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The prime minister revealed in his Friday morning interview that there will be a new regulation for stores based on people allowed per square meter and said that schools “have a very good chance” of opening on April 19.
“Epidemiologist experts have told us that this is not the moment for easing restrictions,” Prime Minister Orbán said in his regular radio interview this morning. He added that mass vaccination is our most important defense against the coronavirus.
Speaking on Kossuth Rádió’s “Sunday News” program this morning, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that to keep the current pace of 63,000 vaccinations per day, three things are necessary: people registered, doctors and vaccines.
There is no need for further restrictions, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said this morning on Kossuth Rádió, adding that if Hungary begins using the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine in the near future, we can inoculate more than 2.5 million people by Easter.
“We have arrived at a turning point: In the past, the virus was on the offense and we were on the defense – now, we will be on the offense and the virus will have to play defense,” PM Orbán said referring to the increasing number of vaccinations in Hungary.
In his regular Friday morning interview, Prime Minister Orbán spoke about Hungary’s progress with its coronavirus vaccination plan, intensifying help for bars and restaurants and the importance of registering to get vaccinated; he also announced the biggest higher-education development program in Hungary to date.
In his first 2021 radio interview, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán detailed the government’s vaccination plan and its prognosis of the coronavirus pandemic and also talked about how the Hungarian economy will shift gears in the coming decade.
In his regular Friday morning interview on Kossuth Rádió, Prime Minister Orbán said that with the joint declaration last week, Poland committed itself to not submitting to any compromise that is unacceptable to Hungary on linking the rule of law to the EU budget. The PM also spoke about plans in Brussels to let in 35 million migrants, the coronavirus vaccine and the upcoming elections in Romania.
“We will stick to the position we took in the summer: EU countries with high debt-to-GDP ratio will find themselves in big trouble. The second wave of the coronavirus won’t go easy on them,” PM Orbán said in an interview with Kossuth Rádió this morning. Besides EU affairs, the PM talked about George Soros and his influence on European politics, the coronavirus vaccine and the potential coronavirus situation in Hungary during Christmas.
“Hungary has to continue to function in a way that everybody abides by the regulations,” Prime Minister Orbán reiterated in an interview with Kossuth Rádió this morning. The country has an action plan in place, akin to a war plan, on how it will respond as the number of confirmed cases grows, he said. The PM also noted that current economic growth indicates Hungary will experience a labor shortage.
In his regular slot on public radio, Prime Minister Orbán spoke about the importance of a collective defense against the coronavirus, the link between the epidemic and illegal migration, the national consultation and Hungary’s improving employment figures.
“If the epidemic does return,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in his first interview since lifting the state of emergency, “we will not hesitate to take the necessary legal and economic steps in order to save people’s lives.”
In seinem gewohnten Interview am Freitagmorgen gegenüber dem Kossuth Rádió sprach Ministerpräsident Viktor Orbán von der Bedeutung einer immer stärkeren arbeitsbasierten Wirtschaft, von der Pflicht der Regierung, Arbeitsplätze zu schaffen sowie vom anhaltenden Kampf um das Überleben der Nationalstaaten.
In his Friday morning interview on Kossuth Radio, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed the importance of creating an ever stronger work-based economy, the duty of the government to create jobs, and the ongoing battle for the survival of nation-states.
A strict schedule and a gradual pace. This is how Prime Minister Viktor Orbán described the upcoming period on his regular morning interview on Kossuth Radio. Aside from the domestic situation, he also spoke about the current international turmoil.
In seinem Radiointerview heute Morgen sprach Ministerpräsident Orbán über die laufenden Vorbereitungen des Landes für das Worst-Case-Szenario der Coronavirus-Epidemie. Er merkte an, dass weiterhin Vorräte zur Bekämpfung des Virus ankommen, dass die Krankenhäuser streng verwaltet werden müssen, und dass die Regierung den größten Wirtschaftsschutzplan in der Geschichte Ungarns vorbereitet hat.
In seinem gewohnten Radiointerview erörterte Premierminister Orbán heute Morgen die mögliche Ausweitung der Ausgangsbeschränkungen, die eventuellen Vorbereitungen für eine Verbreitung der Infektion in großem Umfang und einen neuen Plan zur Belebung der Wirtschaft. Er dankte auch allen, die derzeit an der vordersten Front kämpfen, und kündigte an, dass die Beschäftigten im Gesundheitswesen einen Bonus von 500.000 HUF erhalten werden.
