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Tamás Sulyok

The Hungarian Parliament elected Tamás Sulyok as the President of the Republic on Monday. The president of the Constitutional Court, who was the only candidate for the position, received 134 supporting votes in the secret ballot. After the speaker's announcement of his election, Tamás Sulyok was sworn in as the head of state.

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 18:10
The result of the vote on the approval of the admission of Sweden to NATO is seen on a screen

Hungary's parliament has approved Sweden's bid to join NATO. The vote, which passed with 188 votes for and six against, has cleared the way for the Nordic nation's accession to the military alliance. Budapest stood as the final hurdle to Sweden's NATO accession following Turkey's ratification in January.

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 16:55
Donald Tusk

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Donald Tusk will go to Prague, where he will meet with the leaders of the remaining Visegrad Group (V4) countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The summit in the Czech capital is to be devoted to migration and energy issues. "I will come back from Prague and tell you whether the Visegrad Group still makes sense or not.

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 12:40

"We are strengthening our defense cooperation with Sweden. The Hungarian Air Force will be expanded with four new JAS-39 Gripen fighters, significantly increasing our air defense capabilities," announced Hungarian government spokesman Zoltán Kovács. Swedish Prime Minister arrived in Budapest on Friday. Ulf Kristersson and Viktor Orbán agreed that closer cooperation between the two countries is necessary.

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 13:20
Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Donald Tusk and the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

"We are impressed by Poland’s efforts to restore the Rule of Law as the backbone of its society. These efforts are decisive. Next week the European Commission will table decisions on EU funds freeing up to €137 billion for Poland" - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday in Warsaw. "We waited a while, but we got it!

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 12:40

"We need to put pressure on our friends in Budapest to do what they need to do," Prime Minister Donald Tusk said during Monday's press conference. "I hope that your saga with NATO will soon come to an end. It would be an unforgivable mistake if one NATO country blocked the accession of another, which is ready to actively work for common security.

Mon, 02/19/2024 - 17:48
Hungarian president

The President of Hungary announced her resignation on the Hungarian M1 news channel on Saturday over a pardon granted to a man convicted in a child sexual abuse case. “Politics is a tough, sometimes cruel world”, – said Katalin Novák.

Sat, 02/10/2024 - 17:30
Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz na tle flagi Polski oraz sztandaru NATO

– Hungarians should immediately agree to Sweden's accession to NATO; it is worth assembling a coalition to exert positive pressure on Hungary on this issue, said the Deputy Prime Minister, head of the Ministry of National Defense, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, at Tuesday's press conference.

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 13:45

EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell suggested on Monday in Warsaw that member states consider a temporary pause in weapon exports to countries, excluding Ukraine.

Mon, 02/05/2024 - 17:13

– There is no money in the world that we would let migrants into the country and LGBTQ propagandists into schools – the Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán alluding to the 20 billion Euros that are still withheld by the European Commission due to their alleged rule-of-law concerns. On January 18, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the violation of the rule of law in Hungary. MEPs also expressed disapproval of the European Commission's decision to unlock EUR 10.2 billion from…

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 12:55
The lower house in Poland

The lower house in Poland (the Sejm), voted 240-191, with three abstentions, to approve budget the bill, which the Senate will take up on Jan. 24. According to the budget bill approved by the Polish lower house (Sejm) on Thursday, state revenues are planned at nearly PLN 682.4 billion (EUR 154.9 billion).

Thu, 01/18/2024 - 12:40