Referring to the election campaign, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview with public broadcaster Kossuth Radio on Friday that “Hungary is going forward, not backwards”.
Szazadveg: Marki-Zay popularity falling
The popularity of the opposition's prime ministerial candidate, Peter Marki-Zay, was at 33 percent in January, down by 3 percentage points since December and 9 percentage points since his nomination in October 2021, a survey published by the Szazadveg Foundation on Friday shows.
Takarekbank lowers 2021 GDP growth forecast to 6.9 percent
Analysts of Takarekbank and Magyar Bankholding lowered their forecast for GDP growth in 2021 to 6.9 percent from 8 percent, the lender said on Friday.
Opposition pledges to ‘return politics to people’
The opposition's referendum will be a way to "give politics back to the people", representatives of the united opposition said after collecting the signatures required to support the initiative.
Szijjarto: Food production should be based on Hungarian firms
The government is working to ensure that the backbone of Hungary's food supplies is made up of domestic companies, Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Friday, noting the importance of domestic food supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hungarian palaces, castles draw record number of visitors
Visitor numbers at Hungarian palaces and castles came close to 315,000 last year, a new record, Tamas Glazer, who heads the National Heritage Protection and Development Nonprofit (NOF), told MTI on Friday.
Coronavirus – 65 deaths, 15,957 new infections
Altogether 65 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 15,957 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday.
Election 2022 – Fidesz MEP: ‘EU leftists, Soros network’ interfering with Hungary election
Pro-migration, left-wing European Union politicians and the "Soros network" is interfering with the upcoming Hungarian election, Fidesz MEP Balazs Hidveghi said on Thursday, in response to a letter of 62 MEPs, calling on the OSCE to carry out a full-scale election observation in Hungary.
Szijjarto: Hungary-Russia cooperation based on mutual advantages, respect
Hungary views Russia as a strategically important partner in the areas of economic cooperation, energy security, and the protection against the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday.
CoE: Hungary fully adopted Warsaw Convention article on corporate money laundering
Hungary is one of 17 states to have fully adopted the 10th article of the Warsaw Convention, outlining penalties of legal entities guilty of money laundering, the Council of Europe (CoE) said on Thursday.
Benko: Defence, army development programme on schedule
The progress of the defence and army development programme is on schedule, with the majority of military equipment to arrive for the army in 2023 and 2024, the defence minister said on Thursday.
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Launch of English version of Weekly Fortepan blog
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Fidesz MEP slams leftist opposition for thwarting proposal on Islamist terrorism
Leftist MEPs of the European Parliament, including those of Hungary's Democratic Coalition and Momentum parties, on Monday voted down a right-wing proposal to put issues around Islamist terrorism in Europe on the agenda, ruling Fidesz MEP Balazs Hidveghi told public media.
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, ...