and the importance of networking. The interview is published in full by V4NA.
Volodymyr Zelensky has a house in an elite resort in Italy in the neighbourhood of world-famous celebrities and Russian oligarchs.
New Hungarian President Katalin Novak was inaugurated on Saturday. Ms Novak stressed in her speech that as president, she would work in the next five years to enable people to "prosper and live a better and more beautiful life in Hungary." She added that she considered it her special responsibility as president to show what her homeland meant to her. She talked about the Russo-Ukrainian war, condemning Putin's aggression.
Following the formal request of the President of the Republic, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban held consultations on forming a new government and reached an agreement with the ministers of his future government on their joint work for the next four years, the PM's press chief told the Hungarian state news agency (MTI) on Friday.
Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia, published an entry titled "Friday the 13th" on Telegram to share his views on what will happen "next", listing in numbered points the outlook for the world subsequent to the sanctions against Russia.
The Ukrainian president, by his own admission, is helpless against violations in Ukraine that are in breach of fundamental EU principles. Zelensky is unable to shut down media outlets operating in line with national regulations, as he has previously explained. In essence, this implies that Ukraine's laws allow the doxxing of minors on a death list. This is, in fact, what a media site called Myrotvorets has been doing: posting young children on its death list.
Medvedev: The West is intervening, increasing the likelihood of open and direct conflict between NATO and Russia
The West's cynicism is growing stronger and their anti-Russia rhetoric is increasing in volume, Russia's former president said. They are taking great pains to convince everyone that Moscow is threatening the world with nuclear weapons. Even former US President Donald Trump voiced this claim recently, Dmitry Medvedev wrote on Telegram. However, this is only part of the US domestic political tug of war, with Mr Trump aiming to weaken President Joe Biden, Medvedev pointed out. At the same time, the former Russian leader blamed Europeans for failing to be strong enough and not speaking out more forcefully on the conflict.