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  • Hungary’s abortion rate plummets as new family policies are brought in.

    02/13/2019 6:16:35 PM PST · by keats5 · 47 replies
    The Bridgehead ^ | 2/13/19 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Hungary’s prime minister has announced a raft of measures aimed at boosting the country’s declining birth rate and reducing immigration. Giving his annual State of the Nation address Sunday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point “Family Protection Action Plan” designed to promote marriage and families. Measures announced included waivers on personal income tax for women raising at least four children for the rest of their lives and subsidies for large families to buy larger cars. The ‘action plan’ also extended a loan program to help families with at least two children to buy homes. Every woman under 40...
  • 'Enormous hypocrisy': Hungary blasts US' warnings on the dangers of dealing with Russia or China

    02/12/2019 5:44:58 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    RT: Russia Today ^ | 11 Feb 2019
    US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's quest to scare Hungary away from dealing with Russia and China appears to have turned sour, as Budapest said it's fed up with lectures about its foreign policy. Pompeo is on a five-day massive charm offensive in Eastern Europe seeking to "make up" for the time the US "shunned" the nations of the region "in a way that drove them to fill a vacuum with folks who didn't share our values," as he himself put it. He did not focus his attention solely on the Kremlin, though, and promptly warned his Hungarian counterpart about the...
  • Evoking Legacy of Soviet Communism, Pompeo Slams Ongoing ‘Russian Aggression'

    02/12/2019 4:44:55 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 12, 2019 | Theodore Kupfer
    Pompeo began his trip with a Monday stop at the statue of Ronald Reagan in Budapest’s Liberty Square, completed in 2011 to commemorate his administration’s stalwart opposition to the Soviets. Then, on Tuesday morning in Bratislava, the secretary of state visited the Gate of Freedom memorial at Slovakia’s Austrian border. He ended the day with a meeting with Poland’s foreign minister, Jakub Czaputowicz. At every stop, Pompeo reminded his audience of U.S. and international reporters of the grim legacy of Soviet Communism while paying tribute to his host countries, which, he said, “cast off the Soviet yoke.” At the Gate...
  • Europe may be on the cusp of a nightmare, but it’s not too late to wake up

    02/11/2019 5:37:16 PM PST · by Mariner · 28 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | February 11th, 2019 | George Soros
    MUNICH, Germany (Project Syndicate) — Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late. If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991. Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment, that the range of possibilities is very broad, and that the eventual outcome is thus highly uncertain. Most of us assume that the future will more or less resemble the present, but this is not necessarily so. In a long and eventful life, I...
  • Pompeo Says U.S. To Be More Engaged In East Europe, Warns Russia Trying To Divide West

    02/11/2019 6:46:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | Feb 11 2019
    On the first day of a five-country European tour that will focus on opposition to the growing influence of Russia and China in Central Europe, Pompeo met with Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban. "We must not let Putin drive wedges between friends in NATO," Pompeo told a joint news conference in Budapest with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. Pompeo specifically pointed to Central Europe's reliance on Russian energy as well as the presence of the Chinese telecom firm Huawei, particularly in Hungary.
  • Orbán Announces Major Family Protection Package for Hungary

    02/11/2019 6:42:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point family protection action plan in his state-of-the nation address in Budapest. “This is Hungary’s answer to challenges, rather than immigration”, the prime minister said. Listing the points of the action plan, Orban said: * every woman under 40 years of age will be eligible to a preferential loan when they first get married. * The preferential loan of the family home purchase scheme (csok) will be extended; families raising two or more children will now also be able to use it for purchasing resale homes. * The government will repay 1 million forints...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 2/11/2019

    02/11/2019 4:45:11 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Chinese government media has produced a video purported to be that of a Muslim Uighur musician reported to have died in a Chinese detention facility. The video dated Sunday shows Abdurehim Heyit saying he is in good health..... The ISIS holdouts are under assault from the US backed Kurdish forces in eastern Syria in what is reported to be the final assault to take the Islamic State out..... Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat Senator from Minnesota, announced her candidacy for President Sunday..... Politics in Israel and Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer, chairman of the Central Elections Committee, ordered a probe into...
  • New Holocaust museum stokes controversy among Hungary's Jews

