Protests threaten to disrupt King Charles's visit to Paris – video
Protests in France have led to growing concern at Buckingham Palace for the safety of the British monarch. The Paris police chief said there would be no disruptions, but two leftist politicians urged Charles III to postpone the state visit because of social unrest.
Russia voices most formidable threat yet
Should the Russian president be arrested abroad, it would be considered a declaration of war on the Russian Federation, said Dimitry Medvedev, the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council in an interview in which he hypothesised that if Putin were arrested in Germany, it would entail a threat to the Bundestag and the German chancellor's office.
Germany seriously lagging in global competition
Germany is falling behind in the international competition for highly qualified professionals and start-up founders, while small and medium-sized enterprises are rapidly losing their competitive edge, a study finds.
Proof of US benefitting the most from war in Ukraine
The issuance of an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin is the latest proof of the application of double standards, Russia's Foreign Ministry says. At the same time it would be difficult at this point to deny that the US is the biggest winner in the war so far.
UK would plunge world into nuclear war
Russia would be forced to respond if the UK sent shells with depleted uranium to Ukraine, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In Hungarian LGBTQ hubs, transvestites touch children without repercussions
After the liberal states of the US and the countries of Western Europe, the craze is now spreading to Hungary.
Algerians in France protest against the country that took them in – video
The protesters, while being accepted into France, praised their country of origin and called the French, traitors and accused the government of supporting terrorists.
School teaches kids to eat insects
Insect eating as a dietary option has cropped up yet again. As part of a school assignment, middle school kids learnt that they should eat bugs to save the environment from cows "killing" the planet.
PM Orban: Hungary stands by peace talks
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban held talks with European Council President Charles Michel as well as his Greek, Slovenian, Slovak and Latvian counterparts in a videoconference on Tuesday in preparation for the summit of European Union leaders later this week.
Sexual violence rises dramatically in Europe
Almost 300 cases of gang rape have been registered by the police in Berlin since 2020, with more than half of the acts having been committed by foreigners.
Construction projects plummet amid sky-high prices in Germany
The number of building permits issued was already at a record low last year, but this year, the construction sector may reach a new low in Germany. Meanwhile, the demand for flats is the highest in decades.
Russian crude bought cheap then sold as petroleum products in Europe
China's imports of Russian oil rose by nearly one-quarter in January-February 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. The Far East country buys discounted Russian crude, refines it and exports it to Europe as Chinese petroleum products.
Politicians strike agreement but Serbs do not feel safe in Kosovo
While Brussels and Washington are celebrating the Ohrid Agreement, Serbs living in Kosovo are still not safe. Unknown perpetrators have broken into several houses, and the leaders of local Serbs are still unwilling to participate in the upcoming municipal elections.
Paris mayor spends public money on haute couture in bid for Olympics
A Dutch journalist took legal action to obtain Anne Hidalgo's expense report on her campaign for hosting the 2017 Olympic Games. As the document revealed, the left-wing mayor made trips abroad and bought designer fashions on taxpayers' money. Ms Hidalgo's office said that all expenses were justified.
France and London busy preparing for Ramadan – video
All of the big supermarkets in France are launching various promotions for the Muslim holiday, while the UK capital is illuminated with lights as if it were Christmas.
Croatia President: weapons only prolong war
The heads of state in the Balkans are worried about a further expansion in the fighting. Zoran Milanovic reiterated his criticism of the Zagreb government over the decision to help Kyiv with helicopters. Commenting on the arrest warrant issued against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the decision would have bad repercussions and also shows that there is no will for a peaceful settlement.
After Belgium and Netherlands, drug traffickers extend their operations to German ports
Drug gangs are appearing in an increasing number of German ports. They bribe some of the port workers and threaten others. Cartels are also spreading faster in smaller cities, where corruption is easier to control.
No winner in first round of Montenegro's presidential race
None of the candidates managed to secure more than half of the votes in the first round of the Montenegrin presidential election. Incumbent President Milo Dukanovic and Jakov Milatovic of the Europe Now movement will compete in the second-round runoff. Mr Dukanovic won 35 per cent of the votes, while Mr Milatovic received 29 per cent. Gaining 19 per cent, Andrija Mandic, who offered an agenda of reconciliation, finished in the third place although many considered him a favourite. On the evening of the election, the politician of the pro-Serbia Democratic Front called on his voters to support Mr Milatovic in the second round on 2 April.
Paris drowns in rubbish, yet animal rights activists worry about rats – video
In France’s capital, waste management workers have been on strike for days, leaving thousands of tonnes of rubbish piling up on the streets. At the same time, an animal rights group has staged a number of demonstrations to raise awareness about rat extermination methods and the protection of rodents.
Soros's DA wants Trump arrested
The Manhattan district attorney, who recently announced his intention to arrest former US President Donald Trump, received 1 million dollars from the oligarch during his campaign.
Court rejects leftist politician's claim for press correction
The Budapest Regional Court has rejected the request for press content correction filed by MEP Katalin Cseh of the Hungarian Momentum party. The court's ruling ordered the opposition politician to pay the legal costs incurred by the public media, as well as procedural charges.
Serbia's president: Arrest warrant for Putin a step towards humanity's biggest conflict
President Aleksandar Vucic expects the expansion of the fighting. The world is heading for a further escalation of the war, the Serb head of state commented on the issuance of an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin.
Slovakia's decision gross intervention in Ukraine-Russia conflict, Russia warns
Bratislava should be clearly aware that increasingly active involvement in the military support of the Kyiv regime will lead to an unpredictable and dangerous escalation of the conflict, Russia's embassy in Slovakia warned.
PM Orban in talks with Syrian Christian church leaders, Hungary to extend further help
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met the leaders of the Syrian Christian churches on Friday, Bertalan Havasi, head of the PM's Press Office, told Hungary's state news agency (MTI).
