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Opposition parties condemn new taxes

Szazadveg: Voters support windfall taxes

Fully 79 percent of respondents in a recent Szazadveg survey expressed support for the government's decision to levy a supertax on companies making extra profits to finance the government's public utility cuts programme, the pollster said in Thursday.

Jobless rate 3.6 percent in April

Hungary's jobless rate was 3.6 percent in April, unchanged from March, but down from 4.4 percent in the same month a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Thursday.

Capital, liquidity reserves make banking system resilient to crisis

Hungary's banking system was in a "prepared state" as it faced a sharp increase in risks because of the war in Ukraine, and the sector's capital and liquidity reserves ensure lenders will be resilient even if the conflict is protracted, the National Bank of ...

LMP lawmaker demands government action on Sajo river pollution

The government has the means of taking action against the pollution of the Sajo river, which flows from Slovakia into Hungary, in line with international conventions on the protection of transborder watercourses, a lawmaker of green opposition LMP said on Wednesday.

Economic development minister informs Banking Association on decision to cut extra profits

Orbán: Government to protect utility cuts, cut excess profits

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced setting up a "utility cut protection fund" and a defence fund on Wednesday. In a video published on Facebook, the prime minister said banks, insurance companies, large distribution chains, energy and trading companies, telecommunications companies and airlines would be ...

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President Ader calls on lawmakers to represent national interests

Lawmakers take oaths in new parliament

Hungary's lawmakers took their oaths on Monday at the start of the new parliamentary cycle. The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has 135 seats in parliament, the Democratic Coalition has 15 seats, while Jobbik, Momentum and the Socialists have 10 each. The radical Mi Hazank ...

Ruling parties call on leftists to condemn EU's new Russia sanctions

Government officials, energy industry heads meet to discuss Brussels oil sanctions

Senior government officials and Hungarian energy industry leaders met on Thursday at the prime minister's office to discuss the country's energy security in light of the latest EU sanctions package which includes phasing out Russian crude oil imports, according to the PM's press chief.

DK criticises incoming government over lack of education, health-care, environment ministries

Orbán concludes talks on forming government

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has concluded talks on forming Hungary's next cabinet, the PM's press chief said. Orbán structured the new government and chose its ministers with a view to resolving the challenges facing the country, Bertalan Havasi, said.

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Egis favipiravir drug licenced for Covid-19 treatment

A new drug with the active ingredient favipiravir manufactured by Hungarian pharmaceutical company Egis has been licenced for treatment of Covid-19 by the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI), the institute said on Saturday.

PM says he is convinced Trump will win

Orbán: New EU migration pact could force Hungary to welcome migrants

Hungary does not support the new migration and refugee package presented by the European Commission on Wednesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told Reuters newswire on Friday. Under the package, Hungary's commitment to send people back from the southern EU states like Italy or Greece, ...