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Hungary's Orbán talks Putin, Merkel, refugees with German paper

January 15, 2018, 2:23 pm
The European Union must help the refugees but you cannot help the world by ruining your own people, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview published... 

Germany's Schulz threatens Hungary with less EU funding

January 8, 2018, 4:32 pm
Martin Schulz, leader of Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) en route to the German government, has upped the ante in his endeavour to reprimand Hungary and Poland for not taking in refugees.... 

Visegrad Four want to have a say in EU affairs with appropriate weight

January 3, 2018, 2:19 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Poland’s new Premier Mateusz Morawiecki have held a joint press conference after their first meeting in Budapest on Wednesday. This was Morawiecki’s... 

Poland's new Premier to visit Hungary next week

December 28, 2017, 4:01 pm
Poland’s new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will have his first bilateral foreign meeting abroad in Hungary where he will meet and confer with PM Viktor Orbán on 3 January 2018, Orbán’s... 

Orbán engages in "political grappling", Merkel "not happy"

December 15, 2017, 9:25 am
EU leaders have agreed at a summit in Brussels about the so-called external issues of migration, i.e. about border protection and the stopping of migrants outside the borders, but there is still no agreement... 

Commission refers Hungary to Court of Justice in three cases

December 7, 2017, 11:46 am
The European Commission has on Thursday decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice for non-compliance with its legal obligation on relocation, for its law on foreign-funded NGOs and also for its... 

EU heavyweights ask Commission to suspend funding for Hungary

November 29, 2017, 10:01 am
European heavyweights have called on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in an open letter to temporarily suspend funding to Hungary, citing cronyism, the politicisation of key public institutions... 

Hungary cenbank chief Matolcsy wants to become economy minister again

November 24, 2017, 11:22 am
If Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán forms a government for the fourth time next year, and if he indeed makes two different ministries out of the National Economy Ministry after March 2019, current... 

Commission officials help Hungary win approval for a no-bid nuclear power contract with Russia

November 22, 2017, 1:14 pm
The European Commission brokered a “global political solution" with Hungary over its controversial Russia-backed nuclear power station rather than escalate a fight amid already fraught relations... 

European Parliament ready for next step of 'nuclear option' against Poland

November 15, 2017, 4:01 pm
A plenary session of the European Parliament has on Wednesday adopted the more stringent of the two draft proposals submitted to discipline Poland. Saying that fundamental European values are at risk in... 

Hungary's Orbán pats fuel price magician tax chief on the back

November 14, 2017, 2:01 pm
“Congratulations!," Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán commented to commercial broadcaster atv.hu when he was asked in Parliament about the chief of tax authority NAV arranging lower fuel... 

Approval rating of Hungary's ruling Fidesz party jumps

November 2, 2017, 8:04 am
The approval rating of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party within eligible voters has been hovering in a tight range between 30% and 32% for months, but October’s readings show that the governing... 

V4 fought so that EU would take them seriously - Now they just fight

October 24, 2017, 1:46 pm
First the would-be Prime Minister of the Czech Republic jabbed at the Hungarian-Polish team regarding their approach to EU membership. Then Slovakia’s Premier took a heavy swing at the other three... 

CEU calls on Hungary to stop buying time and sign deal at last

October 18, 2017, 8:40 am
Management of Central European University (CEU) asked the Hungarian government on Wednesday to sign the agreement CEU had inked with Bard College in New York State that would clear the legal obstacles... 

European Parliament to vote on Hungary in rule of law case next September

October 12, 2017, 8:37 am
Civil Liberties MEPs will assess in the coming months whether Hungary is at risk of a serious breach of EU values. If this is the case, Parliament could ask the Council to act. The resolution will be put... 

Commission takes case against Hungary over NGOs to next stage

October 4, 2017, 3:33 pm
The European Commission has issued a reasoned opinion - the second step in the infringement procedure - to Hungary for its law on foreign-funded NGOs. The EU executive’s reasoned opinion on the... 

CEU signs MOU with Bard College, retains aim to stay in Budapest

October 4, 2017, 9:40 am
Central European University (CEU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MO) with Bard College in New York State to provide educational activities there. The university, which has been battling legislation... 

Commission takes legal case against Poland to next stage

September 12, 2017, 2:39 pm
The European Commission has on Tuesday decided to send a Reasoned Opinion to Poland regarding the Polish law on the Ordinary Courts Organisation. This is the second stage of the infringement procedure... 

Merkel wants EU Council to tackle Hungary's defiance

September 12, 2017, 9:20 am
“It’s unacceptable that a government says a ruling of the European Court of Justice does not interest them," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told daily newspaper Berliner Zeitung in an interview... 

A German worker earns five times as much as a Hungarian - Orbán

September 8, 2017, 10:43 am
I use the word ‘acknowledge’ when I respond to the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the relocation quota case, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio MR1 on... 
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