Navracsics: deal on the partnership agreement "will be reached by the end of the year"

EP votes to recommend freezing Hungary funding

The European Parliament has proposed freezing European Union funding, saying that the 17 measures taken by Hungary aimed at unlocking its EU funding were not sufficient to offset the systemic risks to the bloc’s finances. In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 416 votes in favour, 124 against and 33 abstentions, MEPs called on the EC and the European Council to “resist pressure from Hungary and go ahead with adopting the proposed rule-of-law conditionality measures to suspend EU cohesion funds.”

Key figure of criminal network dismantled by Eurojust

A leading figure of the poly-criminal network shut down by European criminal justice agency Eurojust earlier this week who was arrested in Slovakia had previously lived in Hungary, police said on their website on Friday.

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Foreign minister calls for preventing migration waves to Europe

Europe must work closely with north African and Middle Eastern countries to prevent the emergence of more illegal migration waves on its borders, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday, arguing that the combined burden of the war in Ukraine and migration would be ...

Orbán at V4 summit: Visegrad Group ‘still has a future’

Specific and difficult issues tie the Visegrad Group of countries together, and it is easier to address them together than separately, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Thursday in Kosice (Kassa), Slovakia. So the V4 "still has a future", Orbán added.

DK: Government ‘threat’ to bank deposits

The government is a threat to bank deposits, the opposition Democratic Coalition said on Wednesday, insisting that banks had been told to cap interest payments on deposits at the same rate as government securities with a maturity of three months.

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Szijjarto: Hungary, Iran working on developing economic cooperation

Hungary and Iran are working on developing economic cooperation in line with the policy of common sense and a pragmatism, and this could contribute to Tehran returning to a peaceful coexistence in the international community, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday.

Police arrest people smugglers assaulting officers

The police have detained people smugglers that had fired shots at them in an attempt to avoid being apprehended near Inarcs, in central Hungary, early on Monday, the police said on its website, adding that nobody had been injured in the incident.

Varga: Hungary committed to the values on which the EU is founded

Hungary is committed to the basic values of the European Union and to protecting its financial interests, "as it is in our common interest to ensure transparent and efficient use of European taxpayers' contributions," Justice Minister Judit Varga said in an article published on ...

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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.