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Category: Political




After Paris, Security is the First Priority

After such a tragedy, the first words are often about shock and sorrow for the victims. Inevitably, what soon follows is a discussion about what should be done to prevent it from happening again.

Communities around the world gathered for candlelight vigils to honor the victims of the November 13th terror attack in Paris and to express solidarity with their grieving families and a nation in shock. Residents of Budapest placed candles in front of the French embassy and Saint Stephen’s Basilica on Saturday evening.
The government declared Sunday a national day of mourning and on Monday, the parliament began its session…

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András Gyürk November 26, 2015


Hungarian Solidarity: Tents, Beds and Armed Forces to Aid Slovenia

Despite reports to the contrary, we do indeed have a sense of solidarity here among the Member States on the EU’s southeastern frontier. As they say, in hard times you recognize who your friends are—those who try to help.

In case you missed it, earlier this month, Hungarian policemen departed to Slovenia to help Hungary’s southwestern neighbor manage the migrant influx, as AP reported. Those who were selected to participate in this mission from the many applicants were sent with clear guidance by Hungarian Minister of Interior Pintér to help their Slovenian colleagues in maintaining order and preventing crime.
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András Gyürk November 24, 2015


Nations Make Europe, Families Make Nations, Children Make Families

There is only one way out of this crisis: increasing the birth rate while also recognizing and aiding families who are raising children. This is the only way we can preserve Europe’s role in the world. 

from the Budapest Demographic Forum, November 5-7

“We Hungarians believe that children magnify the strength of their parents and the strength of the family,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, “and a generation of children magnify the strength of a nation, a whole country, and, finally, our entire civilisation.” The prime minister was addressing the

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Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz November 12, 2015