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  • Reports of an Orbán-Trump Meeting Surface

    02/29/2024 5:13:13 AM PST · by hardspunned · 12 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2/29/24 | Hungary Today
    There could be a new meeting planned between the Hungarian Prime Minister and former U.S. President Donald Trump in just over a week’s time, financial news portal Bloomberg reports. According to the U.S. news outlet, the two leaders could meet as early as March 8. in Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The rumors have not been confirmed by official sources yet, Bloomberg only quoted a “person familiar with the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity”.
  • Metal Detectorist Finds on 4,000-year-old Dagger in Poland Forests

    02/26/2024 12:05:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | February 24, 2024 | Leman Altuntas
    A copper dagger more than 4,000 years old was found in a forest near the town of Jarosław on the San River in south-eastern Poland. This discovery is the oldest dagger made of metal found in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship.In the 3rd millennium BC, objects made of copper were extremely rare in the area, Dr Elżbieta Sieradzka-Burghardt, an archaeologist from the Jarosław museum, told PAP.This valuable object, dating back over 4,000 years, was discovered last November by Piotr Gorlach of the Jarosław Historical and Exploration Association, who – with the permission of the Podkarpacie Regional Historical Monument Conservator in Przemyśl –...
  • Last holdout Hungary approves Sweden's NATO bid

    02/26/2024 10:00:12 AM PST · by Redmen4ever · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/26/24 | Andras Rostovanyi
    Hungary's parliament on Monday ratified Sweden's bid to join NATO, clearing the final obstacle for an enlargement of the military alliance spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
  • It’s official: Sweden to join NATO. Hungary finally lets Sweden into the military alliance, dealing a blow to Russia.

    02/26/2024 8:29:51 AM PST · by Miami Rebel · 94 replies
    Politico Europe ^ | February 26, 2024 | Stuart Lau
    BUDAPEST — At last, Sweden will get to join NATO. Sweden cleared the final hurdle to become the military alliance's 32nd member after Hungary — the last holdout among the countries — held a parliamentary vote to approve the move. In recent years, Russia's invasion of Ukraine pushed Sweden away from its decades of military non-alignment and towards the world's biggest military alliance. Sweden’s accession comes amid increasing uncertainty over NATO’s future, as the Republican frontrunner in the U.S. presidential race, Donald Trump, threatens to abandon security guarantees for at least part of Europe. Advertisement Budapest finally made the move...
  • Hungary Buys Swedish Fighter Jets, Prepares to Approve NATO Bid

    02/23/2024 9:48:28 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 13 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 2/23/2024 | Reuters
    Hungary said on Friday it had signed a deal to buy four Saab JAS Gripen fighter jets from Sweden, as Budapest finally prepared to approve Stockholm's bid to join NATO after nearly two years of delays. Hungary was the last member of the transatlantic military alliance holding out against Sweden's historic application to join, which it made in 2022 in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
  • Hungary reportedly blocks EU statement against Israel's military operation in Rafah

    02/21/2024 4:37:27 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    All Israel News ^ | 02/20/2024 | Staff
    The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday that the nation of Hungary, on two occasions, blocked attempts by the European Union to make a consensus statement against the anticipated Israeli military operation against Hamas in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, where the bulk of Hamas terrorists are thought to be concentrated.EU’s Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell reportedly tried to unite all 27 member states behind a statement calling for an “immediate humanitarian pause” in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, a move that Israel argues would allow Hamas to regroup and rearm its terrorist elements.According to the report, Borell eventually succeeded...
  • Hungary: Orban promises new laws after child abuse scandal after protests

    02/17/2024 7:52:21 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/16/224 | Nick Thorpe
    Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has promised a new package of laws in response to a child sexual abuse scandal that has shocked the nation. Mass protests were held after it was revealed that a former official, convicted of covering up sexual crimes at a state-run children's home, had been granted clemency. Mr Orban said there was no room for clemency in child abuse cases. There have been several resignations over the controversial pardon. President Katalin Novak, who granted the pardon, and two senior figures in Mr Orban's ruling Fidesz party stepped down last week. -snip- His government has made...
  • Hungary’s president resigns after backlash for pardon in child sex abuse case

