Jobbik initiates referendum aimed at preventing parliamentary trigger of Hungary’s potential EU exit
Opposition Jobbik has initiated a referendum aimed at prohibiting parliament from approving a decision that could lead to Hungary’s exit from the European Union.
Hungary records driest 7 months since 1901
Hungary has seen the driest seven months since 1901 this year, with precipitation levels coming to half of the average, the National Water Management Authority (OVF) said on Tuesday.
Lenders warn of risk associated with farm sector repayment moratorium
A deterioration in borrowers' credit risk classification resulting from a government-mandated repayment moratorium for drought-hit farmers could harm clients' creditworthiness in future, presenting significant risk, the Hungarian Banking Association said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Decree on firewood export ban issued
In response to the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine and related European Union sanctions, Hungary's government has issued a decree prohibiting energy sources, including firewood, from being taken out of the country, the minister of agriculture said on Tuesday.
Government lowers simplified contribution to public revenues
The government is lowering the simplified contribution to public revenues (EKHO) by 13 percentage points from Sept. 1, according to a decree issued on Tuesday.
Hungarian man charged with incitement to war for spreading Islamic State propaganda
A Hungarian man was charged with incitement to war for spreading Islamic State propaganda and claiming to be a supporter of the terrorist organisation, the Pest county public prosecutor said on Tuesday.
DK condemns ‘double price increase’ for gas
Opposition Democratic Coalition on Tuesday condemned an upcoming 'double price increase' for gas, with spokesperson Olga Kalman telling an online press conference that "in the current situation, the government should not increase utility fees even once, let alone twice".
Socialists call on government to ensure sufficient funding for ambulance, fire services
The government should ensure sufficient funding for the ambulance and fire services rather than "use those two organisations to save money", deputy Socialist leader Imre Komjathi said on Tuesday.
Government: Opposition’s special parliamentary session ‘lacks credibility’
In the absence of the governing parties, the special session of parliament initiated by the opposition lacked a quorum. With speeches made before the planned debate, Monday's session lasted for about three quarters of an hour.
LMP turns to top court against tree-felling decree
Green opposition LMP has decided to appeal to the Constitutional Court against a recent government decree allowing the felling of trees, which its opponents see as detrimental to Hungary's forests.
DK: Full-year inflation to be ‘brutal’
An opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) official has insisted that higher household energy bills will feed into "brutal inflation" by the end of the year.
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Heat alert extended until Tuesday midnight
The chief medical officer has extended the current heat alert until midnight on Tuesday. The alert was originally issued from Wednesday until Saturday midnight.
Opposition parties slam decision
Government to limit eligibility for capped fuel price
Hungary's government has decided to restrict the fuel price cap of 480 forints (EUR 1.19) per litre to privately-owned vehicles, farm machinery, tractors and taxis, at the recommendation of oil and gas company MOL, the prime minister's chief of staff said on Saturday.
LMP calls for minimum wage for degree holders
Opposition LMP on Sunday called on the government to introduce a minimum wage for people with a higher education degree, saying it would be 30 percent higher than the minimum wage for skilled workers.
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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.
How to get a vaccination certificate?
Despite successful double vaccination it happens that you still have to wait in vain for your green vaccination card. In the following article, I show how you can download the corresponding app and activate it by registering. The app is now recognized as a ...