The extension of European Union sanctions to Russian gas and nuclear energy “would have tragic consequences for Hungary”, and the government is working to obtain exemption from any such decisions, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio on Friday. Early in the war, the European Union hoped to conclude the war through sanctions or at least facilitate that goal, but they have “taken us not an inch closer” to the end of the conflict, Orbán said in the interview.

Finance Minister: Hungary economy faces tough times

Hungary's economy and its players must prepare to perform in an increasingly difficult international environment, Mihaly Varga, the finance minister, told an annual event of the National Association of Businesses and Employers (VOSZ) in Budapest on Friday.

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Hungary and Iran are working on developing economic cooperation in line with the policy of common sense and a pragmatism, and this could contribute to Tehran returning to a peaceful coexistence in the international community, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday.

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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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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, ...