Consumer prices were 7.9% higher on average in November 2023 than a year earlier. Compared to October, the prices were unchanged on average, however, motor fuels became 3.6% cheaper.
Nezopont: Vast majority against Ukrainian GMO imports
Fully 87 percent of respondents to a Nezopont survey say Hungary should not allow genetically modified produce to be imported from Ukraine, the Nezopont Institute said on Friday.
Bradley-Farrell’s book on Hungarian politics presented in New York
A book analysing Hungarian politics by Shea Bradley-Farrell, the head of the Counterpoint Institute, was presented in New York on Thursday.
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 ...
Lang: Deputy mayor ‘admits’ city leadership ‘brought Budapest to bankruptcy’
Ruling Fidesz's Budapest leader Zsolt Lang said on Thursday that the deputy mayor of Budapest had admitted that the city's leadership had brought Budapest to bankruptcy.
Dobrev: DK to build strong service state based on the rule of law
Opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) MEP Klara Dobrev said on Thursday that her party's programme was to build a strong service state based on the rule of law.
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.
Szijjarto has talks with head of Ukrainian President’s Office
Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto had talks by phone with Andriy Yermak, the head of the Ukrainian President's Office, at the initiative of the Ukrainian party, the Hungarian foreign ministry's spokesman told MTI.
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.
Government launches HUF 20 billion scheme to build accommodation for labourers
The government is launching a 20 billion forint (EUR 52.6m) programme to create accommodation for 3,500 labourers, a government official said 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.
Szijjarto: African sources crucial for overcoming European energy crisis
Europe needs to make use of African energy sources in order to overcome its energy crisis, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Tangier on Wednesday, adding that this required infrastructure developments.
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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, ...