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Katalin Novák's speech at the UN Security Council meeting

Mr. President,

I would like to thank You personally, Mr. Edi Rama Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania for taking the effort to initiate this open debate.
Open debates create for us, non member countries of the Security Council an opportunity to express our views on issues impacting our world. 
Our position is clear: the Russian Federation has crossed the Rubicon with the invasion of an independent and sovereign state, a member of the international community, and the member of the family of the United Nations. Our goal is a lasting, just peace in Ukraine.

Katalin Novák's speech at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly

Of the people, by the people, for the people. 

We all know the most famous words of the Gettysburg Address. However, fewer people know that Abraham Lincoln borrowed these words from one of the greatest Hungarians, Lajos Kossuth, the leader of our 1848 War of Independence. Who was born on this very day, 19 September. 

Dear Chair, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

"All for the people, and all by the people. Nothing about the people without the people." This is the main purpose of the sovereign Hungarian state and the guarantee of our freedom. 

Katalin Novák's speech at the Crimean Platform

Dear president, Dear colleagues!


Press release by President of Hungary Katalin Novák

The law on the new career path for teachers has been adopted by the National Assembly. The most controversial points of what came to be known as the "status law" in the form in which it was originally submitted for debate and rightly criticised by many, are no longer included in the adopted legislation, or are included with substantiveamendments. As a result, this law is already different in content from the one that had sparked the protest. 

Statement by the President of Hungary on the injured Hungarian soldiers serving in KFOR

As the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, I wish a speedy recovery to all the soldiers injured in Kosovo while serving with the Hungarian Defence Forces NATO peacekeeping force.

Address by President of Hungary Katalin Novák on Hungarian Defence Day

This year, the Hungarian Defence Forces celebrate their 175th anniversary. On Hungarian Defence Day, as Commander-in-Chief, I salute our forces and our servicemen!


Open days at Sándor Palace

A year ago, at my inauguration, I promised to „open doors” for Hungary in the international arena, as well as at home, between Hungarians. 

This is also why on the anniversary, Sándor Palace welcomed those interested with open gates. Thus, thousands have seen the palace this year as well.

I thank all those who came to visit, young and old, residents of the countryside and the capital, supporters of the opposition or the government, people from all walks of life.

This day proved again that Sándor Palace is open to all.

My presidency is about the Hungarian people

My presidency is about the Hungarian people, and I would like them to feel that I am working as the President of all Hungarians. My next four years will also be about them. - said President of Hungary Katalin Novák on the occasion of the first anniversary of her inauguration at Sándor Palace in Budapest on Wednesday. 

Diplomacy power house at Sándor Palace

President of Hungary Katalin Novák received the credentials of Dr. Haitham Saleh Elayyan Abu Alfoul, Jordan’s new ambassador to Budapest. 

The Head of State also appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Antal Heizer to head Hungary's Embassy in Kiev, Dr György Urkuti to head Hungary's Embassy in Riga, and Mrs Szilágyi née Edit Bátorfi to head the Embassy in Vienna. 


Direct the spotlight where there is less light! – Interview with Katalin Novák in the newspaper Nógrád Megyei Hírlap

After three days, twenty one programmes, several hundred handshakes, thousands of photos with local residents and countless informal discussions, you spoke about Nógrád with the same enthusiasm as on the day when you arrived. With President of Hungary Katalin Novák we discussed the experiences of her visit and current issues of our region at one of the last stops of her visit, Rimóc.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung interview with Katalin Novák

Katalin Novák, President of Hungary: „The sanctions have hurt us more than they have hurt Russia”
Budapest supports Western policy only reluctantly and is hesitant to engage in a tough confrontation with Moscow. President Katalin Novák is committed to Ukraine's sovereignty and supports a rational approach to sanctions.
(Daniel Imwinkelried and Ivo Mijnssen, Budapest, 8 June 2023) interview with President of Hungary Katalin Novák

Where has she contradicted Viktor Orbán? Is her conscience clear after she reprieved György Budaházy? Has she told the Pope that she is releasing the perpetrators of terrorist acts on his behalf? Is she really the good cop of the System of National Cooperation? Would she be on good terms with the Prime Minister even if her name was Klára Dobrev? Can one be independent of the person whose initials one formerly wore as earrings? What has Orbán taught her? Does she argue with him? And why does she need a piano worth nearly 70 million in her office?

