"Transparency, not more EU competence regarding vaccines!"
"We reject the latest move by the European Parliament to stealthily expand its scope of power under the pretence of protecting health. Greater transparency regarding vaccines is needed, not more Union," the MEPs wrote in a joint statement.
PM Orban: No rural development without concept of Central Europe's unity
The development of rural areas in Hungary is impossible without implementing the concept of Central European unity, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said on Tuesday at the inauguration of the M30 motorway connecting Hungary's northeastern city of Miskolc and Kosice, Slovakia.
PM Morawiecki: Warsaw will fight for equal treatment in EU
Warsaw will fight for equal treatment in the European Union. Poland's national development projects financed by internal sources and not by EU funds are proof that discriminatory treatment towards Poland cannot be effective, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday.
Mass brawl erupts between Afghan and Algerian migrants
A recent mass brawl erupting in a migrant camp has left many injured. According to news reports, police have had to take action twenty times in and around the camp in recent weeks.
Hungarian minister: Our Christian culture serves as basis for our social and spiritual life
We, Hungarians, protect our Christian heritage and continue to consider our Christian culture to be the basis of our social and spiritual life, Hungarian Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said on Sunday at the inauguration ceremony of a renovated Franciscan church, parsonage and new community centre located in Budapest's second district.
PM Morawiecki: I'll do everything to make sure Poles won't feel negative impact of opposition activities
I will do everything I can so that Poles do not feel the negative effects ensuing from a request by Civic Platform MEPs, aiming to block funds Poland is entitled to, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawicki said on social media.
PM Orban: Together, we can break through even the thickest wall
Fifteen years ago, on this very spot, tear gas grenades were on one side and “a cheated and humiliated nation” on the other, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said in Budapest on Saturday, in conclusion of Saturday's Peace March, which marked the anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight. Organised for the 8th time with hundreds of thousands of participants in the Hungarian capital, the Peace March visited the scenes of the 2006 police brutality. The opposition events held in tandem attracted only a few thousand people.
Huge crowd on capital’s streets says “Never again, stop!”
In a bid to retain his power, the Hungarian prime minister lied to the people and the EU. The incident sparked large-scale demonstrations which were brutally repressed. On the anniversary, a huge crowd is remembering these events and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Those unvaccinated may face lockdown
As the situation in intensive care units is becoming increasingly dramatic, those who have not been vaccinated may face lockdown. “I will not allow the health system to be overburdened just because there are still too many people hesitating and delaying vaccination,” the politician said.
Respect for the heroes, shame on those who let us down
"Radio Free Europe, the icon of freedom of the press, was blasting that help was on the way, perhaps the most glaring example of fake news in Hungarian media history. We now know the painful truth: no one came to help, they let us down," the the foreign minister wrote on his website on the national holiday commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
PM Orban and Marine Le Pen to make joint press statement
At their meeting, discussions will cover the concept and future of a European Union based on strong nation states, as well as the migration crisis.
European Parliament declares Constitutional Tribunal illegitimate
In a resolution, the European Parliament has declared that the Constitutional Tribunal lacks legal validity and independence and is unqualified to interpret the country's constitution.
University cafeteria offers only halal food, student organisation protests
The student organisation has launched a petition so that students would not be forced to only consume meat butchered according to Muslim rules on campus. This is not the first time the institution has made headlines with its strange decisions: during the spring, two instructors had to be placed under protection because they were accused of Islamophobia.
PM Orban: We will take a stand by Poland
The announcement was made by Hungary's prime minister after he arrived at the two-day summit of EU heads of state and government. In a video published on social media ahead of the summit, PM Orban also stressed that he was ready to defend Hungarian utility price cuts in Brussels.
Municipal leader blocks film screening in Hungary
A left-wing deputy district mayor has prevented the screening of a political crime thriller about her party president, whose infamous speech delivered 15 years ago has led to a general outcry, followed by police brutality.
Christian school accused of homophobia and transphobia on posters
Several posters displayed in the city centre accuse a Christian school of homophobia and transphobia. They call on people to set the school on fire and describe it as a "fascist factory." The school lodged a formal complaint with police regarding the threats.
Employers call for strict sanctions against anti-vax health workers
Employers demand tougher regulations and sanctions against healthcare workers who refuse to get vaccinated, but trade unions reject the proposal.
Teenagers threaten and terrorise communities
In a major city, two minors terrorised students and teachers, threatening to attack them with assault rifles. Police officers in a town near the capital arrested another teenager for disclosing an officer's address on social media platforms.
PM Morawiecki: EU's division of Europe into better and worse ones a cause for concern
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen emphasized the supremacy of EU law during a debate in the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg on Tuesday, held with regard to a ruling by Poland's Constitutional Tribunal that ascertained primacy for Poland's national constitution. Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki stressed the sovereignty of member states, arguing that EU institutions should not be allowed to force their decisions on others without a legal basis.
