The only way to end wartime inflation is by putting an end to the war, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio on Friday. “Hungary must be on the side of peace,” he said. Whereas Hungary is officially curbing the price of certain products, wartime inflation can only be dampened temporarily and partially using these means, he said.

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Hungary's seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 57.0 points in June from 51.9 in May, Halpim, the company that compiles the index, said on Friday.

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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, ...