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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... 

Orbán's Fidesz party will leave EPP at once if it is suspended

March 20, 2019, 4:37 pm
Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party will remain in the European People’s Party (EPP) only if the political assembly of the centre-right political group, the largest in the European Parliament, does... 

Hungary's Orbán apologises for calling pro-expulsion parties "useful idiots"

March 14, 2019, 4:47 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has apologised for calling parties that requested the expulsion of his ruling Fidesz party from the European People’s Party (EPP) family “useful... 

EPP's Weber says not all problems with Hungary's Orbán solved

March 14, 2019, 2:38 pm
Manfred Weber, the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for European Commission President, said his meeting with Hungarian Prime Minster Viktor Orbán in Budapest on Tuesday was constructive. That... 

Putin to pay Budapest a visit

March 14, 2019, 11:59 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to visit Budapest sometime in the second half of 2019, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade told mfor.hu in an interview published on Thursday.... 

Manfred Weber to meet Hungarian PM Orbán in Budapest

March 11, 2019, 11:12 am
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is receiving Manfred Weber, the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for European Commission President, in Budapest on Tuesday, said Bertalan Havasi... 

"Disintegration of the EU cannot be ruled out" - Orbán

March 8, 2019, 8:13 am
The Hungarian people have long-standing traditions of resistance to “limited sovereignty". It had survived in a boundless sea of Germans and Slavs, while the present danger is the “disintegration... 

Weber sets three conditions for Orbán to keep Fidesz in EPP

March 6, 2019, 11:16 am
The Hungarian government’s anti-Brussels campaign must be stopped immediately and for good, stated Manfred Weber, the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for European Commission President... 

Orbán Fidesz party is facing expulsion from EPP family

March 5, 2019, 5:27 pm
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán crossed a "red line" when his government targeted Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European People's Party (EPP) said. Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party... 

Commission disappointed with Hungarian reforms

February 28, 2019, 4:01 pm
Hungary needs to step up its efforts to boost its competitiveness and productivity because at a shrinking labour supply this is the only way it can maintain convergence to bring its living standards closer... 

Hungary launches new anti-Brussels, anti-Soros campaign

February 20, 2019, 11:43 am
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government has launched yet another taxpayer-funded campaign earlier this week, accusing Brussels of promoting migration plans that “threaten Hungary’s... 

Hungary receives unprecedented threat from Germany

February 5, 2019, 2:24 pm
Hungary’s hardline government was the only European Union member state that disrupted preparations for the first summit between the bloc and the League of Arab States (LAS) to take place later this... 

Russian President Putin to come to Hungary again this year

January 18, 2019, 9:23 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to pay a visit to Hungary also in 2019, local newspaper Népszava has learned from various independent sources on Friday. In the last few years, Hungary’s... 

Hungary ruling coalition passes 'slavery bill', court reform amidst scandal

December 12, 2018, 2:16 pm
Members of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-KDNP coalition have adopted legislation on Wednesday that creates administrative courts which opposition parties claim will simply be “Fidesz courts", as... 

U.S. Ambassador to Hungary is "so sad" about CEU driven into exile

December 4, 2018, 9:25 am
The U.S. Ambassador to Hungary said he is “so, so said" that Central European University (CEU) was unable to reach an agreement with the government and that his endeavours to facilitate such a deal... 

CEU to move U.S. degree programs to Vienna from Budapest

December 3, 2018, 1:33 pm
Central European University (CEU) has announced on Monday that it will launch all U.S.-accredited degree programs in Vienna in September 2019, as Hungary’s Lex CEU forbids it to to accept new students... 

Hungary Fidesz party submits radical labour proposal to Parliament

November 22, 2018, 12:06 pm
Two MPs of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party have submitted a bill to Parliament that would raise the cap on annual overtime to 400 hours from the current 250. Labour unions have already objected. ... 

Five scenarios for 2025: Hungary, Czech Republic might exit EU

November 21, 2018, 12:23 pm
One of the five potential scenarios for Central Europe include Hungary exiting the European Union by 2025, according to a study by Visegrad/Insight in co-operation with the German Marshall Fund of the... 

Hungarian PM Orbán congratulates new President of Brazil

November 20, 2018, 12:03 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán conducted talks on Monday afternoon with Brazil’s elected president Jair Bolsonaro by telephone, Bertalan Havasi, the Deputy State Secretary heading the... 

Hungarian tax authority cannot make up its mind about immigration tax

November 19, 2018, 1:05 pm
Hungary’s tax authority NAV has been straddling the fence for months about which non-governmental organisations it should collect a new tax from for “assisting immigration", local daily newspaper... 
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