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Orbán, Putin Discuss Paks Upgrade By Phone
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss issues around the planned upgrade of Hungary’s Paks nuclear plant on Tuesday, the prime minister’s press office told MTI. The call came in the wake of the European Commission’s giving the green light to the upgrade project on Monday. more »
European Foreign & Defence Ministers In Brussels – Hungary Voices Support For European Defence Cooperation
Hungary supports the reinforcement of Europe’s defence cooperation, plans of setting up a common European army, and building European capabilities to launch peace missions in its neighborhood, Péter Szijjártó said. more »
Local Opinion: Juncker Proposes Five Variants For The Future Of The EU
A pro-government economist accuses the EU core countries of planning to exclude the rest of the member states by creating a two-speed Europe. An independent conservative analyst thinks that the Hungarian government would not mind such an arrangement, after all. more »

Border Fence Protects EU, Not Hungary


Border Fence Protects EU, Not Hungary
Hungary’s fence on its border with Serbia protects the European Union, not Hungary, government spokesman Zoltán Kovács said at the Hungarian embassy in Vienna. If Hungary succeeds in stopping illegal migration into the EU with the fence, “then there is no need for the traffic jams on the Hungarian-Austrian border” caused by tightened controls there, as the fence would also protect Austria, Kovács told MTI following a press event. more »

Interior Ministry Rejects Allegations Of Police Violence Against Migrants


Interior Ministry Rejects Allegations Of Police Violence Against Migrants
Hungary’s interior ministry “categorically rejected” reports in domestic and foreign media alleging that Hungarian border police regularly commit violence against migrants. The ministry reacted to a fresh article by Swedish paper Aftonbladet, in which refugees who had made it to the Serbian-Hungarian border and representatives of medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recount incidents of violence against migrants by Hungarian authorities. more »

Hungary Insists On Retail Electricity Prices Regulated By Member States In EU


Hungary Insists On Retail Electricity Prices Regulated By Member States In EU
Hungary insists that retail electricity prices should continue to be regulated by the member states rather than at EU level, the national development ministry’s state secretary for energy affairs said. more »



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