Third of new homes in North Macedonia are empty
House prices in the Balkan country have already gone through the roof, with a registered 20-percent increase in the last quarter of 2022 alone. While figures show that an average of 5,000 homes are built every year, statistics reveal that around one-third of these properties are vacant. The situation is also similar in other countries of the region. V4NA has interviewed an expert, who says this is because most people see property as an investment.
One in four possibly an immigrant in Croatia
Due to the large number of immigrants, Croatia's population will soon mirror the pattern seen in Austria or Germany, according to a local demographer, who pointed out that Zagreb has no other viable alternative to maintain its functioning pension and healthcare systems.
Ambulance delays now more 'frequent'
How quickly ambulance crews respond to an alert is often a matter of life or death. In Germany, the response time – from answering an emergency call to actually reaching the patients – has been increasing for years, but the UK is struggling with similar delays.
Presidential election campaign heats up with debates on sanctions and Kosovo
On Sunday, Montenegro will hold its fourth presidential election since regaining independence and the eighth since adopting a multi-party system. Seven candidates are running for the post, and if none of them secures more than half of the votes in the first round, a second round will be held on 2 April. According to analysts,the real question is who will emerge in the second round as a worthy challenger to Milo Dukanovic?
Orban-Erdogan Summit: Drifting into war is not an option
Talks between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held in Ankara focused on the war in Ukraine and energy security issues.
Heat pumps useless in many British homes
Although an important part of the government's climate protection targets is to facilitate the mass adoption of heat pumps, Bosch warns that the appliance is unsuitable for many homes.
PM Orban: We must make clear that the global majority wants peace
It is important for the voice of peace to compete with the voice of war, and it is important to make it clear that the global majority wants peace, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Ankara, in his address at the summit of the Organisation of Turkic States.
Calls to kill Jews and destroy Israel prevalent in schools
In Palestinian schools funded by Western countries, calls to murder Jews and incite hatred towards Israel still persist, a report reveals.
Even in dangerous times, Hungary-Uzbekistan relations continue to develop
On Thursday morning, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban held talks with Uzbek President Savkat Mirziyoyev in Ankara, where an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Turkic States is being held today.
Media addiction among young people surges
An increasing number of children and young people are becoming addicted to gaming, streaming and social media, with boys being more often affected than girls, a study by the German health insurer DAK shows. DAK also points to the pandemic as a causal factor.
PM Orban: We will never allow the flag of freedom to be wrenched from the hands of Hungarians
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivered a speech in Kiskoros on 15 March, the 175th anniversary of the outbreak of Hungary's Revolution and War of Independence of 1848-49.
Immigration office would not deport migrants failing language exam
Last November, the interior minister said that language knowledge was a basic requirement for integration into society, but the Immigration and Integration Office stated that failing the language exam is not automatically grounds for deportation.
Will Serbia be rewarded with Qatari money?
After the United Arab Emirates, Qatar may also launch major investments in the Balkan country, but one key condition is that Belgrade must clearly stand with the West, according to the Demostat investigative portal.
Leftist politicians' stunt to dismantle cordon backfires
Left-wing politicians and activists have dismantled the safety cordons in front of the prime minister's office in Budapest, but the organisers were in for a bit of a surprise.
Hungary PM and French president discuss future of Europe
The meeting was initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron. There are many similarities between the Hungarian and French positions, perhaps surprisingly even on the Russia-Ukraine war, even if Macron envisages peace talks later. But the French president also considers it important to maintain contact with Putin, which is why he earlier had a phone conversation with the Russian president that lasted for hours. They also see Brussels' overreach as problematic in some ways, and have very similar views on America's trade war against Europe.
Climate zealots cause massive damage to motorists
There is no respite for Berlin motorists who are being terrorised by climate warriors using new, dangerous methods. In addition, some politically-motivated measures are also making life impossible for motorists.
Hungary PM meets former French president
Migrants not willing to learn Swedish
Most immigrants with poor school education have no intention to learn Swedish, according to a teacher working in Sweden.
PM Orban and President Macron meet in Paris
The two leaders discussed a number of European issues over a working dinner, according to a press release issued by the Elysee Palace.
EU to tackle migration by introducing visa requirements
The EU could end free travel for candidate countries that have not aligned their visa policies with the bloc, Croatia's interior minister has said, adding that if Serbia harmonised its entry rules with those of the EU, fewer migrants would be trying to cross the bloc's external borders unlawfully.
Almost no argument in support of new government fixation
The German federal government's new climate protection plan is anything but economical, and it's not even healthy, a recent study shows.
Ukrainian soldiers exposed to gory, ultra-realistic training
The goal of the Australian instructors is to increase the survivability of their trainees.
Buying a home remains a dream for Germans
Real estate prices in Germany have been rising for years, making it difficult even for higher-income families to purchase their own homes, and the end of the uptrend is nowhere in sight.
Spanish government to speed up population replacement
The population replacement rate has accelerated recently, and Pedro Sanchez's leftist government is now seeking to grant residence permits to large numbers of illegal immigrants. The debate in the Spanish Congress of Deputies on the automatic granting of residence permits to immigrants who arrived before 1 November 2021 is becoming increasingly frequent.
Cars seized from drunk drivers sent to Ukraine
Under the recently introduced legislation, drunk drivers with a blood alcohol level of over 1.5 parts per thousand will have their vehicles confiscated and sent to Ukraine.
Secularism in French schools under bigger threat than thought – video
The attack on secularism in French schools is much more widespread than reported by the Ministry of Education, as headmasters often fail to report incidents to the school district, a teachers' trade union pointed out. A former teacher who had previously received death threats said in an interview that he was not sure that Muslims should wear the Salafist dress.