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.
Hungarian politician's bodyguards use choke hold on passer-by – video
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. The Hungarian Jobbik party has been embroiled in countless anti-Semitic and racists scandals involving verbal aggression, but this is the latest shocking incident.
Liberal MEP and her circles linked to new murky tenders
Further details are emerging about the scandal surrounding Katalin Cseh, the vice-chair of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament. As we reported earlier, the business circles affiliated to the liberal MEP functioned as a network of companies to systemically tap into Hungarian development funds and EU subsidies, pocketing several million euros in EU funding through their activities in the past. A Hungarian portal has unveiled new details of the MEP's dubious dealings, revealing that the network received yet another suspicious subsidy amounting to more than 4.3 million euros. The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has launched an investigation into the politician's dealings.
PM Orban to visit Czech Republic late September
On 29 September, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will pay an official one-day visit to the Czech Republic to hold talks with his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis, Mr Orban's press chief told Hungary's state news agency (MTI) on Wednesday, confirming press reports from Prague.
FM: Had V4 states not been resolute, EU would be distributing migrants according to quotas
The minister of foreign affairs and trade spoke about the issue at an economic forum in Karpacz, southern Poland.
Party continues to cover for liberal MEP
Although the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has launched a probe into the case of Katalin Cseh, Vice-Chair of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament, and several investigations in the case are also under way in Hungary, Momentum – the MEP's party – continues to cover for her while she can only offer feeble explanations.
Hungary-Serbia government summit begins in Budapest
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will meet Serbia's prime minister and her government delegation paying an official visit in Budapest as part of the sixth Hungary-Serbia government summit, Bertalan Havasi, the Hungarian prime minister's press chief, told Hungary's state news agency (MTI) on Tuesday.
Vucic: We are set to join EU, but also to maintain relations with Russia, China
Serbia wants to be a member of the European Union, but accession cannot imply deterioration of relations with Russia and China, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic said.
Socialist mayor to set up drug centre in immediate vicinity of schools and creches – video
Residents are protesting against the plan proposed by the district's leadership for fear that junkies would plague their neighbourhood. The facility for drug addicts would be housed in a vacant building that used to function as a kindergarten.
PM Orban: I trust that a period bringing more happiness is to come
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban saluted every member of the Hungarian Jewish community, wishing a happy and sweet new year on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, the prime minister's press chief Bertalan Havasi said on Monday.
OLAF launches investigation into liberal MEP’s case
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has launched an investigation into the case of Katalin Cseh, vice president of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament, Hungarian ruling party MEP Tamas Deutsch announced.
A strong EU is in Hungary's interest, but the bloc must change
Hungary has a vested interest in a strong European Union, however, to be strong the Union must change, the Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and trade stated on Saturday.
PM Orban's popularity up 20 per cent on left-wing's potential prime ministerial candidate
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has a 20 per cent lead over the current mayor of Budapest, one of the left-wing candidates aspiring to run for the office, in terms of the number of people who would pick him as Hungary's next prime minister. Hungary will hold parliamentary elections in the spring of 2022.
Macron promises hundreds of surveillance cameras to district ruled by drug gangs
The government has pledged some major investments in the city plagued with criminals and the president has promised to monitor the progress personally.
Autumn kicks off with 'pro-immigration seance' in Brussels, says MEP
According to the politician, the left-wing majority in the European Parliament demanded at a committee meeting on Thursday that the EU establish legal migration routes.
Dismissal of justice minister provokes government crisis
In response, the justice minister's party has withdrawn confidence from the prime minister and initiated the appointment of a new prime minister and the formation of a new government.
Drug dealers control Marseille district – video
Dealers have even blocked the road and only those approved by them can enter the district, but the interior minister sees no problem. But he most popular opposition politician says the area is an outlaw zone where drug traffickers dictate their own laws.
PM Janez Jansa calls on EU to return to its roots
The European Union must return to its roots, the principles laid down by the founding fathers, because that is the only way to ensure unity while preserving diversity, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa stressed in his opening speech at the Bled Strategy Forum on Wednesday.
PM Orban: The only way to prevent the EU dispute on migration is to return rights to member states
"The only way to prevent the dispute on migration from destroying the unity of the EU is to give all the rights back to the nation states," said Prime Minister Viktor Orban at a leaders' panel discussion at the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) in Bled, Slovenia, on Wednesday.
Department allocates significant funds to organisation supporting Afghan women
Although one department is allocating a considerable sum to support an association helping Afghan women, not everyone agrees in the country with assisting Afghan citizens. In the view of a renowned essayist, it is actually Afghans who owe the country – video.
Migrants' health coverage costs a small fortune
A study by an MP highlights the staggering sum the state spends on providing health care for illegal immigrants. Moreover, the migrants also receive temporary residence permits for the duration of their treatment using a legal loophole governing the entry and stay of foreign nationals, and the right to asylum.