Hungary’s jobless rate was 3.5 percent in May, down from 3.6 percent in the previous month and from 3.9 percent twelve months earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Thursday.
‘The right car, the right cocktail’: the challenge of writing James Bond
With the release of “With a Mind to Kill”, author Anthony Horowitz will wrap up his Bond novel trilogy. Here, he writes about the journey, from reading “Dr No” as a 10-year-old to bidding a fond farewell to the iconic character.
Karacsony: Budapest transport price hikes limited to tickets typically purchased by tourists
The price of most transport tickets and season passes in Budapest will not increase, but certain transport offers such as 3-day tickets, mainly purchased by tourists, will do, Gergely Karacsony, the mayor of Budapest, said on Friday.
Retvari: Hungary anticipates illegal migration skyrocketing
The Hungarian authorities are anticipating illegal migration from the south to skyrocket, a government official told public broadcaster M1 on Friday. Moreover, the increasingly aggressive behaviour of human smugglers "foreshadow a hot summer and autumn".
Parbeszed encourages Novak to attend Pride event
The opposition Parbeszed party has asked President of the Republic Katalin Novak to attend one of the events forming a part of this year's Pride march and festival of the Hungarian LGBTQ+ community.
MOL lowers refuelling limit for retail buyers
Hungarian oil and gas company MOL has set a 50-litre per-service refuelling limit for retail buyers at its domestic petrol stations from Friday, the company has said.
Gross wages up 15.2 percent in April
The average gross wage in Hungary grew by an annual 15.2 percent to 507,500 forints (EUR 1,265) in April, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday. The data for full-timers at businesses with at least five people on payroll show the average net ...
V4 agree to speed up rail network developments
Transport officials of the Visegrad Group countries have agreed to speed up preparations for the construction of a high-speed rail network across their countries and to step up efforts to transport grain from Ukraine, the Ministry of Technology and Industry (TIM) said on Friday.
Mi Hazank rejects Ukraine EU candidacy
The radical Mi Hazank (Our Homeland) party on Friday said it rejected the European Union candidacy granted to Ukraine, saying the country was "unprepared".
Palkovics: Government committed to extending Paks nuclear plant’s lifespan
Hungary's government is committed to extending the lifespan of the Paks nuclear power plant, Laszlo Palkovics, the minister of technology and industry, said in Paks, in central Hungary, on Friday.
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Szijjarto: Georgia not being granted EU candidate status ‘harmful, wrong’
Georgia should have been granted EU candidate status alongside Ukraine and Moldova, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, said in Tbilisi on Friday. He said the decision was "inexplicable ... and harmful to Europe".
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Orbán calls for EU candidate status for Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán attended a video conference in preparation for a two-day European Union summit on Thursday and Friday, and has called for member state candidate status to be granted to several European states, the prime minister's press chief said on Monday.
National Day of Cohesion – President Novak: To be Hungarian is to make a choice
To be Hungarian is to make a choice, the President of the Republic said at an event on National Day of Cohesion, marking the anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon, on Saturday.
President Novak greets Elizabeth II on Platinum Jubilee
President Katalin Novak on Thursday greeted Elizabeth II in a video message on her Platinum Jubilee, the 70th anniversary of her ascension to the throne.
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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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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, ...