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Legendary Rock Band Aerosmith Comes to Budapest

Aerosmith will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a major world tour, which will include taking…

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Hungarian Confectioner Wins World’s Best Ice Cream Competition

Ádám Fazekas, a confectioner from Budapest, has won the Gelato Festival World Masters competition. The…

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Coronavirus in November: Drastically Spreading Virus, Record High Mortality Rate in Hungary

The epidemiological statistics of Hungary continue to sharply deteriorate. In November, the negative shift was…

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PM Orbán: ‘We understood Merkel, she understood us’, but era of ambiguity over

According to the prime minister, “the era of ambiguity, stealth politics and drifting has ended…

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Foreign Minister: Hungary Economy among ‘Winners of New World Economy’

Hungary’s economy rebounded to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2021, while the global economy is only expected…

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Budapest Mayor Karácsony Asks USA Not to Equate Orbán with Hungary

Gergely Karácsony apologized to a subcommittee of the United States Congress for the actions of…

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Justice Minister: EU Enlargement Key to Future of Europe

The key to the future of Europe is the enlargement of the European Union and…

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Father-in-law of Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch Murdered

László Lazsányi, father-in-law of Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch, and a well-known footballer in the 1980s,…

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Rock Legend Kóbor, Singer of Original Version of Scorpions Classic “White Dove,” Dies of Covid

János Kóbor, legendary singer of Hungarian rock band Omega, died at the age of 79…

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Teacher’s Unions Announce Strike after “Unacceptable” Pay Raise Offer by Gov’t

While talks are still ongoing, the government has already announced an increase in teacher’s salaries…

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FM Szijjártó: Critics of Hungary-Russia Gas Deal Idle on Energy Diversification

Those slamming Hungary for cooperating with Russia on energy issues have themselves failed to act…

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WizzAir Already Experiencing Effects on Travel from Omicron

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air, like many other airlines, is already feeling the negative impact…

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Fidesz’ Németh: Maintaining Dialogue with US on Highest Level Key for Hungary

Zsolt Németh, the head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee, discussed security policy, economic cooperation and…

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Minister Novák: Warsaw Meeting Involved Leaders Wanting to Preserve Sovereignty

Several political leaders who want to preserve sovereignty met in Warsaw on Saturday and decided…

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Press Roundup: Porn Tycoon and Twin-Tailed Dog Party to Run for Seats in Parliament

Weeklies from across the political spectrum ponder the significance of outsiders in next April’s parliamentary…

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Coronavirus: Almost 500 Fatalities, More Than 22,000 New Cases Registered Over the Weekend

489 patients died of Covid over the past 72 hours, while 22,699 new coronavirus infections…

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Orbán to Ask Ethnic Kin Abroad to Participate in Hungary General Election

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will send letters to ethnic Hungarians abroad in the coming weeks…

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House Speaker Kövér Says Opposition’s Policy Is “Openly Treacherous”

László Kövér, the speaker of parliament, accused the leftist opposition of pursuing “an openly treacherous…

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PM Orbán Aims to Change Politics of Brussels

Brussels is supporting migration and does not protect families and children which should be the…

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KDNP Expresses Concern Over Tusk-Márki-Zay Meeting

Leaders of Hungary’s junior ruling Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) have sent a letter to…

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FM Szijjártó: Hungary Wants Ukrainian Relations of Mutual Respect

Hungary has an interest in Ukraine developing as a country of security, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s…

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HR Ministry Marks Day of Persons with Disabilities

As there are nearly one million people living with some form of disability in Hungary,…

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Army Program’s Final Airbus H145m Helicopter Arrives in Hungary

The last newly purchased Airbus H145M medium-sized military multirole helicopter to complete a fleet of…

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Hungary Opens Ninth Support Center for Victims of Domestic Violence

A new victim support center has opened in Nyíregyháza, in eastern Hungary, bringing the total…

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Construction Phase of Paks Nuclear Plant Upgrade Set to Start in 2022

The construction phase of the Paks nuclear plant upgrade project is set to get under…

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President Áder Vouches for Environmental Protection at Planet 2021 Expo

