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.
Hungarian biochemist Katalin Kariko wins Public Media’s Person of the Year Award
Hungarian biochemist Katalin Kariko, a senior vice president at German biopharmaceutical company BioNTech, is the inaugural winner of the Public Media's Person of the Year Award, public media foundation MTVA announced on Wednesday.
Opposition declares objection to govt’s treatment of local councils, epidemic response
Hungarian opposition parties have jointly declared their objection to the Orbán government "bleeding dry local councils" and its "irresponsible epidemic handling and crisis management".
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.
Suburban railways development to result in better integrated, faster services
The development of Budapest's three suburban railway (HEV) lines connecting the city with Csepel, Rackeve and Szentendre is in its planning phase, the Budapest transport development centre (BFK) said. The end result will be better integrated and faster services, the centre said.