Category Archives: Viktor Orban

November 9, 2021

Le Pen Warns Hungarians: ‘Avoid the Fate of France’

“Take a good look around the world at what is happening now.”

Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has warned Hungarians to avoid the fate of France by refusing to capitulate to mass immigration.

The National Rally leader made the comments during an interview with Mandiner.

“(Viktor Orbán) is not exaggerating at all. Eighty-five percent of French want to stop migration. If I could give one piece of advice to the Hungarians: take a good look around the world at what is happening now, and be careful not to get to the fate of France,” she said.

Le Pen has vowed to hold a national referendum which would put a halt to immigration if she wins next year’s presidential election.

The populist candidate said that her foresight on the problems mass immigration would lead to have been proven accurate.

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October 27, 2021

EU climate deal would ‘kill the middle class’, PM Orbán says

European democracy depends on the existence of the middle class

European Commission Vice-President, Frans Timmermans’ proposal for a new climate package called Fit for 55 is killing the European middle class, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Thursday upon his arrival at the Union’s two-day summit of EU leaders in Brussels.

The Hungarian prime minister believes that the work of the Commission and Frans Timmermans would raise energy prices, the signs of which are already visible, and the plans will lead to further price increases. “He is destroying the middle class, even though all of European democracy hinges on the existence of the middle class,” he warned.

“European democracy is being jeopardized by those who are raising the price of electricity and gas to the sky. Therefore, these plans need to be withdrawn and rethought,” he said.

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September 25, 2021

Make more babies! Orban’s gang of 4 on EU collision course after rejecting immigration in favour of pro-family policies

At the heart of this debate is demographics, which the leaders of Central Europe argue is the pressing issue of our time. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, for example, questioned whether climate change was “really more important than demographic issues? Is it really more important than the future of our countries, the future of our nations?”

Four central European countries have declared declining birth rates – not climate change – to be their most pressing problem, but they definitely don’t want it solved by Brussels’ solution of opening the doors to migrants.

Central European leaders have met in Budapest for the Fourth Demographic Summit and signed a declaration stating that mass immigration is not the answer to Europe’s declining birth rate.

The summit, which was hosted by Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, was attended by the leaders of the Czech Republic, Serbia, and Slovenia, plus Mike Pence, the former United States vice-president.

This will go down like a lead balloon in Brussels, particularly as Slovenia holds the rotating presidency of the European Council at the moment. The summit’s resolution is also a direct challenge to the West’s liberal ideals, where family values are traduced as “old-fashioned.” 

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September 17, 2021

Viktor Orbán Gives Pope Warning About Mass Migration to the West

Asks him not to allow Christianity to “perish”.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán asked Pope Francis not to let Christianity “perish” as he gave him a gift that challenged the the Supreme Pontiff’s advocacy for mass immigration.

“At the meeting on Sunday, according to state media, Orban even handed the Pope a provocative gift: A copy of a letter from a 13th-century Hungarian king to then-Pope Innocent IV, asking for Rome’s help to defeat an onslaught of foreign invaders — an apparent reference to migrants in the 21st century,” reports CBS News.

Balazs Orban, Deputy Minister for the Prime Minister’s Office described the historical importance of the letter on Twitter.

“PM Orbán met Pope Francis and presented a letter that King Béla IV wrote for Pope Innocent IV in 1250,” he wrote. “The King warned of the looming threat of the Tatar invasion and called for the unity of Europe. He was ignored. 35 yrs later HU fended off the Tatars with great bloodshed.”

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June 27, 2021

Orbán: “Christianity has created the free man, the family and the nation”

Thought-factories in the Western world continue to produce desires for people to go elsewhere, because living conditions are better elsewhere and they have no obligations to their own country. I think the next decade will be marked by epidemics and migrations. All of this has a severe, perhaps fatal, effect on Europe’s Christian Democracy.…

Viktor Orbán: A cultural, nay, civilizational struggle is taking place right now. The struggle for the soul of Europe and for the future of Europe is here, it is happening. Theological debates are seldom held in the trenches, and we are all under attack. That is why prayers are needed for the complete unity of all Christians, including the Orthodox, because without cooperation we cannot sustain Christianity in Europe.…

If someone has a majority, but does not strive for the truth, what does he need it for? It is mere profanation. If, on the other hand, he advocates the truth, but cannot move the majority, how will he act in the interest of that truth? This is the key challenge of Christian politics in democratic societies. To put it simply, we no longer have kings anointed by God, so we must exist in a democracy, connecting the majority and the truth. It is not easy, but it is possible. Christian-Democratic politics has its mandate in relation to Christian culture. Christianity, first of all, created the free man. Therefore, we must – first and foremost – protect human dignity. Then, Christianity created the Christian family. We must protect the concept of the Christian family. Next, Christianity has created nations in this part of the world. If we Hungarians had not followed Christianity for a thousand years, we would have disappeared; so we must also protect the nation. But we also have to protect religious communities and the Church. To summarize, our task is not to protect theological principles, that is the mission of the Church; but our mission is to protect the great Christian achievements of our civilization.…

