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Meeting with rapporteur of EP report concluded

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 10, 2018 9:58 AM

“Tuesday’s meeting with Judith Sargentini, the rapporteur of the European Parliament’s investigation into the state of the rule of law in Hungary, has been concluded”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Parliamentary State Secretary told the press.

There are organisations that criticise the work of the authorities even with relation to terrorism

Ministry of Justice, January 10, 2018 8:52 AM

According to the Ministry of Justice’s Parliamentary State Secretary, one of the lessons of the Ahmed H. case is that even with relation to terrorism and illegal border crossing there are organisations that criticise the work of the Hungarian authorities and courts.

Hungary is above EU average in drawdown of grants in Brussels

Prime Minister’s Office, January 9, 2018 4:00 PM

The withdrawal of EU grants is making good progress: grants worth HUF 2,488 billion were paid to awarded local applicants by 31 December last year, and more than HUF 900 billion of this sum had already been reimbursed by Brussels by the end of the year, Eszter Vitályos, Minister of State for EU Developments at the Prime Minister’s Office told the Hungarian news agency MTI on Tuesday.

Hungary is prepared to increase its contribution to EU budget

Prime Minister’s Office, January 9, 2018 3:58 PM

Hungary is prepared to increase its contribution to the budget of the European Union to 1.2 per cent of the gross national income (GNI) in the next seven-year fiscal cycle as with the planned departure of the United Kingdom and the emergence of new challenges there will be more responsibilities falling on fewer contributors, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office stated at a conference held in Brussels on Monday.

We must prepare for further attacks for rejecting immigration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 9, 2018 3:30 PM

“Since, in accordance with the will of the people, Hungary does not want to become an immigrant country, we must prepare for the fact that this will generate further attacks on the part of the EU and certain member states”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Hungarian M1 television’s Tuesday morning current affairs program.

We must prepare for further attacks for rejecting immigration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 9, 2018 2:14 PM

“Since, in accordance with the will of the people, Hungary does not want to become an immigrant country, we must prepare for the fact that this will generate further attacks on the part of the EU and certain member states”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Hungarian M1 television’s Tuesday morning current affairs program.

“You wanted migrants, but we didn’t”

The Prime Minister, January 9, 2018 12:49 PM

In an interview published on Monday in the print and online editions of the German daily Bild, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that it was the Germans who wanted to take in migrants, not the Hungarians, and that Hungary is doing its job by protecting the Schengen borders.

In Hungary’s opinion, Brussels is endangering the rule of law

Ministry of Justice, January 9, 2018 10:24 AM

In an interview published in the 9 January 2018 edition of the Austrian daily Die Presse, Hungarian Minister of Justice László Trócsányi expressed his concerns with relation to the fact that in his opinion the European Commission is endangering the rule of law.

If we are united, we are strong

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 8, 2018 12:10 PM

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade believes that while this year only began a few days ago, one may state already at this point in time that “we are about to face an extraordinary period”. During these extraordinary times “we need the strength and courage that characterise us Hungarians, and most of all unity”, Péter Szijjártó added in an interview given to the Hungarian news agency MTI.

Returning terrorists pose a major threat to Europe

Government, January 8, 2018 12:09 PM

The returning fighters of the terrorist organisation which calls itself Islamic State pose yet another major threat to Europe, the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister said on the Friday evening programme of the public service television news channel M1.