Exclusive: Trash, medicines, clothes, documents, human excrement in forest occupied by migrants
The forest on the southern side of the Hungarian border fence has been occupied by migrants. Visiting the site, V4NA's correspondent saw vast quantities of trash, human excrement, personal belongings, dangerous medicines and also documents clearly belonging to illegal immigrants. The migrant business continues to boom in the area. Even a Ukrainian people smuggler transporting Moroccans has been detained by the Serbian authorities.
Teenager set on assassinating in France – video
The 14-year-old boy showed up on the radar of the intelligence agency. Based on his profile, he was clearly committed to the teachings of the Islamic State and was preparing for an assassination. In a search of his house, explosives were found.
Police raid EPP headquarters, Poles mention Tusk's name
Both the German and Belgian police raided the headquarters of the oldest and biggest European political group.
Singing about war may bring Eurovision victory
Croats could win the Eurovision Song Contest with Mama SC, a song mocking the relationship between Russia and Belarus. More than half of the votes on a website dedicated to news and odds regarding the contest were cast for the Croatian performer, so it's easy to imagine that, similar to last year's Eurovision contest, the winner will be decided on political grounds. Besides the Croat band called Let 3, the Ukrainian group also stands a good chance of winning the title.
Eurovision scandal looms, as politics replaces music
The Eurovision Song Contest may once again become heavily politcised. While last year no one stood a chance to beat the patriotic Ukrainian band, this year a Croatian group is trying to take advantage of the Russia-Ukraine war. Let 3's performance is a parody of the Russia-Belarus relations, according to analysts.
Migrant numbers up 60 per cent on Western Balkan route
Most of the migrants arrive in Serbia, from where they attempt to enter Europe illegally. They are no longer just trying to cross the border without documents, but are also resorting to theft, aggression, petty crime and armed armed showdowns.
Brussels' lie factory exposed by Hungarian TikToker
A Hungarian TikToker is posting several videos a day with new content from Russia on TikTok. She has already shown how much petrol costs and presented the selection of chocolates and soft drinks available to customers in Russia.
Thieving Left in Brussels refuses to disclose Qatar ties
The European Parliament, engulfed by the biggest corruption scandal in its history for weeks now, voted on a resolution in December. Leftist-liberal and green party MEPs, however, refused to include a full transparency requirement in the document, presumably because quite a few politicians have some shady dealings to hide.
Drug trafficking a constant problem in EU member state
Drug use is on the rise in Croatia, which could lead to a general deterioration in public safety, the interior ministry says. Police officers seize drugs from time to time, but the supply seems to be steady. Cocaine is available everywhere, an expert says.
People-smuggling migrants now renting downtown flats
Police operations have intensified in northern Serbia, as law enforcement officers try to clear the forests of illegal immigrants hiding there. Taxi drivers and homeowners told V4NA that migrants involved in the people smuggling business are now renting properties for their shady dealings in central Subotica for well over the market price. The migrants tend to lose their papers in the woods near the border. Our news agency has recently obtained a young Afghan national's documents.
Guy Verhofstadt maintains good relations with leftist MEP Eva"Qatargate" Kaili
One only needs to browse the net for a short while to realise that Guy Verhofstadt, a politician known for using taxpayers' money for his own purposes and working towards American interests, maintains a good relationship with Eva Kaili, a left-wing MEP.
Migrants pay people smugglers thousands of euros
People smugglers undertaking to get illegal immigrants across the Serbia-Hungary border allegedly charge fixed rates. The migrants have to pay 1800 euros or more according to local information obtained by V4NA.
Armed migrants and people smugglers terrorise border residents
In recent months, automatic weapons, cartridges and knives have become such a basic equipment for migrants as tents and sleeping bags used to be. After Thursday evening's shooting in the village of Horgos and the subsequent action by authorities, the situation along Serbia's northern border has improved, but people are still afraid, saying this is only a temporary situation. The photos and videos published by police clearly prove that the migrants are full of weapons. In addition, more and more information is filtering out, indicating that illegal migrants also use mind-altering drugs and prostitutes.
