Will mayor of Budapest pay back money he earned illegally?
It recently came to light that Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony, who is running for the post of prime minister, taught at Corvinus University for ten years without having the required qualifications. According to information revealed on Thursday, the sitting mayor grossed a total of nearly 25 million forints (70 thousand euros) in the ten years between 2004 and 2014 employed at the university, as evidenced by the documents received by the News Centre of Mediaworks Hungary.
People smuggling network assisted by police staff disbanded
The network was busted after years of investigation. Members include police employees, who are suspected of assisting the refugees by obtaining visas and residence permits.
PM Orban: EU using migrants to offset missing members of the next generation is unacceptable
Discussions have started in the EU about the future of Europe, which hinges on children, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Hungarian public radio (MR1) on Friday morning. The EU's solution to offsetting “the missing members of the next generation” is welcoming migrants, which is utterly unacceptable, he emphasized, adding that the number of abortions in the country has fallen by 41 per cent, whereas the “catastrophically low fertility rate” has gone up. He added that the latter figure is still not sufficient, but “the stats are encouraging.”
PM Janez Jansa: Demography speaks to the future of our countries
Population decline is a massive problem that simply cannot be ignored; demographics are about the future of our countries, Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa stressed in his speech on Thursday at the 4th Demographic Summit in Budapest.
PM Orban: the Hungarian government built family policy on five pillars
Tasks of the state include removing the obstacles to starting a family. Ten years ago, the Hungarian government identified five areas of focus to build the country's family policy on, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said, and also addressed other issues at the 4th Demographic Summit in Budapest.
Mike Pence: The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world
“The world is beset by one crisis after another, and among them is the one that brings us here today, that strikes at the very heart of civilisation itself: the erosion of the family, marked by declining marriage rates, rise in divorce and widespread abortion,” the former US vice president said on Thursday at the 4th Budapest Demographic Summit, where he also spoke about bolstering the role of family around the world.
Andrej Babis: Birth rates should be increased instead of migration
Instead of mass, uncontrolled migration, increasing the number of births is the only sustainable solution to prevent the extinction of Europe, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Thursday, at the 4th Demographic Summit in Budapest.
Aleksandar Vucic: Talking about demographics is talking about survival
The issue of demographics is becoming the most important political issue, and discussing demographics means talking about survival, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stated at the 4th Demographic Summit in Budapest.
The Hungarian government has been working for families for twelve years
The Hungarian government has been working for families for twelve years to reverse the forty-year demographic decline, the Hungarian minister for family affairs said in her opening speech at the 4th Demographic Summit in Budapest.
Heads of state and government to sign joint declaration at Budapest summit
With the declaration, the politicians will take a stand in favour of a family-centred mindset, the vice president of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party said.
Politician joking about sexual violence provokes outrage among Pride organisers and in Brussels
The organisers of Budapest Pride considered it unacceptable that the president of the Hungarian Jobbik party joked about sexual violence in parliament on Monday. According to sources close to V4NA, the politician's inappropriate remarks have also raised some eyebrows in Brussels.
Marcon may be up for treason to fulfil his military ambitions
An MEP has informed a British paper that the French president has offered France's position in the UN Security Council to Brussels if the members of the UN were to back his plans on establishing an EU army. The politician said the French president would need this in order to become the most influential EU leader after the retirement of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. France is the only EU member state to have a permanent seat on the Council after Brexit; the EU only has an observer status. According to France's most popular opposition politician, if the information is correct, then President Macron is set to commit an act of treason against his own country.
PM Orban: Hungary supports North Macedonia's EU membership
On Tuesday, Hungarian PM and Fidesz party chief Viktor Orban received in his Budapest office the leaders of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE) – President Hristijan Mickoski and Vice-President Aleksandar Nikoloski -, his press chief told Hungary's state news agency (MTI).
