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Hungary’s Political Parties Welcome Romania Election Result
Hungary’s political parties hailed the outcome of Romania’s recent general election, in which the ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party garnered over 6% of the votes and will have seats in the Bucharest parliament. The opposition Socialists said they trusted that Romania’s Social Democrats, who won the election, “will cooperate with representatives of the Hungarian community”. more »
Hungary Looks East Following NATO Summit
Hungary is to hold high-level bilateral talks with Turkey in April, Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó told state news agency MTI on Wednesday, day two of a two day NATO summit in Brussels. more »
Strong EU Crucial For Hungary’s Success
Hungary’s hopes lie in a strong European Union, as the country can only be successful in a strong EU, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in an interview published in the Saturday issue of Austrian daily Die Presse. But in order for the EU to be strong, it must regain its competitiveness, be capable of protecting itself and leave behind political correctness, Szijjártó said. more »

Opinion: PISA Test Scores Decline

Opinion: PISA Test Scores Decline
A left-wing commentator accuses the government of purposefully impairing public education in Hungary in order to ‘produce obedient citizens’, while his right-wing counterpart thinks that politicising the debate on education makes proper discussion difficult. more »

Hungary Condemns Terrorist Attack In Istanbul

Hungary Condemns Terrorist Attack In Istanbul
Hungary’s Foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist attack in Istanbul in a statement issued on Sunday. The security of the European Union starts with the stability of Turkey, thus any such attack is one against the EU, too, said the ministry’s press chief, Tamás Menczer. more »

Prime Minister Expresses Condolences On Cairo Church Attack

Prime Minister Expresses Condolences On Cairo Church Attack
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expressed his condolences in telegrams to Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and to Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the president of Egypt, following an attack on the Coptic cathedral in Cairo on Sunday, the PM’s press chief told MTI. more »