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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Posts Tagged ‘Viktor Orbán’

Rule of law in Hungary: debate in plenary

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 settembre 2018

Strasburgo. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will be present and give his views to the plenary during the discussion, after the EU Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans has spoken.It is the first time that the Parliament is considering calling on the EU countries to initiate Article 7 proceedings against a member state in view of a risk of threat to the EU’s values.

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“I patrioti europei festeggiano la conferma di Viktor Orbán alla guida dell’Ungheria”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 aprile 2018

“Difesa dell’identità, lotta all’islamizzazione forzata, contrasto alla speculazione finanziaria e al globalismo: è il modello che Fratelli d’Italia vuole seguire anche in Italia”. È quanto scrive su Facebook il presidente di Fratelli d’Italia, Giorgia Meloni.
Viktor Orbán conquista nuovamente la maggioranza costituzionale dei due terzi nell’Assemblea nazionale, accaparrandosi 134 seggi su 199. L’altissima affluenza alle urne a dispetto di quanti nelle opposizioni paventavano la possibilità che ne derivasse un forte partito di opposizione e il ridimensionamento del suo successo ha di fatto favorito Orbán. Il 68,8% degli elettori si è recato alle urne con oltre 5,5 milioni di elettori ovvero l’8% in più rispetto alle elezioni del 2002. L’incertezza che era stata segnalata alla vigilia del voto è stata clamorosamente smentita. Orbán ha staccato di ben 20 punti percentuali il secondo partito d’opposizione. Al terzo posto si è piazzata l’alleanza rosso-verde con il 12%.

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World Jewish Congress urges Italy to refuse accreditation of ‘anti-Semitic’ Hungarian envoy

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 luglio 2014

ronaldlauderfrance-020613NEW YORK – The head of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Thursday said that appointment of Hungarian far-right publicist Péter Szentmihályi Szabó as Hungary’s ambassador to Italy was “clearly an affront to Jews”. WJC President Ronald Lauder urged Italy to refuse the accreditation of Szentmihályi Szabó, who has penned anti-Semitic texts in the past. “A man who suggests that Hungary’s Jews are ‘agents of Satan’, ‘greedy, envious, evil and ugly’ is not fit to represent his country abroad, and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán would be well-advised to withdraw this man as soon as possible and look for a person who is suitable for this job,” said Lauder.“It is particularly sad and irritating that Hungary, which declared 2014 as Holocaust memorial year, is once again in the news with this sort of thing. How can an anti-Semite represent a government whose leader pledged a policy of zero tolerance toward anti-Semitism?” Lauder asked, referring to Orbán’s speech before the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in Budapest in May 2013. He said decisions such as this would do further damage to Hungary’s reputation abroad and “does not inspire confidence that the Orbán government means business when it says it will fight anti-Semitism.”The WJC leader expressed hope that, given Italy’s history and strong commitment to fight racial hatred and anti-Semitism, the Italian government would not accept an outspoken extremist and Jew-hater as a member of the diplomatic corps in Rome.The appointment by Budapest of the 69-year-old Szentmihályi Szabó comes after a recent decision by the Hungarian government to build a controversial World War II monument that obfuscates Hungary’s role in the deportation of Jews to the Nazi death camps in 1944.
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is the international organization representing Jewish communities in 100 countries to governments, parliaments and international organizations.

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Churches Meet the Hungarian EU Presidency

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 gennaio 2011

As part of the series of regular encounters between churches and the incoming EU Presidencies, a delegation of Hungarian and European church representatives was received by the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán in Budapest. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén and the Secretaries of State Mihály Varga, Peter Szíjjárto, Zoltán Balog and László Szászfalvi as well as by several advisers.Prime Minister Orbán responded to the churches´ concerns and welcomed their active engagement with the Hungarian government during the forthcoming 6 months and beyond. He asked the churches for their support in bringing all European governments and societies to recognise that the integration of Roma communities should be a European, and not just a national commitment of some European governments. It will only be possible to improve the living conditions of Roma throughout Europe, if all European governments cooperate. Identification of best practices is a priority for the Hungarian EU Presidency, to which the churches with their experience and well- established relationships with Roma communities have much to contribute.
As one of the priorities of the Hungarian EU Presidency is to bring Europe closer to its citizens, the church representatives emphasised the involvement of civil society at large, as well as of religious communities in particular in the decision-making process on the European level. Prime Minister Orbán in his response acknowledged the difficulties of the European Institutions to get closer to the citizens. He encouraged the churches to maintain their important role as bridge builders, as churches are organised on the local, national and regional level and could, therefore, bring the “voice of the people” to the Institutions.
The churches´ delegation for the meeting with the Prime Minister reflected the plurality of churches in the Hungarian context. Under the leadership of Péter Cardinal Erdö (Roman Catholic), Bishop Dr Gusztáv Bölcskei (Reformed) and the Ecumenical Council in Hungary, the delegation included representatives from the Roman Catholic, Reformed, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist and Orthodox Churches in Hungary. Due to the  specific tradition in Hungary, the delegation also included representatives from the Jewish community. The European church bodies were represented by Director Rev Rüdiger Noll of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the General Secretary of the Commission of Bishops’ Conferences in the European Community (COMECE), Fr Dr Piotr Mazurkiewicz.
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 120 Anglican, Orthodox, Protestant, and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, and of 40 associated organisations. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Geneva, Brussels and Strasbourg.

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