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

Azbej: Hungary against sanctioning Patriarch Kirill

Hungary rejects sanctions against religious leaders, the state secretary for aiding persecuted Christians told public television on Sunday, commenting on the European Union’s plan to sanction Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tristan Azbej, who also heads the Hungary Helps aid programme, said that whereas Hungary condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine and supported various sanctions, Hungary supported brokering peace and “sees counterproductive, nonsensical … Continue reading Azbej: Hungary against sanctioning Patriarch Kirill

Orban compares oil embargo proposal to atomic bomb

Prime minister on Kossuth Radio’s Friday morning programme, Viktor Orban described the EU oil embargo intended to be introduced against Russia as unacceptable, stating that it amounts to an atomic bomb dropped on the Hungarian economy. The prime minister stressed that earlier the leaders of EU Member States had agreed that only such measures could be adopted that duly took account of the different energy … Continue reading Orban compares oil embargo proposal to atomic bomb

Hungary rejects the oil embargo

Hungary cannot responsibly support the European Commission’s latest package of sanctions against Russia in its current form, the foreign minister has said, arguing that the sanctions would destroy Hungary’s energy security. Speaking from Uzbekistan, Peter Szijjarto said the latest sanctions package would “involve a ban on crude oil shipments from Russia to Europe with a rather short notice, which in Hungary’s case would apply from … Continue reading Hungary rejects the oil embargo

Orban: Hungary is on Hungary’s side

Hungary is helping those who are in trouble, but wants to enforce, wants to protect its own national interests, prime minister Viktor Orbán stated in an interview given to the public service media after the EU and NATO summits held in Brussels. The prime minister highlighted that on the occasion of each and every international meeting, Hungary has to stand up for its own national … Continue reading Orban: Hungary is on Hungary’s side

Orban: Hungary must be left out of this conflict

Prime Minister Viktor Orban paid a visit to the Hungarian Defence Forces Integrated Operations Centre. Together with Defence Minister Tibor Benko he met with officers who guarantee Hungary’s security with their work as commanders, Bertalan Havasi the head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister told the Hungarian news agency MTI. After the visit, the prime minister said the situation continuous to remain serious … Continue reading Orban: Hungary must be left out of this conflict

Hungary reacts to situation in Ukraine

Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday talked to European Council President Charles Michel, and said Hungary shared the stance of the European Union on the conflict unfolding between Ukraine and Russia, the PM’s press chief said. Talks between the leaders are ongoing, Bertalan Havasi said. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced late on Monday that Russia acknowledged two separatist regions of Ukraine as the sovereign “Republic … Continue reading Hungary reacts to situation in Ukraine