„Member States must not accept that the European Court of Justice should take political decisions on behalf of the peoples and governments of the Member States. This is not just a matter for Poland and Hungary, it is a matter for all European citizens and Member States.
– We don’t want to fall prey to any East-West conflict – said Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in Brussels on Monday. Photo by MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES / PAP/EPA (JAP)
The government has decided on a ceiling on food prices. From February 1, the prices of six products will be fixed at last year’s 15 October level – the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on his social media account.
The Hungarian Constitutional Court has approved the questions of the child protection referendum and overruled the objections filed against it. Photo by ponce_photography / Pixabay (JAP)
Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump released a statement on his website endorsing incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Photo by Douliery Olivier/ABACA / PAP/Abaca
„We demand that the new federal government respect our sovereignty” Justice Minister Judit Varga said in the interview for the German daily newspaper „Die Welt”.
The Foreign Ministers of the Visegrad Group and Turkey discussed migration, Afghanistan, the Western Balkans, the possibilities of enhanced economic cooperation following the Covid-19 pandemic, EU-Turkey and V4+Turkey relations in Budapest on 21 December.
– We have reached an agreement with the President of France on strengthening Europe – Viktor Orbán, the prime minister of Hungary, announced in Budapest after Monday's summit of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries and Emmanuel Macron.
Historical irony must be at play if the contemporary “Visegrád” foundation is a common historical experience stemming from more than 40 years of being part of, or to put it more bluntly, of subordination to and dependence on an eastern empire known as the Soviet Union – built by Lenin and consolidated by Stalin with the consent of the so-called western powers.
Poland and Hungary are known in Europe not only for their very good bilateral relations but also, above all, for their cooperation in defending common values and interests in the international arena, especially within the European Union. The two countries have enjoyed very warm relations for many years, which is due to their shared history, cultural ties, and often similar foreign policy goals. All this is reflected in formats such as the Visegrad Group (V4) and the Three Seas Initiative (TSI).