At the handover of the last renovated stations of the M3 metro line, Minister for Regional Development Tibor Navracsics reiterated that the investment is important not only for Budapest and Hungary, but also for the European Union. The collaboration between the government, the capital city, and the EU has tangibly materialised through the renovation, he declared, expressing his hope that in the future, with the arrival of EU funds, more such collaborations can be fostered.
The Hungarian government blocking the latest round of sanctions comes only days after the Orbán administration vetoed the release of €500 million of military aid to Ukraine. The blacklisting of the Budapest-based OTP Bank by Ukrainian officials is behind both of these decisions.
‘The sustainability initiatives of the 2023 Budapest Athletics World Championships set a good example of how sports should contribute to combating climate change,’ The Sustainability Report, an international journal wrote.
How to problematize everything and find solutions to nothing—a review of Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsey.
When asked about the news that Commission President Ursula von der Leyen allegedly suggested stopping the Druzhba (Friendship) oil pipeline, the minister said the Hungarian government has received no explanation from Kyiv regarding the rumours, but in his opinion, this is a matter of such significance that the President of the European Commission should personally comment on it.
Conservative member of the House of Lords David Frost touched on a number of important issues in his remarks, including nationalism, Brexit, the COVID lockdowns, and the future of conservatism in the UK. He also took the time to ‘shout out’ Hungary, which drew quite a bit of applause.