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Hungary

Orban, Opposition Hold Budapest Rallies To Launch Election Campaign (RFE RL)

Prime Minister Viktor Orban and joint opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay both held campaign-style rallies in Budapest on October 23, nearly six months ahead of an election that is expected to be closely contested.

Tens of thousands of Orban supporters marched on their way to hear the prime minister give a speech devoted to the commemoration of the country’s 1956 uprising against Soviet domination.

Orban, Opposition Hold Budapest Rallies To Launch Election Campaign (rferl.org)

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Europe Hungary USA

Hungary’s Orban accuses EU, US of meddling in 2022 election (Al Jazeera)

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused Brussels and Washington of trying to meddle in Hungarian politics in advance of a parliamentary election in April next year.

Orban told tens of thousands of supporters at a rally in central Budapest on Saturday that Washington and billionaire George Soros were trying to get the left-wing opposition elected using their money, media and networks.

Hungary’s Orban accuses EU, US of meddling in 2022 election | Elections News | Al Jazeera

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Hungary

Political outsider to stand against Orban in Hungary’s 2022 vote (Al Jazeera)

A Hungarian political outsider with no party affiliation will run against Prime Minister Viktor Orban in next year’s parliamentary election after winning an opposition runoff primary on Sunday.

Small-town conservative Peter Marki-Zay defeated left-wing Klara Dobrev who pledged to support him at the head of an alliance of six opposition parties.

Political outsider to stand against Orban in Hungary’s 2022 vote | Elections News | Al Jazeera

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China Hungary

Hungary to build Europe’s first 5G smart railway port together with Huawei (Global Times)

Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with Hungary’s East-West Intermodal Logistics and British telecommunications operator Vodafone, in a joint effort to build Europe’s first smart railway hub managed by a 5G private network to be empowered by Huawei.

Hungary to build Europe’s first 5G smart railway port together with Huawei – Global Times

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Croatia Hungary Russia TurkStream

Gazprom starts supplying gas to Hungary, Croatia via TurkStream from October 1 (TASS)

Gazprom has initiated natural gas supplies to Hungary and Croatia over the new route using the TurkStream gas pipeline, the Russian gas holding said on Friday.

“Deliveries of Russian natural gas to Hungary and Croatia have started today along the new route – over the TurkStream gas pipeline and downstream using national gas transport systems of Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary,” the company said.