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| September 26, 2016
Addressing the forum 'It's about Europe, it's about you' i Budapest , European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malström said the free trade agreements enable Europe to shape economic globalisation rather than passively suffering from it.
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EU affairs
| June 24, 2016
The most important lesson to be learned from the referendum is that Brussels needs to listen to the voice of the people, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said. Opposition parties warn that the Orbán government's anti-EU stance may lead the country out of the EU.
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Quote of the week
"Mr. Juncker’s quite happy with the way things are going."
- , A spokeswoman for Jean-Claude Juncker on October 7
 
Migration
| December 28, 2015
A second unit of 52 Hungarian police officers left for Slovenia on Monday morning to assist it in halting illegal migration. Slovenia asked for international contribution to illegal migration control efforts at the end of October this year.
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EU affairs
| December 2, 2015
The European edition of the American daily paper Politico has put Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on top of a list it compiled of 28 people (from politician to pop star) from 28 countries who are "shaping, shaking and stirring Europe."
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EU affairs
| November 12, 2015
The Hungarian government is of the view that EU’s enlargement policy is one of the most successful community instruments, with which a predictable development path can be determined, and stability, economic growth and competitiveness can be enhanced.
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EU affairs
| November 2, 2015
Hungarian Chief of Defence general Dr. Tibor Benkő presented the “For the Alliance” medal to outgoing Chairman of the EU Military Committee Gen. Patrick de Rousiers, in recognition of his work done in the interest of the Hungarian Defence Forces.
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Nándor Mester | October 23, 2015
The former Vice Chancellor of Austria Erhard Busek blames both Austria and Hungary for losing interest in each other and sees no signs of consolidation.
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Migration
| September 3, 2015
János Lázár, the minister in charge of the office of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has blamed Germany for "an irresponsible statement" on the part of Germany that made immigrants move into Hungary, trying to travel on to Germany.
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Immigration
| July 21, 2015
Hungary is the only member state of the European Union that has not commmitted itself to take refugees entering the EU in Greece or Italy. At the meeting of EU ministers of justice and home affairs, all other member states agreed to take a certain number of migrants.
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EU Presidency
| January 9, 2015
The extremist Islamic terrorist attack in Paris in early January changed the preset agenda of the Latvian Presidency of the European Council, the Latvian Ambassador Imants Liegis said at a press conference about the program of the Latvian Presidency.
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EU Presidency
Imants Liegis, the Ambassador of Latvia | January 2, 2015
The rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union is fillied in the first six months of 2015 by Latvia. On this occasion, Diplomacy & Trade asked the country's ambassador to Hungary, Imants Liegis, to share his views with our readers.
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EU affairs
| October 22, 2014
European Parliament has approved the new EU commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker. The portfolio of the Hungarian commissioner, Tibor Navracsics, has been curtailed, no longer containing citizenship, but sport, alongside culture and education.
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EU affairs
| September 10, 2014
Hungarian nominee Tibor Navracsics is to take the post of ‘Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship’ in the new EU Commission. The list of who will occupy what post in the College of Commissioners was made public this Wednesday.
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EU affairs
| June 24, 2014
At a meeting in Luxembourg, the new Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and trade Tibor Navracsics said that Hungary was ready to undertake a role in a non-military mission by the European Union aimed at consolidating the rule of law in Ukraine.
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Elections
| May 26, 2014
Less than 29% of the electorate voted at the EP elections in Hungary this Sunday. 12 of the 21 Hungarian seats were won by the governing Fidesz, with Jobbik, the Socialists, the Democratic coalition, the Together PM and LMP also passing the 5% threshold.
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Crisis management
| May 5, 2014
Eight countries, including Hungary, participate in the establishment and start of operation of the European Institute of Peace, with the aim of contributing to the prevention of conflicts and the handling of crises emerging on the continent and other regions.
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Regional cooperation
| October 14, 2013
Prime ministers of the four countries allied in the Visegrád Four meeting in Budapest this Monday established that nuclear energy is of vital importance for the European economy. They also agreed to prepare a common defense cooperation strategy.
