– We have shown that there is a different future for Europe, which is based on sovereign countries, not on any centralised structure that takes away powers from states – Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday in the Spanish capital, during the international summit of European conservative and right-wing parties.
„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.