France's minister for territorial cohesion resigns
President Emmanuel Macron let go of his minister upon her own request, after disagreement over her asset declaration.
Ukrainian ex-intelligence officer applies for asylum in Serbia
Andriy Naumov, who was detained at the Serbia-Macedonia border this summer, has applied for refugee status in Serbia. The senior Ukrainian secret service officer tried to smuggle a significant amount of cash and two precious stones without declaring them at customs. Kyiv is now seeking Mr Naumov’s extradition, which he is trying to escape by claiming asylum. V4NA has also sent its questions regarding the case to the former chief's legal representative.
Automatic weapons fired near Serbia-Hungary border – videos
There was another shooting at the border between Hungary and Serbia. Several amateur videos show migrants walking around with automatic weapons, causing fear in Horgos residents. The last time similar events happened was during the time of the Ottoman and the Tatar invasions, the parliamentary group leader of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (VMSZ/SVM) says.
Millions of illegal weapons left in Balkans decades after war
Almost immediately after the outbreak of a war, the illegal arms trade starts to flourish. Weapons left over from the Balkan wars, for example, are still in the hands of European criminal gangs. The war in Ukraine should be no different, international experts warn.
Finnish National Bureau of Investigation: risk of illegal arms trade real
Following V4NA's inquiry, the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation issued a statement.
Man in charge of 'Green Deal' a hypocritical waster of energy
An energy parasite. This is how an average citizen, suffering from rising utility fees that are reaching historic highs, could describe the Vice President of the European Commission, who would slap the enormous extra costs of the EU’s climate goals on people, while he lives a life of luxury and wastes plenty of energy.
US State Department finds "super-weapon" against Putin
We "discussed with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his team the (lack of) freedom of speech in Russia and (the) importance of independent media outlets that provide REAL news about the war in Ukraine," Pussy Riot's Nadya writes on Instagram.
Pathetic: Ukrainian Elle magazine busy with analysing president's wife's dress in Brussels
The outfit of the Ukrainian president's wife shows understated elegance, good taste and, above all, immense wealth. While Elle considered it so important to report what the Ukrainian president's wife wears in Brussels, Ursula von der Leyen has sent the message to hundreds of millions of European citizens that if they cannot pay their utility bills, they should send them to the Russian president.
Wife of Ukraine's president poses for Vogue magazine and asks for weapons
Volodymyr Zelensky's wife posed for a photoshoot while demanding weapons for her country. Some preliminary photos are featured of Ukraine's first lady on the prestigious fashion magazine's Instagram page.
Ukraine tipped to win Eurovision, but is it the song or the political background that matters?
The Eurovision Song Contest is well under way in Turin, Italy, this week. Following the semi finals on Tuesday and Thursday, the best song will be selected on Saturday. According to bookmakers' predictions, Ukraine's entry will produce a landslide victory, but analysts say that this may be for political reasons. Russia was excluded from the contest and, in recent years, a growing number of people have asked whether the festival was really about the songs, or has it become a stage to showcase current Western trends?
US organisation estimates 750 thousand active paedophiles on-line – what does the EU do?
A new UN report on pedophilia, released in early July, shows a dramatic increase in online paedophile activities during the pandemic. A new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime confirms warnings about the growth of child trafficking and the spread of paedophilia and child pornography.
Police use tear gas to disperse crowd protesting outside parliament
Dozens of citizens gathered in protest against pandemic measures on Friday morning in front of the parliament.
Germany reels from chaos – and it isn't over yet
North-western Germany and the Benelux countries have been hit by fatal floods and the death toll reached 150. In Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia states, rescue operations have been underway for more than two days. Although rescue services are working strenuously, the situation is not over yet, the German TV channel Das Erste reported. Locals say the flood and its aftermath have left a destruction of apocalyptic proportions.
