The Hungarian PM said that the war next door poses a constant threat to Hungary and it is putting the Hungarian people’s “physical security at risk”, and “threatens the energy and financial security of the economy and families.”
On Monday, the Hungarian PM said he sees a suicidal attempt across Western Europe, including the “gender madness” and the “great European population exchange”.
Political preference among Hungarians has a considerable impact on the perception of Russia and Ukraine – Median Institute's latest polls show. The survey conducted on a sample of 1,000 Hungarian citizens, was commissioned by 444.
Klitschko confronts Orbán, Hungarian GDP slows down, new parliament holds first session in May, Freedom House slams Hungarian democracy
According to former world boxing champion, Volodymyr Klitschko, “Hungary’s loyalty towards Russia can still be felt’, he said in an interview given to local online journal Válasz Online.
Rallies on March 15, Orbán misses train to Kyiv, fuel shortage and a stealthy drone flies over Hungary
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his challenger Péter Márki-Zay both showed confidence as they rallied supporters less than three weeks before the general elections.
Hungary’s government issued a decree on Monday allowing NATO troops to be deployed in western Hungary and weapons shipments to cross its territory by land or by air to other NATO member states.
Government condemns Russia, opposition turns to OSCE over false media coverage, Hungarians welcome refugees, Hungary supports Ukraine's EU accession
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán condemned Russia’s war waged against Ukraine, in a video posted on his Facebook page last Thursday.
Hungary slammed the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and accused the top court of political bias and abuse of power following the ECJ’s decision on tying the disbursement of European funds to the rule of law.
OSCE sends full mission, immunity certificates extended, Budapest to host Swimming World championships, Skating federation wants investigation following Liu's disqualification
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has decided to send a full scale observation mission to Hungary for the April 3 general elections.
Viktor Orbán meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid mounting tensions between Russian and the EU/NATO. Teachers stage a warning strike and Pegasus spyware used lawfully according to data protection watchdog
Signatures collected for referendum, Csollány dies at 51, House of music inaugurated and Hungary gets bad mark for corruption
Opposition collects signatures for referendum, Olympic champ Szilveszter Csollány dies at 51 from Covid, controversial House of Music inaugurated, and Transparency International slams Hungary as second most corrupted EU member state.
The Hungarian government allowed the 4th vaccine against the Covid-19, in a bid to curb the fifth wave of the pandemic, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s office declared in a press conference.
Opposition activist found dead, Omicron gains ground, Viktor Orban to meet Vladimir Putin and a plea for money
Gergely Homonnay , a Hungarian writer and political activist close to opposition party DK, was found dead in Rome.
Völner resigns, Far-right EP group fails to launch, János Kóbor dies and green light to vaccine mandate
Complaint against Kövér, EP delegation disappointed, inbound flights banned from South Africa and Karácsony pulls back veto
Opposition files complaint against Kövér, EP delegation disappointed, gvt bans flights from Africa, Karácsony pulls back veto
Masks on again, new president for Momentum, pressure mounts between Brussels and Budapest, UN says press freedom under threat
Covid-19: masks are on again, Donáth leads Momentum, pressure mounts between Brussels and Budapest, UN critical on press freedom
Orbán re-elected as Fidesz leader, fuel prices capped at HUF 480, government closer to buying Budapest Airport, opposition warns of election fraud
Orbán re-elected as Fidesz leader, fuel prices capped at HUF 480, government closer to buying Budapest Airport, opposition warns of possible election fraud
New restrictions to curb 4th wave, joke party says no to cooperation, Orbán asks for money from EU and a presidential visit from South Korea
Massive demonstrations in Budapest, a NO from the Curia, a record fine from competition watchdog, and a 6-year sentence for a bus driver
Massive demonstrations in Budapest on Oct. 23, Curia says no to referendum question, a record fine from competition watchdog, and a 6-year sentence for a bus driver responsible for Verona accident
Márki-Zay wins primaries, Hungary receives emergency epidemic loan from Asia, head of media watchdog resigns
Péter Márki-Zay wins opposition primaries, Hungary receives an emergency epidemic loan from Asia Investment Bank, controversial resignation of Media watchdog.
Tensions spark between Dobrev and Márki-Zay, Hungarian government tackles the EU twice, and president of Momentum steps down
Battle between Dobrev and Márki-Zay intensifie, Hungarian government at odds with EU over Poland and LGBTQ, President of Momentum Fekete-Győr steps down
Karácsony and Márki-Zay fail to agree, LIBE concerned with rule of law in Hungary, FreeSZFE students graduate and Paks2 is denied a permit
Karácsony and Márki-Zay fail to agree before 2nd turn of primaries, LIBE still much concerned with rule of law in Hungary, FreeSZFE students receive their diplomas and Paks2 is denied an important permit from nuclear watchdog
Dobrev wins opposition primaries, extra money to pensioners, Mészáros wins big, and extremists arrested
Dobrev, Karácsony and Márki-Zay proceed to 2dn round of opposition primaries, Orbán pays extra money to the retired, Mészáros wins really big, and far-right extremists arrested
Primaries reloaded, turbulent start of Parliament, homophobic complaints and covid infections on the rise
Opposition primaries reloaded, a turbulent start of Parliament's autumn session, an increase in homophobic complaints and in daily covid-19 infections.
