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  • "Dying Populations, Not Climate Changes, Are Biggest Threat to Western Civilization." (Viktor Orban)

    10/17/2019 5:39:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 10/17/19 | Svetlana Ekimenko
    Faced with the challenge of a declining population, governments across central Europe have introduced financial incentives for having children...As Budapest hosts an international summit on demography this week, attended by several regional leaders and delegations from dozens of countries, the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orban deplored the population decline in Europe while lauding Hungary's pro-family policy, writes the Financial Times. Orban said it was conceivable that Hungary, with a population of just under 10 million and shrinking, due to plummeting birthrates and emigration to EU states further west, could just disappear. “It’s not hard to imagine that there would be...
  • Khan: Trump Is ‘Poster Boy for Racists’, ‘Defended White Supremacists at Charlottesville’

    06/20/2019 11:30:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/20/2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    London mayor Sadiq Khan has reignited his long-running feud with U.S. President Donald Trump, branding the American leader “the poster boy for a global far-right movement” along with Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, Italy’s Matteo Salvini, France Marine Le Pen, and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage. Speaking on President Trump’s recent state visit to the United Kingdom at a Mayor’s Question Time session at the London Assembly, the Labour politician accused the American leader, Prime Minister Orbán, Deputy Prime Minister Salvini, Ms Le Pen, and Mr Farage of “using the same methods from the old far-right playbook: picking on minority communities and...
  • Western middle classes are revolting globally against hypocritical elites

    06/13/2019 11:10:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives? Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists. What are the popular gripes against them?
  • Farage, Polish populists dash far-right hopes of grand EU alliance

    06/13/2019 4:08:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    France 24 ^ | 5 June 2019 | Reuters
    Italy's far-right League was one of the biggest winners in last month's EU elections and its leader, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, has sought to persuade Europe's nationalist parties to set aside their differences and form a 10-party European Alliance for People and Nations in the new assembly. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's conservative ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), ruled out joining on account of the pro-Russian stance of Salvini, France's National Rally, led by Marine Le Pen, and the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, which won 29 of Britain's 72 seats in the European...
  • 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.
  • 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....
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Hungary Govt Says Suspected ISIS Beheader Had Pre-Paid Debit Card from EU

    03/31/2019 12:33:47 PM PDT · by malach · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03.31.19 | Jack Montgomery
    The Hungarian government claims a suspected Islamic State terrorist who entered Europe posing as a refugee was in possession of a pre-paid debit card from the European Union, and that the EU has issued 64,000 such cards to migrants. “A Syrian national by the name of F. Hassan was detained in Budapest by the officers of the Counter-terrorism Centre (TEK) on suspicion of acts of terror, including involvement in explosive attacks and carrying out multiple executions in his homeland in 2016,” reported Dr Zoltán Kovács, Hungary’s Secretary of State for International Communications international spokesman for the Cabinet Office of Prime...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 3/24-Monday 3/25/2019

    03/25/2019 2:43:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/24/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A summary of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's report was sent to Congress Sunday by Attorney General William Barr and its conclusion is that there was no collusion or conspiracy with Russia by President Trump or his campaign in 2016. "Total EXONERATION" was part of President Trump's Twitter post in response to the news...... A surprise interview in Israel Saturday night as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for his trip to the United States..... Channel 12 was the media outlet that leaked out word the other week that Netanyahu's primary opponent in Israel's April 9th election, Benny Gantz, of the "Blue...
  • 'Make Families Great Again': Hungary seeing more babies, less abortions through pro-family policies

    03/17/2019 9:48:15 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | MARCH 17, 2019 | Samuel Smith
    White House officials, Republican members of Congress and evangelical leaders gathered Thursday for “Making Families Great Again,” a conference on family policy hosted by the Hungarian Embassy at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.Led by President Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz Party, Hungary has become a poster child for passing nationalist pro-family policies over the last several years.With nearly a decade-worth of data, Hungarian officials claimed Thursday that policies instituted over the last several decades that have incentivized marriage and childbirth have helped boost marriage and birth rates in Hungary at a time many countries struggle with those issues.“I...
  • Viktor Orbán: “Hungary is a Christian Country and Not a Place for Multiculturalism”

    03/13/2019 6:10:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    In an interview in a book published by French politician and essayist Philippe de Villiers, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán says there is no place for multiculturalism in Hungary. “What outrages our opponents the most is the fact that in our Constitution we have written that Hungary has Christian roots, that here there is no place for multiculturalism, that a child has the right to a mother and a father, and that our nation has the right to defend its borders.” Orbán stated that the Hungarian people have long-standing traditions of resistance to “limited sovereignty”: “First there were the rulers of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • We can't take Muslim migrants as we don't have mosques: Slovakia

    08/20/2015 11:38:06 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Staff writer
    Caption -- A Syrian refugee family spend the day in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, August 10, 2015. (Reuters) Slovakia will take in 200 Christian Syrian migrants instead of Muslims because of a lack of infrastructure -- including a shortage of mosques in the small Eastern European state -- its interior ministry told the BBC on Wednesday. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33986738 Under a European Union relocation scheme to share the burden of thousands of Syrian migrants fleeing the civil war back home, member states will take in 40,000 new arrivals from Italy, Turkey and Greece. But Ivan Metik, an interior...
  • Slovakia to Welcome Christian Migrants but Reject Muslims; Insists It Is Not Discrimination

    08/20/2015 8:53:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The government of Slovakia has said it will take in struggling migrants from Syria and other countries under a European Union scheme to share the burden of 40,000 new arrivals to the continent, but stipulated it will only be taking Christians, and not Muslims. "We want to help Europe with the migration issue. We could take 800 Muslims but we don't have any mosques in Slovakia so how can Muslims be integrated if they are not going to like it here?" interior ministry spokesman Ivan Metik said, arguing that the policy is not discriminatory. "We want to really help Europe...