Kover: Europe ‘seriously lagging behind’ global competitors

In the past five years policies "dictated by the European Commission have caused the greatest fiasco in the history of the European Union as Europe seriously lags behind its peers in terms of world economic competitiveness," Laszlo Kover, Hungary's speaker of parliament, said in ...

DK: Quarter of decided voters back DK-Socialists-Parbeszed’s joint list

Fully 26 percent of decided voters support the joint list of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), the Socialist Party and Parbeszed-Greens ahead of the European Parliament (EP) elections, DK managing director Csaba Molnar told an online press briefing on Tuesday, citing a survey published ...

Ministry: Hungary to prepare EU 2025 budget

This year Hungary will take up the presidency of the European Union "for the second time amid challenging times", Mihaly Varga, the finance minister, said after meeting Thomas Westphal, director-general for economic and financial affairs of the European Council, in Budapest on Tuesday.

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Varga: IMF says Hungary’s economy to return to growth this year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts the Hungarian economy returning to growth this year and taking its place in the vanguard of the EU's growth performers next year, Mihaly Varga, the finance minister, said on Tuesday, adding that the IMF prognosis echoes that of ...

Chinese investments worth HUF 6,000 billion under way in Hungary

Currently there are some 6,000 billion forints (EUR 15.2bn) worth of Chinese investment projects under way in Hungary, creating 25,000 new jobs, the foreign ministry quoted Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, as saying in Beijing on Tuesday.

Dobrev: Social Democrat-Green coalition fulcrum of opposition

The Social Democrat-Green coalition is a fulcrum of the opposition that is present throughout the country, knows how to replace "Viktor Orbán's regime" and "also knows what do afterwards", Klara Dobrev, the leader of the Democratic Coalition-Socialists-Parbeszed-Greens European Parliament list, said at a campaign ...

Boka: Realistic assessment of EU membership, EU needed

A realistic assessment of Hungary's European Union membership and the EU itself is needed, Janos Boka, the EU affairs minister, told a conference on Monday, declaring at the same time the country's EU membership "a historic success based on national consensus".

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Hungary rejects moves that would push NATO closer to war

Hungary refuses to back any proposal at the upcoming meeting of NATO foreign ministers that would push NATO closer to war or turn it into an offensive alliance, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, said on Wednesday.

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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, ...