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Viktor Orbán Re-elected as Prime Minister

May 16, 2022

Viktor Orbán was elected head of government for the fifth time after 1998, 2010, 2014 and 2018. The President of the ruling Fidesz party, who has held the post of prime minister without interruption since 2010, was elected with the 133 votes of his party with 27 MPs voting against him and the rest of […]

Parliamentary Elections in Hungary This Sunday

Apr 2, 2022

Hungarians go to the polls this Sunday to elect a new parliament and decide whether to keep the government of Viktor Orbán in power or favor the united opposition headed by prime ministerial candidate Péter Márky-Zay. Most opinion polls forecast a close result. According to the Basic Law of Hungary, which went into force on […]

Hungarian PM Changes Mind and Requests EU Credit Line

Mar 22, 2022

Although he refused to do so last year, Viktor Orbán has now sent a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen asking for more money for Hungary from the EU's EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). In addition to the non-repayable aid, the government would also draw on the loan facility - the […]

Hungarian PM: Hungary Should Not Be Dragged Into War

Mar 15, 2022

On Hungary’s national holiday marking the outbreak of the 1848 revolution, Viktor Orbán referred to the “youth of March,” who said at that time that “let here be peace, liberty and concord.” Addressing a crowd on Kossuth Square in front of the building of Hungarian Parliament, the prime minister added that “we need the same […]

Brazilian President Visits Budapest

Feb 17, 2022

Following a visit to Moscow, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was in the Hungarian capital this Thursday and held talks with Hungarian officials such as Presdient János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Hungary has a vested interest in close cooperation with Brazil. That is according to Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán who spoke after talks with […]

Hungarian PM Annual Speech Kicks Off Election Campaign

Feb 12, 2022

Saturday afternoon, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gave his annual assessment speech at Várkert Bazaar in Budapest ahead of the April elections. He mainly spoke about what he considers the achievements of his government and claimed that the opposition “attacked the country.” The prime minister described the pandemic as a test of strength, which put everyone […]

Government Puts a Cap on the Price of Basic Food Items

Jan 12, 2022

The government has decided on a food price freeze, with the prices of six products to be fixed from February 1 at the same level as on October 15 last year, the prime minister announced on Wednesday. Viktor Orbán said following the cabinet meeting that the government had decided to intervene in the price of […]

Hungarian PM Reinstates Special Legal Order

Nov 3, 2020

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced in a video message Tuesday evening that a "state of danger" will be introduced in Hungary over COVID-19 once again and a nationwide curfew is imposed between midnight and 5 a.m. “The spread of the pandemic has accelerated,” PM Viktor Orbán is quoted from the video message by the […]

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (on the left) told IOC President Thomas Bach last August that Budapest was the best candidate for the 2024 Summer Games | Tibor Illyés /

Hungary withdraws Budapest 2024 Olympic bid

Feb 22, 2017

The Hungarian government suggests that the Budapest City Council and the Hungarian Olympic Committee withdraw from the bid to host the 2024 Summer Games. Over quarter of a million signatures were collected to force a referendum on the issue.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán evaluating the year | Szilárd Koszticsák / MTI

Hungarian PM envisions new attacks in 2017

Feb 10, 2017

In his annual 'state of the nation' speech, delivered traditionally in front of his followers, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Hungary’s main task in 2017 would be fending off five major “attacks” against the country.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán at the CDI meeting in Lisbon | Balázs Szecsõdi / PM press office

Hungarian PM proposes Schengen 2.0

Apr 15, 2016

Speaking at at the meeting of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI) held in Lisbon on Friday, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán has proposed a ten-point action plan for protecting the external borders of the European Union and free movement within the EU.

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