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  • Protecting Christians: Hungary and Estonia Forge Ties

    07/16/2019 5:15:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/12/19 | Martina Moyski
    Orbán and Estonian deputy prime minister meet in BudapestBUDAPEST, Hungary (ChurchMilitant.com) - Hungarian President Viktor Orbán's mission to protect Christian culture is moving up toward the Baltic. The Hungarian president met with Mart Helme, Estonian deputy prime minister, minister of the interior and chairman of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) to build new alliances between Hungary and the Baltic states. The talks occurred in the Carmelite monastery next to the presidential palace in the Castle District of Budapest on July 8. Toward the goal of protecting Christian values, the two leaders agree that national control of external borders...
  • Hungary Strikes Back At EU Overreach

    06/01/2019 9:38:42 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 1, 2019 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    An analysis of the media campaign to vilify European leaders willing to protect their continent and countries.
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Viktor Orbán

    06/01/2019 7:32:22 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 7 replies
    Self-Published | 6/1/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Viktor Orbán. Click image (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Viktor Orbán is the Prime Minister of Hungary, and is a conservative nationalist. He has led the efforts for countries in the eastern European bloc to prevent unregulated mass migration into their sovereign nations, against the will of the neo-communist European Union. Later today, a bonus challenger puzzle will be posted. Watch for it! All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidential spoilers....
  • Hungary's Far-Right Government Has Been Getting a Boost from President Trump Ahead of E.U. Elections

    05/23/2019 7:58:28 PM PDT · by rintintin · 15 replies
    Time ^ | May 22 2019 | VIVIENNE WALT
    FFor months, the European Union’s leaders have waged a fierce battle against Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. They have accused him of targeting minorities and opposition media, and threatened to withdraw Hungary’s voting rights in the E.U. Parliament, and to eject permanently members of Orbán’s far-right Fidesz party from the biggest political grouping in the legislative body in Brussels. Yet none of that has succeeded in softening Orbán’s views — far from it. As his campaign has ramped up for this week’s crucial E.U. Parliament elections, so has his hardline rhetoric — especially his opposition to migrants coming to Europe....
  • Donald Trump Told Hungary’s Authoritarian Leader Orbán, ‘It’s Like We’re Twins,’

    05/15/2019 2:48:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 15, 2019 | Cristina Maza
    President Donald Trump enjoyed his meeting with Hungary's authoritarian prime minister so much that he likened the Hungarian leader to a twin brother, according to the country’s media reports. As their meeting at the White House came to a close on Monday, President Trump turned to Viktor Orbán and said, “It’s like we’re twins,” U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein told the Hungarian news outlet 444.hu. During a public press conference that same day, Trump expressed a similar sentiment: “Viktor Orbán has done a tremendous job in so many different ways. He’s highly respected, respected all over Europe. Probably like...
  • Viktor Orban Promotes Protection of World’s Christians in Trump Meeting

    05/14/2019 6:43:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/13/19 | Michelle Moons
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban offered a preview of his meeting with President Donald Trump as the two sat together at the White House Monday, including the protection of Christians around the world. “We are proud that so many Hungarians contributed to the tremendous progress of United States,” said Orban, who expressed that he was very happy to be back at the White House. He said he was there for the first time 20 years ago. Orban added that he had some expectations for meetings with President Trump over the course of the afternoon: First of all to strengthen our...
  • Trump praises Hungary's far-right leader Orbán: 'He’s a respected man' – live

    05/13/2019 3:41:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Yhe Guardian ^ | May 13 | Vivian Ho in San Francisco, Adam Gabbatt and Lauren Aratani
    Trump welcomes Viktor Orbán to White House as Pompeo heads to meeting of EU nations in apparent attempt to soothe relations over Iran deal, 2019
  • Statement from the Press Sec. on the Visit of His Excellency Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary

    05/10/2019 5:53:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    White House ^ | May 7, 2019 | White House Press Secretary
    President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary to the White House on May 13, 2019. Recognizing the longstanding ties between the United States and Hungary, the President and the Prime Minister will discuss ways to deepen cooperation on a range of issues, including trade, energy, and cyber security. As the leaders of NATO Allies, they will also explore opportunities to meet the many national security responsibilities of their two countries and will celebrate Hungary’s 20th anniversary as a NATO member.
  • Republicans, Democrats concerned about Hungary’s Orbán ahead of U.S. visit

