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Freedom, economy, environment and European values in the focus of the EU’s new strategic agenda

At its June meeting, the European Council set out priority areas and agreed on a new strategic agenda for the EU’s future.

The European Council released on June 20th its agenda for the next five-year term. By setting out priority areas, “A new strategic agenda 2019-2024” establishes a framework for the work of the European Council and provides guidance for other EU institutions.

The agenda focuses on four priority areas:

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June 25, 2019

Political

Speech by Viktor Orbán at the launch event for the Fidesz – KDNP European Parliament election programme

5 April 2019, Budapest

Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen

As I see it I’m the odd one out, because the people who’ve spoken before me are experts in what they spoke about. Even our justice minister, who doesn’t seem at first sight to fit into that category, was an ambassador in Brussels for several years, so he can be classified as a foreign affairs expert. József Szájer is the leader of our parliamentary group in Brussels, and Péter is our foreign affairs minister. Which means I’m the odd man out. So why am I being given the chance to speak?

Dear Friends,…

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April 8, 2019

Political

MEP József Szájer’s speech honoring the 10th anniversary of the Antall József wing of the European Parliament in Brussels

Dear Mister President of the Parliament, dear General Secretary, dear Minister, dear Antall Péter, dear Ildikó, dear Klára Asszony, dear Veronika!

Today we remember the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of this building of the European Parliament named after the great European and great Hungarian Christian-Democrat, Antall József. Since I cannot be sure if I will still be around in ten years, or if I will be invited to the next, round-numbered anniversary, I will use this opportunity to say everything I want about Antall József and the building. Do not worry, I try to be brief.

Ten years is a…

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József Szájer April 4, 2019

Political

Orbán Viktor’s ceremonial speech on the 171st anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848/49

15 March 2019, Budapest

 

Prime Minister, Fellow Celebrants, Hungarians within and beyond our borders,

The Poles are with us here today. They are with us here again, just as they were always with us: in 1848 and 1849, and then in the twentieth century. Prime Minister, please accept the Hungarian people’s warmest heartfelt wishes. Without Poles, Hungary would not be free today, and Europe could not have been reunified. The Polish people gave us Pope Saint John Paul II, and they also gave us the Solidarity movement. With this you changed the course of history, and we were able to regain…

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March 18, 2019

Political

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s interview with Welt am Sonntag

March 3, 2019

Prime Minister, we Germans have a great deal to thank Hungary for in relation to the opening of its border in 1989. We are grateful to Hungary, but the road that Hungary is travelling along today fills many Germans with apprehension. How did it happen that our paths diverged so much, or that we came to be moving in different directions?

The gratitude for what happened in1989 is mutual. In a geopolitical sense German unity was a precondition for Hungarian freedom. Therefore in 1990 support for German unification was proportionally higher among Hungarians than it was among…

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March 7, 2019

Europe

The European Parliament’s resolution on Hungary is outrageous

Pressure is growing on the Hungarian government in connection with the migrant quota. The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning Hungary that was initiated by left-wing parties aiming to impose illegal immigration on Hungary, following the anti-nation state and pro-illegal immigration agenda of George Soros.

The Fidesz-Christian Democrat group rejects this latest political offense against Hungary. In Brussels, our job is to protect the interests of the Hungarian people and the citizens of Europe, and that’s why we continue to oppose illegal immigration.

The outlandish text of the resolution calls upon the LIBE Committee of the EP to prepare a report…

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András Gyürk June 1, 2017

Political

“The clearly articulated will of the people will reach Brussels”

Fidesz is a reform opposition, says MEP András Gyürk, Head of the Hungarian EPP Group delegation. Fidesz is pro-Europe but will not let true debates be overshadowed.

What is your opinion on the document published by the European Commission challenging the national consultation?

I am happy that the European Commission “takes part” in the national consultation because real debate tends to be overshadowed in EU decision-making. They do not address the really important questions. Also, I think it is right that the Hungarian government offers a rejoinder. This dialogue facilitates the common European cause.

According to Viktor Orbán, the government wants Brussels…

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András Gyürk May 11, 2017

Political

What is George Soros up to in Brussels?

George Soros is visiting Brussels this week to discuss with European leaders, including Jean-Claude Juncker, Frans Timmermans and others, the situation in Hungary, migration and his vision for Europe. Isn’t it strange that an American billionaire receives such an open and warmhearted reception from the leaders of the European Union?

This Thursday, Soros, a staunch opponent of border protection in the European Union, proponent of mass migration into the EU and an open critic of center-right governments like Viktor Orbán’s, will attend a number of meetings with the EU’s senior leadership.

It is not his first lobbying visit though. Many…

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Editorial April 27, 2017

Political

It’s high time for Europe to see communism for what it really was

“oday many in the West are still excusing the crimes of communism – and even the European Union itself is reluctant to unequivocally condemn them,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Saturday, Hungary’s national day of commemoration for the victims of communism. Indeed, Europe owes it to the victims to recognize communism for the brutal totalitarian ideology it really was.

Not only that. Europe should take it a step further, as I said at one of the commemorative events. Besides political declarations, it is high time that an international court bring perpetrators of crimes under communism to justice.

When Hungary…

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László Tőkés March 2, 2017

Political

President Tajani’s election: a step in the right direction

Last week the European Parliament elected its new presidency. A seasoned European statesman and conservative, Antonio Tajani, was elected president with 351 votes. The following day, my colleague in the Fidesz MEP delegation, Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz, was re-elected as Vice-President.

The upcoming two and a half years look like they will be just as turbulent in the European Union as during the last EP presidency’s term, but President Tajani’s election is an encouraging sign. The deep structural problems in the European Union will not simply end overnight, but conservative leaders including the EU’s founding father, Robert Schuman, have rarely disappointed us….

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Tamás Deutsch January 27, 2017