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 have to pay full energy prices.
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.
Agriculture Minister: Hungary-France ties must be further strengthened
Hungary is dedicated to further strengthening Hungarian-French agricultural, political and trade relations, Minister of Agriculture Istvan Nagy said on Thursday after meeting French Ambassador Claire Legras.
Szijjarto: New government programme to encourage Hungarian firms invest foreign profits at home
The government is drafting a programme to encourage Hungarian businesses to invest profits generated abroad on capacity expansion at home, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday.
Szijjarto: NATO can’t discuss accession of a country at war
The NATO membership of a country at war cannot be on the agenda at the defence alliance's next summit in Vilnius, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Oslo on Thursday, adding that NATO must not become party to the war in Ukraine, lest it ...
Budapest police take into custody 14 soccer fans over UEFA final
Police took into custody 13 foreign and one Hungarian soccer fans over rowdy behaviour at the UEFA European League final in Budapest, the Budapest police headquarters (BRFK) said on Thursday.
EP supports nomination of Hungary’s Pelcz to continue as Court of Auditors member
MEPs on Thursday supported the nomination of Hungary's Ildiko Gall Pelcz to continue to serve as member of the Court of Auditors, the European Parliament said on Thursday.
President Novak: Stability of Western Balkans key to peace in Europe
The stability of the Western Balkans is key to peace and security in Europe which can be achieved with the European Union integration of the region, President Katalin Novak told a plenary session of the Albanian parliament in Tirana on Thursday.
Fidesz MEP slams EP resolution on concerns over Hungary
EP adopts resolution expressing concern over Hungary’s 2024 EU presidency
The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution condemning what it calls "deliberate and systematic efforts" to undermine EU values in Hungary, and expressing concern over Hungary taking over the bloc's rotating presidency in 2024.
Guest nights up 1.2 percent in April
Guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary edged up by 1.2 percent to 2.9 million in April from the same period a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Thursday.
Budapest mayor: 2024 draft budget would ‘bleed Budapest out’ further
Next year's draft budget would "bleed Budapest out" even further, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
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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.
President Novak in NY: ‘Fair, long-term sustainable peace agreement road to peace’
President Katalin Novak in New York on Thursday told Hungarian public media that a "fair, long-term sustainable peace agreement is the road to peace".
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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, ...