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Stipendium Peregrinum 4.0

President of Hungary Katalin Novák launched Hungary’s Stipendium Peregrinum (Stipi) scholarship programme four years ago, as State Secretary for Family Affairs. Now she visited the two-day Stipi camp in Balatonszárszó as Main Patron, where forty-nine young people competed for – by their popular name - the Stipi-scholarships, covering the study costs at prestigious foreign universities for one year for the best students.

Katalin Novák paid a three-day visit to Nógrád County

President of Hungary Katalin Novák began her visit to Nógrád County on Monday morning, and met with the county’s local leaders as well as with the county’s Members of Parliament.
At the meeting, the parties reviewed the issues the people of Nógrád are most concerned about, after which the Head of State received the ambassadors and heads of mission of Arab countries accredited to Hungary in Alsópetény, sending a signal that not only Budapest but also country towns can be the venue of events of presidential diplomacy. 

Famous instructors at this year's Stipi camp

More young people than ever before submitted an application for this year’s Stipendium Peregrinum scholarships. 

Ultramarathon runner Szilvia Lubics was the guest of a programme series at Sándor Palace

Ultramarathon runner Szilvia Lubics was the guest of SP Talks, a programme series hosted by Sándor Palace. Szilvia Lubics was interviewed by President of Hungary Katalin Novák.

The President directed attention to Szilvia Lubics’s heroic and extraordinary achievements, which in her opinion can motivate many. She pointed out that Szilvia is not only an exceptional athlete, but also an exceptional human being. 

Katalin Novák expressed her condolences to the relatives of the victims of the military helicopter crash

"My sincere condolences to the relatives of the airforcemen who died in the helicopter crash, Hungary stands by you!" – the President of Hungary said. Katalin Novák thanked the Croatian rescue teams for their work and President of Croatia Zoran Milanovic for his support. The President of Croatia expressed his condolences on the telephone. 

A new chapter has opened in Hungarian-Serbian relations

We have arrived at a new chapter in the Golden Age of Hungarian-Serbian relations – said President of Hungary Katalin Novák in Palics on Tuesday, at the press conference held on the occasion of the establishment of the Hungarian-Serbian Cooperation Council.

Katalin Novák highlighted: the establishment of a Strategic Cooperation Council by Hungary and Serbia shows that the decisions adopted are not tactical, but strategic in their nature, as there is a commitment to lay the foundations for a long-term friendship, a long-term cooperation between Hungary and Serbia.

Go, Hungarians! – Katalin Novák at the 16th Special Olympic Games in Berlin

President of Hungary Katalin Novák attended the opening ceremony of the 16th Special Olympic Games in Berlin. 
The Hungarian Olympic athletes took their oath at Sándor Palace before their departure. It was then that the President of Hungary promised to cheer with them in Berlin for the Hungarian team. 

Before the opening ceremony, the President met with the members of the Hungarian team again at Hungary’s embassy in Berlin, where they visited the photo exhibition “Dual fantasy”. 

Katalin Novák conducted talks with the Federal President of Germany

Ahead of the Special Olympic Games in Berlin, President of Hungary Katalin Novák had a meeting with Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The meeting focused on strengthening cooperation between the two countries. Germany is one of Hungary's most important allies.

Katalin Novák: we need more women in public life

We need more women in public life – said President of Hungary Katalin Novák at the graduation ceremony of the Female Public Leadership Programme, Grade 5, of Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) at Sándor Palace in Budapest on Friday. 

The Head of State added that for this, three things are needed: the opportunities must be put in place, and public life must be made appealing for men and women, but also, it is necessary to demonstrate through our own personal examples that all this is possible and viable. 

The cradle of science is also the family – Katalin Novák handed out this year’s Bolyai-Award

The cradle of science is also the family – said President of Hungary Katalin Novák at the Bolyai Awarding Ceremony at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences MTA on Thursday. 

This year's Bolyai Award was handed out by Katalin Novák to Gábor Stépán, Széchenyi Prize-winning mechanical engineer, university professor and full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.