Border protection measures including a second “smart fence” will be built at a cost of HUF 38 billion at Hungary’s southern border, adding another line of defense to the 523km-long fence already in place.
Government spokesman Zoltán Kovács lied about Orbán’s comments, blamed a falsified transcript for his lie, and then blamed the liberal media for lying about Orbán’s comments.
Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó spoke with Rex Tillerson Thursday, and promised a renewed dedication to strengthening the European branch of the NATO alliance.
Central bank governor György Matolcsy has accused the United States of attempting to topple the Hungarian government, but Fidesz MPs are unwilling to launch an investigation into the veracity of the claims.
Budapest’s Olympic bid reached its official conclusion Wednesday when the city assembly voted to drop out of the race, leaving Los Angeles and Paris in the running to host the 2024 games.
A study shows that the “huge wage increases” in the education sector boasted by the government aren’t keeping pace with average pay raises from earlier years.
A court upheld an earlier decision to convict ten immigrants of participating in a riot during clashes between police and immigrants at the Röszke border crossing in 2015. The court acknowledged that none of the 10 had been violent, but that their presence was enough to convict them.
Green party LMP will submit a referendum question this week which would challenge government plans to expand the nuclear energy facility at Paks, and other opposition parties are already pledging their support.
A poll shows that President János Áder is the most liked Hungarian politician, and that Socialist nominee for Prime Minister László Botka is preferred by Hungarians over Viktor Orbán.
Hungary will join Slovakia in calling for the EU to implement rules regulating the quality of grocery products within the economic bloc.