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Orbán: Possible Hungary will emerge from crisis stronger

Hungary is stronger today than at any time since the collapse of the communist regime, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a speech on the opening day of parliament’s autumn session on Monday. While sanctions have damaged the country, the government may succeed in ensuring that Hungary emerges from the crisis even stronger, he said. The government will “set a quick pace” in the months to come, the prime minister said.

Census to start on October 1

The next census of the Hungarian population will start on October 1, the head of the Central Statistical Office told a press conference on Monday, adding that participation in the national survey was mandatory.

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DK: Shadow government holds first meeting

The opposition Democratic Coalition's "shadow government" held its first meeting on Monday, the leftist party's spokeswoman, Olga Kalman, told a press conference on Monday.

Parliament suspends immunity of Momentum MP Fekete-Gyor

Parliament suspended on Monday the parliamentary immunity of opposition Momentum MP Andras Fekete-Gyor in connection with a court hearing into the charge that he pelted police with a pyrotechnical device during a demonstration in front of Parliament in 2018.

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Agriculture minister: Fighting droughts strategic issue

Taking measures against droughts is a strategic task for the national economy, the minister of agriculture told a local conference on Thursday, and called for renewing irrigation canals nationwide, and building new, large reservoirs.

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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’s Szajer resigns as MEP

Jozsef Szajer of Hungary's ruling Fidesz party on Sunday announced his resignation as a member of the European Parliament, effective December 31.