Katalin Novak was inaugurated as Hungary’s new president in a ceremony in front of Parliament on Saturday.
LMP calls for wage compensation, pay rise for public sector employees
The green LMP party on Sunday called for immediate wage compensation and a mid-term pay rise programme for public sector employees because of inflation.
Another renewed Budapest metro section reopens
A central stretch of Budapest's Metro 3, covering Kalvin Square, Corvin, and Semmelweis Klinikak, reopened on Saturday.
LMP calls for Budapest congestion charge
The green LMP party wants the rapid implementation of strong measures to reduce car traffic in Budapest, and advocates the introduction of a congestion charge as well as a car-free embankment on the Pest side of the city, a party lawmaker said on Friday.
EC spokesman says oil embargo still on the table
Szazadveg: Brussels oil embargo plan unpopular among public
Three-quarters of respondents would not support Hungary shutting off crude oil and natural gas deliveries from Russia under pressure from the US and the EU, while 21 percent would not oppose the measure, according to a fresh survey by the Szazadveg Foundation.
DK criticises incoming government over lack of education, health-care, environment ministries
Orbán concludes talks on forming government
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has concluded talks on forming Hungary's next cabinet, the PM's press chief said. Orbán structured the new government and chose its ministers with a view to resolving the challenges facing the country, Bertalan Havasi, said.
Socialist MEP calls for new post-pandemic recovery plan
Istvan Ujhelyi, MEP of the opposition Socialists, has said the government should prepare a new plan to access the European Union's post-pandemic economic recovery funds.
Szijjarto: Migration, terrorism out of Africa set to increase
The world must prepare for the food supply challenges stemming from the war in Ukraine to lead to a significant increase in migration pressure from the direction of Africa, which will in turn lead to an increase in the spread of terrorism, Foreign Minister ...
LMP submits draft decree against new GMO technologies
Green opposition LMP has submitted to parliament a draft decree rejecting the initiative of leading international companies to exempt products made with new gene technologies from tight EU regulations in force on genetically modified products, the group leader of the party said on Wednesday.
Energy authority: Hungary household energy bills still lowest in broad European comparison
Hungarian household energy bills in April were the lowest in a broad comparison of European cities, according to the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH).
Hidveghi calls on EU to ‘stop accusations’ against Hungary
After the clear and unequivocal decision made by Hungarians at the parliamentary elections on April 3, it is high time that respect should be shown and accusations stopped against the country, ruling Fidesz MEP Balazs Hidveghi said on Wednesday in reaction to a recent ...
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Mi Hazank aims to also replace left-wing alliance
The radical Mi Hazank (Our Homeland) party aims to replace not only the government but also the left-wing opposition alliance, deputy leader David Docs said on Wednesday.
Fidesz proposes divvying out parliamentary positions based on 2/3rds to 1/3rd
The ruling Fidesz party has proposed dividing parliamentary positions based on the proportion of seats won by the governing parties as opposed to the opposition parties, arguing that the governing side should control two-thirds of the positions while the opposition parties should capture one-third.
President Ader calls on lawmakers to represent national interests
Lawmakers take oaths in new parliament
Hungary's lawmakers took their oaths on Monday at the start of the new parliamentary cycle. The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has 135 seats in parliament, the Democratic Coalition has 15 seats, while Jobbik, Momentum and the Socialists have 10 each. The radical Mi Hazank ...
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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.
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.
Nazi victim soccer player commemorated in Budapest
Istvan Toth Potya, a Hungarian soccer player murdered by the Gestapo, was commemorated by the Ambassador of Israel and the Hungarian Jewish community in Budapest on Tuesday.