Janos Lazar

Subotica-Szeged rail line reinstated after eight years

SUBOTICA - After eight years, a rail line between the Serbian city of Subotica and the Hungarian city of Szeged was reinstated on Tuesday.

To mark the occasion, Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Goran Vesic welcomed his Hungarian counterpart Janos Lazar at the Palic railway station near Subotica.

Vesic: High-speed rail line to Budapest to be completed by 2025

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Goran Vesic met with Hungarian counterpart Janos Lazar in Belgrade on Tuesday.

Vesic said a high-speed rail line between Belgrade and Budapest would be completed by 2025 and that it had been agreed that trains would not have to stop at the border.

Democracy Digest: Polish Government Takes Heart from Hungary’s Win at CJEU

The controversy over the tax has been rumbling on since June 2014, when the Hungarian parliament passed a law levying a progressive tax on advertising revenues of all media companies, including newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations and billboard companies.

Hungary Ready to Build Fence on Border with Romania if Needed

Hungary is ready to erect another barrier on its borders to deter a flow of migrants, this time on the border with Romania, a senior official has said.

"We are ready and capable of setting up yet another border fence within a short period of time," Janos Lazar, chief of staff to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said at a news conference on Thursday, according to portfolio.hu

Hungary to Deploy Police at Border with Serbia to Repel Migrants

Hungary said on Tuesday will send several thousand police officers to its southern border with Serbia to deter migrant influx, international news outlets reported on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, Janos Lazar, said the deployment of police was needed because of "increasingly aggressive migrants arriving with more resolute demands," according to AP.

Hungary's PM Orban Denies Plans to Restore Death Penalty

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban doesn't plan to reintroduce the death penalty, his chief of staff Janos Lazar said on Thursday.

The statement came after the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker warned Orban would be in for "a fight" if he considered restoring capital punishment which is outlawed in the EU.

European Commissioner Cretu offers mediation between Romania, Hungary on cross-border cooperation

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu discussed the Interreg V-A Romania-Hungary cross-border cooperation programme on Monday with Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu. She offered her mediation between the governments in Bucharest and Budapest to unblock this programme.