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Int'l relations
| January 3, 2013
2013 will be a Central European year in Hungary’s foreign policy as the country will serve as president of both the Visegrád Four Cooperation, in the second half of the year. and the Central European Initiative (CEI). throughout 2013.
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EU Presidency
| November 8, 2012
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is on a working visit to Hungary as part of traveling the member states of the European Union on the occasion that Ireland is due to take over the rotating Presidency of the EU as of January 1, 2013.
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Int'l relations
| June 6, 2012
A Hungarian Foreign Ministry official says Romania and Hungary should start discussing - as soon as possible - the situation on recent measures by the Bucharest government which hurt the interests of the ethnic Hungarian minority.
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EU affairs
| March 16, 2012
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso indirectly stated to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on March 16 that Orbán lacks understanding of what democracy is. Papers in Western Europe quote from Orbán’s anti-EU speech.
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Crisis management
| December 7, 2011
In a piece for the 'European Voice', Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi voiced his opinion that governments must force the markets to change their perceptions of the eurozone and bear more common responsibility.
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EU affairs
| December 2, 2011
In a recent speech in Berlin, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski called for deeper solidariity and much closer economic integration in the EU, including greater supervisory powers for the European Commission over national budgets.
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EU Presidency
| November 14, 2011
Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi decorated on Saturday several officials from foreign countries for their efforts to contribute to the success of Hungary’s European Union Presidency during the first half of 2011.
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Int'l relations
Sándor Laczkó | October 9, 2011
The Presidents of the Visegrad Four group made up of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia met tooncluding a two-day summit in Visegrad, just north of Budapest, where the cooperation alliance was established twenty years earlier.
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EU Presidency
Sándor Laczkó | June 23, 2011
“More Europe” is the right answer when facing the current challenges; and at the same time, we need to preserve the Union’s existing achievements. That is according to Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi speaking in London.
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EU Presidency
Gergely Mikola | May 12, 2011
The Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) surveyed the opinions of its member companies all over the continent what topics they would recommend for the Hungarian EU Presidency.
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EU Presidency
Sándor Laczkó | May 10, 2011
In an interview with the web site of the Hungarian EU Presidency, EC President José Manuel Barroso talked about the achievements of the current EU Presidency, the expansion of the EU and the Roma strategy, among other issues
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EU affairs
Sándor Laczkó | April 13, 2011
Member States’ ministers for EU affairs have adopted the Council’s conclusions about the Danube Region Strategy. Hungary considers that the first part of the Presidency’s agenda has been reached and preparations can begin for the specific programs.
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EU Presidency
Belgian Ambassador Pierre Labouviere | March 9, 2011
In spite of the fact that it was its 12th Presidency, Belgium was facing a new European Union after the Lisbon treaty came into effect. True to its tradition, Belgium did its utmost to work smoothly with the new institutions.
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EU Presidency
MTI | February 25, 2011
The international community will examine all possibilities and take the necessary steps in response to violence in Libya, Hungarian defence minister Csaba Hende told an informal meeting organized by the Hungarian EU Presidency.
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EU affairs
Alica Árvay | February 17, 2011
This Wednesday, Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi, and European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek signed the regulation on European Citizens’ Initiative under which any citizen is entitled to propose an EU law after 2012.
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EU affairs
MTI | February 17, 2011
The European Union's Eastern Partnership summit will not take place during the Hungarian EU Presidency as scheduled but postponed the the period of the Polish presidency, the spokesman for the Hungarian presidency announced on Thursday.
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EU affairs
Tamás Magyarics | January 24, 2011
It is sometimes a widely shared belief that the country fulfilling the presidency of the EU can pursue its own interests. Nothing can be farther from the truth - says international relations expert Tamás Magyarics in article for Diplomacy & Trade.
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EU affairs
MTI | January 20, 2011
In the framework of the Hungarian EU Presidency, European Union interior ministers met in Gödöllő near Budapest on Thursday to discuss current trends in internal security and ways to enhance practical cooperation in the fight against organised crime.
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EU affairs
MTI | January 19, 2011
The European Union in 2011 will face the most difficult year for the past two decades. This view was expressed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
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