Family policy

All you need to know about the latest in Hungary’s pro-family policy

In his recent State of the Nation speech, Prime Minister Orbán announced seven, new points that would expand the government’s family support policy, a bold set of measures aimed at correcting Hungary’s demographic course. While birth numbers are declining all over Europe, Hungary is pursuing an alternative path to reverse the negative trends, one that does not rely on immigration. Here are the details.

 As the reader knows, a fertility rate of 2.1 is required for a society to maintain its population at a stable level. Today, the average fertility rate among EU countries stands at 1.6, while Hungarian statistics…

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February 19, 2019

Migration

The EP debate about Hungary was nothing more than a pro-migration election rally

Initiated by the Greens, a debate on the question of Hungary’s rule of law made it to the EP plenary’s agenda once again. It had no real justification. There were no new developments that should have prompted yet another debate, but that didn’t stop them. In his regular Friday morning interview on state radio, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made it clear that he would not bother participating, calling the plenary a “Soros-style session, election rally and campaign event.”

During the debate MEPs of the EPP Group defended Hungary’s well-established stance on migration.

MEP Tamás Deutsch pointed out that “the reasons for…

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Editorial February 12, 2019

EP Elections

List of Fidesz-KDNP MEP candidates: A team ready to defend the Hungarian interests in the EP

Hungary has adopted the Spitzenkandidat model in drawing up its candidate list for the European Parliamentary elections, said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán during his press conference earlier this month. Minister of Justice László Trócsányi will lead the Fidesz-KDNP list and, as list leader, will be t its nominee for the European Commission. Fidesz-KDNP supports Manfred Weber as the EPP’s Spitzenkandidat to head the Commission and has put Trócsanyi at the top of the list to make it clear who they would nominate to join the Commission.

It’s a straight-forward way to address the Commission’s so-called “democratic deficit.” When the people…

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Editorial January 28, 2019

Economy

Hungary’s economy in 2018: unemployment down, wages up and GDP growth among EU’s leading economies

Once dismissed as “unorthodox,” economic policy in Hungary has helped an economy once on the brink of default to make a dramatic turnaround. The economic success story continued in 2018 as the country approaches the second highest GDP growth in the EU, along with record-low unemployment rate and rising wages. As we approach the end of the year, here’s a quick summary.

Hungary’s jobless rate has fallen to record lows. The average, three-month jobless rate has dipped to 3.7 percent. In November, for the first time, the number of people employed in Hungary exceeded four and a half million,…

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Editorial December 11, 2018

Migration

Double trouble: visas and debit cards for migrants?

Handing out visas and passing out debit cards filled with EU money are just the latest in the pro-immigration EP majority’s plan to “manage” migration by permitting even more migrants in Europe. 

“Hundreds of thousands of Europeans are looking for more information, information that the European Commission is so eager to conceal,” Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch said at a press conference two weeks ago after submitting a list of 12 questions to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker regarding the proposal to distribute debit cards.

Specifically, the proposal calls for handing out anonymous debit cards to migrants. The debit cards would apparently be…

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Editorial November 27, 2018

Editorial

The Europe of sovereign nations

It is our duty to counteract utopian, anti-national, globalist aspirations; restore respect, nationality, and sovereignty to ensure Europe’s global role.

The European Union is facing a crisis that it has never before faced in its 60 years of existence. This crisis affects the most critical components of its operation, including questions of security, strategies for the future, and values.

Let’s be honest: a stable European Union can only be built on strong Member States, and the European Union must change to emerge from this crisis. Today, the European Union is not built on collaboration and equality, but on sanctions.

The ones that…

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Editorial October 10, 2018

European People's Party

MEP Deutsch: Manfred Weber suffers from ‘political Stockholm syndrome’

In an exclusive interview with Hungarian news portal azonnali.hu following the European Parliament’s decision to adopt the Sargentini Report, Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch talked about the questionable circumstances of the vote and explained why he thinks the EPP group leader suffers from ‘political Stockholm syndrome’.

Recently, the European Parliament adopted a resolution based on the so-called Sargentini Report condemning Hungary. According to MEP Tamás Deutsch, the outcome of the vote violates rules laid out in the founding treaties of the European Union. The document is factually unfounded, full of obvious distortions and influenced by a strong anti-Hungary bias,…

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September 24, 2018

European People's Party

Bundestag VP: “The EP mistrusts Hungarians”

The adoption of the Sargentini Report in the European Parliament (EP) demonstrates mistrust towards Hungarian people, said Bundestag VP Hans-Peter Friedrich following the plenary vote on the EP’s report condemning Hungary.

In an interview with Hungarian state media, the Bavarian Christian Social Union politician emphasized that even though “a great majority” of Hungarian people have put their trust in the government, the EP demonstrated mistrust towards PM Orbán’s government. “Therefore,” Friedrich said, “this carries the message of mistrust towards Hungarian voters and Hungarian democracy.” According to the German MP, this is a “very bad” development. He was disappointed by the…

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September 24, 2018

European People's Party

The European Parliament committed a huge mistake

Following the EP vote on the controversial Sargentini Report last week, a diverse group of influential politicians raised their voices in protest against condemning Hungary.

“By punishing Hungary, the EP has committed one of its biggest mistakes to date,” the German CDU’s Arnold Vaatz said, adding that he regrets that many of his fellow party members participated in “the orchestrated offense against Hungary.” According to Vaatz, the effect of the EP’s decision will be devastating, as eastern member states are increasingly looking for ways to turn away from the EU without major financial losses.

Petr Fiala, Vice-President of the Czech Republic’s…

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September 24, 2018

Migration

PM Orbán: Illegal migrants should be stopped not only on land but also at sea

Hungary’s position on illegal migration, which makes strong borders the first priority, has long been at odds with the approach of some in Brussels, who put more emphasis on providing “better management of migration,” rather than stopping it.

On a recent official visit to Milan, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán reaffirmed his position on illegal migration stating that “Hungary is being attacked because it has proven that borders can be protected, while Brussels said that migrants cannot be stopped and must be allowed to enter”. The Visegrád Group of countries want to stop illegal migration altogether.

In this regard, PM Orbán has…

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Editorial August 16, 2018