MORROCO are looking to rival a joint-bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup. The North Africans have bid four times in the past but were unsuccessful for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 tournaments. When is World Cup 2026 awarded? THE potential hosts have until Wednesday, June 13 to impress their fellow host members. On that date there will be a ballot in Russia to determine where the tournament will be held. Formerly it was Fifa's executive committee who voted, but now the 209 member nations cast a vote for their preferred choice in a new system. Which countries are backing Morocco and the United States as host nation? MOROCCO has strong support from Africa, as would be expected, but South Africa are set to break the mould and choose the United bid. South Africa’s sports minister Tokozile Xasa has urged his country's football association not to vote for the North Africans on June 13. He said: "We are very clear that we can’t support … [Read more...] about When is the World Cup 2026 host decided, and which countries are backing Morocco and the United States?
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While admitting that “we need the EU and the EU needs us,” Orban said that the European Union should give up the "nightmare" of a United States of Europe. During an acceptance speech at the start of his third term as prime minister on Thursday, Orban also declared the end of the era of liberal democracy. Viktor Orban’s tough line towards migrants since the refugee crisis erupted in Europe in 2015 has caused a serious rift with Brussels over compulsory EU quotas for asylum seekers that member-states are required to accept. © REUTERS / Remo CasilliOrban Voices Determination to Build 'Christian Democracy' in HungaryAfter hundreds of thousands of migrants entered Hungary, Budapest built a border fence along its southern frontier to stop the influx. In April, Viktor Orban won a third term as Hungarian PM and secured his Fidesz party a strong majority … [Read more...] about EU Should Give Up ‘Nightmare’ of United States of Europe – Hungarian PM
The European Union should give up the “delusional nightmares” of a United States of Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday in pledging to defend his nation’s Christian values and fight EU migrant settlement quotas. Orban, a maverick anti-immigration nationalist, won re-election for a third straight four-year term last month and is already the longest-serving premier in Hungary’s post-Communist history. His populist rhetoric and strong criticism of EU policies have put Orban at odds with older, western members of the bloc but won him a landslide victory at home, as his nationalist line proved popular with voters. In his first speech in the new parliament, which on Thursday elected him prime minister as a formality, Orban said his new government would build a “Christian democracy”. He promised to boost growth and competitiveness and reverse a demographic decline. “We will oppose the mandatory migrant settlement … [Read more...] about Orban: EU must give up ‘nightmares’ of United States of Europe
Hungary will continue its anti-immigrant stance and will pursue a vision of the EU as a union of nations instead of the “United States of Europe,” PM Viktor Orban said after his party’s parliamentary elections victory. Orban believes the re-election triumph has given him a “strong mandate” to tackle the problems that concern Hungarians the most, he said on Tuesday. “The Hungarian people have defined the most important issues: these are the questions of immigration and national sovereignty,” the prime minister said. “It is entirely clear...from the election result that Hungarians have decided that only they can decide with whom they want to live in Hungary, and the government will stick to this position.” Orban’s Fidesz party won by a large majority – 134 of the 199 seats in parliament – gaining over 67 percent of the votes in Sunday's parliamentary election. The Eurosceptic and anti-immigrant party has, … [Read more...] about ‘No United States of Europe’: Hungary’s Orban vows to strengthen his sovereign policies
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday his landslide re-election had given him a powerful mandate to restrict migrant rights and seek a European Union of independent nations rather than a “United States of Europe”. The right-wing nationalist leader, whose resounding victory on Sunday sent shockwaves through opposition parties, also said he planned to revamp his government. “I will set up a new government, in a large part with new people and a new structure,” he said, without going into detail. Orban won a third straight term in power in Sunday elections after his anti-immigration campaign message solidified a strong majority for his party in parliament, granting him two-thirds of the seats based on preliminary results. “We have received a strong mandate,” the 54-year-old premier told his first news conference since his election triumph, which has triggered the resignation of Gabor Vona, leader of the main opposition Jobbik party in … [Read more...] about Orban says no to ‘United States of Europe’