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Next Orbán-Putin meeting scheduled for September - portal

July 10, 2018, 8:16 am
The first official meeting this year between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place in Moscow in mid-September, Hungarian news portal index.hu reported... 

Hungary's Orbán on the front page of The Economist

June 15, 2018, 10:50 am
Hungary’s Viktor Orbán is on the front page of The Economist alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and Vladimir Putin, President of Russia... 

Hungary Orbán to launch constitutional revision in the autumn

June 8, 2018, 10:40 am
“We’d like to launch a constitution revision in the autumn," Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio MR1 on Friday morning. Orbán said that starting in the autumn the... 

We may be heading for another major financial crisis - Soros warns

May 29, 2018, 4:11 pm
The European Union is mired in an existential crisis, but with a ‘Marshall Plan for Africa’ the bloc would help reduce the number of political refugees, Hungarian-born financial and philanthropist... 

EU funding for Hungary to be cut significantly, draft document shows

May 29, 2018, 9:10 am
Central and Eastern European countries should expect their EU funding to drop 23% to 24% in the next programming period, the Financial Times reported, citing draft documents prepared for Tuesday’s... 

Merkel ally warns Hungary's Orbán not to cross red lines

May 28, 2018, 4:30 pm
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán risks triggering a crisis in his Fidesz party's relationship with the European Union's centre-right parties over laws they charge infringe civil liberties, an ally... 

Hungary Fidesz needs to meet two conditions if it wants to remain in EPP

May 28, 2018, 10:54 am
Signing an agreement that will ensure the survival of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and adjusting the so-called ‘Stop Soros’ draft legislative package on NGOs to the upcoming... 

Hungary's Orbán says he's only at half time

May 18, 2018, 4:27 pm
The members of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s new cabinet have sworn in on Friday in Parliament after the PM briefly introduced them to MPs. He reiterated that he considers the period between... 

Chinese company offering new Hungarian immigration scheme deletes ads

May 18, 2018, 11:33 am
A new Hungarian immigration programme is being advertised in China by a company whose owner previously participated in the residence bond programme, Direkt36 reported on Wednesday. Following the publication... 

Orbán meets Macron

May 17, 2018, 10:06 am
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has had talks with French President Emmanuel Macron before an informal discussion of the Heads of State and Government of the European Union and Western Balkan... 

Hungary's controversial residency bond programme may be revived

May 16, 2018, 3:39 pm
It has been rumoured for months that Hungary’s controversial residency bond programme aborted in March 2017 could resurface in an alternative form, and a few weeks ago it did. Apparently, the cabinet... 

CEU to move to Vienna if Orbán does not sign deal this summer - Ignatieff

May 15, 2018, 12:34 pm
Central European University (CEU) may be forced to move from Budapest to Vienna if Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s cabinet keeps it “in limbo", President and Rector Michael Ignatieff told the... 

Besieged Open Society Foundations to move to Berlin from Budapest

May 15, 2018, 12:17 pm
Citing “an increasingly repressive political and legal environment" in Hungary, George Soros’s Open Society Foundations announced on Tuesday moving their Budapest-based international operations... 

Hungarian gov't does plan changes to judicial system

May 14, 2018, 12:44 pm
Hungary's government plans to set up a new high court that would deal with issues relating to public administration, dusting off a plan that was blocked by the Constitutional Court in 2016, Justice Minister... 

Hungary's Orbán lays out plans until 2030

May 10, 2018, 5:15 pm
Hungary's Parliament has on Thursday elected Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to his third consecutive term and forth overall term in office. After winning a landslide in the 8 April election, he has set out... 

Incoming U.S. Ambassador to Hungary reveals ethos

May 10, 2018, 12:10 pm
David B. Cornstein, nominated by United States President Donald Trump to be the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, told the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations he would encourage Hungarian officials to advance... 

Renowned professors against Hungary's 'Stop Soros' legislation

May 9, 2018, 4:19 pm
77 university professors and academics from 28 countries around the world have stood up against a new Hungarian legislation dubbed “Stop Soros" bill they say poses an “imminent existential... 

Hungary's new parliament holds inaugural meeting amidst protest

May 8, 2018, 10:34 am
The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has expressed concern over the denial of accreditation to journalists, which prevents them from reporting from the inaugural meeting of Hungary’s... 

New member of Hungary's 4th Orbán cabinet reveals some plans

May 8, 2018, 8:58 am
Hungary’s government is planning new fiscal stimulus measures to keep economic growth above 4.0%, a senior aide told Reuters late on Monday. Gergely Gulyás, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s new... 

Hungary's Orbán meets President, addresses cabinet composition

May 7, 2018, 9:58 am
Hungary’s President János Áder has received Viktor Orbán in is office on Monday morning, and they have held a brief press conference afterwards. Security remains first priority The most important... 
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