Situation in Afghanistan threatening with new wave of illegal migration
Although the situation in Afghanistan could generate another massive wave of illegal migration, the foreign ministers of EU member states do not seem to have assessed this danger realistically, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in New York, where he held talks with his Hungarian EU colleagues within the framework of the 76th UN General Assembly.
PM Orban: What Brussels is doing is betrayal
The vaccine is working and Hungary is working, said Hungarian PM Viktor Orban in his parliamentary address ahead of the scheduled agenda. The prime minister made a number of important announcements regarding the restarting of the economy and Brussels betraying Europe with its approach to migration.
Troubles are mounting in schools, mortally threatened teacher says – video
The teacher requiring months of police protection for having received death threats has left the field fearing his safety. In his recently published book, he recounts his own experiences, writing about how Islamism has seeped into schools. He says he knows of at least eight teachers whose lives have been threatened in face-to-face encounters with parents fuelled by Islamist motives. He says nothing has changed in French education since the assassination of Samuel Paty, a history teacher beheaded by a radical Islamist. In fact, he insisted that the situation has grown even worse.
Soros supporters' lie exposed
"For years, I've been hearing from liberal politicians and their supporters in the media that the Hungarian government has closed down and expelled the university from Budapest," Hungarian PM Viktor Orban wrote in conjunction with a conference held in the CEU's building in downtown Budapest. Mr Orban's political director has highlighted the fact that, according to his information, 556 students are currently enrolled at Soros's university in Budapest.
PM Morawiecki: PiS wanting Poland to withdraw from EU is manipulation and false propaganda
Poland is a member of the European Union, but we cannot give up our sovereignty just because some people misinterpret the EU treaties, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.
"The persecuted, expelled university in Budapest"
"The time is out of joint! A conference has been held in the CEU building on Nádor utca, a major street in the heart of Budapest. For years I have been hearing from liberal politicians and their supporters in the media that the Hungarian government has closed down the Central European University and driven it out of Budapest, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban begins his latest writing dubbed Samizdat No. 13, which we publish in full.
Greek MEP: Only Visegrad Four countries pursue good migration policy
Poland and Hungary are addressing migration issues correctly, although they are attacked by the European Commission for their actions, Greek MEP Emmanouil Fragkos has said.
Taliban foreign minister seeks good relations with France – video
In an exclusive interview, Afghanistan's acting foreign minister told a French news portal that the Islamic regime is striving for friendly relations with the French government. He urged France to reopen its embassy in Kabul and called on French humanitarian aid organisations to return to Afghanistan.
Gyurcsany remains proud of his "speech of lies"
Exactly 15 years ago today, former Hungarian PM Ferenc Gyurcsany's infamous "speech of lies", which was delivered behind closed doors in Balatonoszod, was leaked to the public. On the occasion of the anniversary, a video resurfaced on the internet in which Gyurcsany, the current leader of the Hungarian left-wing, is shown addressing an audience under the banners of his new party and referring to his scandalous speech that triggered clashes nationwide as one marking the beginning of a new era.
PM Orban: It's frightful that Gyurcsany still leads the left today
In his Friday morning interview with Hungary's public radio (MR1), Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke about the latest government measures, former PM Gyurcsany's infamous "speech of lies" and Pope Francis's visit to Budapest.
Has Katalin Cseh become a liability for her own party group?
Hundreds of millions in unpaid taxes, collection procedures by the tax authority, liquidated companies – these are only some of what has emerged around the vice-chair of the Renew Europe group and her family. The scandal and the tax evasion Katalin Cseh is embroiled in is causing tensions within the liberal party group of the European Parliament, which is even considering her exclusion.
PM Orban: We are in the eleventh hour
What Brussels thinks and is fervently pushing in the way of immigration and LGBTQ propaganda is a reality of everyday life in apathetic Western Europe, but for people here in Central Europe it is grotesque, frightening and repugnant, Hungarian PM and Fidesz Party leader Viktor Orban said at the meeting of the parliamentary group of the ruling Fidesz and KDNP parties in Esztergom, the Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet wrote.
