Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said the 2024 draft budget would be a “defence budget”, protecting the country’s security, families, pensions, jobs and the utility price caps. Varga told a regular government press briefing on Thursday that an unstable world economic environment, “failed European Union sanctions policy” and the protracted war in Ukraine weighed on Hungary’s economy.
Hungarian troops proved their skills, says defence minister
The Hungarian troops have proved their skills and that they can be trusted and counted on in every task they are assigned to perform on a mission either abroad or in their own country, the defence minister said on Tuesday, after the landing of ...
EU commissioner: Risk of systemic breach of EU values in Hungary still stands
The Article 7 procedure, the EU'S strongest possible tool, needs to continue in the case of Hungary because a risk of a systemic breach of European values still stands, Vera Jourova, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, said in Brussels on ...
Students begin sit-in demonstration at president’s office
A group of students began a sit-in demonstration in front of Sandor Palace, the office compound of the Hungarian president, on Tuesday evening in protest against the law changing the legal status of teachers.
Momentum: Payment of EU funds should be contingent of education reform in Hungary
The opposition Momentum party has said payment of European Union funds to Hungary should be contingent on the government implementing a comprehensive reform of the country's education system and raising teachers' salaries.
Hungary sends new police unit to Serbia
The Hungarian police force has sent a 35-strong unit to Serbia to assist local forces in border protection, the police's official website said on Tuesday.
DK to file lawsuit demanding Russian gas contract details
The opposition Democratic Coalition will file a lawsuit with a view to revealing precisely how much Hungary "pays Russia for Europe's most expensive gas", the party's deputy leader and MEP said on Tuesday.
Cardinal Erdo: ‘Pope Francis paid attention to our problems and situation’
From all the speeches given by Pope Francis during his visit to Hungary, "it could be felt that he paid attention to our problems and our situation", Cardinal Peter Erdo, the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, said on Monday at a lecture in Budapest, adding that ...
Fidesz MEP: Recent EP report ‘absurd attempt at blackmail, pressure’
The European Parliament resolution declaring Hungary unfit to hold the European Union's rotating presidency "is absurd", an MEP of ruling Fidesz told public radio on Sunday, saying it was "yet another attempt to blackmail and put pressure on Hungary".
Novak attends pilgrimage in Sumuleu Ciuc
President Katalin Novak on Saturday attended Pentecost mass in Sumuleu Ciuc (Csiksomlyo), in central Romania, and said it was "uplifting to experience when the nation is together."
Karacsony: Chain Bridge revamp to wrap up early
The reconstruction of Budapest's Chain Bridge will end some six weeks earlier than originally planned, in the summer rather than autumn, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony said on Saturday.
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Tourism Agency: Hotels fully booked over May long weekend
Almost 200,000 guests spent 362,000 guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary during the May 1 long weekend, generating 7 billion forints (EUR 18.7m) in revenue, the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTU) told MTI on Friday.
Defence Minister: ‘We must protect homeland with weapons and right national policy’
"We must protect the homeland with weapons and the right national policy," Defence Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky told the CPAC Hungary conference on Friday.
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 ...
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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.
Second jab of Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca to be pushed back
The second jabs of the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines will be pushed back as much as professional, clinical and scientific standards allow, to ensure as many people as possible get the first coronavirus shot, an official of the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said ...