Tag Archives: Viktor Orban

Matt Schlapp: CPAC Will “Go Hungarian” On The Press

“CPAC is going to get more and more activists engaged in the fight on these things. And it’s not just what happens on the mainstage, it’s every news outlet is there, although Steve, I do want to break some news. “We’ve decided to go a little bit Hungarian on the left-wing, I don’t want to call it press or media …

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EU Proposes €7.5B Cut To Hungary Over Corruption

Reuters reports: The European Union executive recommended on Sunday suspending some 7.5 billion euros in funding for Hungary over corruption, the first such case in the 27-nation bloc under a new sanction meant to better protect the rule of law. The EU introduced the new financial sanction two years ago precisely in response to what it says amounts to the …

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Hungary Faces Billions In Funding Cuts By EU [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Viktor Orban is facing a reckoning with the EU, which appears set to impose financial penalties on his government over corruption concerns and alleged rule-of-law violations that could cost Budapest billions and cripple its already ailing economy. The EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, has for nearly a decade accused Orban of dismantling democratic institutions, taking …

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Orban At CPAC: “Christian Politicians Can’t Be Racist”

The Christian Post reports: Following criticism over a recent speech in which he attacked what he called an “ideological move” by the “internationalist Left” to claim that Europe is inherently “populated by peoples of mixed race,” Orbán pushed back against allegations of racism over his statement about not wanting to become “mixed race,” saying, “a Christian politician cannot be racist.” …

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CPAC Gives Orban Standing Ovation For Anti-Gay Rant

Mediaite reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas and declared that marriage is between a man and a woman. Attendees gave the right-wing authoritarian a standing ovation in response. “Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” he said to applause. “Family ties shall …

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Trump Welcomes Fascist Orban To His NJ Golf Resort

Bloomberg News reports: Former President Donald Trump welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to one of his luxury golf resorts barely a week after the Central European leader made remarks that have been compared to Nazi rhetoric. Trump released a statement saying it was “great spending time with my friend” and that the two were also celebrating Orban’s April electoral …

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CPAC Chairman Shrugs At Viktor Orban’s Rant Against “Race-Mixing,” Declares “Let’s Listen To The Man Speak”

Bloomberg News reports: A gathering of US conservatives in Texas next week will still include Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a speaker despite his recent comments which prompted a long-time ally to resign from his government and compare his comments to Nazism. In a speech over the weekend to supporters in Romania, Orban railed against a “flood” of migrants …

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Viktor Orban: Hungarians Are Against “Race Mixing”

The Hungary Daily News reports: “We [Hungarians] are not a mixed race, and we do not want to become a mixed race either” – this is what Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said during his address in Central Romania today. Beforehand, he slammed Western European countries and politicians for encouraging illegal migration and mixing their population. He said that Western-European …

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EU To Sue Hungary Over “No Promo Homo” Law

Reuters reports: The European Commission decided on Friday to sue Hungary over an anti-LGBT law and its refusal to renew the license of Klubradio, a broadcaster critical of the government, in the latest clash over values that risks damaging the European Union’s cohesion. The two lawsuits add to a long list of increasingly bitter standoffs between Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister …

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Hungarian Strongman Orban To Headline CPAC Texas

The right wing Daily Caller reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will travel to the U.S. in August to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas, the Daily Caller has learned. Orban’s appearance comes after CPAC hosted a May conference in Budapest. Orban spoke there about Hungary’s “12-point recipe” for success. Orban is expected to discuss similar …

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Hungary To Confiscate Profits From Multinationals

The Wall Street Journal reports: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban used newly acquired wartime powers to declare that multinational companies in his country must cede the bulk of their excess profits into new state funds dedicated to preparing the country’s military defenses and weathering inflation. Mr. Orban, who won a fifth term in power last month, didn’t immediately give details …

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Orban Wishes Tucker Carlson Was Broadcast “24/7”

The Guardian reports: The Hungarian leader, Viktor Orbán, has told a conference of US conservatives that the path to power required having their own media outlets, calling for shows like Tucker Carlson’s to be broadcast “24/7”. Orbán, recently elected to a fourth term, laid out a 12-point blueprint to achieving and consolidating power to a special meeting of the CPAC, …

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Hungarian Strongman Viktor Orban Calls For Uniting With US Against White Replacement And LGBTQ Rights

The Guardian reports: Hungary’s nationalist leader, Viktor Orbán, will be the star speaker at an extraordinary session of America’s CPAC to be held in Hungary this week, in an effort to cement bonds between the radical right on both sides of the Atlantic under the banner of the “great replacement” ideology. In a speech on Monday, Orbán made explicit reference …

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Hungary Wants Exemption On EU Ban On Russian Oil

Politico Europe reports: The European Commission is facing a backlash against plans to send funding to Hungary as part of an effort to persuade Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to agree to EU sanctions on Russian oil. At a meeting of senior diplomats in Brussels on Wednesday, several EU countries raised concerns about a plan to offer Hungary compensation — first …

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Pro-Putin Strongman Orban To Headline CPAC Hungary

Reuters reports: America’s most prominent conservative gathering, founded on ideals of personal liberty and limited government, convenes in Budapest next month to celebrate a European leader accused of undermining democracy and individual rights. The May meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is seen by some Republicans as a test of how closely American conservatives are willing align themselves …

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Hungarian PM Viktor Orban Elected To Fourth Term

The Associated Press reports: Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared victory in Sunday’s national elections, claiming a mandate for a fourth term as a still incomplete vote count showed a strong lead for his right-wing party. In a 10-minute speech to Fidesz party officials and supporters at an election night event in Budapest, Orban addressed a crowd cheering “Viktor!” …

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Hungarian Strongman Viktor Orban Condemns Russia

The Associated Press reports: Two until now major pro-Russian voices in the European Union, Czech President Milos Zeman and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, didn’t mince their words in criticizing Moscow’s most aggressive action since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. “Russia attacked Ukraine this morning with military force,” Orban said in a video on Facebook. “Together with our …

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Carlson To Again Suck Up To Hungary’s Authoritarian

Mediaite reports: Fox News’ top-rated host Tucker Carlson announced on Wednesday evening, “Next week we return to Hungary for important reporting. Get ready!” Critics of Carlson were quick to pounce on the controversial trip – particularly as news of the growing conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to dominate the headlines. Carlson, who has broadcast from Hungary before, interviewed Hungarian …

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Trump Endorses Hungarian Authoritarian Viktor Orban

The Washington Post reports: Former president Donald Trump made an unusual endorsement in a foreign election on Monday, offering his “Complete support” for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a right-wing populist leader accused of undermining the country’s democracy and moving toward autocracy during more than a decade in power. Six opposition parties have coalesced around Hungarian opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay …

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Hungary Vows To Defy EU Court On Asylum Requests

The Associated Press reports: Hungary will not change its immigration policies despite a recent ruling from the EU’s top court that found them in contradiction with the bloc’s laws, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today. Orban’s announcement came as Hungary is locked in a dispute with the EU over the bloc’s jurisdiction over the affairs of its 27 members. A …

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