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Section: The Budapest Beacon (Hungary)

      Soyuz natural gas pipeline explodes near Hungarian border
      Jan02

      Soyuz natural gas pipeline explodes near Hungarian border

      Richard FieldSoyuz natural gas pipeline explodes near Hungarian border The main pipeline supplying natural gas to Hungary and Croatia from Russia to via Belarus and Ukraine reportedly exploded at around noon on Friday just northeast of Hungary near the western Ukrainian town of Huszti. The explosion could reportedly be seen from several...

      Six Záhony border guards arrested on charges of bribery
      Dec03

      Six Záhony border guards arrested on charges of bribery

      Benjamin NovakSix Záhony border guards arrested on charges of bribery Hungarian news site Origo.hu reports that six border guards have been arrested on suspicion of soliciting bribes from camion drivers seeking to cross into Hungary from Ukraine. The border guards are being held in preventive custody for accepting bribes, according to the press...

      Lázár and Giró-Száz tight-lipped on Ukraine
      Jul22

      Lázár and Giró-Száz tight-lipped on Ukraine

      Benjamin NovakLázár and Giró-Száz tight-lipped on Ukraine Minister Overseeing the Office of the Prime Minister János Lázár and state secretary for government communications András Giró-Szász today held their last marathon press conference for the month of July. The Great Fence of Hungary Lázár said the government plans on erecting two types of...

      Lázár says Hungary under attack from neighbors
      Jun23

      Lázár says Hungary under attack from neighbors

      Benjamin NovakLázár says Hungary under attack from neighbors At the Hungarian parliament’s national security committee meeting on Tuesday, János Lázár, whose ministry is in charge of the country’s clandestine services, said the Information Office must step up against “anti-Hungarian activities” taking place in Ukraine, Romania, and...

      Andras Simonyi:  Washington views Viktor Orbán as “the troublemaker in the family”
      Apr10

      Andras Simonyi: Washington views Viktor Orbán as “the troublemaker in the family”

      Benjamin NovakAndras Simonyi: Washington views Viktor Orbán as “the troublemaker in the family” In the second of a four-part interview with Andras Simonyi, the former Hungarian ambassador to NATO and the United States tells the Budapest Beacon that Washington views Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as “the troublemaker in the family” and that siding...

      Andras Simonyi:  Washington views Viktor Orbán as “the troublemaker of the family”
      Apr10

      Andras Simonyi: Washington views Viktor Orbán as “the troublemaker of the family”

      Benjamin NovakAndras Simonyi: Washington views Viktor Orbán as “the troublemaker of the family” In the second of a four part interview with Andras Simonyi, the former Hungarian ambassador to NATO and the United States tells the Budapest Beacon that Washington views Viktor Orbán as “the troublemaker of the family” and that siding with Russia in...

      Donetsk separatists play ethnic Hungarian card
      Feb19

      Donetsk separatists play ethnic Hungarian card

      Csaba TóthDonetsk separatists play ethnic Hungarian card A flyer written in Hungarian is being distributed by pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine calling for the ethnic Hungarian soldiers and officers of the Ukrainian army to put down their weapons. According to sources present at the front, the proclamation to ethnic soldiers in the Ukrainain...

      Colleen Bell speaks out in support of Ukrainian sovereignty
      Feb17

      Colleen Bell speaks out in support of Ukrainian sovereignty

      StaffColleen Bell speaks out in support of Ukrainian sovereignty US ambassador Colleen Bell delivered the following remarks today at an official lunch today to which Ukraine’s top diplomat in Hungary was also invited. The event coincided with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Budapest: I know we were all...

      Colleen Bell’s remarks at official lunch for
      Feb17

      Colleen Bell’s remarks at official lunch for

      StaffColleen Bell’s remarks at official lunch for US ambassador Colleen Bell delivered the following remarks today at an official lunch she hosted for Ukraine’s top diplomat in Hungary. The event coincided with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Budapest: I know we were all cautiously optimistic — maybe...

      Orbán, Szijjártó talk foreign policy with party leaders
      Feb15

      Orbán, Szijjártó talk foreign policy with party leaders

      Richard FieldOrbán, Szijjártó talk foreign policy with party leaders Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó met with the six heads of the various parliamentary caucuses on Saturday to reportedly ask their help in achieving national foreign policy objectives. According to Szijjártó...