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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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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 ...