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.

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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.

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".

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.

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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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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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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 ...