Bernadett Szel, co-leader of green opposition LMP and a member of parliament’s national security committee, should stay away from a planned meeting of the committee focusing on the “Soros Plan”, the Fidesz deputy head of the committee said on Monday, arguing that Szel and LMP served the interests of US financier George Soros. This can be against the rule of law, because as a member of the committee, Szel cannot be banned from its meetings. The LMP lawmaker wrote on her Facebook page that she can’t be banned from the committee, but if she is, they’ll use every possible legal opportunity.
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“We are saying what the Western European public thinks”, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said in Echo TV‘s Bayer show on Sunday evening, explaining why Western European political elites are “bothered” by the “politically incorrect” speech of Hungarian politicians. Continue reading “Central Europe sticks to its Christian identity – Szijjarto”
“Over the past year, Mr Soros and the Open Society Foundations he founded have become the target for an escalating — and at times orchestrated — campaign of vilification by opponents of the liberal agenda that he promotes”, the Financial Times writes, adding that “in Hungary, he was the subject of a state-funded, multimillion euro campaign of negative advertising”. Continue reading “Soros has never been elected by anyone – govt spox”
Hungary has always wanted a relationship with Romania based on mutual respect, for the sake of the Hungarian community which lives there, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto told Hungarian public news channel M1 on Monday morning. The parliament’s foreign affairs committee discusses Mihai Tudose’s remark tomorrow. Continue reading ““Completely unacceptable” – Szijjarto to Tudose”
Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, told a Germany paper that the European Union should assist refugees but “one cannot give help to the world while ruining its own nation.” Continue reading “Orban: One can’t help refugees while ruining own nation”
It caused an uproar in Hungarian internal politics, that despite its several months-long government communication, Hungary accepted 1300 refugees. Kristof Altusz, the Deputy State Secretary for European and American Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spoke about it a few days ago. Jobbik would call an extraordinary session of the parliament because according to the party Fidesz deceived the country and its voters too. Continue reading “Orban govt’s decision to welcome migrants causes internal political uproar”
Romania should decide whether or not it wants to be involved in central European cooperation, which is taking good shape, the head of the Hungarian parliament’s foreign affairs committee said in Kolozsvar (Cluj), in Transylvania, Romania, on Saturday. Continue reading “‘It is up to Romania to participate in regional cooperation’”