External trade surplus EUR 1 billion in October

The value of export increased by 1.2%, while that of import was 13% lower in EUR terms in October 2023 than in the same period of the previous year. The balance of the external trade in goods improved by EUR 2.0 billion. Compared to ...

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Integrity Authority proposes reforming asset declarations

The Integrity Authority has reviewed Hungary's asset declaration system and concluded that it is not fit for purpose, the authority's head said on Thursday, adding that the authority has proposed reforms to increase efficacy.

Farm sector output up 6.5 percent y/y in 2023

Output of Hungary's farm sector rose by 6.5 percent to 4,334 billion forints (EUR 11.4bn) in 2023 as volume climbed and prices fell, a first estimate released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Thursday shows.

Orbán greets Jewish community on Hanukkah

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a letter greeted the Hungarian Jewish community to mark the start of Hanukkah, the prime minister's press chief said in a statement on Thursday.

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Szijjarto: Hungary seeking energy cooperation with Venezuela

Hungary wants to make use of the possibility of energy cooperation with Venezuela and is exploring ways to import liquefied natural gas from and export oil extraction technologies to the Latin American country, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Caracas on Friday.

Deputy PM addresses Diaspora Council meeting

The time has come for Hungarian nationality to be seen as an advantage after its drawbacks of the past one hundred years, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen told a meeting of the Hungarian Diaspora Council in Budapest 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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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, ...