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PM Orbán holds talks with EU leaders

PM Orbán has held preparatory talks for the next EU summit with European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Cypriot president as well as his Italian, Slovenian,...

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PM Orbán: Freedom fighters like us always knew there was one, single Europe

Even at times of division, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said, “freedom fighters like us always knew that there was only one, single Europe.” As the prime minister reflected on the historic significance of Hungary-Germany relations, Hungary’s role in German reunification and the future of Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel named the Pan-European Picnic a symbol of unity and thanked Hungarians who 30 years ago helped overcome the lines of division.

Aug 19, 2019 - Zoltán Kovács
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Hungary celebrates 30th anniversary of Pan-European Picnic

On this day 30 years ago – one day before Hungary’s St Stephen Day celebrations - several hundred East Germans crossed the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events that began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Aug 19, 2019
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Smoky backroom deals in Berlin, Paris and Brussels

It was supposed to be a thing of the past. So-called powerbrokers, self-appointed and unaccountable, conspiring furtively by telephone and in secret meetings to cut deals to dole out positions of power with a cynical disregard for the will of the voters.

Jul 1, 2019 - Zoltán Kovács