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April 4, 2021

‘We want a European renaissance,’ PM Orbán says after meeting PM Morawiecki, Salvini

The three leaders say they can agree on all the important issues

Hungary’s Fidesz, Italy’s League and Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) parties will work together towards a “European renaissance”, the three parties’ leaders said after a two-hour summit in Budapest on Thursday. Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini and Mateusz Morawiecki discussed their cooperation in a Europe where the largest formerly conservative group, the European People’s Party, has increasingly abandoned its traditional values in favor of pursuing a left-wing agenda.

“We want a European renaissance, and we will work together for that in the future,” Orbán said after the meeting, adding that the meeting was focused on the three parties forging a political alliance at the European level. He said they concluded that there was no major interest regarding their respective nations where they could not cooperate.

“Both Italy and Poland have a government with a strong Atlantic commitment and Hungary is a reliable member of the European Union and NATO,” Orbán said. “The fact that the strongest right-wing party to date, the European People’s Party, has apparently made a long-term commitment to working with the European left, many millions of European citizens have been left unrepresented.”

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August 22, 2020

PM Orbán: We must fight for freedom every minute

At the traditional August 20th swearing-in ceremony of military officers this morning, in honor of Hungary’s National Day, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talked about the importance of Central European unity, the future of European civilization and our nation’s survival.

Kicking off his speech honoring St. Stephen’s Day, Hungary’s National Day honoring the foundation of the Hungarian State over 1,000 years ago, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that on August 20, we must remind ourselves that a statehood that provides a home and land to a nation is an exceptional situation, rather than a natural state of existence. This is why, the PM said, “people who wish for their own homeland and want to live their lives in their own way must fight for freedom every minute, even if it’s not always that obvious.”

Speaking to the freshly graduated military officers, the prime minister stressed that it is not only due to Hungary’s military might that these officers will play an important role in Hungary’s future. “Life is an obligation, and contrary to the zeitgeist, Hungary’s future depends on it,” he said, adding that military officers embody this obligation.

“Selfishness has taken over in Europe, but those who plan to fulfill their obligations will not be lost, they will not be tempted by meaningless desires, they will not be taken in by hollow selfishness.”

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February 18, 2020

Prime Minister Viktor Orban: Interview with Chris DeMuth (Video)

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary sits down with Chris DeMuth of the Edmund Burke Foundation at God, Honor, Country: President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and the Freedom of Nations – A National Conservatism Conference in Rome, Italy – February 4, 2020.

January 31, 2018

Pro-Sovereignty Populists on Course to Dominate European 2018 Elections

After the victory of pro-sovereignty and anti-mass migration Czech President Miloš Zeman at the weekend, many are looking to the three big national elections coming in Europe this year in which populists and pro-sovereignty parties look to dominate in Italy and Hungary and place strongly in Sweden.

While 2017 saw major elections in France and Germany, which saw strong showings from the populist French Front National and the Alternative for Germany (AfD), neither managed to enter government. In Austria, the Freedom Party (FPÖ) became the first populist party in Western Europe to enter government and polls show that in 2018 this trend could continue.

Italy

Italy’s general election is coming March 4th, and there has already been a significant rise in support for populist parties like Lega and the Eurosceptic Five Star Movement.

The election will see the first use of the new “Rosatellum” election law passed late last year that mixes the UK’s first-past-the-post system and proportional representation.

Polls show the centre-right coalition of the populist Lega, led by Matteo Salvini, and the Forza Italia party, led by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the most likely to place first in the overall vote.

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January 18, 2018

Hungary plans ‘Stop Soros’ laws amid refugee row

George Soros has been branded a ‘public enemy’ by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Hungary published details Thursday of tough anti-immigration laws named after “public enemy” George Soros amid a row over claims Budapest covered up a hike in refugee arrivals.

Hungarian-born US billionaire Soros has been called “a public enemy” by Prime Minister Viktor Orban who accuses the 87-year-old of orchestrating migration into Europe since the refugee crisis began in 2015.

Hungary erected fences on its southern borders in 2015 and last year began holding all adult asylum-seekers in guarded border camps.

The latest three laws — called the “Stop Soros law package” — aim to shut remaining loopholes that allow “illegal immigration” to persist, government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said in a radio interview.

The proposed measures include entry bans on foreigners and restraining orders stopping Hungarians approaching the border areas if they are deemed to be “supporting” or “organising” illegal immigration, according to the draft legislation published on the government website.

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