„Es gibt optimistische Berichte, die besagen, dass die Virus-Krise in China geendet hätte, aber diese sind falsch“, sagte Premierminister Orbán. Er fügte hinzu, dass wir hier nicht über Wochen, sondern über Monate sprechen und „wir einkalkulieren müssen, dass sich unser Leben im Vergleich zu früher ändern wird.“
"The main question is where can we stop this wave coming from the south. I have always said that migration comes in waves. We should expect a new migration wave and mass attacks at Hungary's border fence, and we must defend the Hungarian border," PM Orbán said.
„Das kann so nicht weitergehen“, sagte Premierminister Orbán in seinem gewohnten Interview am Freitagmorgen über den öffentlich-rechtlichen Sender Kossuth Rádió. „Wenn die EVP nicht für Ungarn eintritt, müssen wir eine neue christlich-demokratische europäische Bewegung gründen.“ Neben der gestrigen Abstimmung des Europäischen Parlaments sprach der Ministerpräsident auch über die Beziehung der V4-Länder zu Österreich, die „Gefängnis-Deals“ in Ungarn und über den Fall der Roma-Segregation in Gyöngyöspata.
“This cannot go on,” Prime Minister Orbán said in his regular Friday morning interview on the public Kossuth Rádió. “If the EPP doesn’t stand up for Hungary, then we will have to start a new, Christian-Democratic European movement.” Besides the European Parliament vote yesterday, the prime minister talked about V4 relations with Austria, “prison deals” in Hungary and the Roma segregation case in Gyöngyöspata.
In seinem gewohnten Radiointerview am Freitagmorgen sprach Premierminister Orbán – nach drei bilateralen Besuchen in Budapest innerhalb von acht Tagen – über das Hauptziel der ungarischen Außenpolitik, über die Rolle der Türkei beim Stoppen der Migration sowie über die Ukraine und die Ungarn in Transkarpatien, bevor er sich den Themen Tourismus und gemeinsamer EU-Haushalt zuwandte.
In his regular Friday morning radio interview, following a busy eight days packing in three bilateral visits in Budapest, Prime Minister Orbán talked about the main objective behind Hungary’s foreign policy, Turkey’s role in putting an end to migration, and Ukraine and the Hungarians in Transcarpathia before turning to tourism and the common EU budget.
In seinem gewohnten Interview am Freitagmorgen auf Kossuth Rádió ging Ministerpräsident Orbán auf eine Reihe dringender Themen ein, darunter den anhaltenden türkisch-syrischen Konflikt, die Kommunalwahlen sowie das derzeitige Mandat der Regierung, den „Borkai-Skandal“, die Aktionspläne zum Schutz der Familie und der Wirtschaft und äußerte sich sogar zum Thema Brexit.
In his regular, Friday morning interview on Kossuth Rádió, Prime Minister Orbán tackled an array of pressing topics, including the ongoing Turkish-Syrian conflict, the local elections and the government’s current mandate, the ‘Borkai scandal’, the family and economy protection action plans, and even Brexit.
Zwei der Vizepräsidenten der neuen Europäischen Kommission werden aus der Slowakei und der Tschechischen Republik kommen, während der polnische Kommissar für die Landwirtschaft verantwortlich sein wird. „Die gesamte Region, mit der Visegrád-Gruppe an der Spitze, gewinnt zunehmend an Wertschätzung“, sagte Ministerpräsident Orban heute Morgen in einem Radiointerview, bevor er über die Erweiterung der EU, die europäische Lebensweise, die außenpolitischen Ziele und Familienpolitik sprach.
Migration remains the main question for debate in European politics, said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in his regular, Friday morning radio interview. He also spoke of the Visegrád Group’s increasing influence in Europe and called out the Hungarian opposition for its behavior in the European Parliament.
PM Orbán asked Ursula von der Leyen whether, as the candidate for the position of EC president, she was prepared to give the appropriate degree of respect to Hungary and Central European nations - von der Leyen promised she would.