Mayor of capital applies classic leftist-liberal double standards
Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony had taught at university without proper credentials and required foreign language proficiency, the investigation of the Hungarian Educational Office uncovered, which spurred outrage in Hungary. The leftist-liberal mayor is evading responsibility in the matter, despite only a few years ago having denounced the then Hungarian president, who became entangled in a scandal over his doctoral dissertation, as a petty thief and a liar.
PM Orban: Central European economic area emerging faster from crisis
Countries in the Central European economic area, including Slovenia and Hungary, are emerging more rapidly from the crisis because they have persevered, not dismantled capacities, continued developments and kept people employed throughout last year, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Celje, Slovenia, on Wednesday.
Hundreds of millions in unpaid taxes tallied in liberal MEP's family scandal
Back taxes in excess of hundreds of millions, tax debt collection procedures and bankrupted companies. These are the latest details revealed in the scandal surrounding Liberal MEP Katalin Cseh and her family businesses. V4NA wrote to the Vice-President of the European Commission regarding the issue.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski: Poland wants to remain in EU as a sovereign state
The idea of "Polexit" is an invention of the opposition propaganda, Poland wants to remain in the European Union as a state that retains its sovereignty, Jaroslaw Kaczynski said. The chairman of Poland's ruling party also pointed out that the EU's founding treaties are being abused today and need to be clarified.
National Consultation questionnaire returned by nearly 1.5 million people
1 million and 423 thousand people have filled out and returned the Hungarian government's National Consultation questionnaire on life after the pandemic. Since 2010, the Hungarian government has held regular national consultations to gauge people's views on important issues affecting them.
PM Orban visits Slovenia
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrived in the Slovenian city of Celje to attend the opening of the 53rd International Trade Fair, as well as a meeting between the Hungarian and Slovenian governments' delegations, Mr Orban's press chief told Hungary's state news agency (MTI).
Mayor of town infamous for mass brawl invited immigrant families himself
Although it was him who proposed the admission of immigrant families into the town, now known for a mass brawl between the local African and Kurdish communities, the mayor has accused the most popular right-wing politician of provocation. The interior minister has announced that he is initiating the dissolution of the Black African Defence League for being racist and inciting hatred.
PM Orban: Protection of Carpathian Basin Hungarians' mission
The Hungarians' mission is to protect the Carpathian Basin, whereas the West has gradually lost its faith in its own mission, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban points out in his writing dubbed Samizdat No. 12, which we publish in full.
Record number of projects launched during crisis in Hungary
In response to the crisis caused by the coronavirus, the Hungarian government has launched an unprecedented investment stimulus program which brought about a record number of projects in Hungary, Minister of Trade and Foreign Affairs Peter Szijjarto has said.
Mass brawl followed by new atrocities targeting town hall – video
Barely a few days after a hundred-strong mass brawl, the town fell victim to atrocities once again. Members of the African Black Defence League stormed the mayor's office, disrupted a wedding and poured a packet of flour over the highest-ranking official in the municipal government.
Left-wing primaries in Hungary a political farce, Hungarian Workers' Party chief says
The left-wing primaries in Hungary are a political farce and a waste of money, whilst the sources tapped by the affected parties to finance their campaigns are unknown, the president of the Hungarian Workers' Party said in a recent interview. Gyula Thurmer also stressed that members of sexual minorities are not persecuted by anyone or rounded up by police, adding that they even enjoy certain advantages.
PM Orban: I asked Pope Francis not to let Christian Hungary perish
During their meeting in Budapest on Sunday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban asked Pope Francis not to let Christian Hungary perish, Bertalan Havasi, Mr Orban's press chief, told Hungary's state news agency (MTI).
Leftist politician lacking necessary qualifications was employed by university illegally
The sitting left-wing mayor of Budapest finds himself in yet another embarrassing situation. It turns out that his previous appointment as a teaching assistant and assistant professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest was illegal, as he did not have the appropriate qualifications and legal status to fill the position. This is not the first time the mayor – also in the running for the opposition left-wing coalition's prime ministerial candidacy – is caught up in a quagmire due to his lack of qualifications.
