Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Péter Szijjártó

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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The reason for the LIBE hearing is the Hungarian Government’s immigration policy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 11, 2017 10:40 AM

“If the Hungarian Government were not practicing a policy of this nature with regard to immigration, Thursday’s hearing of the European Parliament(EP) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) would not have taken place”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Kossuth Radio’s “Sunday Papers” program.

The pressure on Ukraine is increasing

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 9, 2017 2:05 PM

“The pressure on Ukraine is clearly increasing in view of the fact that on Friday two important international organisations also confirmed the Hungarian criticism of the Ukrainian Education Act”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Deputy State Secretary for Communication and Parliamentary Coordination Tamás Menczer said at a press conference in Budapest.

The Hungarian standpoint has been put forward as the EU’s expectation towards Kiev

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 9, 2017 8:40 AM

“The Hungarian standpoint with relation to the Ukrainian Education Act was put forward as a joint expectation towards Ukraine on the part of the European Union following Friday’s session of the EU-Ukraine Association Council in Brussels”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced following the meeting.

Two conditions must be met to resolve the issue of the Ukrainian Education Act

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 8, 2017 11:21 AM

“According to Hungary’s standpoint, two conditions must be met to resolve the issue of the Ukrainian Education Act”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI on Thursday in Vienna.

Hungary shares most solidarity with Germany among all European countries

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2017 5:11 PM

On Thursday in Vienna Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told the Hungarian news agency MTI that by virtue of having spent EUR 800 million on the protection of its borders, Hungary has elevated itself to the status of European country sharing the most solidarity with Germany.

Hungary requests installation of long-term OSCE observers in Transcarpathia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2017 5:11 PM

Hungary is initiating the installation of long-term OSCE observers in Transcarpathia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Vienna.

The Hungarian Government is sticking to its migration policy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2017 3:41 PM

“No hearing or application of pressure will dissuade the Hungarian Government from representing the standpoint of the Hungarian people; the Cabinet will stick to its migration policy”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at a press conference in Brussels following the hearing of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on Thursday, the main topic of which was the state of the rule of law in Hungary.

The decision on the mandatory resettlement quota is impossible to implement

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2017 2:49 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said the decision on the mandatory resettlement quota was “unimplementable” at his press conference in Brussels on Thursday, in response to the fact that the infringement proceedings launched against Hungary for rejecting the refugee quotas are moving forward into their court stage.

We are in a major dispute concerning a key issue that determines the future of Europe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2017 1:09 PM

“Hungary is in a major dispute with the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) with relation to illegal immigration, which is a key determining issue from the perspective of the continent’s future”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at the body’s session in Brussels on Thursday.