1 month ago
Hungary: 8 people were killed and dozens injured when a passenger bus lay down on the M7 motorway towards Budapest in the early hours of Sunday, police said in a statement
"The justice minister, Judit Várga, has declined to comment on whether the Hungarian government uses Pegasus, but said "every country needs such tools"
2 month ago
Budapest Pride Parade right now
2 month ago
The Hungarian authorities are launching an investigation into the allegations of use of invasive Pegasus spyware against journalists. (*it's an investigation into whether the info was leaked by foreign secret services)
Hungary's government used Israeli spyware supposedly meant for use against serious criminals and militants to target "at least 10 lawyers, an opposition politician and at least five journalists," hacking the phones of @direkt36 investigate reporters
EU launches legal action against Hungary, Poland over LGBTQ rights
_Commission will tomorrow launch infringement procedure against Hungary for a bill discriminating against LGBTIQ people, @FT reports. It'll also act in relation of a disclaimer imposed on a children's book with LGBTI+ content. Poland's LGBTI+ free zones will be targeted too
Speaking after a meeting in Belgrade on July 8 with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Orban said that without enlargement the European Union could stagnate and even disintegrate
Today, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban is visiting the Serbian capital
2 month ago
FM @GLandsbergis: During the meeting with colleague Péter Szijjártó discussed increasing flows of illegal migrants from Belarus to Lithuania. Agreed to share experience on this issue
Press watchdog @RSF_inter has put Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on its list of "predators," the first time a Western European leader has been placed in the lineup of heads of state or government who "crack down massively" on press freedom
Far-right parties from 16 EU countries, including Frances’ Rassemblement National, Poland’s PiS, Hungary’s Fidesz and Italy’s Lega, have united on Friday (2 July), with the declared objective of making their voice heard in the context of the debate on the future of Europe. The document is reportedly signed by Jarosław Kaczyński (PiS, Poland), Giorgia Meloni (Brothers of Italy), Santiago Abascal (VOX, Spain), Viktor Orbán (Fidesz, Hungary), Matteo Salvini (Lega, Italy), Marine le Pen (RN, France) and several other right-wing parties from Bulgaria (VMRO), Austria (FPÖ), Belgium (Vlaams Belang), Denmark (Dansk Folkeparti), Estonia (EKRE), Finland (Perussuomalaiset), Greece (Ellinikí Lýsi), Netherlands(Ja21), Lithuania (Lietuvos lenkų rinkimų akcija) and Romania (Partidul Național Țărănesc Creștin Democrat).
2 month ago
Meeting of the Deputy Prime Minister, the President of PiS J. Kaczyński with the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban
Macron says "we should keep Hungary in EU", after Dutch PM told Orban that he should respect LGBT rights or leave EU
Hungary warned it could be stripped of EU funds: "There was absolutely no doubt leaving that meeting that Hungary was left in no doubt that a line had been crossed, and without question it would have implications in terms of future decisions around funding," said @MichealMartinTD
Angela Merkel criticizes Hungarian law on LGBT and considers it "wrong"
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will reportedly miss the Euro 2020 match against Germany after the city of Munich wanted to light up the stadium in rainbow colors to protest Hungary's anti-LGBT+ legislation
3 month ago
13 EU countries unite behind a Belgian initiative to condemn Hungary's attempt to portray legalized LGBTQI discrimination as "protecting children”
Hungary passes law banning 'promotion' of homosexuality to minors
3 month ago
Erdogan meets one of his best allies in Europe, Hungarian PM Orban in Brussels. The Hungarian army decided on TB2
3 month ago
Hungary arrests Islamist terror suspect targeting Euro 2020: media
4 month ago
Last week Maj. Gen. Mohan, commander of @21stTSC, visited KnightsBrigade Soldiers assigned to 240th CSC, in Papa Hungary, where they are supporting DEFENDEREurope 21 by purifying drinking water and conducting laundry operations
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas lashed out at Hungary for its "absolutely incomprehensible" decision to block an EU statement accusing Beijing of cracking down on democracy in Hong Kong
Hungary has just exempted all young adults under 25 of personal income tax
The Russian military is monitoring NATO actions in the area of the future exercises of the alliance, Shoigu said. "We are closely monitoring the transfer of alliance troops to the area of the upcoming Defender Europe 2021 exercises. Coordination centers have been established in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria to ensure the meeting of NATO troops and cargo." , - he said.
Hungarian Wizz Air flight W66700, Airplane A320-232 (r/n HA-LWG, cn 4308), suffered a bird strike at an altitude of 4000 feet on approach to Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO/UKLL)
Orban with @matteosalvinimi and @MorawieckiM: We want a European renaissance, millions of Europeans don't have proper representation because the EPP committed itself to the cooperation with the European left, we want to represent Christian Democrats
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, League leader Matteo Salvini & Poland PM Mateusz Morawiecki will meet for talks in Budapest on Thurs, @Reuters reports. Citing Orban's press chief, MTI said leaders would discuss a European alliance by Lega, Orban's Fidesz party & Poland's ruling PiS party
Hungarian Air Force Mi-8s withdrawn from use
6 month ago
Hungarian President Janos Ader and Orban's deputy Zsolt Semjén met with visiting Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe. Wei "strongly condemns the unilateral sanctions imposed on China by the European Union" but added China "has always regarded Hungary as a good brother"