Government and its institutions
According to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in order for Europe to remain the best place in the world the EU must change, and in order for the European People’s Party (EPP) to lead the way, the party, too, must change – and now it has taken a step in that direction.
We greatly appreciate the Maltese Prime Minister’s aspirations related to the country’s EU Presidency, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told journalists after his meeting with the Prime Minister of the South-European island state held in Budapest on Thursday evening.
Speaking about Friday’s attacks in Paris in an address before the start of Parliament’s daily business on Monday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the European Union has been attacked, and Hungary is also in danger. The Prime Minister further pointed out that terrorists are deliberately exploiting mass migration to blend in among migrants.
Je suis consterné devant la série d'attentats horribles et lâches perpétrés hier soir à Paris", a déclaré M. László Trócsányi, ministre de la justice, à l'occasion du rassemblement devant l'Institut Français de Budapest. M. Éric Fournier, ambassadeur de France en Hongrie, a prononcé également un discours en rendant hommage aux victimes des attentats du 13 novembre. Il a expliqué avoir été "très touché par les gestes d'affection donnés en pleine nuit" et a souligné que les Hongrois et les Français étaient unis contre la barbarie.
Le Gouvernement de la Hongrie a décrété un jour de deuil national pour dimanche.
The Hungarian-Croatian green border has been closed on Friday midnight and the same border control method has been introduced there as at the Hungarian-Serbian border, Goverment Spokesman Zoltán Kovács told the press in Zákány.
In his address on urgent and topical matters before the start of daily business in Parliament, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stressed that it is Hungary’s historic and moral obligation to protect Europe, and when Hungary is protecting its borders, it is also protecting Europe. (You can turn the English subtitle on by clicking on the "captions" icon at the right bottom of the video.)
The Hungarian Defence Force is fully prepared to begin construction of the temporary border control fence, Minister of Interior Csaba Hende said on Thursday in Mórahalom on the Hungarian-Serbian border. (You can turn the English subtitle on by clicking on the "captions" icon at the right bottom of the video.)
In a speech given on the Memorial Day for Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust, János Lázár said that “the nation is more than just a community of interests: the nation is a community of fates”. (You can turn the English subtitle on by clicking on the "captions" icon at the right bottom of the video.)
Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács informed journalists at a press conference held on Wednesday on the government’s decision to launch a national consultation on the issue of economic immigrants.
The European Police College (CEPOL) is the first EU institution to have its headquarters in Budapest, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér said at the inauguration ceremony.
Levente Magyar, Minister of State for Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade emphasised before the signing ceremony that thanks to Kőröstej, Hungarian products are becoming available and visible on the most demanding markets of the world, and the activity of the company – which is also in line with the “Opening to the East Policy” – enjoys the complete support of the government.
Hungary's Ministry of Interior has launched a campaign against human trafficking in cooperation with five embassies, Krisztina Berta, Deputy State Secretary for EU and International affairs and national coordinator of the anti-human trafficking campaign announced on Wednesday.
The basis of the newly organised Hungarian state is a work-based society that is not liberal in nature. This was the topic of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s speech in Tusnádfürdő (Baile Tusnad, Romania) on Saturday, at the 25th Bálványos Summer Free University and Student Camp.