Teachers receive repeated death threats
Teachers are under a constant threat in France. One year after Samuel Paty's brutal beheading, a married couple – both teachers – have received repeated threatening letters bearing a photo of Mr Paty, who was also a professor. The educational ministry supports the threatened teachers by providing them escort and covering their legal costs.
Leftist mayor protests admission of migrants to Italy
Defying his party's so-far consistent stance on immigration, the mayor, a member of Italy's Democratic Party, wrote a letter to the interior minister calling for action to manage the migration situation. The mayor says the city has no further capacity to take in any more illegal migrants.
PM Orban: Hungarians and Serbs have started building a new future
Hungarians and Serbs have begun building a new future of which they will both be the winners, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday in Serbia's Horgos, at a ceremony marking the refurbishment of the Szeged-Subotica railway line.
Epidemic can only be defeated by vaccination, for some it is essential
From Greece to France, different measures have been put in place to curb the coronavirus outbreak. V4NA has compiled a summary of where and for whom Covid vaccination is mandatory, as well as the background to these measures.
EU must help Libya protect its border
The European Union must help Libya defend its borders against illegal migration, Hungary's minister of foreign affairs and trade said in a video shared on his Facebook page on Monday, after meeting his Libyan counterpart in Luxembourg.
Young man attacks passenger on tram in the name of Allah – video
The conflict erupted when a passenger asked the young man not to smoke on the tram next to his barely two-month-old baby. Despite repeated pleas by the other travellers, including the baby’s mom, the young man assaulted the father while spewing verbal threats in the name of Allah.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski: We won't give in to blackmail
We won't give in to any blackmail, we will defend Poland’s sovereignty and the rights of Polish people in the EU, because those are being grossly and illegally undermined in violation of the treaties, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, told the weekly Sieci newspaper in a recent interview.
“They're talking about climate protection while trying to introduce a new tax"
Europe is witnessing a utility price crisis and Brussels bears a clear responsibility for it, according to the government’s communications director.
Ship already sinking when inaugurated by minister – video
A beautiful stationary vessel inaugurated in the presence of the labour minister has filled up with water and sunk just a few days later. According to a report published by a Hungarian press outlet in Romania, the water was already pouring in at the time of the inaugural ceremony, but the officials only seemed interested in cutting the ribbon.
PM uninterested in meeting visiting EP delegation
Both the European Parliament and the Dutch government attacked PM Janez Jansa, head of the Slovenian EU presidency, after the right-wing politician drew parallels between some MEPs and George Soros. Just as they had visited Hungary recently, now an EP delegation is on a “fact-finding mission” in Slovenia. Although Mr Jansa did not meet with the group, the liberal MEPs were received several times at the ministerial level in Ljubljana, Hungarian news portal MW Hircentrum reported.
Major German city permits muezzin's call to prayer
Leaders of the city with a population of one million have decided to allow the sounding of the Muslim call to prayer. The decision is of indicative value, attracting attention across the country.
Despite levelling of makeshift camp, migrants move only 300 metres
The gendarmes dismantled an unauthorised migrant camp, but the dwellers decided to go to another nearby. The mayor of the town calls for the establishment of reception centres, while an NGO aiding migrants complained that the area was ploughed by the authorities in an attempt to prevent the tents from being set up there again.
PM Orban: Third jab is tantamount to life insurance
The fourth wave is closing in on the country, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Hungary's public radio (MR1) on Friday.
School cancels Halloween, saying Black kids don’t celebrate
A school’s administration has cancelled Halloween celebrations over concerns about student equity and inclusion because Black boys did not want to participate.
PM: Orban: Chinese-Hungarian cooperation increasingly important
Cooperation between China and Hungary is becoming increasingly important, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a video message for the opening ceremony of the Chinese Import-Export Fair in Guangzhou (Canton) on Thursday, the prime minister's press office reports.
Over 70 "vulnerable areas” exist in Sweden
A police station was evacuated in Sweden because a suspected bomb was found in the building. The number of bomb attacks is particularly high in the northern European country, especially in the so called "vulnerable areas" with perpetrators mainly linked to criminal gangs. A recent police report reveals that more than seventy "vulnerable" or "at risk areas" are registered in the country. Another report points out that 52 active criminal networks have been identified in Stockholm.
Police arrest leader of recently disbanded racist group – video
Police called at the man's home to take him into custody for an earlier incident, which took place when members of the group he headed had stormed town hall and harassed its employees, as well as the mayor.
PM Orban: Enabling Egypt to protect its borders vital for Europe and Hungary
Enabling Egypt to protect its land and maritime borders is vital for both Europe and Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday.