In a speech at a summit between China and Central and Eastern European countries held in Suzhou, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that Europe has been attacked, and is exposed to further threats.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that today no one doubts that National Socialism, like Communism, was an insane idea.
The Prime Minister said that “Dublin is dead, Schengen lives”.
The terrorist attacks have directed our attention to a fact: people are coming to the European Union from zones in which some Member States of the EU are – to varying degrees – at war.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó signed the inter-governmental agreement on the refurbishment of the Budapest-Belgrade railway line with the President of the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission. 85 per cent of the project will be financed from credit provided by China. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade described the agreement as the first tangible success of cooperation between China and Central-Eastern-Europe.
At an expert-level forum held on Monday in Budapest, Minister of State for EU Affairs Szabolcs Takács at the Prime Minister’s Office said that Hungary wishes to see a satisfied and strong Great Britain within a renewed European Union; this would also benefit the Government of Hungary, he added.
On Friday, following Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó’s negotiations with his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Poposki, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade informed National News Agency MTI that Hungary will help Macedonia curb the migrant wave and maintain safety of the country.
At the award ceremony of the Chinese-Hungarian Friendship Awards held on Friday in Parliament, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that Hungary is the bridgehead of China’s economic expansion in Europe, and cooperation between the two countries is at its highest level since the diplomatic relations between Hungary and China began 66 years ago. The Eastward Opening Policy goes back to these roots.
Following bilateral talks with Russian First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Titov on Friday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that a foolish debate is going on about whether there is a link between terrorism and illegal migration.
The Government of Hungary is convinced that the contractual framework of the Paks II project is highly advantageous in economic terms. Moreover, in terms of security of supply, competitiveness and climate protection there is no alternative to this project for maintenance of capacity.
In Suzhou in China, the Prime Minister held bilateral talks with Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic and Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius. The discussions mainly focused on Montenegro’s NATO and EU membership, and the Hungarian-Lithuanian business forum planned for the beginning of next year, respectively.
The Hungarian Government is pursuing an initiating and active role in the realization of international blueprints designed to promote e-mobility, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at the conference “New Road to Electro-mobility in the EU”, organized by NGM.
At the 9th Central European Energy Conference organised on 23 November in Bratislava, Minister of State for Energy András Aradszki emphasised that issues of security of energy supply and affordable energy prices have to be handled as primary objectives in the implementation of the Energy Union’s strategy, and these criteria have to be fulfilled simultaneously.