Karacsony: Planning for Budapest Ring Road renovation set to start this year
Planning for the revamp of a major section of Budapest's Ring Road linking Petofi Bridge and Margaret Bridge is set to begin this year, with the first stage of the renovation works expected to get under way next year, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony said ...
Number of green vehicles up five fold since 2020
The number of vehicles registered with green number plates rose to over 88,000 in January from 17,000 in 2020, or a five-fold increase, the energy ministry said on Thursday.
LMP: EP vote on GMO plants ‘potentially detrimental to Hungary, Europe’
The European Parliament has passed a proposal on allowing the trade of "a new type of uncontrolled, gene-modified produce", opposition LMP said on Thursday, adding that the vote's results could be "extremely detrimental to Hungary and Europe".
Former swimming fed chief Gyarfas, Portik sentenced to prison in 90s murder case
A Budapest court on Thursday sentenced Tamas Gyarfas, the former head of Hungary's swimming federation, to seven years in a maximum security prison and Tamas Portik, the one-time head of an oil company involved in illicit deals in the nineties, to life in prison ...
EC to launch infringement procedure against Hungary over sovereignty protection law
The European Commission has sent a letter of formal notice to Hungary, launching an infringement procedure over the country's Sovereignty Protection Act. In a press release on the February infringement package, the EC said the law, adopted on December 12 and in force since ...
Ministry: Solar power ratio in Hungary’s electricity mix second biggest in EU
Hungary has the second largest share of solar power in its electricity mix in the European Union, with 18.16 percent after Greece's 18.83 percent, the energy ministry said on Wednesday, citing a fresh analysis.
BKK submits EU funding bids for metro, tram developments
The Budapest transport centre (BKK) on Wednesday submitted a bid for EU funding worth 10 billion forints (EUR 26m) for the preparation of large-scale metro and tram development projects in the city under the 2021-2027 budgetary cycle, BKK said.
Hidveghi: Government views farmers as allies
The "inconsiderate and short-sighted" green policies of Brussels destroy European farmers, whereas the Hungarian government views Hungarian farmers as allies, ruling Fidesz MEP Balazs Hidveghi said on Wednesday.
Fidesz: Only president can exercise right of clemency
The right of clemency is one that only the president can exercise, "irrespective of whether or not we individually agree" with a given pardon, ruling Fidesz's parliamentary group leader said on Facebook on Tuesday.
Government official: Hungary a ‘key state’
Hungary is a "key state" which takes it upon itself to represent regional interests as well, and represents values in connection with the changing world order that "differ from the usual", the prime minister's political director said at the presentation of a book on ...