German carmaker BMW is adding a battery assembly plant to its electric vehicle factory being built in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, bringing its investment in the project to 800 billion forints (EUR 2bn), the minister of foreign affairs and trade said on Friday.

“Colditz. Prisoners of the Castle” by Ben Macintyre (published by Viking)

Fresh understanding of an oft-told tale

Books about Colditz run into the dozens, and others about escapes from German prisoner of war camps would be in triple figures, so author Macintyre is necessarily offering something new, what’s described as access to an unprecedented range of material that adds up to ...

Key figure of criminal network dismantled by Eurojust

A leading figure of the poly-criminal network shut down by European criminal justice agency Eurojust earlier this week who was arrested in Slovakia had previously lived in Hungary, police said on their website on Friday.

Szijjarto slams measures that hobble Hungarian companies in Ukraine

Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday that it was "unacceptable" that while Hungary was making every attempt to support Ukraine, the operation of several Hungarians companies was rendered impossible in Ukraine simply because they are also present in Russia.

DK accuses Fidesz of wanting ‘to strip Hungarians of funding’

The Hungarian government wants to make sure that Hungarian citizens and entrepreneurs do not receive funding if the European Union blocks Hungary's funds, an MEP of the Democratic Coalition (DK) said on Friday, referring to an amendment proposal submitted by Fidesz MEP Balazs Hidveghi ...

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Jobless rate at 3.6 percent in October

Hungary's jobless rate was 3.6 percent in October, edging down from 3.8 percent in the previous month and from 3.9 percent twelve months earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

Foreign minister calls for preventing migration waves to Europe

Europe must work closely with north African and Middle Eastern countries to prevent the emergence of more illegal migration waves on its borders, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday, arguing that the combined burden of the war in Ukraine and migration would be ...

Navracsics: deal on the partnership agreement "will be reached by the end of the year"

EP votes to recommend freezing Hungary funding

The European Parliament has proposed freezing European Union funding, saying that the 17 measures taken by Hungary aimed at unlocking its EU funding were not sufficient to offset the systemic risks to the bloc's finances. In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 416 votes ...

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Szijjarto: Hungary, Iran working on developing economic cooperation

Hungary and Iran are working on developing economic cooperation in line with the policy of common sense and a pragmatism, and this could contribute to Tehran returning to a peaceful coexistence in the international community, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday.

Szijjarto: Stalled Western Balkans integration ‘EU failure’

The "glacial progress" of the European Union's enlargement in the Western Balkans is clearly a failure of the bloc, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Tuesday, warning that the EU should speed up the process after being "weakened by recent security crises".

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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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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, ...