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​ Europe can solve its demographic decline by promoting strong families and higher birthrates instead of mass immigration, and Hungary's pro-family policies are helping show the way for others, State Minister for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák said in an interview with national channel Kossuth Rádió. During the interview, Novák highlighted that the Hungarian government's ambition to reverse negative demographic trends with domestic resources is showing its success. Novák said it was…

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 09:24

​  "Just like every sovereign state we are facing a multitude of challenges posed by political interests clashing with other players on the international arena. Such clashes generate costs and tensions, both financial as well as psychological" – says Prof. Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski, interviewed by Jakub Maciejewski for the "Sieci" weekly.   (…) There was no choice... There would not have been any uprisings if we hadn't had to face such dramatic situations. And…

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 08:53

Why the Double Standard with Hungary? Excerpts from the essay by John Fonte, director of the Center for American Common Culture at Hudson Institute   In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, all European democracies have instituted large-scale emergency measures. But one nation in particular, Hungary, has been subjected to an unprecedented barrage of international criticism for its response to the crisis. The Hungarians are charged with moving…

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 23:16

  ​ During his regular slot on Kossuth Radio this morning, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said the “first battle” against the novel coronavirus has been won in Hungary. PM Orbán said the virus had more or less been contained. “We’ve managed to develop methods of control and gain time,” he said, adding that the healthcare system had successfully prepared itself to handle the crisis. However, the prime minister noted that the virus had not yet been eliminated in Hungary. “We’ve just prepared to…

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 08:00

​ Hungary will soon begin easing coronavirus restrictions, but it will proceed carefully and most measures will remain in place where they are warranted, minister in charge of the Prime Minister's Office Gergely Gulyás said on Tuesday in an interview with Budapest news station InfoRádió. The interview was conducted just one day before the cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday where the government, as announced by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán last week, will decide on lifting some of the…

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 08:16

​ Hungary will restore all jobs lost during the coronavirus epidemic and continue making strategic investments to ensure that goal is realized, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in parliament on Monday. Answering the question of opposition MP László Lóránt Keresztes whether the government will suspend the construction of the Budapest-Belgrade rail line, Orbán said that "I am convinced that if ever, now is the time to make strategic investments." "Anyone losing their job is entitled to jobless…

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 06:53

​ The foreign minister said a shipment will be transported to North Macedonia today. Meanwhile, Hungary has also transported 50,000 face masks to the Vatican. The foreign minister has revealed that Hungary has taken delivery of 4.6 million pairs of gloves, 1.15 million face masks, parts needed to operate 500 ventilators and hundreds of coronavirus tests from China. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary has also helped North Macedonia by arranging the shipment…

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 07:51

​ At the beginning of March Hungary de facto suspended the possibility of filing for asylum by forbidding asylum seekers access to border transit zones. The decision was officially linked to the propagation of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was explained that Iranians are the fourth largest nationality among asylum seekers, behind Afghans, Iraqis and Pakistanis, and Iran was then one of the countries most affected by the Chinese coronavirus. The first cases of COVID-19 in Hungary were…

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 07:42