    05/10/2019 5:06:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | May 10, 2019 4:50 PM | Patricia Zengerle
    Senior Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress told President Donald Trump on Friday they were concerned about Hungary’s “downward democratic trajectory,” ahead of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s visit to Washington next week. “In recent years, democracy in Hungary has significantly eroded. … Under Orbán, the election process has become less competitive and the judiciary is increasingly controlled by the state,” Republican Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, the panel’s top Democrat, said in a letter to Trump. The letter was also signed by Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Several Democratic...
  • Orbán: Hungary Ready to Promote Development of Europe-China Relations

    05/04/2019 12:13:38 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | April 26, 2019
    Hungary is ready to promote the development of Europe-China relations through cooperation between China and central and eastern Europe, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Beijing at talks with President Xi Jinping on Thursday. Orbán, who is attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, expressed firm support for the Belt and Road Initiative, calling it “an opportunity rather than a threat”. Orbán said that “the Hungarian government and people cherish the extraordinary friendship with China” and that Hungary is optimistic about China’s high-tech development and welcomes investment from China. The Chinese president noted that “this...
  • Hungary’s PM Viktor Orbán to meet Donald Trump at White House

    05/02/2019 5:22:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    The Guardian, UK ^ | May 2, 2019 | Shaun Walker
    After being shunned by Obama, Orbán’s meeting with Trump is to focus on ‘bilateral relations’ After years of receiving the cold shoulder from Washington, Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, will visit the White House to meet Donald Trump on 13 May. Hungarian authorities announced the visit on Thursday morning. Orbán’s spokesman Zoltán Kovács wrote on Twitter that “energy security, defense cooperation, bilateral relations and regional security” would be on the agenda. “Today all I can say is that they have invited us and we have accepted the invitation,” said Orbán, when he was asked about the meeting during a...
  • Orthodox Russia Seeks Its Place in a Future Conservative European Union’

    04/17/2019 10:35:39 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Andrey Melnikov, the editor of NG-Religii, reports on a conference this week at the Russian Cultural Center in Budapest devoted to the growth of conservative national consciousness in the members of the European Union and the rest of the world. The meeting, which attracted representatives from 24 different countries, is formally the 25th Conference of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples, a group that, in Melnikov’s words, has “positioned itself as an international conservative organization” which criticizes globalization from the perspective of “fundamentalist Christianity.” The meeting is taking place in Budapest, the Moscow journalist says, because Hungary...
  • Hungarian Minister ‘Convinced’ Pro-Family Outcomes are Linked to Policy

    04/02/2019 5:45:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 3/26/19 | Jacob Comello
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Politicians across the world and across the ideological spectrum like to invoke “family values” when talking about education, the welfare system, taxes and pretty much anything else. But how many of them actually put their money where their mouths are? The current Hungarian government under Prime Minister Viktor Orban prides itself on its conservative platform - low immigration, lots of incentives for marriage and families, and promotion of the nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage whenever possible. Some have panned this as “right-wing nationalism,” but the administration is touting the strong family outcomes that have taken hold over the near-decade...
  • Top E.U. Coalition Suspends Party Led by Hungary’s Autocratic Leader

    03/20/2019 4:46:33 PM PDT · by MNDude · 9 replies
    Fidesz, the party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, was suspended from the European Union’s most powerful political coalition on Wednesday, endangering an alliance that has shielded him from serious repercussions as he has dismantled or co-opted nearly every check on his power. Over nine years, as Mr. Orban has created in Hungary what amounts to a soft dictatorship within the European Union, lawmakers in Brussels have largely stood by and watched. There have been speeches condemning his assault on fundamental human rights and threats of sanctions for undermining the core democratic values of the union, but Mr. Orban...
  • Hungary’s Orban warns of impending migrant crisis “in an even stronger form”

    03/05/2019 5:32:49 PM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | MAR 5, 2019 12:00 PM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Hungary’s Orban warns of impending migrant crisis “in an even stronger form” EU leaders have not made themselves accountable to their citizens. This is evident in the EU’s commitment to a reckless open-door immigration policy which has brought a massive wave of crime and jihad attacks to Europe. But EU leaders have bowed in dhimmitude to the Islamic supremacist will, using “kindness,” “diversity,” “multiculturalism,” etc., as a cover. No reasonable person should think that supporting responsible immigration policies equates to racism. The self-inflicted crisis across Europe is clear in the fact that as of the end of 2016, European taxpayers...
  • '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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.