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Obuda Island Nightclub Entrepreneur Vizoviczky Sentenced To Seven Years
The Capital Court on Friday sentenced László Vizoviczky to seven years in prison for tax fraud. The verdict is open to appeal. more »
Orbán Congratulates Erdogan In Telephone Conversation, And Agrees On Personal Meeting
Bertalan Havasi, the head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister, has informed that on Thursday evening Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had a telephone conversation with Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Prime Minister congratulated the President of Turkey on the success of the referendum on amendment of the Turkish Constitution. more »
Haseloff: Hungary, Eastern Europe Vital To EU
Hungary and eastern European countries are crucial members of the European Union, Reiner Haseloff, prime minister of Germany’s eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, said after talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest. Europe has lived through a number of wars and conflicts among its nations, making it especially important that the EU now spans both the western and eastern parts of the continent, Haseloff told MTI. more »

Hungary Stopping Migration, Not Organising It

Hungary Stopping Migration, Not Organising It
János Lázár, the government office chief, touched on the topic of illegal migration, noting that Hungary and the EU had decided to set up a working group to review Hungary’s tightened asylum laws. Hungary’s stance is to “stop migration rather than organise it”, he said. more »

COE Resolution On Hungary Aimed At Cooperation

COE Resolution On Hungary Aimed At Cooperation
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution on Hungary which is critical but seeks cooperation, the head of the Hungarian parliament’s foreign affairs committee said on Thursday. more »

EC Steps Up Two Infringement Procedures Against Hungary

EC Steps Up Two Infringement Procedures Against Hungary
The European Commission on Thursday said it stepped up two infringement procedures against Hungary. The EC sent a reasoned opinion, the second step in an infringement procedure, to the Hungarian government concerning equal treatment of men and women in employment and on maternity leave. more »