    02/09/2019 2:53:25 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    EWN South Africa ^ | 26 Jan 2019 | AFP
    Hungarian Jews find themselves divided in a bitter dispute over the long-delayed opening of a new Holocaust museum in Budapest. Some 600,000 Hungarian Jews perished during the Holocaust, most of them deported in the space of a few months in 1944 with the assistance of the Hungarian authorities. "Schmidt’s previous concept for the House of Fates covered just the years between 1938 and 1948, omitting rising anti-Semitism and the introduction of the first anti-Jewish law in post-World War I Europe under Hungary’s interwar leader Miklos Horthy. An official memorial erected in 2014 that portrayed Hungary as an innocent victim of...
  • Budapest Wins Best European Destination 2019 Title

    02/07/2019 11:10:32 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2019 Feb 6 | Fanni Kaszas
    "The pearl of the Danube is not only the best European destination, it is also one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the world. Budapest offers the elegance of Paris, the architectural heritage of Vienna, the charm of Porto, Stockholm’s gentle way of life.” The Hungarian capital received a total of 62,128 votes. According to the statement of Mayor István Tarlós, posted on budapest.hu on Tuesday, No other previous winner received as many votes from abroad as Budapest, with 77 percent submitted from other countries. This year’s list also included Athens, Florence, Bratislava, Metz and Paris. The trendiest...
  • New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

    01/22/2019 12:35:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    dw.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andreas Noll, Ralf Bosen
    ... Moving from visions to concrete defense projects has always been difficult because of the nations' diverging philosophies: The French are more likely to opt for intervention, while the Germans are very reluctant on the military stage. That should improve, however, as Germany and France have pledged assistance — including military assistance — "in the event of an armed attack" on one of the two countries.
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-05 21:00 | OLI SMITH
    BRUSSELS are likely to buckle to Britain’s key Brexit demands, due to uproar among EU countries over fears of an economic decline in the case of a no deal departure. The EU27 will give in to Prime Minister Theresa May’s demands to make the Irish border backstop a legally temporary measure. The key British demand is the only obstacle holding up Mrs May’s deal from passing in Parliament. The DUP and dozens of Brexiteers have vowed to vote down the deal this month unless changes are made to the backstop.
  • Hungary's Orban now throws weight behind Italy and Poland's ‘European SPRING’

    01/10/2019 4:30:28 PM PST · by aspasia · 22 replies
    Express ^ | January 10, 2019 | SIMON OSBORNE
    ITALY’S firebrand deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is trying to create a populist alliance to take on the Brussels establishment in a showdown over the future of the European Union. . . . "Italy and Poland will be protagonists of a new Europe, with less bureaucracy and more attention to families and security. "A great Polish and a great Italian like St John Paul II said Europe must claim its identity, its diversity, its Jewish-Christian origins that only in Brussels dare to deny.” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, another thorn in the side of the EU, called the united front...
  • Whaaaaambulance Alert: U.S. Downgraded E.U.’s Diplomatic Status (but Didn’t Say Anything)

    01/08/2019 3:27:21 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 9 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/8/19 | sundance
    The New York Times is quick to the typeset to explain how Brussels is desperately offended because President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have lowered the importance of the EU. Officials from the European Union are apoplectic that U.S. officials have downgraded their status amid the official registry of diplomatic protocols. (snip) -- BRUSSELS — The Trump administration downgraded the diplomatic status of the European Union’s delegation to the United States last year without making a formal announcement or informing the bloc about the change, a European official said on Tuesday.
  • Two patriots meet: Viktor Orban talks with Brazil’s new President Bolsonaro

