Retail sales up 5.7 percent in October

Retail sales in Hungary grew by an annual 5.7 percent in October, down from 5.8 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

30th anniversary of Ukraine-Hungary diplomatic relations

Sunshine and clouds

It's an old saying but not too clichéd – politics remains much like the weather. Thus when there are blue skies, harmony prevails, and then after various political storms, blue skies return again. This is much the case with today's relations between neighbours Ukraine ...

Gulyas: National vaccination drive extended by another week

The government has decided to extend the national vaccination drive now under way by a further week, Gergely Gulyas, the prime minister's chief of staff, told a regular government press conference on Thursday. The government, he said, is mulling making the validity of immunity ...

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Szijjarto: ‘2021 best year in Hungarian-Russian relations’

Due to vaccine purchases and the long-term gas supply agreement, "it is not an exaggeration to say that 2021 was the most successful year" in Hungarian-Russian relations, Peter Szijjarto, Hungary's minister of foreign affairs and trade, wrote on Facebook after meeting his Russian counterpart ...

Kariko to receive Franklin Medal

Katalin Kariko and co-researcher Drew Weissman will be among scientists recognised with next year's Benjamin Franklin Medals for their achievement in life sciences, the Philadelphia-based Franklin Institute announced on its website 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, ...