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  • Orban Stands up to Merkel, Refuses to Take Migrants from Germany

    07/06/2018 7:35:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Breitbart (London) ^ | 6 Jul 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stood firm on mass migration during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday, saying that his country would refuse to allow Germany to send migrants back to Hungary. Chancellor Merkel described the meeting saying that Mr Orbán claimed Hungary felt, “not at all responsible for the processing of asylum applications”, and looked to countries like Greece to take responsibility for processing asylum claims instead, Der Spiegel reports. The German leader added that the federal government could not see Europe “decouple” itself from asylum seekers and legitimate refugees but noted that the two leaders did find common...
  • Many ‘Syrian Refugees’ Are Neither Syrian nor Refugees: Security First, Then Compassion

    09/22/2015 9:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/22/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated the Obama administration’s commitment to taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next fiscal year and announced that the federal government would be increasing its annual total refugee cap from 70,000 to 100,000 by 2017, to accommodate more refugees from war-torn Syria. “This step that I am announcing today, I believe, is in keeping with the best tradition of America as a land of second chances and a beacon of hope,” said Kerry on Sunday during a trip to Germany. Also on Sunday, Hillary Clinton called on the administration to...
  • EU will 'dig its own grave' if it tries to punish Italy over new anti-Europe coalition(tr)

    06/04/2018 9:20:03 AM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/4/18 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    EU will 'dig its own grave' if it tries to punish Italy over new anti-Europe coalition, warns US billionaire George Soros as he calls for compensation for the country's influx of migrants US financier said Italy's situation 'unfair and also financially very burdensome' Sicily is one of the main landing points for refugees crossing the Med to Europe Soros said rise of Italy's right wing League party partly due to Europe's 'flawed' migration policiesBillionaire philanthropist George Soros has urged the EU to compensate Italy for its influx of migrants. The Hungarian-born US financier said the recent rise of Italy's right...
  • Hungarian Prime Minister: George Soros Fuels Anti-Semitism in Europe

    05/19/2018 11:38:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/19/2018
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused George Soros, the Jewish billionaire philanthropist who survived Nazi persecution, of fomenting anti-Semitism by helping immigrants come to Europe, MTI state news service reported. Soros and his Open Society Foundations, which funds dozens of NGOs in Hungary, “bear responsibility for the increase in anti-Semitism in Europe,” Orban said in a letter to Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, MTI reported Friday. Soros, 87, who eventually emigrated to the U.S. after World War II, said last year that Orban used Nazi-era propaganda methods to try to discredit him in a national...
  • Orban in Poland: The West Never Experienced Communism, So Can’t Understand Eastern Europe

    05/15/2018 4:05:01 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | OLIVER JJ LANE
    WARSAW, Poland: Populist leader Viktor Orbán arrived in Poland Monday, his first foreign trip since being re-elected as Hungarian Prime Minister, where he spoke with his Polish counterpart on the migrant crisis and European Union funding. Speaking after the talks with Orbán, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki hit out at the EU over its plans to force migrant quotas on all member nations, remarking the move “hit the very foundations of national sovereignty… Here, in Poland, it’s we who decide who will come to Poland and who will not.”
  • George Soros foundation's office to pull out of Hungary

    BUDAPEST - George Soros' foundation said on Tuesday it would close its office in Budapest and move to Berlin, leaving what it called "an increasingly repressive political and legal environment" in Hungary. The pro-democracy group said it was pulling out a day after the right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced it would tighten restrictions on non-governmental organizations, under a law dubbed the "Stop Soros " bill. Orban, who won a landslide election victory last month, has repeatedly accused Soros and his organization of encouraging migrants and undermining the national culture. Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF) organization said it...
  • Hungarian PM Orban Getting Tougher on Immigration: ‘We Are Building a Christian Democracy’

    05/06/2018 5:36:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/5/18
    After a huge electoral victory that saw his party win a two-thirds super-majority, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has announced tougher immigration rules and his vision of a Hungary built on “Christian democracy”. The Hungarian leader announced his new plans in a radio broadcast on Friday, saying: “We are building a Christian democracy. An old-fashioned Christian democracy whose roots are in the European tradition, where human dignity is essential and where there is a separation of powers,” newspaper Ouest France reports. We will defend the Christian culture and we will not give the country to foreigners,” Orban added, and spoke...
  • Guy Verhofstadt takes HUGE swipe at Hungary PM Viktor Orban as he praises new EU budget

    05/03/2018 3:13:47 AM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    https://www.express.co.uk/ ^ | 5/3/18 | DARREN HUNT
    GUY VERHOFSTADT has ripped into the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a furious rant as he hailed the new EU budget.Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and former Belgian Prime Minister took a huge dig at the Hungarian Prime Minister during a speech over the new EU budget. It comes amid suggestions the European Union will impose new rules to allow funds to be cut off to countries where judicial rule is threatened. Mr Verhofstadt said the new budget was “not a revolution” but was a “break from the past” before he took a dig at Hungary. He said: “We have to...
  • Protesters in Hungary demand new vote, new electoral system

    04/14/2018 2:05:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2018 | Pablo Gorondi /AP
    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched Saturday in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, demanding a new election and a new national electoral system in the biggest opposition rally in years. Prime Minister Viktor Orban was re-elected for a fourth term last week. His right-wing populist Fidesz party won a supermajority in the national assembly, with preliminary results showing that Fidesz and tiny ally the Christian Democratic party won 134 seats in the 199-seat legislature.
  • Thousands of Hungarians Protest Against Newly Elected Leader

    04/14/2018 12:50:59 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 14 April 2018 | HELENE BIENVENU and MARC SANTORA
    BUDAPEST, Hungary — Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets on Saturday, calling for Prime Minister Viktor Orban to step down just days after he was elected to a third term consecutive term in office.
  • Elections Hungary live: Record-breaking turnout as Hungarians vote in droves