    02/12/2024 4:54:44 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/2024 | Benjamin Weinthal
    President says she made a mistake and there should be 'zero tolerance that applies to pedophilia'. The president of Hungary stepped down on Saturday following backlash to her pardon of a man who had been convicted of concealing sexual abuse of children. Katalin Novák, 46, delivered a televised message on Saturday that she would throw in the towel after a Friday street protest against her pardoning decision. "I issued a pardon that caused bewilderment and unrest for many people," Novák said Saturday. -snip- "I made a decision to grant a pardon last April, believing that the convict did not abuse...
  • Hungary's first female President is forced to resign after she pardoned man who helped cover up sexual abuse in children's home

    02/10/2024 3:29:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/10/24 | Perkin Amalaraj
    Hungary's first female president, Katalin Novak, resigned on Saturday after mounting pressure for pardoning a man convicted of helping to cover up sexual abuse in a children's home. Novak, 46, a close ally of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the youngest person to hold the office of president, resigned just a week after her presidential pardon was first reported. The revelation caused a public uproar and demands from the opposition for her and former Justice Minister Judit Varga to quit. Varga, a rising star in Orban's ruling Fidesz party, resigned as a lawmaker on Saturday. 'I made a mistake......
  • Hungary Vows to Block EU Sanctions Against Tucker Carlson over Putin Interview

    02/08/2024 5:45:13 AM PST · by Sam77 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 February 2024 | KURT ZINDULKA
    Hungary has vowed to block censorious attempts from globalist Eurocrats such as Guy Verhofstadt to impose sanctions on Tucker Carlson for interviewing Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Amid the left-wing establishment furore over Carlson’s decision to interview the Russian head of state, former Belgian prime minister and current member of the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt called for an EU travel ban to be imposed on the American journalist and for the bloc to begin the process to levy sanctions External Action Service, the EU’s diplomatic controlled by Spanish socialist Josep Borrell. However, the body does not have unilateral authority to sanction individuals...
  • "Peace has a name, that of Donald Trump" Orban said

    02/02/2024 7:58:04 PM PST · by RandFan · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Feb 2 | By Solange Reyner
    There is no political candidate stronger than former President Donald Trump to stop the war in Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the French news magazine Le Point this week. "My personal conviction remains that if in February 2022 the American president had been called Donald Trump, there would be no more war in Europe. Today I don't see anyone other than him, neither in Europe nor in America, who is a leader strong enough to stop the war. Peace has a name, that of Donald Trump," Orban said. Orban also hailed Trump's "America First" approach, telling the magazine...
  • Hungary Under Pressure to Ratify Sweden's NATO Bid After EU Deal

    02/02/2024 12:19:20 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 3 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 2/2/202 | Reuters
    Pressure is mounting on Hungary to ratify Sweden's bid to join NATO after Budapest finally joined other European Union states in agreeing on new aid to Ukraine. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday he "went to the wall" for his country before agreeing to the EU deal worth 50 billion euros ($54 billion) at a summit in Brussels on Thursday after weeks of resistance.
  • EU Leaders Isolated Orban to Seal Ukraine Aid Deal

    02/02/2024 10:23:16 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 27 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 2/1/2024 | Reuters
    To get Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to end his block on a 50 billion euro ($54.3 billion) aid package for Ukraine, other European Union leaders teamed up ahead of a crunch summit to deliver a stark message: You're on your own this time. The veteran Hungarian leader, who maintains close ties to Moscow despite its invasion of Ukraine, has been adept in the past at finding enough support among his peers to drive a hard bargain in EU negotiations. But in the days and hours before Thursday's special summit in Brussels, leaders - individually and in groups - told...
  • EU agrees $54 billion in new aid for Ukraine as Hungary falls in line

