Catholic Church sending aid to help Croatia quake victims

The Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference (MKPK) and its charity organisation on Friday said they are sending aid to Croatia and have launched a donation drive to help the victims of an earthquake that hit the Balkan country earlier this week.

Festive photos by Krisztián Bódis

Christmas in Budapest captured

The eco-friendly Christmas lights around Budapest may have been admired by fewer people this year, with locals having to hurry home by 8pm and tourists in short supply, but there was still plenty for renowned urban photographer Krisztián Bódis to snap.

Second consignment is sufficient to inoculate 35,000 health-care staff

New shipment of vaccines arrives

A second shipment of the German-American coronavirus vaccine containing 70,000 doses arrived in Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Wednesday morning, according to public television channel M1.

Karacsony: Vaccine the only solution

The vaccine against the novel coronavirus is the only solution to the pandemic, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony said on Facebook on Wednesday, emphasising the need to build greater public trust in the vaccine.

Central Europe will never surrender its Christian values, national culture and our belief in the traditional family model, PM says

Orbán responds to Manfred Weber

In a response to criticisms by European People's Party group leader Manfred Weber, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has defended the record of his government over the past ten years.

Budapest sees increase in vacant premises

The number of vacant commercial properties in Budapest increased in the second half of the year, with many permanent closures -- mainly restaurants or entertainment venues -- due to the pandemic, business daily Vilaggazdasag said.

Health workers getting vaccinated at 25 locations

Vaccine registrations near 600,000

So far, some 598,000 people in Hungary have registered to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Csaba Domotor, a state secretary of the Prime Minister's Office, said on Facebook.