Hungarian voters saw their first prime ministerial debate since 2006, the government moved to extend the epidemic state of emergency until 2022, Budapest welcomed Pope Francis, and Orbán braces for 2022 general elections.
Opposition primaries have started, Orban outlines his strategies for Fidesz elite in Kötcse, racism during the Hungary-England football match and a 35 year extension of the capital's casino concession.
Budapest Mayor grows bolder as his referendum questions get a partial approval from election officials and threatens to veto the 2023 Athletics World Championships, to be hosted by Budapest. Orban's family trip from Croatia to Rome rises concern amid independent media, and the recently adopted homophobic law fuels a series of new complaints.
The issue of Hungary leaving the EU resurfaced, while the government managed the evacuation of its citizens from Afghanistan amid confused communication. Old students of the SZFE left the institution for good, and GDP figures indicate a rapid recovery of the local economy.
Hungarian Prime Minister Orban was the star of Tucker Carlson's reportage from Hungary for Fox News, while Hungary welcomed back it Olympic athletes as heroes, proud of their excellent performance. The administration of the 3rd jab against covid has started, and authorities do not count Facebook ads as political advertising, even in times of election campaign.
Hungary lost HUF 77 billion, as it failed to reach an agreement with Oslo on the Norway Grant. Earlier, healthcare workers demonstrated for better wages and conditions, while F1 champions raised their concern over the recent adoption of the homophobic law.
Around 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Budapest against the alleged use of powerful spyware to monitor the phones of journalists and politicians. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Hungary has "restricted the freedom of expression of authors and book publishers, and discriminates on grounds of sexual orientation in an unjustified way," the commission said. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Orbán joined leaders like Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus and Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on the list of 37 heads of state or government that "crack down massively on press freedom." This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Germany's interior minister Horst Seehofer suggested that cutting Hungary's access to EU funds could be a suitable response to the law which prohibits the display to minors of content depicting homosexuality or gender reassignment. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Reports in German media emerged Wednesday morning that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán would not travel to Munich as planned to view the Euro 2020 match between Hungary and Germany, where he likely would have received a cold welcome over his government's passage of a law seen as limiting the rights of LGBT people.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said he was "pleased that the European Union has finally acted swiftly, decisively, and with sufficient vigor and unity." This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Hungary was the only of the EU's 27 member nations not to back the statement. Foreign Minister Szijjártó said such statements are "one-sided." This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Wealthy insiders could purchase valuable properties for 10 percent of their market value, while social housing for the poor would be dramatically reduced. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
"I cannot in good conscience recommend anyone to such a board of trustees who is an internationalist, globalist person," Orbán said. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Poland, Slovakia and Czechia have all expelled Russian diplomats in response to an explosion at a Czech munitions depot blamed on a Russian military intelligence unit. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Mayor Gergely Karácsony says that if the planned development of a "Student City" in southern Budapest is affected by the construction of Fudan University, he will revoke the city's status as host of the 2023 World Athletic Championships. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Austria's foreign minister contacted his Hungarian counterpart over the three and a half minute television report. But Péter Szijjártó said the journalist's questions were "fake news." This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Prominent politicians stoke resentment of educators in announcing their prioritization for vaccination
The government announced teachers will be vaccinated ahead of a planned April 19 school reopening. But Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his chief of staff didn't leave it at that. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
An independent MP sought to extend a moratorium on evictions during the pandemic, but the Christian Democrat saw secret motives at work. Also in this week's InsightHungary newsletter: József Szájer's arrest captured on film by Belgian TV crew, Fidesz leaves the EPP, and Hungary approves two more vaccines.
The plan for an EU-wide immunity document would allow for member states to decide whether to recognize vaccines not approved by the bloc's medicines regulator, raising questions over whether Hungarians inoculated with Russian and Chinese vaccines might miss out on travel privileges. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
More young people are being admitted to intensive care with severe Covid-19 cases, and some doctors say they must consider a patient's chances of survival in determining whether to give them a place in overcrowded critical wards. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
"We must build a European democratic right that offers a home to European citizens who do not want migrants, who do not want multiculturalism, who have not descended into LGBTQ lunacy," Orbán wrote after his party left the conservative group in the European Parliament. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
The politician, János Stummer, leaked plans for construction of a 50-meter tunnel beneath Puskás Ferenc Stadium. He said it was for the Prime Minister, but the stadium says it's for international guests. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
The government looks set to begin easing pandemic restrictions, and is asking Hungarians to weigh in. An immunity certificate could provide certain people with additional freedoms. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.
Hungary's Media Council argued it was legally bound to deny an extension of Klubrádió's broadcast license. But the station says it is the victim of political discrimination. This week's InsightHungary newsletter.