    02/01/2024 4:32:43 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 96 replies
    Reuters MSN ^ | 2/1/2024 | Charlotte Van Campenhout, Andrew Gray and Andreas Rinke
    European Union leaders unanimously agreed on Thursday to extend 50 billion euros ($54 billion) in new aid to Ukraine, the chairman of the summit said, overcoming weeks of resistance from Hungary and winning praise from Kyiv. Before the summit started, EU leaders piled pressure on Hungary to lift its block, telling Prime Minister Viktor Orban to pick sides in what several saw as an existential challenge posed by Russia's war in Ukraine, the biggest conflict in Europe since World War Two. "We have a deal. Unity," said European Council President Charles Michel in a post on X. "All 27 leaders...
  • Brussels threatens to hit Hungary’s economy if Viktor Orbán vetoes Ukraine aid

    01/31/2024 7:46:49 AM PST · by hardspunned · 27 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 1/28/24 | Henry Foy
    The EU will sabotage Hungary’s economy if Budapest blocks fresh aid to Ukraine at a summit this week, under a confidential plan drawn up by Brussels that marks a significant escalation in the battle between the EU and its most pro-Russian member state. In a document drawn up by EU officials and seen by the Financial Times, Brussels has outlined a strategy to explicitly target Hungary’s economic weaknesses, imperil its currency and drive a collapse in investor confidence in a bid to hurt “jobs and growth” if Budapest refuses to lift its veto against the aid to Kyiv.
  • Hungary Open to Using EU Budget for Ukraine Aid Package, Orban's Adviser Says

    01/29/2024 5:18:38 AM PST · by marcusmaximus
    U.S. News ^ | 1/29/2024 | Reuters
    Hungary signalled its readiness on Monday for a compromise allowing a proposed European Union aid package for Ukraine to be financed from the bloc's budget ahead of an emergency summit on Thursday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been a vocal critic of the EU's financial and military support for Kyiv and maintained close ties with the Kremlin since Russia's invasion of neighbouring in Ukraine in February 2022. He previously blocked a revision of the EU budget that included the Ukraine aid, prompting its leaders to come up with a plan B and call an emergency summit. However, Orban's political director...
  • Orbán backs Sweden’s NATO bid in sudden U-turn

    01/24/2024 6:01:04 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | January 24, 2024 | Stuart Lau
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the last remaining holdout in Sweden's bid to join NATO, now says he supports its application and vows that Hungary's parliament will say yes "at the first possible opportunity." Orbán's remark, made during a call today with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, comes a day after he asked his Swedish counterpart to first fly to Hungary for negotiations on NATO membership, only to be snubbed by the Swedish government. Hungary also broke a promise not to become the last to ratify Sweden's bid, when the Turkish parliament approved Stockholm's membership status late Tuesday, some 20 months...
  • EU readies €20bn plan B to fund Ukraine

    12/26/2023 4:25:22 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 31 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 12/26/2023 | Paola Tamma
    The EU is preparing a back-up plan worth up to €20bn for Ukraine, using a debt structure that sidesteps the objections of Hungary’s Viktor Orbán about funding the war-torn country.
  • Slovakia to Veto Ukraine’s NATO Bid, Will Not Seize Russian Property

    12/22/2023 4:04:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | December 22, 2023 | Angeline Tan
    Slovakia will not permit Ukraine to become a member of NATO, Prime Minister Robert Fico declared in an interview with the Slovak outlet InfoVojna on December 19.In June, the U.S.-led military alliance refrained from offering Kyiv an actual invitation at the summit hosted by Lithuania. According to the joint communiqué from the Vilnius meeting, NATO would only be in a position to offer membership “when allies agree and conditions are met.”“We will not agree with Ukraine’s membership in NATO, because that would be the start of World War Three,” Fico said.He highlighted Bratislava’s opposition to such a scenario, indicating a...
  • Hungary blocks €50bn of EU funding for Ukraine

    12/14/2023 11:36:09 PM PST · by RandFan · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec 15 | BBC
    Hungary has blocked €50bn ($55bn; £43bn) in EU aid for Ukraine - just hours after an agreement was reached on starting membership talks. "Summary of the nightshift: veto for the extra money to Ukraine," Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after Thursday's talks in Brussels. EU leaders said the aid negotiations would resume early next year. Ukraine is critically dependent on EU and US funding as it continues to fight occupying Russian forces. The aid blocking was announced by Mr Orban shortly after the EU leaders decided to open membership talks with Ukraine and Moldova and to grant candidate status...