Azeri President Aliyev in Budapest

Hungary and Azerbaijan have raised cooperation to the level of a “priority strategic partnership”, the prime minister said after talks with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in Budapest. The two countries have decided to strengthen cooperation because the international environment “is more dangerous than ever”, Viktor Orban and Aliyev said in a joint press statement. Hungary’s need to diversify its energy supplies increases Azerbaijan’s importance, they … Continue reading Azeri President Aliyev in Budapest

FM Szijjarto: Hungary is not at war with anyone

Hungary and the Hungarian people are already paying a high price for the war in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said at an open debate in the UN Security Council in New York on Thursday, adding that “the great powers” should focus on peacemaking instead of taking steps that risked escalating the conflict, MTI reports. The ministry said that Szijjarto had expressed thanks to the … Continue reading FM Szijjarto: Hungary is not at war with anyone

Viktor Orban attended gala held on anniversary of Slovak statehood

Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his wife Aniko Levai attended the Saturday gala held in Pozsony (Bratislava) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the independent Slovak state. Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger invited all three of his V4 prime minister counterparts as well as their spouses to the event which was held in the building of the Slovak National Theatre. … Continue reading Viktor Orban attended gala held on anniversary of Slovak statehood

President Novak wishes a new year of peace

“Now is not the time for discouragement but to cleave together,” President Katalin Novak said in her New Year’s address to the nation, MTI reports. “It is God’s miracle that our homeland still stands,” Novak said in her speech televised at midnight, quoting 19th-century poet and revolutionary Sándor Petőfi. “How true this is again today after the unexpected hardships of recent years.” “Starting a new … Continue reading President Novak wishes a new year of peace

Hungary rejects the EU gas price cap

Instead of dealing with pressing energy issues such as the search for new energy resources and the development of infrastructure, the EU has wasted time in the last few months on moves to cap the price of gas, the foreign minister has said, according to MTI. After a meeting of EU energy ministers, Peter Szijjarto said Hungary completely rejects introducing a “harmful, dangerous and totally … Continue reading Hungary rejects the EU gas price cap

Orban: Time to drain the swamp in Brussels

“It is time to drain the swamp here in Brussels,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Thursday in a video message posted on his Facebook account. Orban stressed that the fact that “the European Parliament’s left-wing vice-president has been arrested on corruption charges” had left its mark on the European Union’s Brussels summit. The PM said everyone knew that Brussels was full of corruption cases, … Continue reading Orban: Time to drain the swamp in Brussels

Orban: Europe is facing multiple challenges, but Hungary will not surrender

On Saturday as part of a video conference, Prime Minister-Vice President of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI) Viktor Orban attended the leadership meeting of the right-wing world organisation held in Panama City, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI. In his evaluation of the European political situation, he said the continent is facing multiple types of challenges all at … Continue reading Orban: Europe is facing multiple challenges, but Hungary will not surrender

President Novak visits Israel

Hungary and Israel are promoters of peace, President Katalin Novak said after bilateral talks with Isaac Herzog, her Israeli counterpart, in Jerusalem. Ties between Hungary and Israel are very strong, and the governments continue to preserve and strengthen them in economy and politics, she said in a press statement. Hungary has taken a stance for peace, and Israel is also committed to it, Novak said. … Continue reading President Novak visits Israel

“Trump’s method needed in Ukraine”

Former US President Donald Trump’s method to promote peace should be applied in connection with the war in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in New York on Friday. The foreign ministry cited Szijjarto as saying on his way to the United Nations Security Council session that following years of unsuccessful attempts to achieve peace in the Middle East, it was Trump’s approach that resulted … Continue reading “Trump’s method needed in Ukraine”

Orban: We need an effective army that can guarantee peace

We Hungarians need an effective army of deterrent force that can guarantee peace, because “he who does not possess strength will also not be right”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday in Budapest. In his speech to mark the swearing in of people undertaking voluntary military service, as well as the official delivery of LYNX combat vehicles, the prime minister highlighted: It is time … Continue reading Orban: We need an effective army that can guarantee peace