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Hungary PM Orbán to meet new Commission President on 1 August

July 26, 2019, 5:19 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is going to meet Ursula von der Leyen, the new President of the European Commission in Brussels on 1 August, the PM’s press chief, Bertalan Havasi, announced... 

Date set for Hungary's local elections

July 26, 2019, 4:19 pm
Hungary’s President János Áder has set the date for Hungary’s next municipal elections for 13 October 2019. The related statement has been published on the website of the President’s... 

Hungary may revisit plan of administrative courts - Kövér

July 12, 2019, 5:00 pm
Hungary has backed off from setting up new administrative courts, a move contested by the European Commission, only over concerns that new rule of law conditions would block the reception of major EU funds... 

Hungary President ratifies law stripping MTA of research network

July 12, 2019, 1:05 pm
Despite local and international outcry against the Hungarian government taking control of research institutes belonging to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), President János Áder has on Friday ratified... 

Hungary passes bill that strips Academy of Sciences of its research network

July 2, 2019, 5:29 pm
Hungarian lawmakers passed a controversial legislation on Tuesday that is ‘sold’ as academic reform but is widely seen as the continuation of the cabinet’s efforts to seize control of... 

Hungary Fidesz MP wants Pride March banned

June 14, 2019, 12:50 pm
István Boldog, deputy leader of the parliamentary group of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, asked his fellow MPs to “do everything to prevent the next Pride March from taking place publically."... 

Visegrad Four Premiers to hold extraordinary meeting in Budapest - paper

June 12, 2019, 1:40 pm
The Visegrad Four countries are to hold an extraordinary meeting for the heads of government on Thursday in Budapest. The objective of the informal meeting is to harmonise the positions on the joint candidates... 

Hungary shelves administrative courts not to lose massive EU funds

May 31, 2019, 10:54 am
Hungary’s unexpected decision to delay the creation of administrative courts indefinitely may also have to do with the European Union’s plan to suspend or reduce EU transfers in case of deficiencies... 

European parliamentary election results out

May 27, 2019, 8:54 am
As expected, the European People’s Party (EPP) has grabbed most seats in the European Parliament in the Sunday election, according to the latest provisional results. The EP reported that the EPP... 

LGBT adoption is selfish - PM's chief of staff

May 16, 2019, 4:03 pm
Gergely Gulyás, the minister leading the Prime Minister’s Office, concurred with Speaker of the National Assembly László Kövér who likened paedophiles to gay people trying to fight for the right... 

Normal homosexuals do not consider themselves equal - Kövér

May 16, 2019, 12:34 pm
“Normal homosexuals" try to adapt and do not want equality, and there is no difference between paedophiles and gay people who demanding the right to adopt. These are rather strong statements, wouldn’t... 

U.S. plans no sanctions against Hungary's Mészáros - Ambassador

May 16, 2019, 9:52 am
The United States does not plan sanctions against Lőrinc Mészáros, the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein told local broadcaster ATV late on Wednesday, denying reports by investigative journalism... 

U.S. prepares sanctions against Hungarian PM associates

May 15, 2019, 12:13 pm
The U.S. administration has readied sanctions against close associates of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, on the basis of the Global Magnitsky Act, investigative journalism portal Átlátszó... 

Hungary PM "feeling nostalgic" after visiting Trump in Oval Office

May 14, 2019, 12:36 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called U.S. President Donald Trump a “strong and ambitious leader" in a video uploaded to his Facebook page. Donald Trump is a “clear-headed"... 

Hungarian PM Orbán meets U.S. President Trump in Oval Office

May 14, 2019, 12:06 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump has welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the White House late on Monday. Whereas Orbán was the first foreign leader to endorse Trump in 2016, he was the last leader... 

White House confirms visit by Hungarian PM Orbán

May 8, 2019, 8:01 am
U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the White House on 13 May, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. The parties will discuss trade, energy, and national... 

It's official: Hungarian PM Orbán is expected in Washington

May 2, 2019, 9:21 am
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on 13 May, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced on Thursday, confirming... 

Donald Trump to welcome Hungary's Orbán shortly

May 2, 2019, 8:10 am
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House in mid-May, whistle blower website Átlátszó has learned from two independent overseas sources. The... 

Hungary Constitutional Court overrules objection to 'slave law'

April 9, 2019, 12:28 pm
Hungary’s Constitutional Court has announced on Tuesday it has found no factor that would render the so-called ‘slave law’ null and void. Parliament adopted an amendment of the Labour... 

EPP suspends membership of Orbán's Fidesz party

March 21, 2019, 8:44 am
Following a vote in the European People’s Party (EPP) Political Assembly, the membership of Hungarian party Fidesz has been suspended with immediate effect (190 in favour, 3 against) after a joint... 
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