    01/03/2019 6:01:59 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    Prime Minister Viktor Orban held bilateral talks with new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during his working visit to Brazil on Wednesday, Orban’s press chief said. The two leaders discussed opportunities for international, economic and political cooperation between their countries, Bertalan Havasi told MTI. At the talks, Orban confirmed an invitation to Bolsonaro for a visit to Hungary, which the Brazilian president accepted. Orban on Tuesday attended Bolsonaro’s inauguration.
  • Hungarian PM: We do not want a mixed population, therefore we protect our borders & oppose migration

    12/26/2018 4:29:37 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    Hungary was a loser in the 20th century but it is determined to be a winner in the 21st, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a Christmas interview published in daily Magyar Idok on Monday. [snip] Commenting on recent opposition protests, he said politics is an area where battles can be under way even on a Christmas Eve and protests are part of everyday life in a democracy. However, this does not apply to violence, destruction and vandalism, he added. It is easy to assess the situation: the government stands for work, family and security and opposition policies stand for...
  • Patriotic Countries That Rejected the UN’s Global Governance of Migration in 2018

    12/25/2018 9:24:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    2018 was the year that the United Nations made it first attempt at the global governance of migration — a move rejected by patriotic countries like the United States, Hungary, Israel, and Australia. On December 19th, 152 countries at the UN General Assembly in New York City voted in favour of adopting the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. A dozen countries abstained, including Australia and Italy, and five countries voted against it, three in the European Union — the United States, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Israel.The UN began drafting the document in response to Europe’s migrant...
  • Hungary Hits Back at FT: Soros an ‘Enemy of Democracy’, Not ‘Person of the Year’

    12/22/2018 9:52:12 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    The Hungarian government has hit out at the Financial Times naming George Soros their “Person of the Year”. The famous salmon-coloured newspaper, something of a house magazine for the British establishment and financial elite, praised the billionaire currency speculator and convicted insider trader as “the standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society”. Hungary’s conservative-populist government, which shares a mutual antipathy with the 88-year-old plutocrat on the subject of mass migration — opposed by Budapest, encouraged by Soros — has offered an assessment very much to the contrary, observing: “To the Financial Times, he’s Person of the Year, but to...
  • Poland and Hungary Block ‘LGBTIQ Rights’ From Being Enshrined in EU Legislation

    12/16/2018 6:51:00 AM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/12/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BRUSSELS, December 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Poland and Hungary blocked the inclusion of “LGBTIQ” rights in a common European Union statement. Last week representatives from Poland and Hungary annoyed other European Union (EU) member states by vetoing the inclusion of the “LGBTIQ” acronym in a joint statement by employment and social affairs ministers meant to promote “gender equity in the digital era.” LGBTIQ is a reference to people who derive their identity from lesbianism, homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, intersexuality, or an experimental “questioning” approach to sexuality. The European employment and social affairs ministers collectively form the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health...
  • EU’s Juncker takes aim at Hungary’s Orbán over fake news

    12/14/2018 3:19:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2018 9:57 AM | Alissa de Carbonnel, Gabriela Baczynska
    European Union leaders on Friday backed a plan to tackle fake news on the internet and the bloc’s chief executive rounded on one of the EU chiefs, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, as one of the main culprits in spreading disinformation. The EU plan endorsed by the bloc’s 28 national leaders is largely aimed at guarding against what the United States, NATO and the EU say are Russian attempts to undermine Western democracies. But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the bloc should also look within its own ranks in its fight against disinformation and he zeroed in on Orbán...
  • Slovakia won't send anyone to Marrakesh [U.N. Migration Compact]

    12/09/2018 7:00:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Slovakia Spectator ^ | December 5, 2018 | Spectator staff
    Slovakia will not have a representative at the December 10 UN meeting in Marrakesh where the Migration Compact will be signed. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini stated this as a final decision, given that the cabinet approved the parliamentary resolution about the Marrakesh Pact on December 5. At the same time, the prime minister indicated he will send a letter with Slovakia's comments on the document. The Migration Compact has been at the centre of the conflict between the ruling coalition Smer and Slovak National Party (SNS) and the Smer-nominated Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajãák. The minister defended the compact and insisted...