Agriculture Minister: Farm subsidies ensured for 2024
Farm subsidies will be ensured in 2024, the minister of agriculture said on Tuesday, pledging 650 billion forints (EUR 1.7bn) of central budget funding to complement European Union rural development monies.
Wintermantel calls on Karacsony to give answers in Lanchid revamp ‘scandal’
Gergely Karacsony, the mayor of Budapest, must give answers in connection with a "scandal" surrounding the recent revamp of the city's landmark Chain Bridge, the Fidesz-Christian Democrats group leader in Budapest, Zsolt Wintermantel, on said on Tuesday.
Varga: Hungary EU presidency priorities demography, competitiveness
The Hungarian EU presidency's priorities will be addressing demographic challenges and competitiveness, Judit Varga, the (Fidesz) chairwoman of parliament's European affairs committee said on Monday.
Ship collision – Trial of Viking Idun captain starts
Topal F, the captain of Viking Idun, the sister vessel of the Viking Sigyn which caused a deadly accident on the Danube in 2019, pleaded not guilty in the trial hearing the charge that he neglected to provide aid during the accident.
Socialists call on government to develop fixed track transport rather than buying airport
The opposition Socialists have called on the government to use central budget resources on an overall development of fixed track transport in Hungary rather than buying an airport, the party's deputy leader said on Monday.
CEE ministers press EC for steps to manage Ukraine grain glut
Central and eastern European agriculture ministers have once again turned to the European Commission for support in managing the impact of market disturbances caused by the flood of grain imports from Ukraine, Minister of Agriculture Istvan Nagy said on Monday.
EC disburses EUR 140.1 million in REPowerEU funds to Hungary
The European Commission on Monday said it has transferred 140.1 million euros to Hungary in REPowerEU pre-financing grants under the post-pandemic Resilience and Recovery Facility (RRF).
Navracsics: Local governments, regional government offices must work more closely
Cooperation between local governments and regional offices of the central government "must be brought even closer", Tibor Navracsics, the minister of public administration and regional development, said in Miskolc, in northern Hungary, on Monday.
Deutsch: Fundamental changes needed in Brussels
Fundamental changes are needed in Brussels, and bureaucrats that use their power only to pressurise countries that want to pursue a sovereignty-based policy and represent their own national interests "must be chased away", Tamas Deutsch, an MEP of ruling Fidesz, said on Sunday.
LMP demands immediate payment increase to foster parents
Opposition LMP calls for immediately raising the pay of foster parents and adjusting their allowances to the rate of inflation, the party's spokesperson for welfare and family policy said on Sunday.