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Education in mother tongue: most important guarantee of advancement in native land

Prime Minister’s Office, September 14, 2017 5:28 PM

Education in the mother tongue is the most important guarantee of advancement in the native land, and they are now trying to take this away from Hungarians in Transcarpathia, Árpád János Potápi, Minister of State for Nation Policy at the Prime Minister’s Office stated on Thursday in Révkomárom in Upper-Hungary, at the opening ceremony of the new academic year of the Selye János University where he urged Hungarian communities to stand up for Hungarians in Transcarpathia.

Kiev violated core principles of European Union Association Agreement, EU must also take action

Prime Minister’s Office, September 11, 2017 12:25 PM

The amended Ukrainian education legislation constitutes a curtailment of the rights of the minorities living in the country, and Ukraine thereby violated the core principles of the Association Agreement entered into with the European Union which entered into force a few days ago, Katalin Szili, the Prime Minister’s Special Appointee stated, stressing that under the circumstances the EU, too, must forthwith contact the Kiev leadership.

European Commission’s decision seeks to favour Brussels

Prime Minister’s Office, September 7, 2017 10:31 PM

The decision adopted by the European Court in the quota lawsuit seeks to favour Brussels over the Member States, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at the press conference Governmentinfo 97 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.

Communiqué released by Minister of State for Hungarian Communities Abroad, Árpád János Potápi

Prime Minister’s Office, September 6, 2017 1:14 PM

The Government of Hungary expresses protest in the strongest possible terms against the new education legislation adopted by the Supreme Council of Ukraine on 5 September which deprives national minorities living in the country of the possibility of studying in their mother tongues, thereby jeopardising their survival in their native land in its very foundations.

EU should reimburse half of Hungary’s border protection costs

Prime Minister’s Office, August 31, 2017 9:26 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is asking Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, in a letter that the Brussels Commission should make a 50 per cent contribution to Hungary’s border protection costs which have amounted to EUR 800 million, that is, some HUF 270 billion to date, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at the press conference Governmentinfo 96 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.

Hungarian hunting law is Europe’s best

Prime Minister’s Office, August 28, 2017 10:36 AM

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén, President of the Hungarian National Hunting Association, referred to the statutory regulations in force as the European Union’s best hunting legislation at the opening ceremony of the 25th Hungarian Hunting Day in Mezőberény.

We must be the best in Central-Europe

Prime Minister’s Office, August 21, 2017 12:28 PM

What St. Stephen once professed, and what later the Hungarian political elite between the two World Wars also highlighted is topical today as well: we must be the best so that we may become the strongest here, in Central-Europe, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office stated on Sunday in Makó.

Europe belongs to Europeans, Hungary belongs to Hungarians

Prime Minister’s Office, August 21, 2017 12:27 PM

Europe belongs to the Europeans, and Hungary belongs to the Hungarians, peaceful people who respect and profess our laws and customs, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office stated on Saturday in Hódmezővásárhely.

Hungarians in Transylvania have always been ready to take responsibility for united Hungarian nation

Prime Minister’s Office, August 21, 2017 12:24 PM

The Minister of State for Nation Policy at the Prime Minister’s Office praised the commitment and sense of duty of Hungarians in Transylvania in his ceremonial speech delivered before the Sunday evening closing gala of the Kolozsvár Hungarian Days.

May every Hungarian participate in the building of the State

Prime Minister’s Office, August 18, 2017 9:14 AM

The Hungarian community and the Hungarian nation can survive if everyone in their own place participates in the building of the State in his or her own little way as a disciple of St. Stephen, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén said in Dályhegy in Slavonia, at the central St. Stephen’s Day celebration of the Democratic Union of Hungarians of Croatia.