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The role of national parliaments must be reconsidered

The Prime Minister, January 7, 2016 9:52 PM

After talks in Budapest on Thursday with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that both leaders want a strong Europe. At their joint press conference, Mr. Orbán spoke about Hungarians working in Britain, pointing out that it is important that they should not be subject to any discrimination. At the same time he stressed that Hungary is open to all reasonable British proposals designed to put an end to abuses in the field of social benefits.

David Cameron to arrive on a working visit in Budapest

The Prime Minister, January 5, 2016 9:43 AM

On Thursday, British Prime Minister David Cameron will pay an official visit to Budapest, and will hold talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Considerations of common sense have been removed from European politics

The Prime Minister, December 21, 2015 4:39 PM

In an interview with Czech daily Lidové Noviny published on Saturday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that “considerations of common sense” have been removed from European politics for some time now.

The Magyar Telekom case raises constitutional questions

The Prime Minister, December 18, 2015 9:08 PM

In a press conference held after the summit of EU heads of state and government in Brussels, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that a recent dispute between Hungarian pop singer Ákos Kovács and Magyar Telekom "may seem minor, but it raises important questions of principle and of a constitutional nature".

EU summit reaches consensus on Schengen borders

The Prime Minister, December 18, 2015 6:34 PM

In Brussels on Friday Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the heads of state and government of the European Union fully agree that border control is a national competency, but if a member fails to meet that obligation the other members should have the right to jointly enforce controls on that section of the bloc's external borders.

V4 prime ministers welcome European Council objectives

The Prime Minister, December 18, 2015 12:51 PM

Visegrád Group leaders have issued a declaration welcoming the objectives of the European Council – especially those concerning the migration crisis, the fight against terrorism, making negotiations between the EU and the UK a success, and energy union issues.

In principle Hungary is ready to support the establishment of a permanent EU border protection force

The Prime Minister, December 18, 2015 10:45 AM

In Brussels on Thursday, before the summit of EU Heads of State and Government, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that in principle Hungary is ready to support the establishment of a permanent EU border protection force. The details must be discussed, but the Government of Hungary agrees with the direction of the initiative, he added.

Budapest is ready to take the opportunity provided by the IOC

The Prime Minister, December 16, 2015 5:16 PM

According to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Budapest is ready to take the opportunity provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

The erection of statues in honour of politicians who cooperated with oppressors of Hungary cannot be supported

The Prime Minister, December 16, 2015 4:44 PM

In the question-and-answer round of Parliament’s plenary session on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the Constitution does not support the erection of statues in honour of political leaders in government during the time when Hungary had lost its sovereignty.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán receives Thomas Bach in his office

The Prime Minister, December 14, 2015 3:16 PM

Today, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach in his office.