The aim of the Planet 2021 Budapest sustainability expo is not to scare monger but…

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EU to Set Up News Agency Against Fake News, Leaves Out Hungary’s State Media

The European Union wants to take up the fight against fake news by setting up…

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Coronavirus – LMP: Hungary Must Prepare for Prolonged Economic Slowdown

Hungary must prepare for the possibility of a prolonged economic slowdown due to the coronavirus…

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Bird Flu: Whole Wild Bird Population of Festetics Castle in Keszthely Had to Be Destroyed

Due to bird flu, the entire bird population of the Helikon Castle Museum in Keszthely…

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Pegasus Case: Data Authority Waiting for List of Targets

Hungary’s data protection authority (NAIH) has yet to close its investigation of the Pegasus case,…

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Tram and Local Train in Budapest Decorated with Christmas Lights

On Wednesday, the “Light Fleet” of the Budapest Public Transport Company (BKK), consisting of six…

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Vaccine Mandate for Health-Care Workers Legal, Top Court Rules

The government mandate requiring health-care workers to get vaccinated against Covid is not unconstitutional, as…

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Government Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Roche Group

Hungary’s government signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche on Friday. Minister…

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Tusk: “European People’s Party Welcomes Péter Márki-Zay”

On Thursday, the opposition’s joint candidate for prime minister, Péter Márki-Zay, held talks with Donald…

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President Appoints András Koltay to Head Media Authority

President János Áder on Friday appointed András Koltay, the rector of the University of Public…

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“There is no single uniform concept of rule of law” – Interview with Fidesz MEP László Trócsányi

Rule of law can vary from country to country because it is embedded historically, culturally,…

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Orbán Gov’t Blocks Joint EU Representation at US Democracy Summit Because of Biden’s Snub

Hungary is blocking the European Union from participating in U.S. President Joe Biden’s Summit for…

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Fidesz Vows to Stop ‘LGBTQ Lobby’ at Referendum, Opposition Says it’s Only Campaign Tool

The Parliament’s Fidesz-KDNP majority voted to hold a referendum concerning the child protection law. According…

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Volt Festival 2022: Muse, The Killers, SUM41, Bring Me the Horizon, and Yungblud

After announcements for Sziget Festival, the first performers for the next VOLT Festival have been…

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15 cm of Fresh Snow in Mátra Mountains – PHOTOS!

In the northeastern Hungarian Mátra Mountains, 15 cm of fresh snow fell by Friday morning….

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PM Orbán: Brussels ‘Trying to Intervene’ in 2022 General Election

Hungary will use the referendum on its amendment to the child protection law to strengthen…

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PM Orbán: Vaccination Day to Be Held in All Localities within 6 Weeks

A vaccination day will be held in all Hungarian localities within the next six weeks,…

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Hungary’s Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 35,000

191 patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 10,143 new coronavirus infections…

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Planet 2021 – President Áder: Hungary Making Progress in Environmental Protection, More Needs to Be Done

Hungary has more work to do when it comes to environmental protection, but it must…

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House Speaker: Norway’s ‘Gay Santa’ Ad ‘Desecrates a Beloved Holiday’

Speaker of Parliament László Kövér has slammed a Norwegian TV commercial featuring a gay Santa…

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Foreign Minister: Hungary, Romania to Reconvene Mixed Cttee for Environmental Protection

Hungary and Romania will reconvene their mixed committee for environmental protection, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó…

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Foreign Minister: ‘2021 Best Year in Hungarian-Russian Relations’

Due to vaccine purchases and the long-term gas supply agreement, “it is not an exaggeration…

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Police Investigating Serbian Man Accused of Unruly Behaviour on Budapest-bound Flight

Budapest airport police have launched an investigation into the actions of an unruly Serbian passenger…

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Pediatrician’s Association: More and More Children in Hospitals

Katalin Havasi, president of the Association of Pediatricians, believes that a vaccination rate of over…

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Gov’t Extends National Vaccination Drive

The government has decided to add another week to the national vaccination drive now under…

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Gov’t Extends National Vaccination Drive by Another Week

The government has decided to add another week to the national vaccination drive now under…

