At the official state celebration held in Kossuth Lajos Square in Budapest on Sunday to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that today the task of Europe’s freedom-loving peoples is to “save Brussels from sovietisation”. In his speech, the Prime Minister said that it is a “millennium-old truth” that there must be “unity in the most important things, freedom in other things and love in all things”.
In Brussels on Friday, after a meeting of the European Union’s heads of state and government, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the approval of mandatory resettlement quotas was successfully prevented, and no decision that is contrary to Hungary’s best interests was adopted at the summit.
At his press conference on Friday in Brussels, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that amendment of the Constitution will clarify the question of where each party stands, and whether they see this issue as a national cause.
“The Hungarian Government would like to have the issue of the mandatory relocation quota permanently removed from the agenda at the next EU summit”, Minister of State for Government Communication Bence Tuzson said on Hungarian M1 television’s Friday evening current affairs programme.
“The Hungarians know what it means for others to decide their fate, and for this reason they feel it is indispensable to take their lives into their own hands and control it themselves; the right to self-determination is extremely important to them”, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog declared in an interview on Swiss public radio SRF.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the revolution of 1956, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations has held a palatial commemoration on 17th of October in Unites Nations Headquarters in New York.
“Reports about brutality by Hungarian police towards migrants are untrue; the people who wrote these have not been to Hungary, or if they did they are lying”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on the BBC World’s Hard Talk programme, which aired on Wednesday evening and Thursday.
On Thursday, at his arrival in Brussels at the two-day summit of EU head of states and governments, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that it would be time to do something for Ukraine and there is one thing we can do for the Ukrainians: we can grant them the possibility of visa-free travel.
Bertalan Havasi, Head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister, has informed Hungarian news agency MTI that ahead of the summit of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Maastricht on Thursday Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.