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Handling the migrant crisis is not an issue of strategy, but of regulation

Viktor Orbán said that handling the migrant crisis in Hungary is not an issue of strategy, but of regulation.

Further millions could set off for Europe

Minister János Lázár has said that Europe and Hungary must prepare for further millions of people setting off for Europe. We need sustainable long-term measures, he emphasised.

Upcoming new legislation to protect Hungary’s southern border

“Parliament could amend several pieces of legislation at its extraordinary session next week”, Minister of Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár announced at a press conference.

The aim is to strengthen civic consolidation

Following a government conference on Tuesday, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár said that the main topic of the conference had been the strengthening of civic consolidation.

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If we cannot observe the Schengen regulations, we shall be left out

Prime Minister’s Office, September 3, 2015 6:56 PM

The head of the Prime Minister’s Office takes the view that if the Hungarian Government were to give up on compliance with the obligations under the Schengen Agreement, this would automatically result in Hungary finding itself outside the Schengen borders. János Lázár also said at his press conference held on Thursday in Budapest that the Government is seeking the assistance of German diplomats in Hungary.

Hungary continues to be committed to protecting its borders

The Prime Minister, September 3, 2015 4:28 PM

Hungary continues to be committed to protecting its borders, continues to insist on the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, and will enforce the Agreement, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated in Brussels before he had talks on the migrant crisis with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.

National Assembly asked to provide mandate for protection of southern border

Prime Minister’s Office, September 3, 2015 3:47 PM

On Thursday, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár asked Hungary’s national Assembly to support the Government and provide a mandate for the protection of the country’s southern border.

Viktor Orbán holds talks on migration crisis with Prime Minister of Serbia

The Prime Minister, September 3, 2015 10:25 AM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has held telephone talks with Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić on the migration crisis on the Serbian-Macedonian border, Press Chief of the Prime Minister’s Office Bertalan Havasi informed kormány.hu.

Those who are overwhelmed cannot offer shelter to anyone

The Prime Minister, September 3, 2015 10:03 AM

“Those who are overwhelmed cannot offer shelter to anyone”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wrote in a guest letter for German conservative daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), parts of which FAZ published on its website on Wednesday.

No excuse for discrimination and persecution

Ministry of Justice, September 3, 2015 10:55 AM

There is no excuse for discrimination and persecution; to repeat this over and over again is not some sort of mania or an act of self-scolding but merely the act of facing up to our responsibility, Minister of Justice László Trócsányi said on 2 September 2015 in Szeged at the opening ceremony of the 9th Szeged Autumn Jewish Cultural Festival which was also attended by Mór Ilan, Israel’s Ambassador to Hungary.

Inter-state talks regarding Belgrade-Budapest railway line commenced

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 3, 2015 11:01 AM

Hungary has received the Chinese party’s financing offer relating to the Belgrade-Budapest railway line project, and negotiations on an inter-state agreement have also begun, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told the correspondent of the Hungarian News Agency MTI in Beijing, after his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Vang Yi late Wednesday evening, local time.

Some European leaders are acting contrary to European values and interests

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 2, 2015 11:35 AM

It is now perfectly clear that some European leaders are acting contrary to European values and interests when it comes to having to face the challenges of migration, the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade said at the strategic conference held in Bled, Slovenia.