Full 100% ownership of Index.hu Zrt., publisher of one of Hungaryʼs most visited online news portals, index.hu, passed into the hands of a foundation on April 20, in a move that observers note is aimed at ensuring the continued independence of a news source that has remained unafraid to criticize the government.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó once again called for a “fair agreement” in Brexit negotiations that will enforce both European and British interests, after meeting David Davis, the United Kingdomʼs Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, for talks in Budapest on Thursday, according to reports.
The strong relationship between Hungary and the United Kingdom will not end with Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, the U.K.’s Ambassador Iain Lindsay told a press conference at the British Embassy on March 30.
The Central European University (CEU) has called on the Hungarian government once again to “stop playing games” and to launch negotiations with the institution, according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal. At the same time, CEU has refuted “false allegations” made by the government.
Hungary does not want to exit the European Union but to restructure and change its institutional system in order to make all the countries within it successful, Cabinet Chief János Lázár said today at a summit of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF), according to reports.