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Sensational: Remains of Hungarian King Andrew I Identified in Tihany

The staff of the Research Center for the Humanities has reported a sensational find: the…

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FM Szijjártó to Russia Today: West “Hypocritical” Regarding Russia and China

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó gave a thirty-minute interview to the Russian state-backed Russia Today TV‘s…

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Justice Minister: Advocate General’s Proposal ‘Not the Verdict, Just an Opinion’

The opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union…

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Hungary, Poland Suit Against Rule-of-law Conditionality ‘Should Be Dismissed,’ ECJ Advocate General Says

Campos Sánchez-Bordona, the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, on Thursday issued an opinion…

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City Hall Case: After New Recordings, Mayor Karácsony Publishes All Sales Records since 2019

Two new recordings have been made public, with Gyula Gansperger still in the focus since…

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mRNA Pioneer Karikó to Receive Franklin Medal

Katalin Karikó and co-researcher Drew Weissman will be among scientists recognised with next year’s Benjamin…

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Coronavirus: Vaccination Rate Among Over-12’s at 70 %

The vaccination rate among Hungarians older than 12, the age group currently eligible for the…

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Gov’t: Hungary Booster Vaccination Rate Highest in EU

Hungary has administered coronavirus booster shots to a greater share of its population than any…

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Ethnography Museum to Reopen in ‘World-Class New Home’ Next Spring

The Museum of Ethnography will reopen at its new home, a “state of the art”…

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United World Wrestling Chief Gets Hungarian State Award

Nenad Lalovic, president of United World Wrestling (UWW), was presented with the Officer’s Cross of…

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Planet 2021 – Minister Süli: Green Future, Low Utility Bills Impossible Without Nuclear Energy

Climate protection, a green future and low utility bills are not possible without nuclear energy,…

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Coronavirus: 218 Fatalities, More Than 10,000 New Cases Registered in Hungary

218 patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 10,466 new coronavirus infections…

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FM Szijjártó: Hungary ‘Generous’ in Its Support of Ukraine

Hungary has been “extremely generous” in its support of Ukraine in recent years, but still…

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UK Nationals in Hungary Have One Month Left to Apply for Residency

UK nationals living in Hungary have only one month left to submit their residency application,…

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OECD Forecasts Hungary’s Growth Slowing to 5 % in 2022

The OECD projects Hungary’s economic growth slowing to 5 percent in 2022 from 6.9 pc…

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FM Szijjártó: NATO ‘Serious Miscalculation’ in Afghanistan

NATO has “seriously miscalculated” the situation in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in Riga…

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FM Szijjártó: NATO Must Focus on Challenges from South to Protect Europe

NATO must effectively handle challenges from the South and counter terrorism and migration if it…

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Animal Welfare Laws Being Tightened in Hungary

Animal poisoning will be punished more severely, breeders will be prosecuted more severely, and participation…

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Justice Min on LIBE Report: Gov’t Always Respected EU Values, Rejects Political Pressure

Widepsread corruption, threats to judicial independence, and media freedom are among the main findings of…

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Hungary Donates 150,000 Covid Jabs to Tajikistan

Hungary is delivering 150,000 jabs of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Tajikistan, Péter Szijjártó, the…

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Hungary’s State Secretary for Sports Szabó Delegated to WADA Board

The sports ministers of the European Union have delegated Tünde Szabó, Hungary’s state secretary for…

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FM Szijjártó: “Russia must be handled as a reality in the region”

The problems between East and West should be resolved through dialogue, a “new cold war”…

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Coronavirus: 192 Fatalities, More Than 11,000 New Cases Registered in Hungary

192 patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 11,152 new coronavirus infections…

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Hungary Marks 25 Years as OECD Member

Hungary celebrated the 25th anniversary of its accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and…

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Socialists Warn of Growing Poverty among Pensioners

The gap between pensions and wages is growing, and a growing number of Hungarian pensioners…

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Agriculture Minister at Planet 2021: Hungary on Right Path to Food Security

The importance of food security and food sovereignty has grown considerably as a result of…

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Budapest Mayor Will Not Veto Athletics World Championship

After a long political battle with varying intensity, the Budapest Mayor eventually announced that he…

