The Prime Minister’s Press Chief Bertalan Havasi has informed the kormany.hu government news portal that, following the death of Father Placid Olofsson, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has written a letter to the Archabbot of Pannonhalma and the grieving Benedictine congregation, expressing his shock and condolences.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expects two major battles in Brussels this year: one on the issue of migration, and the other on economic strategy. On both fronts, he said, “we shall have to defend our sovereignty”.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the possibility must be created for the Hungarian public to find out about every participant in public life: their identity and where they receive funding from.
In the Parliament Building on Thursday afternoon Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church Moran Mor Ignatius Youssef III Yonan. In this context Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s Press Chief, informed kormany.hu that “In relation to persecuted Middle Eastern Christians also, the Hungarian government’s standpoint is that assistance must be taken there, rather than bringing the problem here”.
In Budapest on Thursday, at the ceremonial swearing-in of police officers who took part in the first phase of border guard training, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that the intense migration pressure on the Hungarian borders will not end within the next few years, and therefore border protection continues to remain a priority national security issue.
In Budakeszi, at the unveiling of a memorial bust of Gáspár Nagy, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the poet – who was awarded Kossuth and József Attila prizes, and who died ten years ago – was able to transform the fate of the nation through his poetry.
Bertalan Havasi, Head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister, has informed the government news portal kormany.hu that “In the Parliament Building on Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Tamás Gyárfás, outgoing President of the Hungarian Swimming Association and Vice-President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA)”.
Bertalan Havasi, Head of the Prime Minister’s Press Office, has informed kormany.hu that “In a letter of condolence to Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán conveyed his sympathies to the families of the victims of the Istanbul terrorist attack, and wished a speedy recovery to those who were injured”.
In an interview for the Mediaworks group of regional newspapers published on Saturday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán declared that “Hungary is an island of stability in a troubled Western world”, adding that “our goal is to make Hungary a winning country”.
“Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has personally informed President of the Republic János Áder that Fidesz has once again nominated him for the post of Head of State”, the Prime Minister’s Press Chief told kormany.hu on Friday.