Authority cites content errors in tender documents

Chain Bridge renovation delayed again

Hungary’s Public Procurement Authority has rejected the tender documents of the renovation of Budapest’s landmark Chain Bridge, citing errors in their content, daily Magyar Nemzet said. The paper cited the municipal group of ruling Fidesz saying in a Facebook entry on Monday that after ...

Dismissal of editor-in-chief leads to staff quitting en masse

Index affair triggers demonstration in Budapest

A demonstration was held in Budapest on Friday evening in protest against the dismissal of the editor-in-chief of news website index.hu, for media freedom.

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Varga: growth will benefit public safety, education, health-care

Virus, economy budget priorities

The government has two key aims with next year's budget, to maintain the state of medical preparedness in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and to support economic growth as much as possible, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said after the budget was approved by ...

Red alert travel restrictions as coronavirus flares up

Off-colour world, again

The government has introduced international travel restrictions aimed at preventing a new wave of coronavirus. Additional restrictive rules within the country were not announced, but border controls will be tightened and travellers from most affected “red” countries will be barred.

US ambassador thinks world powers are big admirers of Hungary

Secret’s out of the bag

Hungary is attracting "a great deal of attention" from global powers such as the United States, China and Russia, US Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein has told billionaire John Catsimatidis on his "CATS Roundtable" New York radio show. According to Cornstein Hungary and the ...

Hungary winning again 100 years after Trianon: Orbán

‘Great times’ out of defeat

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Hungary is "winning again" in a speech at the inauguration of a monument in Sátoraljaújhely, in the northeast of the country, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Trianon Peace Treaty. "There is not a single nation in ...

Budapest mayor lambasts government budget bill

‘Treachery’ raises tension

The government's 2021 budget bill would "extremely seriously" impact not only local governments but local communities too, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has said, adding that the budget is "against the interests of the nation". Since the unveiling of the bill, the situation between the ...

Embassy donation aims to ease strain on hospital staff

Colombian coffee combats COVID

Staff at Szent János Hospital in Buda, who have been dealing with the stress of looking after COVID-19 patients, have received some relief in the form of 20 kilograms of Colombian coffee, donated by the Colombian Embassy in Hungary and enough to brew some ...

Health, politics begin return to normal

Emergency powers lifted

Parliament has terminated the emergency powers handed to the government in March in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic. The law submitted by Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, required a two-thirds majority of MPs in attendance and ...

Q&A on the Coronavirus Protection Act

Severity of law ‘unavoidable’

The Hungarian National Assembly has passed the Coronavirus Protection Act, introducing a special legal order to protect citizens' lives and health as well as the security of their assets and rights while maintaining the stability of the national economy. Zoltán Lomnici Jr., Legal Expert ...

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Dismissal of editor-in-chief leads to staff quitting en masse

Index affair triggers demonstration in Budapest

A demonstration was held in Budapest on Friday evening in protest against the dismissal of the editor-in-chief of news website index.hu, for media freedom.

Red alert travel restrictions as coronavirus flares up

Off-colour world, again

The government has introduced international travel restrictions aimed at preventing a new wave of coronavirus. Additional restrictive rules within the country were not announced, but border controls will be tightened and travellers from most affected “red” countries will be barred.

US ambassador thinks world powers are big admirers of Hungary

Secret’s out of the bag

Hungary is attracting "a great deal of attention" from global powers such as the United States, China and Russia, US Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein has told billionaire John Catsimatidis on his "CATS Roundtable" New York radio show. According to Cornstein Hungary and the ...

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Embassy donation aims to ease strain on hospital staff

Colombian coffee combats COVID

Staff at Szent János Hospital in Buda, who have been dealing with the stress of looking after COVID-19 patients, have received some relief in the form of 20 kilograms of Colombian coffee, donated by the Colombian Embassy in Hungary and enough to brew some ...

Information for UK nationals in Hungary

UK Government continues post-Brexit campaign

The UK Government’s Foreign Office has launched a vital information campaign targeting more than one million Brits across Europe with support and advice on steps to protect their rights after the “Brexit” transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

Budapest mayor lambasts government budget bill

‘Treachery’ raises tension

The government's 2021 budget bill would "extremely seriously" impact not only local governments but local communities too, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has said, adding that the budget is "against the interests of the nation". Since the unveiling of the bill, the situation between the ...