The Visegrád Group is unified in terms of both personnel- and content-related questions, PM Orbán said in his radio interview this morning, adding that he thinks it’s possible to find the right candidate for European Commission president “within one or two weeks”. In the remainder of the interview, the prime minister touched upon the relationship between Fidesz and the European People’s Party, Hungary’s priorities in the next five years, economic policy and the aftermath of the Hableány boat accident.
In an interview on Kossuth Radio’s morning program “Good Morning, Hungary”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke about his party’s election victory last Sunday, his determination to realize the will of the Hungarian people, and challenges facing the future of Europe.
“We should send a strong message that we want change,” Prime Minister Orbán said, referring to the European Parliamentary elections on May 26th. “We want a Europe that protects its borders on land and sea.”
With candid remarks about the leftward drift of the European People’s Party and the continued efforts in Brussels to impose a pro-immigration agenda, Prime Minister Orbán called on voters to turn out in large numbers at the European Parliamentary elections on May 26th and said that Hungary must not back down in the face of pressure.
Regarding the so-called “migrant visas”, PM Orbán said that “it is rather funny” that a vote on an issue must repeated over and over again until the result seen by bureaucrats as the right one is finally achieved
“The Hungarian national economy has become a powerful and shock resistant economy, one that is able to provide jobs for the people,” Prime Minister Orbán said this morning, commenting on Q3 GDP growth topping 5 percent. In his regular radio interview, the PM talked about the reasons behind Hungary’s economic success, the ongoing national consultation and the affronts coming from Brussels.
In his regular Friday morning interview on Hungary’s public radio, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talked about the Stop Soros package, migration, a “disturbance in the force” within the EU, and the Visegrád Group. “We have never been stronger than we are now,” he said, referring to yesterday’s Visegrád Four plus Austria summit.
While the outcome of recent elections and sources of political instability in Europe figured prominently in Prime Minister Orbán’s interview this morning on Kossuth Radio, he also warned about the coming “high tide” of migration and touched on Hungary’s budget for next year as well as the planned amendment to the Fundamental Law
“We can’t carry out the work of the next four years without inserting it into a long-term plan,” said Prime Minister Orbán this morning in his regular interview with Hungary’s public Kossuth Radio. The PM shared specific plans, touched upon the emptiness of liberal democracy, talked about an upcoming national consultation and explained how the Stop Soros package will bolster Hungary’s security.
“Keep calm,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in his interview on Kossuth Rádió this morning, referring to discussions over the EU’s next multi-year budget. The debate will be long and drawn out, but ultimately it has to have unanimous support, and “as long as Hungarians do not say okay, there won’t be any budget.”
The prime minister said voters had underlined their support for the government’s essential targets such as economic growth coupled with fiscal discipline, full employment, support for families, preserving the value of pensions and guaranteeing security
“Sooner or later the main question in every country will be migration,” said PM Orbán, who noted that for the first time since he began calling attention to the challenges of migration, he has begun to see more EU countries devoting serious attention to the issue.
The prime minister said it was not just for cultural reasons that migrants should not be distributed among EU member states, but also because hosting migrants would be beyond the countries’ economic capacities
“If we don’t want to become an immigrant country we’ll have to join our forces and fight this battle together,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, adding that with the upcoming elections Hungary’s future is at stake.
An “alliance of common sense” is in the making, said Prime Minister Orbán, countries that ask where it would lead if we accept the right to migration as a fundamental human right and allow the UN to oversee international migration. Hungary will not participate in anything that runs counter to its security interests.
In his regular Friday morning interview on Kossuth Radio’s program 180 Minutes, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke about the latest European Council meeting and the machinations of the Soros network to aggressively drive a pro-immigration agenda.
“Brussels has come under George Soros’s influence,” the prime minister said. “The European Union wants to dismantle the border fence, let migrants enter the continent, distribute them among the member states and punish those who resist,” he added
Hungary is a member of the European Union, EU treaties must be respected, therefore the rulings of the European Court of Justice must be acknowledged, said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán this morning in response to the decision from the European Court of Justice on migrant quotas. However, he added, that is not a reason to change Hungary’s immigration policies, which reject mass migration.
“[O]r even if it exists today,” said Prime Minister Orbán, “it will vanish.” The prime minister, speaking during his regular radio interview this morning, was referring to the dangers of unchecked, illegal migration into Europe and the realization of the “Soros plan.”