Hungary’s security comes first, so Hungary “is not at war with anyone”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview on Friday. Orbán told public radio that the outbreak of the war in Ukraine had coincided with the general election campaign in Hungary, and the Hungarian leadership had made clear that “this is not our war”, while the left-wing opposition signalled their intention to comply with “what the international community says”.

Deaths outpace births in December

Preliminary data show that 7,366 children were born and 11,940 people died in December 2022, with the number of live births decreasing by 5.0 percent and deaths by 13 percent in January 2022-December 2022 compared with the same period a year earlier, the Central ...

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Agreement to speed up Paks upgrade reached

Peter Szijjarto, Hungary's minister of foreign affairs and trade, has talked by phone with Alexander Novak, Russia's deputy prime minister for energy affairs, and they agreed to accelerate the pace of the upgrade of Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant wherever possible.

LMP: Battery plants health risk in northern Hungary

A battery plant near Komarom, in northern Hungary, might be endangering citizens' health as the cumulative effect of the plant's multiple units on the environment has not been tested, opposition LMP warned on Thursday, after a public hearing at city hall.

Official: Remarks by new Frontex head ‘dangerous’

Remarks by Hans Leijtens, the new head of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex, about the tasks of the agency "are dangerous" because they suggest that instead of protecting Europe's borders, he wants to focus on providing legal services to illegal migrants, ...

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Temperature rises to record high for January 2

The warmest January 2 on record was registered in Fulophaza Hattyus-szek, in central Hungary, on Monday, with the mercury hitting 18.2 C., according to the Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ).

Gulyas: European unity only achievable along national interests

European identity only exists through national identities and therefore European unity can only be achieved along national interests, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, said in an interview with commercial news site on Saturday.

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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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A touch of “Vertigo” at Polish church

With all respect to the Polska Parafia Personalna w Budapeszcie, which translates as the Polish Personal Parish in Budapest, whenever in line of sight of this Kőbánya landmark it is the tower top that gives the surreal but impulsive take I always have here ...