Tag: Balkans

Hungarian FM: Two approaches to migration – Budapest Process forum in Istanbul

"The situation in the #Western #Balkans is more and more dramatic" - Hungarian FM

Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary to create regional operations command

The #command will contribute to #NATO's collective security by tackling "challenges from the east and south" #Hungary #military #cooperation

Hungarian FM Szijjártó calls for accelerating Western Balkans’ EU integration

"The next EP will have to provide answers to the real questions facing us: #migration, the fear of #terrorism, #Brexit, #Europe's #energy #supply,"

Over 700 migrants detained at Hungarian-Serbian border in January, says Orbán’s advisor

"There are more than 70,000 #migrants en route through the #Balkans to #Europe"

Foreign minister urges continued pushback against migration pressure

"#UN and #EU officials in Brussels and New York want to put us to sleep and give the impression that the #migration #crisis is over"

Hungary sends police units to Serbia and Macedonia

The #national #police #headquarters sends a 15-strong contingent to #Serbia and a 30-member unit to #Macedonia

Foreign minister confirms Hungary commitment to UN programme against illicit arms trade

"We must keep #security and #stability in the Western #Balkans on the agenda, since it strongly impacts security in #Europe as a whole"

Defence minister: Western Balkans’ security Hungary’s priority

"Pendes praised #Hungarian peace-keepers for their performance" #Balkan #migration

Macedonian PM Zaev on the Gruevski case: Hungary should show us the importance of the rule of law – VIDEO

The Hungarian online newspaper Azonnali visited Skopje, Macedonia this week and managed to ask PM Zoran Zaev about the Gruevski case after his speech at FON University on Thursday. Key points from the Azonnali interview:  Macedonian government haven’t received a formal answer from Hungary about the extradition of Mr. Gruevski yet, but Macedonian and Hungarian FM had a meeting. Mr. Zaev hopes they don’t have to wait too much for Mr. Gruevski’s extradition. He also said, that Macedonian citizens want Hungary – as an EU and NATO member – to show the importance of the rule of law for candidate countries ... Read more

Hungary to boost role in Afghanistan, Kosovo, says foreign minister

"#History has taught us that if there are unresolved issues in the #Western #Balkans, it usually leads to big trouble. It would be better to avoid this" #Hungary #NATO #migration

EP report calling for Gruevski’s extradition!

Report passed by the European Parliament calling on #Hungary to extradite former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola #Gruevski #eu #macedonia

Opposition calls for extraordinary audit on Gruevski asylum case

The #Hungarian #government denies that it played a role in Gruevski's escape from #Macedonia

Opposition parties turn to EU over Gruevski affair

"It is without precedent that a #European #Union #member #state should do this with the former politician of a candidate #country" #Hungary #Macedonia

Decision has been made: Former Macedonian PM Gruevski granted asylum in Hungary

#Gruevski said #Macedonians today were being oppressed and persecuted by their #government #Hungary #asylum

Foreign minister: Hungary’s goals concerning Brexit ‘realistic’

#Hungary is interested in promoting a "fair" agreement between the #UK and the #EU #Brexit #negotiation

Opposition calls for investigating the Gruevski affair

"Viktor #Orbán is using the whole #Hungarian #state establishment to play #political godfather" #Gruevski #Macedonia

Opposition Párbeszéd calls on foreign minister to resign over Gruevski affair

Under a 1969 decree, #Hungary must extradite #Gruevski to #Macedonia since he entered the country without a passport - #Párbeszéd

Hungarian Permanent Conference held in Budapest

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke about central Europe gaining strength as compared to the German-French axis in Europe, at a meeting of the Hungarian Permanent Conference (MÁÉRT) held behind closed doors in Budapest on Friday. On a recording posted onto the government’s website, Orbán said the volume and value of German-French trade make up merely half of the one between the Visegrad Group and Germany which he called “an unprecedented development”. The prime minister said he had predicted earlier that central Europe, including the Carpathian Basin, would become the engine of Europe’s economic growth in the years to come. Orbán ... Read more