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Ukraine halts Russian oil flows to Europe

Ukraine halts Russian oil flows to Europe

Ukraine has suspended Russian oil pipeline flows to parts of central Europe since early this month because Western sanctions prevented it from accepting transit fees from Moscow, Russia's Transneft said on Tuesday. Flows along the …

FC Qarabag draw 1-1 with Hungarian Ferencváros in Baku

FC Qarabag draw 1-1 with Hungarian Ferencváros in Baku

Azerbaijan’s FC Qarabag played out a 1-1 draw against Hungary’s Ferencváros in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round encounter. It was the visitors who took the lead inside Tofiq Bahramov …

Hungary expects gas deal with Russia this summer

Hungary expects gas deal with Russia this summer

Hungary expects to sign a deal with Russia on additional gas shipments of 700 million cubic metres by the end of summer, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. "Hungary will have enough gas," Orban said. …

Hungary wants to increase Russian gas imports

Hungary wants to increase Russian gas imports

The Hungary’s Government would to increase natural gas deliveries from Russia, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto on Thursday. "I would to talk and agree today upon the increase in already available volumes of …

Hungarian lawmakers move to curb power of EU Parliament

Hungarian lawmakers move to curb power of EU Parliament

Hungary has moved to curb the powers of the European Union Tuesday. Lawmakers in the country passed a resolution calling for the power of the EU Parliament to be reduced, claiming it had brought European democracy into a "dead …

Hungarian PM: anti-Russia sanctions do not help Ukraine

Hungarian PM: anti-Russia sanctions do not help Ukraine

The European Union has "shot itself in the lungs" with ill-considered economic sanctions on Russia, which, unless rolled back, risk destroying the European economy, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. …

Orban: embargo on Russian gas import to ruin European economy

Orban: embargo on Russian gas import to ruin European economy

An embargo on Russian gas import to the European Union will have a devastating effect on the economy, and not only Hungarian, but the European one in general, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on the Kossuth radio station on Friday. …

Ukrainian refugees put Europe under strain

Ukrainian refugees put Europe under strain

European countries have opened up to a flood of refugees fleeing conflict in Ukraine, and more than three months later they face growing challenges in confronting the largest refugee crisis since World War II

EU drops idea of sanctions against Patrairch Kirill

EU drops idea of sanctions against Patrairch Kirill

The European Union has avoided imposing sanctions against Patriarch Kirill, of Moscow and All Russia, because of Hungary’s position, the DPA news agency said on Thursday, citing diplomatic sources in the EU. According to the DPA …

EU looks for ways to ease anti-Russian oil sanctions

EU looks for ways to ease anti-Russian oil sanctions

The countries of the European Union (EU) have excluded the ban on Russian oil from the sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions, DPA writes with a reference to diplomatic sources. Further coordination at the international level is needed …

EU push to ban Russian oil stalled by Hungary

EU push to ban Russian oil stalled by Hungary

Hungary continued to block a European Union proposal that would ban Russian oil imports, according to people familiar with the talks.  A meeting of the EU’s 27 ambassadors ended on Sunday without an agreement, with talks …

Hungary PM: EU unity undermined by Russia oil embargo plan

Hungary PM: EU unity undermined by Russia oil embargo plan

Hungary has accused Brussels of threatening EU unity with its plans to impose an embargo on Russian oil imports, saying Budapest would not support proposals that would undermine its energy security. Prime minister Viktor Orbán …

Hungary wants to produce gas in Kazakhstan

Hungary wants to produce gas in Kazakhstan

Budapest plans to produce gas in Kazakhstan, if the republic's authorities allow it, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said. "Next year, if we receive approval from the Kazakhstan's government, we …

Hungary: 10 EU countries quietly buying gas with rubles

Hungary: 10 EU countries quietly buying gas with rubles

While multiple European leaders have publicly proclaimed they won’t buy Russian gas in rubles as Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded, 10 EU countries are technically going along with Putin’s plan, Hungarian official Gergely …

Hungary agrees to pay for Russian gas in rubles

Hungary agrees to pay for Russian gas in rubles

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó confirmed that his country will use the payment scheme put in place by Moscow to pay for its oil and gas.  "85% of our gas supply comes from Russia, and 65% …

Budapest not to back sanctions on Russian oil and gas

Budapest not to back sanctions on Russian oil and gas

Hungary will not support any sanctions on Russian oil and gas, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Tuesday, reiterating the Hungarian government’s stance. Russian gas shipments to Hungary have been arriving without any …