Hungarian vaccination points open, Ukrainian border closes
Vaccination points have been opened, the border guard's system broke down, Transcarpathia's Hungarian press reported. Hungary has set up temporary vaccination points to offer inoculation for the citizens of neighbouring countries living near the Hungarian border, thus ensuring that ethnic Hungarians also get protected against Covid-19 and mitigating the risk of spreading the virus through frequent border crossings. However, those living near the Ukrainian-Hungarian border have had a limited access to the temporary vaccination points due to the closed border.
Football match stewards did not tolerate LGBT symbol
The stewards of the stadium in Baku confiscated a rainbow flag from a Danish fan before the match between Denmark and the Czech Republic in the quarter-final of the European Football Championship. UEFA said on Saturday that it would launch an investigation into the matter.
Soros's blog expands EU in secret
Hungary's media outlets critical of the government are making a huge effort to appear critical, so much so that they failed to realise that Iceland is not an EU member state. In fact, in March 2015 Iceland's government withdrew its accession request and signaled that it does not wish to restart its EU negotiations. A brief glance into Wikipedia would have helped but, in another absurd blunder, the leader of Hungary's opposition Momentum party described Japan as country in Europe.
Organisers expect 150,000 for Pride Parade, mask not mandatory
LGBTQ people and their sympathisers are holding an anniversary march in Vienna on Saturday. Last year s parade was cancelled, so now a huge crowd is expected. Despite the coronavirus, organisers expect 150,000 people to show up on Ringstrasse.
V4 country s digital immunity certificate to fulfil issuance of EU green pass
The minister heading the Hungarian prime minister s office shared the information at his regular Thursday press briefing.
PM Orban in talks with Spanish right-wing VOX party leader
Santiago Abascal, the leader and MP of the Spanish VOX party, paid a visit to Hungary and was also received by Hungarian PM Viktor Orban in Budapest on Thursday morning, PM Orban s press chief, Bertalan Havasi, told Hungary s state news agency (MTI).
V4 country withdraws from further vaccine procurement by Brussels
The withdrawal was announced by the head of the Prime Minister s office at the online press briefing on Thursday.
PM Babis: Serbia ready to offer 100 thousand Pfizer vaccines to Czechia
The announcement was made by Czech PM Andrej Babis on Twitter, who believes that the generous gift will enable the Czech Republic to step up its vaccination drive.
Three associations banned for raising money for terrorists
The associations supported the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah movement. Police have launched an operation to dissolve them, according to the federal interior ministry.
Officer shot dead in downtown in broad daylight - photo
A policeman was fatally shot during a drug raid, leaving two children behind. The interior minister paid a visit to the scene, where the perpetrator made a getaway on a kick scooter after the attack. Police have launched a manhunt.
Britons aged over 50 to receive third jab before Christmas
The move aims to permanently contain the epidemic in the United Kingdom. The Times has outlined two options regarding booster shots and, according to expectations, there will be no need to give a third jab to younger people.
Austria provides €2 million in aid to India s pandemic response
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz made the announcement on Wednesday after the government meeting.
V4 country to embark on major easing of restrictions
As the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic appears to be subsiding, the country will see a gradual easing of restrictions in May, the prime minister told a press briefing on Wednesday.
Vaccination drive goes well, V4 country expects further easing of restrictions
The target of vaccinating 3.5 million people can be reached on Friday and, as a result, outdoor terraces can reopen the day after, on Saturday, the Hungarian Prime Minister s office chief told an online press briefing on Thursday.
PM Orban meets WHO Europe Director, who praises Hungary s pandemic response
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge discussed Hungary s successful vaccination campaign, the county s reopening and the relations between Hungary and the World Health Organization (WHO) at the prime minister s office in Budapest on Thursday, PM Orban s press chief told Hungary s state news agency (MTI).