Europe will not be able to carry the burdens of migration alone, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated in New York on Wednesday, urging the UN Secretary General to initiate talks on the global distribution of burdens and the setting up of a global quota system.
In an interview with leading American daily The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán warned that the migration crisis is threatening Europe’s stability.
In Washington on Monday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held discussions with Annette Lantos –widow of the American politician of Hungarian descent Tom Lantos – and their daughter Katrina Lantos Swett, co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Tom Lantos Institute.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expressed words of appreciation to Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) for his efforts made with a view to helping Jewish communities in Hungary.
As part of the WE4Startups series, 12 exciting, innovative Central-European start-ups were showcased to investors, potential partners in San Francisco, during TechCrunch 2015.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group countries met with their counterparts from the Luxembourg Presidency and Germany on 11th September 2015 in order to discuss concrete measures within the external dimension of migration crisis.
Information Note on the Migration Situation in Hungary
The Czech, Polish and Slovakian head of government have stood by Hungary in a joint statement, which the Prime Ministers of the four Visegrád countries adopted at an extraordinary meeting on the migration situation held in Prague on Friday. The Heads of Government once again rejected proposals for compulsory immigration quotas.
The Hungarian government is launching an information campaign combating illegal immigration. During the Government’s short but focused campaign (which will use the services of international advertising agency J. Walter Thompson), announcements in given local languages will be placed in leading newspapers in countries of origin and transit countries most associated with illegal migration. The information campaign will also feature billboards, flyers and a multilingual online platform.
The Hungarian Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington was dedicated in a moving Ceremony on August 29th. The event was attended by close to one thousand people, including members of the Hungarian-American community from all over North America.