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Hungary files challenge against mandatory resettlement quotas at the Court of Justice of the European Union

The Prime Minister, December 4, 2015 5:32 PM

At the 14th plenary session of the Hungarian Standing Conference (Máért) held in the Várkert Bazár Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that Hungary would file a challenge against the EU decision on resettlement of migrants based on mandatory quotas.

Forcibly excluding Hungarians from the Schengen Area would be unacceptable

The Prime Minister, December 4, 2015 3:00 PM

In an interview with public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán emphasised that Hungary’s position is that all attempts aimed at the “forcible exclusion” of Hungarians from the area of free movement in Europe are unacceptable, as Hungary is the only Schengen Member State which has truly protected the external borders of the Schengen Area, the zone of free movement.

Visegrád Group to reject the idea of “mini-Schengen”

The Prime Minister, December 4, 2015 10:50 AM

At a meeting of the Visegrád Group (V4) in Prague, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán welcomed as very important an initiative whereby the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia will establish a wider group called “Friends of Schengen”, as part of which every participant can contribute to the reinforcement of external Schengen borders.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expresses concern over Romanian investigations into Hungarian politicians in Transylvania

The Prime Minister, December 3, 2015 3:32 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has expressed concern over investigations launched by the Romanian authorities into Hungarian politicians in Transylvania. At the meeting of the Hungarian Standing Conference held on Thursday in Budapest, the Prime Minister also stated that programmes may be launched to help young Hungarian entrepreneurs beyond the borders.

Secret pact on taking in Syrian refugees

The Prime Minister, December 2, 2015 5:26 PM

Regarding mandatory resettlement quotas, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expects to see a “secret background agreement” to be revealed in the next few days, based on which the European Union would take in some 400–500 thousand Syrian refugees.

Statues of Semmelweis and Avicenna are symbols of friendly cooperation between Hungary and Iran

The Prime Minister, December 1, 2015 1:41 PM

Statues of the 11th century scientist Avicenna and Hungarian physician Ignác Semmelweis were unveiled at a conference at the Tehran University of Medical Science on Tuesday, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of Semmelweis. At the conference Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the two scientists are not only symbols of science, but also of friendly cooperation between Hungary and Iran.

Iran can anticipate a great era of economic success

The Prime Minister, December 1, 2015 11:19 AM

Speaking in Tehran at the Hungarian-Iranian business forum on opportunities for economic cooperation between the two countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that Iran is about to undergo a phase of major economic development.

New era about to begin in Hungarian-Iranian relations

The Prime Minister, November 30, 2015 2:16 PM

A new era is about to begin in relations between Hungary and Iran, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Tehran after he had talks with Eshaq Jahangiri, First Vice President of Iran, and ministers from the two countries signed several bilateral agreements – including an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation and the promotion of investment.

We do not accept forced resettlement of migrants

The Prime Minister, November 30, 2015 12:59 PM

In Brussels, before the extraordinary summit of the leaders of the European Union and Turkey convened for Sunday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that Hungary is prepared to pay, but will not accept forced resettlement of migrants on its territory.

Earlier decisions of Hungarian Parliament to be borne in mind

The Prime Minister, November 30, 2015 9:32 AM

The leaders of all parliamentary groups attending the meeting scheduled by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for Saturday morning agreed that an agreement is needed in Brussels which bears in mind the earlier decisions of Parliament on the issue of immigration, as well as European and Hungarian interests.