Orban: Hungary can be a local exception at a time of global recession

A decade of threats, uncertainty and wars is coming, but Hungary can be a local exception at a time of global recession, prime minister Viktor Orban stressed in Tusnadfurdo (Baile Tusnad) in his address delivered on the closing day of the 31st Balvanyos Summer Free University and Student Camp. Before an audience of several thousand gathered before the open-air stage, the prime minister recalled that … Continue reading Orban: Hungary can be a local exception at a time of global recession

Parliament accepts budget, amends constitution

Hungary’s parliament passed into law the government’s budget for 2023 in a final vote on Tuesday. The budget was passed with 135 votes in favour and 54 votes against. It calculates with a GDP growth of 4.1%, a deficit target of 3.5% of GDP and a 5.2% inflation rate. Targeted central revenues total 31,074 billion forints (EUR 77.3bn) as against expenditure of 33,426 billion, with … Continue reading Parliament accepts budget, amends constitution

Novak meets Bolsonaro

The war in Ukraine, bilateral cooperation, aid to persecuted Christians and family policy were among topics on the agenda for talks between President Katalin Novak, and her Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil on Monday. Novak and Bolsonaro agreed on the necessity of an early peace agreement in Ukraine, Novak said in a press statement after the talks. She added that both parties offered their … Continue reading Novak meets Bolsonaro

Orban: Hungary stands for peace

Hungary must stand for peace, wartime inflation cannot be stopped any other way, only by putting an end to the war, prime minister Viktor Orban said on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’ where he also announced that the government would speed up the development of the armed forces. Orban highlighted that Hungary restricted the prices of certain products by regulatory means; however, … Continue reading Orban: Hungary stands for peace

Orban: We cannot be dragged into the war

Prior to the official beginning of the NATO summit, on Wednesday morning in Madrid, Prime Minister Viktor Orban had talks with Andrés Pastrana, President of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI), the organisation for the world’s Christian democratic, conservative parties, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI. At the meeting, which was also attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and … Continue reading Orban: We cannot be dragged into the war

Szijjarto supports Western Balkan’s and Georgia’s EU integration

“Brussels and every capital in western Europe should understand that soon it will be difficult to talk about security in Europe without integrating the Western Balkans into the European Union,” Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Friday. “We in the neighbourhood of the Western Balkans are fully aware how important stability in that region is, and it would be good … Continue reading Szijjarto supports Western Balkan’s and Georgia’s EU integration

Orban celebrates victory in Brussels

We have defended the reduction of household energy bills, we managed to fight back the European Commission’s proposal that sought to ban the use of oil coming from Russia in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Monday night in Brussels, after the first day of the summit of the European Union. “We have enough problems as it is, even without this. Energy prices are … Continue reading Orban celebrates victory in Brussels

Here are the first measures of the new government

Hungary needs a feisty, responsible government that unites the country while showing the necessary strength, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Parliament on Tuesday. Speaking ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of his fifth government, Orban said the new cabinet’s tasks are outlined by “dangers and especially the war”. The government will have to preserve and strengthen the physical, material and cultural security of Hungary and … Continue reading Here are the first measures of the new government

Orban: Hungary stands for peace

“We stand for peace,” Viktor Orban said in his inaugural speech after being re-elected by lawmakers as prime minister, adding that “war destroys” while “peace builds”. “So we want an immediate ceasefire and peace talks,” he said. This is a position that he would adhere to, he added.The prime minister pledged to work to ensure that “even in difficult circumstances” Hungary would move forward and … Continue reading Orban: Hungary stands for peace

President Novak takes office

Katalin Novak on Tuesday took over the presidency of the republic from Janos Ader. Ader greeted Novak at the entrance of Sandor Palace in the Castle District and showed her round the presidential offices and residency before making an appearance with her on the presidential building’s balcony. Parliament elected Novak president on March 10, and she will be the sixth president since the 1989/90 change … Continue reading President Novak takes office