Hungary refuses to give up its energy security for any political reason, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said on Wednesday, adding that though the country was working hard to diversify its energy supplies, it had no intention of phasing out Russian energy imports.
Dobrev meets Labour Party chief in London
Klara Dobrev, MEP and shadow prime minister of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), met Sir Keir Starmer, head of Britain's Labour Party, for talks in London on Wednesday.
President Novak meets Charity Council organisations leaders, Ukraine refugees
Hungarians help out in trouble, President Katalin Novak said at a meeting with leaders of Charity Council organisations and Ukrainian refugees at the presidential Sandor Palace on Wednesday, underlining the need to support those fleeing the war in Ukraine and those who have stayed ...
Cities’ population edges down as suburbs grow
The number of permanent residents fell in county seats and several Budapest districts last year, as suburbs saw growing populations as well as property price rises, according to a property analyst.
State secretary visits Transcarpathia
Tristan Azbej, Hungary's state secretary in charge of aid to persecuted Christian communities, made a "solidarity visit aimed at assessing the situation" to Transcarpathia at the invitation of Greek Catholic Bishop Nil Lushchak on Wednesday.
Deutsch: Ruling parties reject EU’s ‘aggressive attack’ against child protection law
Hungary's ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance "rejects the European Commission's aggressive, brutal attack against the country's child protection law," Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch said in a video statement on Wednesday, adding that the government would "protect" the contested legislation.
Illegal migration – Prison chiefs meet consular reps of 58 countries
Hungary's prison service directorate BvOP met the consular representatives of 58 countries to brief them about the dramatic increase in the number of foreign nationals held in custody in Hungarian prisons, BvOP said on Wednesday.
Government official: Water management strategic issue
Water management is a strategic issue for Hungary's future, the deputy state secretary for water management said on Wednesday, marking World Water Day.
Szijjarto: Western Balkans enlargement would strengthen EU
Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Wednesday called for European Union enlargement to be speeded up, saying that the integration of Western Balkan countries would strengthen the bloc and help in the handling of current issues.
Government raises compensation for farmers to HUF 50.6 billion
The government is increasing compensation to farmers fourfold to help them offset their losses due to last year's extreme drought, Agriculture Minister Istvan Nagy said on Wednesday.
Budapest hosts St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and parade
On March 19 a series of celebrations and a parade was held in downtown Budapest to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, a public holiday on March 17 in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and a number of regions in the Americas. The celebration and ...
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Szijjarto: World outside Europe wants peace
The "psychotic state of war" is not too popular among most countries outside Europe, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in New York on Friday, adding that a significant part of the world was impacted negatively by the war in Ukraine and wanted peace.
Szijjarto: Hungary objects to ‘severing’ EU-Chinese economic ties
Hungary is firmly against "severing" the European Union's economic cooperation with China in a move to "override economic realities with political considerations", and instead calls for shaping mutually advantageous relations, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said in Stockholm on Friday.
Szijjarto: Hungary supporting least developed countries
Hungary is ready to continue taking a fair share in supporting the world's least developed countries to strengthen their stability and prevent future waves of migration, the foreign minister said in Qatar on Tuesday.
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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, ...