Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Budapest: Hungary will not block anti-Russian sanctions

    Budapest does not intend to violate European unity over the issue of sanctions against Russia, despite the conflict with Kyiv over education legislation, as stated by Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in an interview with newspaper Kommersant.

    According to him, while the Ukrainian law on education remains in force, Hungary will not support a single Ukrainian initiative or any important for Ukraine issue in any international organization. However, sanctions against the Russian …

  • Hungary invites Russia to join in putting pressure on Kyiv over Ukrainian Education Law

    Deputy Head of the Committee on International Affairs of the Parliament of Hungary Márton Gyöngyösi called on Moscow and Budapest to join forces to put joint pressure on Ukraine because of the education law that was passed, which allegedly infringes on the rights of national minorities, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    Gyöngyösi also invited other countries of the region, the natives of whom live in Ukraine, to unite.  

    “We have tried to influence the situation as much as possible, but so far, it …

  • Media: Four EU countries will send complaint to OSCE about Ukrainian Law on Education

    The foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece and Romania signed a letter to the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, where they expressed concern over the new law on education adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, reported Bulgarian news agency BGNES, citing the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva.

    “We are certainly concerned, and it is not a coincidence that there is a joint initiative with colleagues from European countries that can be affected by this law. And today, the …

  • Hungary declares boycott on Ukraine in international organizations due to new Ukrainian education law

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to Budapest in connection with the law on education. The Hungarian diplomat has issued a directive not to support decisions which are important to Ukraine in international organizations, Radio Svoboda reports.

    The Hungarian foreign minister is summoning Ukrainian ambassador Liubov Nepop to the embassy on Monday, September 11, on account of the recently adopted law on education.

    “Szijjártó has instructed for Hungarian …

  • Hungary accuses EU of using double standards towards Poland

    The European Commission is using a double standard in relation to Poland, as well as to Hungary, as stated by the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, Wiener Zeitung writes.

    "Double standards are being used against Poland and Hungary. When Greece builds a fence on the border, it is normal. But when we do the same, it is not," Szijjártó explained and added that any attempts by the European Commission to impose sanctions on Poland due to judicial reform will be …

  • Ukraine outraged at Putin’s Debrecen award

    Ukraine considers it unacceptable that the University of Debrecen is awarding Russian President Vladimir Putin the title of “honorary citizen”. This was the conclusion of the article which Ukrainian Ambassador to Hungary Liubov Nepop sent to a Hungarian news outlet, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    According to the ambassador, perhaps,  few years ago nobody would have paid any attention to this, but in light of recent developments in Ukraine, it is unacceptable.

    “Since 2014, the name Vladimir …

  • Hungary promised to block any sanctions that the EU may introduce against Poland

    On Saturday, July 22, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban expressed his country’s solidarity with the Polish government, reported Deutsche Welle. He stated that Hungary stood to support Poland “in the fight against the European Union,” which plans to introduce sanctions against Warsaw for judicial reform.

    "The inquisition against Poland will not succeed. Hungary will use all legitimate opportunities against the European Union to demonstrate its solidarity with Poland," the head of the …

  • Hungary to provide about $100 million of financial support to Ukraine

    Péter Szijjártó, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary announced a package of financial support for Ukraine in the amount of about $100 million.  

    “I am pleased to announce the allocation of a $50 million loan to Ukraine to upgrade the infrastructure. We also allocate EUR 40 million of irrevocable grants for the agro-industrial complex and farmers of Ukraine who intend to carry out an upgrade [of production facilities],” Szijjártó said.

    Another statement by Szijjártó centered …

  • Russian Ambassador was summoned to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry due to Russian TV program on 1956 revolution

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary summoned the Russian Ambassador due to the format of the Russian television coverage of the anniversary of the 1956 uprising, the Associated Press reports.

    Hungary has expressed dissatisfaction with the way the Russian state media described the anti-Communist revolution of 1956. In particular, in one of the TV programs, the revolt was described as a "massacre" and the first "color revolution." In the program, it was reported that the events in Hungary …

  • Joint exercises involving Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia begin

    On September 19, in Romania’s northeastern Satu Mare county on the Someș river, about 30 km southeast from the Ukrainian border, the Blonde Avalanche 2016 joint military exercises started, with participation from servicemen from Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia.

    As reported by a correspondent from Radio Svoboda, Ukrainian participants are practicing tasks related to the elimination of consequences of disaster and minimization of losses as part of an international joint pontoon-bridge …