LMP official challenges Karacsony's view on opposition woes

Budapest by-elections yield 3 ruling party, 1 opposition victory

Four Budapest constituencies held by-elections on Sunday, with three going to candidates of the ruling party and one to the opposition, the National Election Office (NVI) said late on Sunday.

Palkovics: EU needs access to affordable energy

The aim of the European Union's legislative packages on energy efficiency and renewable energy is to ensure that the bloc has access to affordable energy and can guarantee its energy independence, Hungary's minister of technology and industry said on Monday.

Heat alert in effect

A heat alert has come into effect in Hungary from early Monday until Thursday midnight, as mean temperatures are expected to exceed 27 degrees on all four days, the national health and disaster management authorities have said.

DK: Hungarians ‘pro-EU’

The spokesman of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) party said on Sunday that "each and every step taken recently by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán points in the direction that he wants Hungary to quit the European Union".