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Orbán: Possible Hungary will emerge from crisis stronger

Hungary is stronger today than at any time since the collapse of the communist regime, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a speech on the opening day of parliament’s autumn session on Monday. While sanctions have damaged the country, the government may succeed in ensuring that Hungary emerges from the crisis even stronger, he said. The government will “set a quick pace” in the months to come, the prime minister said.

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The next census of the Hungarian population will start on October 1, the head of the Central Statistical Office told a press conference on Monday, adding that participation in the national survey was mandatory.

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The opposition Democratic Coalition's "shadow government" held its first meeting on Monday, the leftist party's spokeswoman, Olga Kalman, told a press conference on Monday.

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European Union sanctions against Russia have neither "forced Russia to its knees" nor brought peace any closer, but they have harmed Europe, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in an interview with public radio broadcast on Sunday, calling the sanctions policy "a total failure".

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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.

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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, ...