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China and Hungary Forge "All-Weather" Partnership, Chinese President Says

D&T
May 10, 2024

In a recent declaration that underscores the deepening ties between China and Hungary, President Xi Jinping characterized the relationship between the two countries as an "all-weather" strategic partnership, following fruitful discussions with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The announcement came during Xi's visit to Budapest, marking the final leg of his first European tour in […]

Chinese Presidential Visit in Hungary

D&T
May 9, 2024

The President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping was received with a military ceremony by Hungarian President Tamás Sulyok and members of the Hungarian government at Buda Castle on Thursday. The Chinese head of state and his entourage, who are on a state visit to Hungary until Friday to mark the 75th anniversary […]

Ambassador: Chinese Presidential Visit 'Historic'

D&T
Apr 30, 2024

The official visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Hungary next week will be a milestone in the history of relations between the two countries and may give new impetus to strengthening cooperation, as well as have important global implications, Gong Tao, China's Ambassador to Hungary, said at a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday. […]

Chinese president to visit Hungary in May

D&T
Apr 26, 2024

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to embark on a significant European tour in early May, with scheduled visits to France, Hungary, and Serbia, announced Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office in Hungary. The visit, slated for May 8-10, occurs against a backdrop of intense geopolitical developments, including the ongoing conflict in […]

Hungarian Premier Calls for EU Leadership Change at Far-Right Gathering

D&T
Apr 19, 2024

In a fervent address at the National Conservatism Conference in Brussels, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called for a significant shift in European leadership during the upcoming European Union elections scheduled for June 6-9. Orbán criticized current EU leaders and voiced strong opposition to Ukraine’s potential membership in the EU or NATO. Hungarian Prime Minister […]

Hungary Hits Pause on Investments Amid Soaring Budget Deficit

D&T
Apr 12, 2024

Hungary finds itself grappling with a ballooning budget deficit that has compelled the government to put a temporary halt on state investments. As the first quarter of the year drew to a close, the central budget deficit alarmingly neared the full-year target, painting a stark picture of the financial challenges facing the nation. In March […]

Brussels May Suspend Further EU Funds on Hungary's Construction Law

D&T
Apr 5, 2024

The European Commission has raised alarm bells over Hungary's state construction investment law as the legislation might clash with regulations on public procurement, conflicts of interest, and the handling of EU funds. Critics point to the government's opaque exemptions for certain projects and unauthorized adjustments to property ownership rights, triggering a potential freeze on EU […]

Hungarian Insider Alleges Political Corruption with Damning Audio Leak

D&T
Mar 29, 2024

Péter Magyar, a former political insider of the Hungarian government, has triggered a political scandal with the release of an explosive audio recording. The recording, which Magyar claims features the voice of his ex-wife and former Justice Minister, Judit Varga, details an alleged conspiracy among top officials to erase evidence of corruption from court records. […]

Tensions Escalate Between U.S. and Hungary after Address by U.S. Ambassador

D&T
Mar 15, 2024

In a forthright address, U.S. Ambassador David Pressman sharply criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for actions he described as detrimental to the trust between the United States and Hungary. The Ambassador's speech, delivered in Budapest, marked a significant moment in the increasingly strained relations between the two nations, accusing the Hungarian government of corruption, […]

New Hungarian President Inaugurated

D&T
Mar 10, 2024

Dr. Tamás Sulyok, the new Hungarian President of the Republic, was inaugurated this Sunday afternoon in a ceremony held in front of the Sándor Palace, the residence of the President in the Buda Castle.   "To serve the country and the nation is the greatest honor," President Tamás Sulyok declared in his inaugural speech. "Law is […]

Hungary Opposed to Rutte Becoming Head of NATO

D&T
Mar 8, 2024

Hungary has openly declared its opposition to Mark Rutte, the outgoing Prime Minister of the Netherlands, becoming NATO's next secretary-general. The announcement was made by Hungary's Foreign Minister, Péter Szijjártó, during a press conference, marking a significant divergence from the support Rutte has garnered from NATO's most influential members. Rutte's candidacy, despite enjoying backing from […]

Hungarian Parliament Elects a New President of the Republic

D&T
Feb 26, 2024

Tamás Sulyok was elected President of the Republic by the governing majority of Hungarian Parliament on Monday. The new head of state said he wants to build trust through mutual listening and understanding free of prejudice. The Constitutional Court president, who was the only candidate for the post, received 134 votes in favor in a […]

Hungary Pledges to Approve Sweden's NATO Bid in February Amid Diplomatic Tensions

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Feb 23, 2024

Hungary, the final NATO member yet to endorse Sweden's entry into the world’s largest military alliance, has signaled readiness to greenlight the Nordic nation's bid this month. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in a state-of-the-nation address in Budapest, hinted at a resolution to the standoff, marking a potential end to months of diplomatic deadlock. "Our disagreements […]

Hungarian President of the Republic Resigns

D&T
Feb 10, 2024

Hungarian President Katalin Novák announced her resignation in a speech aired on television Sunday evening. The move comes after her decision to pardon a man last year who had been convicted of concealing a string of child sexual abuses in a state-run children’s home. "In April last year, I decided in favor of granting pardon […]

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