On Thursday, Hungarian portal atv.hu reported that the previous day migrants at the Körmend migrant reception centre “kicked in” the full-height window of the neighbouring police academy’s sports hall. According to the report, the incident occurred after migrants “started staring at a training session of the junior female handball team, and when the officer in charge at the school asked them to leave, one of the men kicked in the window”.
On Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó received Speaker of Polish Parliament Marek Kuchcinski with whom, amongst others, he discussed Central European cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade told Hungarian news agency MTI.
With reference to the European Commission’s proposal to allow EU Member States to deny the resettlement of migrants in their countries on condition that they pay EUR 250,000 for each migrant denied entry, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the plan is nothing short of outrageous.
Speaking at a press briefing held in Budapest on Thursday, 5 May together with Georgian Defence Minister Tinatin Khidasheli, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó emphasized that in the fields of economy, politics and the military, Georgia has made praiseworthy efforts to join the Euro-Atlantic community.
Bertalan Havasi, the Deputy State Secretary heading the Press Office of the Prime Minister told kormany.hu that following their meeting in Paris in April, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Secretary-General of the OECD Ángel Gurría held talks in Budapest on Friday.
The reduction of workers employed in the public sector would enhance the country’s competitiveness, János Lázár stressed, who takes the view that the number of people working in the public sector is extremely high today.
Szabolcs Takács, State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office received the State Secretary for EU affairs of Slovakia which will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union as of 1 July.
János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at his press conference held in Budapest on Thursday: Brussels’ proposition is anti-democratic because it seeks to take away the Member States’ right to sovereignty. In other words, the EU wants to tell us who should live in the Member States.
“Turkey remains at the focus of Hungarian foreign policy and foreign trade strategy and is an important partner to Hungary and the European Union”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó stressed at a press conference following a meeting of the Hungarian-Turkish Joint Economic Committee on Thursday in Budapest. The Turkish delegation was led by Minister of Health Mehmet Müezzinoğlu.
The Holocaust is one of the greatest tragedies of not only the Jewish community in Hungary, but of the history of the whole of Hungarian society, Csaba Latorcai, Deputy State Secretary for Priority Social Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office said at the commemoration held on Thursday in the former Auschwitz death camp.