PACE’s European Conservatives meet in Budapest

The European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance (EC/DA) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) met in Budapest on Friday to discuss, among other topics, migration and the outlook for further strengthening conservative unity.

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LMP: ‘No pardon for terrorists!’

The opposition LMP party has proposed that parliament should adopt a political statement to ensure that "terrorists and other criminals jeopardising society's structure, unity, and security" are not granted a presidential pardon.

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Brussels is calling for austerity and proposing that Hungary "ruin its economy, people, families and pensioners", Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday. He said Brussels did not want Hungary to take banks' and corporations' extra profits away, and wanted pensioners and families to ...

Protest held against teachers’ status law

A demonstration organised by the Tanitanek (I want to teach) and noAr movements was held at the Ministry of Interior on Thursday where participants protested against a bill on the legal status of teachers.

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Gulyas: Government to extend interest rate freeze

The government will submit the 2024 draft budget to parliament on May 30, with a vote scheduled for July 7 and it is extending a freeze on interest rates for small and medium-sized companies and will keep it in place until the base rate ...

Construction sector output falls by 9.8 percent in March

Output of Hungary's construction sector slipped by 9.8 percent year-on-year in March, falling for the fourth month in a row, albeit at a slower pace, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Monday show.

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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, ...