Orbán: No pardon for paedophile crimes
"There must be no pardon for paedophile crimes," Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his state of the nation speech on Saturday, adding that President Katalin Novak's and former Justice Minister Judit Varga's resignations had been the "correct step" and would "strengthen us". The ...
Gulyas: Government to tighten conditions for appointing child protection officials
The government has decided to set stricter requirements for the appointment of the heads of child protection institutions and will review and tighten child protection rules, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said on Friday.
Demonstration held for child protection in Budapest Heroes’ Square
Civil groups organised a demonstration in support of victims of child abuse and for "a healthy society" at Heroes' Square in downtown Budapest on Friday evening.
Balog resigns as president of Reformed Church Synod
Reformed Bishop Zoltan Balog resigned as president of the Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary on Friday.
Szijjarto: Not worth it for visiting US senators to try to pressure Hungary
Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said a US congressional delegation scheduled to visit Hungary this weekend should not try to put pressure on the country, underlining that Hungary "is a sovereign country".
Defence Minister: Developing Hungary’s armed forces ‘a must’
Hungary's armed forces must be developed to a level that it enables defending the country, if need be, the defence minister told a business conference in Budapest on Friday.
Defence Minister: As a committed NATO member, Hungary is to continue developing its armed forces
Hungary as a committed member of NATO will continue to develop its armed forces, the defence minister said after a meeting of NATO defence ministers in Brussels on Thursday.
February ‘almost April’
February so far has been akin to a cooler April, with an average temperature of 8.1 degrees Celsius in Hungary, HungaroMet said on Facebook on Thursday.
Agriculture Minister: Food imports must comply with EU regulations
Hungary insists that produce imported to the European Union must comply with the regulations that the EU imposes on its own producers, Istvan Nagy, the minister of agriculture, said on Thursday, after meeting Virginijus Sinkevicius, the European environment, oceans and fisheries commissioner.
Socialist co-leader calls for opposition cooperation in local, EP elections
Agnes Kunhalmi, co-leader of the opposition Socialists, has called for opposition parties to cooperate in Hungary's upcoming municipal elections, and proposed setting up a joint list for EP elections.