Jobbik initiates referendum aimed at preventing parliamentary trigger of Hungary’s potential EU exit
Opposition Jobbik has initiated a referendum aimed at prohibiting parliament from approving a decision that could lead to Hungary’s exit from the European Union.
Hungary records driest 7 months since 1901
Hungary has seen the driest seven months since 1901 this year, with precipitation levels coming to half of the average, the National Water Management Authority (OVF) said on Tuesday.
Lenders warn of risk associated with farm sector repayment moratorium
A deterioration in borrowers' credit risk classification resulting from a government-mandated repayment moratorium for drought-hit farmers could harm clients' creditworthiness in future, presenting significant risk, the Hungarian Banking Association said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Decree on firewood export ban issued
In response to the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine and related European Union sanctions, Hungary's government has issued a decree prohibiting energy sources, including firewood, from being taken out of the country, the minister of agriculture said on Tuesday.
Government lowers simplified contribution to public revenues
The government is lowering the simplified contribution to public revenues (EKHO) by 13 percentage points from Sept. 1, according to a decree issued on Tuesday.
‘Stronger together’ at ASEAN Day commemoration
ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, commemorated the 55th ASEAN Day at the Residence of the Indonesian Ambassador to Hungary in District II on August 8. It was the first commemoration since the pandemic and was attended by the ambassadors of Indonesia, Malaysia, ...
July CPI climbs to 13.7 percent
Consumer prices in Hungary rose by an annual 13.7 percent in July, up from an 11.7 percent increase in June, driven by higher food and consumer durable prices, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.
Hungarian man charged with incitement to war for spreading Islamic State propaganda
A Hungarian man was charged with incitement to war for spreading Islamic State propaganda and claiming to be a supporter of the terrorist organisation, the Pest county public prosecutor said on Tuesday.
Hungary stands by One China principle
Hungarian foreign policy is consistently committed to the One China principle, Tamas Menczer, a state secretary of the foreign ministry, said on Facebook on Tuesday.
DK condemns ‘double price increase’ for gas
Opposition Democratic Coalition on Tuesday condemned an upcoming 'double price increase' for gas, with spokesperson Olga Kalman telling an online press conference that "in the current situation, the government should not increase utility fees even once, let alone twice".
Socialists call on government to ensure sufficient funding for ambulance, fire services
The government should ensure sufficient funding for the ambulance and fire services rather than "use those two organisations to save money", deputy Socialist leader Imre Komjathi said on Tuesday.
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Heat alert extended until Tuesday midnight
The chief medical officer has extended the current heat alert until midnight on Tuesday. The alert was originally issued from Wednesday until Saturday midnight.
Opposition parties slam decision
Government to limit eligibility for capped fuel price
Hungary's government has decided to restrict the fuel price cap of 480 forints (EUR 1.19) per litre to privately-owned vehicles, farm machinery, tractors and taxis, at the recommendation of oil and gas company MOL, the prime minister's chief of staff said on Saturday.
LMP calls for minimum wage for degree holders
Opposition LMP on Sunday called on the government to introduce a minimum wage for people with a higher education degree, saying it would be 30 percent higher than the minimum wage for skilled workers.
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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, ...