Orbán: Szechenyi Card scheme to be backed by HUF 290 billion

The government will support the Szechenyi Card scheme with 290 billion forints (EUR 712.6m) next year after receiving 130 billion this year, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Tuesday. At an event celebrating the scheme's 20th anniversary, Orbán said the doubling of support was ...

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Szijjarto: ‘Brussels decisions’ hindering EU-UK cooperation

Decision-makers in Brussels "often react to British proposals reflexively", and some of their decisions may make cooperation between the European Union and the UK more difficult, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in London on Monday, adding that "in the current difficult situation, good ties ...

Investment volume up by 7.7 percent in Q3

Investment volume in Hungary rose by an annual 7.7 percent in the third quarter, edging down from a 7.8 percent annual increase in Q2, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Monday.

Deaths outpace births in October

Preliminary data show that 7,361 children were born and 10,808 people died in October 2022, with the number of live births decreasing by 3.9 percent and deaths by 8.3 percent in November 2021-October 2022 compared with the same period a year earlier, the Central ...

LMP re-submits proposal on wind energy

The opposition LMP has again submitted its proposal on permitting the use of wind energy to parliament, the party's co-leader told an online press conference on Monday.

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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, ...