    04/08/2018 11:20:16 AM PDT · by Ken H · 43 replies
    Hungarian Free Press ^ | April 08, 2018 | n/a
    Welcome to our on-going coverage of Hungary’s national elections. It’s an election that is already making history due to the recording-breaking numbers of Hungarians heading to the polls. Voting stations across Hungary’s 106 electoral districts close as 7:00 PM Budapest time (1:00 PM EDT) and the first election results should start coming in one hour after that. Here at HFP, we will endeavour to keep our readers updated throughout the day and then publish results as they come in, soon after the polls close. You can read the updates below–just keep refreshing this page in your browser over the course...
  • Hungary's Viktor Orban wins re-election, gets super majority

    04/08/2018 3:30:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies
    ap ^ | 4/8/2018 | PABLO GORONDI
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban easily won a third consecutive term Sunday and his Fidesz party was poised to regain its super majority in parliament, according to preliminary results from the country's election. With 84.7 percent of the votes counted, Fidesz and its small ally, the Christian Democrat party, had secured 133 of the 199 seats in the legislature, the minimum needed for a two-thirds majority. The right-wing nationalist Jobbik party placed second with 26 seats, while a Socialist-led, left-wing coalition ran third with 20.
  • Viktor Orban: Hungary’s Identity As Christian and Hungarian Nation At Stake in Upcoming Elections

    04/02/2018 6:01:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    When Hungarians head to the polls on April 8, they will not just be deciding about their country’s future for the next four years, but for many decades to come, the prime minister said in an interview to a local broadcaster in south-western Hungary’s Nagykanizsa on Thursday. “This will not be a regular election,” Viktor Orban said. “There is a struggle going on in Europe,” Orban said. At the centre of it is the question of which countries will get to “stay out of the global trend which creates immigrant countries taking in more and more mixed populations, cultures and...
  • George Soros Faces Hometown Exposure and Revolt

    03/09/2018 6:24:37 AM PST · by Twotone · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 7, 2018 | Victor Gaetan
    Across Hungary, George Soros’s aged face dominates bus stops, pedestrian pathways, and major intersections with the cryptic message, “Don’t let Soros have the last laugh.” Last laugh? A tag line explained the allusion: “99% reject illegal immigration.” The anti-Soros ad campaign conflates the controversial financier’s investments in leftwing political causes, including open borders, with the European Union’s ongoing effort to force Hungary and other EU countries to accept an annual quota of illegal immigrants. To redistribute hundreds of thousands of people who arrived in Italy and Greece in 2015, the EU assigned each member state a compulsory number: 1,294 for...
  • Hungary’s Prime Minister: We Need More Children and not Migrants

    03/07/2018 5:59:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, visited the town of Bicske on Sunday. The visit was part of his political campaign for the country’s elections next month. Orban spoke to the people of the town and said in a related Facebook message that “children are the most important” and Hungary “needs more children and not migrants”. The people of Bicske were told that if Orban’s Fidesz party can’t form a government with anti-immigration party KDNP, the refugee camp in the town could be reopened. Orban is known for being a hardliner against immigration and is a fierce opponent of the European...
  • Hungarian PM: European Leaders Have 'Opened the Way to the Decline of Christian Culture'

    02/19/2018 9:29:29 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-19-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, during his 20th annual state of the nation speech on Sunday, said that "Christianity is Europe's last hope." He added that European leaders have "opened the way to to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam." Orban also stated that Hungary will continue to oppose efforts by the European Union and (to a lesser degree) the United Nations to encourage mass migration from the Middle East and Africa. That's all controversial enough in today's climate, but Orban wasn't done yet. He also described Europe as being steadily conquered by migrants. "Born Germans,"...
  • Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

    02/18/2018 11:58:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/18/18
    Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory. Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations. Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach...
  • Something Rises in the EU East

    01/26/2018 9:56:04 AM PST · by NRx · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 01-24-2018 | Christopher Akers
    European nations like Hungary and Poland are reasserting their Christian culture, posing a bigger threat to Brussels than Brexit ever will. 2018 is already shaping up to be a difficult year for the European Union. While Brexit machinations dominate the headlines, the biggest threat to the EU comes at a far more fundamental level. In several of the union’s eastern member states, conservative and populist governments are reasserting their national sovereignty. They perceive the EU’s federalist desire for centralized control and common policies across the bloc as threatening their identities. This friction, combined with a reassertion of Christian identity in...
  • Orban: We Must Protect the Christian Culture

    12/25/2017 5:29:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    In his Christmas message published in Hungarian daily Magyar Idok, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, referring to mass immigration, stresses that “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” today means that we have to love our neighbours, but we also have to protect our homelands, nations, families, culture, the European civilisation. The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of Christian identity, which determines everything in Europe, from birth to everyday life and to death. “Our culture is the culture of life. Our starting point, the alpha and omega of our philosophy is the value of life, the dignity every person received from...
  • Hungary says it keeps Jews safe by keeping out Muslim immigrants

    12/15/2017 4:41:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Florida Jewish News ^ | 12-15-17 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    BUDAPEST (JTA)-At a conference about anti-Semitism in Europe, senior Hungarian officials said the absence of violence against Jews in their country owed to its refusal to admit Muslim immigrants. The assertion, which at least one Jewish expert on anti-Semitism disputed, came amid criticism of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government by other European leaders of his immigration policy, and a dispute between the Hungarian leader and some Jewish community leaders who accuse Orban of encouraging or tolerating anti-Semitic rhetoric. Whereas other European countries have seen jihadist terrorist attacks against Jews and others in recent years, "Hungary has been consistently able...