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Emmanuel Macron has found a new ally who is far more influential than people give him credit for: Viktor Orbán – writes Swedish economist and writer Friderik Erixon in the prestigious British conservative newspaper "The Spectator". Photo credit: OLIVIER HOSLET, PAP/EPA LINK TO THE ARTICLE: Orban and Macron, Europe’s new power couple (jap)

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 10:00

– Millions of Chinese vaccines could be obtained quickly by the government if the Hungarian health authority allowed it – PM Viktor Orbán said in his usual Friday morning interview on Kossuth Radio. The Prime Minister also announced that from 2022, at the latest, persons under the age of 25 years will be granted exemption from the payment of the personal income tax. The Hungarian government has started the gradual re-introduction of the 13th monthly pension, so in February the envelope will…

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:05

– We will support each other among the Visegrad Group countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic - announced Elżbieta Witek, the Speaker of the Sejm (a lower house of the Polish Parliament) after the conference of the Speakers of the Parliaments of the V4 countries.  ​ Photo credit. Andrzej Hrechorowicz / Sejm.gov.pl – The Visegrad Group (V4), comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, will put forward at the EU forum its ideas for post-pandemic…

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:06

The Tricolor Citizens' Movement (Trikolóra) in Czech Republic aims to introduce regular referendums on withdrawal from the European Union. – We will request a referendum on remaining in the Union to be part of every parliamentary election – says Václav Klaus Jr., the son of former Czech Prime Minister Václav Klaus. ​ (jap, photo credit; TVNWOO link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzteSw0BuPwdFu0I2oNrlHA / Wikipedia)

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 07:53

"That conflict, that battle between a more democratic inclusive vision, and one that’s top-down, dominant-subordinate, that’s a contest that’s taking place here in the United States, and around the world" said former US president Barack Obama in an interview with Daily Show host Trevor Noah. – "It’s not going to be finished just because the election is over and Donald Trump was defeated because you see examples of this in the Philippines and Hungary, in a variety of countries, in Africa and…

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 23:00

– We will continue to defend ourselves against illegal migration both at the southern border and in Brussels – said Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó on Monday.  ​  Péter Szijjártó / Fot. Adam Warżawa/PAP   (jap)  

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 19:20

– We chose a different type of crisis management than the West because, whereas they've opted to preserve consumption levels, we've tried to preserve jobs – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in  his first interview in 2021. ​ The decade between 2010 and 2020 was Hungary’s most successful decade in the past one hundred years, and the next ten years could be even better, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Sunday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Sunday Paper’.  The Prime Minister said “…

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 12:41

– We, the Poles, have demonstrated incredible determination and sacrifice. We have shown our best traits: solidarity, kindness, readiness to cooperate, understanding – said Polish President Andrzej Doda said in his New Year's Eve address to the nation.   (jap, fot. printscreen/KPRP)

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 12:36