PM Orban: We must fight for the peace and security of Christian civilisation every day
Two decades on after the terrorist attacks in New York, we still remember with a heavy heart the thousands of innocent victims. On 11 September 2001, it became glaringly obvious that we must fight for the peace and security of Christian civilization day after day, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a statement issued on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York.
Former HM to appear in court, may be charged
Results of the former health minister’s series of committed blunders, is compounded by the high anti-vaccination sentiment in the country. Recently, a high school teacher was suspended from his job because he showed an anti-vaccination themed video to students in class. But there are also regular demonstrations against vaccines, some of which include acts of violence.
PM Orban: Hungarians are acutely aware of their mission
In his speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the academic year at Budapest's Mathias Corvinus Collegium, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban noted that the West had bestrode the globe for 400 years with a sense of exceptionalism and a mission which gave it inspiration and self-confidence. However, at the start of the 21st century something changed and the Western civilisation started to be confronted with serious challenges, he said. A "woke" neo-Marxism was taking control of institutions that shaped thought and mindsets in America, while Europe was later beset by a Muslim demographic, political and economic tide, which created a new state of affairs in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria, he pointed out.
A resurrection of the past in Hungary?
Yes, according to one of the current left-wing politicians, who in his rhetoric referred to Janos Kadar, the communist-era dictator and his three-decade rule over Hungary a success. Tibor Szanyi spoke about this in the context of the announcement of his party's "Janos Kadar plan" on 11 September, which will serve as their political manifesto for the 2022 Hungarian parliamentary elections.
PM Orban: We stand by Poland; Brussels' abuse of power endangers bloc's unity
Following Brussels' attack on Poland, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban assured Polish President Andrzej Duda of Hungary's solidarity and full-fledged support at their meeting in Mr Orban's office in the Carmelite Monastery in Budapest on Thursday, the PM's press chief told Hungary's state news agency (MTI).
"This is how you deal with troublemakers", says politician whose bodyguards used choke hold on passer-by
A man walking his dog was pushed to the ground and put into choke hold by the bodyguards of a prime ministerial candidate at a campaign event. The incident was filmed and police have launched proceedings. "This is how you deal with troublemakers," said Peter Jakab, the Hungarian Jobbik party's the prime ministerial candidate, responding to the incident.
Polish, Hungarian presidents meet in Budapest
Poland takes its responsibility to guard the EU's and the Schengen region's borders very seriously, Polish President Andrzej Duda said in Budapest on Thursday. Due to the situation unfolding along the Belarus-Poland border and rising migration expected in the wake of events in Afghanistan, Hungarian President Janos Ader offered to share with Poland the Hungarian experience in terms of building and operating a border barrier, as well as performing border surveillance since 2015-2016.
Hungary stands in solidarity with Poland
At its Wednesday meeting, the Hungarian government decided to stand up for Poland and condemn the ignoble attacks from Brussels, the justice minister of the Visegrad Four country wrote on Facebook on Wednesday night. MEP of Poland's governing party described Brussels' move as long-unseen contempt for laws.
Most French people do not want Macron
According to a recent poll, an overwhelming majority of the French believe that the current president does not adequately represent the people, and more than half of those polled do not believe that Emmanuel Macron will be able to steer France out of the current crisis. Nearly half of the respondents in the survey also think that Emmanuel Macron will not win the April 2022 election.
PM Orban: Hungary and Serbia will protect Europe and Germany
In case of a new migration wave, Hungary and Serbia will join forces to stop it and to protect Europe, including Germany, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Wednesday, after talks with his Serbian counterpart, Ana Brnabic, in Budapest. Serbia and Hungary have developed a highly successful cooperation over the past seven years, Ms Brnabic told journalists during their joint press briefing.