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Csontváry Painting Sets Record Starting Price for a Hungarian Work at Auction

Csontváry’s “Secret Island”, one of only a dozen or so paintings by the Hungarian master…

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Hungary’s Popular Actor in Christmas Commercial Shown in Nine Countries

This year, Hungarian Telekom (Magyar Telekom) was the winner of German Telekom’s (Deutsche Telekom) competition…

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Coronavirus: More Soldiers Assigned to Help out at Hospitals

The Hungarian Armed Forces is assigning more soldiers to help out staff at Hungary’s hospitals…

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Justice Minister: Europe Can Only Be Reformed If Conservatives Dominate

The only way Europe can truly renew itself is if conservatives can be the dominant…

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Coronavirus: More Than 3,000 Teachers Oppose Mandatory Vaccination

According to a new survey, several thousand teachers in Hungary do not want to be…

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Coronavirus, EU, Alleged American Interference – FM Szijjártó Interviewed Again by CNN

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó gave an interview to CNN from the studio of the Hungarian…

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Hungary Gross Wages Grow Above 9 % in September

Hungarian gross wages grew by an annual 9.1 percent in September, up from 8.9 percent…

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Planet 2021 – Polish President: V4 Setting Example for EU to Follow

Cooperation in the Visegrad Group is setting an example in sustainability that the European Union…

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Opposition to File Complaint about House Speaker Kövér’s Remarks

Hungary’s opposition alliance is filing a criminal complaint concerning Speaker of Parliament László Kövér’s recently…

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Ruling Parties Defend Kövér, Suggest His Words were Twisted after Controversial Speech

In the wake of the publication of House Speaker László Kövér’s speech, in which he…

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PM Orbán Congratulates New Czech PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Czech counterpart Petr Fiala on becoming prime minister, the…

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Constitution Protection Office Reacts to House Speaker László Kövér’s Speech

László Kövér’s speech last year, in which he named the opposition the greatest national security…

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Planet 2021: President Áder Calls for Global Action Through Local Measures

The world must take action “globally as well as locally”, President János Áder said at…

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Hospitals Ordered to Report Data Differently on Patients Needing Respiratory Care

Since last Friday, the number of patients on ventilators has fallen significantly, at least at…

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Cabinet Chief: Gov’t to Conduct ‘Robust Campaign’ for Child Protection Referendum

The government firmly rejects any LGBTQ propaganda aimed at children and will conduct “a robust…

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Press Roundup: Opposing Takes on Parliamentary Speaker’s Speech to National Security Officials

An opposition-leaning commentator believes the Speaker called on the security services to interfere with internal…

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PM Orbán Holds Talks with European Commission Vice-president

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Maros Sefcovic, vice-president of the European Commission, for talks on…

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Áder at Planet 2021: ‘Everyone must bear responsibility for the future’

The Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit got under way at the Hungexpo in…

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President Áder at V4 Meeting: EU Must Protect Its Borders and Values

Europe is facing increasing migration pressure and the EU must prepare to protect its borders…

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Coronavirus: Almost 200 Fatalities, More Than 6,000 New Cases Registered in Hungary

195 patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 6,390 new coronavirus infections…

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Press Roundup: Fears of Electoral Irregularities on Both Sides of the Political Spectrum

A liberal commentator fears that the new permanent residence regulations open up the possibility of…

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Serval Captured in Northern Hungary Dies from Coronavirus

The serval, which was sighted last week in the Bükk Hills of northern Hungary and…

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FM Szijjártó Suspects USA of Planning to Interfere in Hungarian Election

Péter Szijjártó has accused the United States of preparing to interfere in Hungary’s 2022 parliamentary…

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Spox Kovács Shares Picture of His Unique and Surprising Advent Wreath

Sunday marked the first Sunday of the Advent season this year, and many Hungarian politicians…

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Finance Minister: Growth to Exceed 5% in 2022

Hungary’s economy was one of the fastest to recover from the fallout of the coronavirus…

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Hertha BSC Parts Ways with Hungarian Coach Dárdai

German Bundesliga team Hertha BSC Berlin parted ways with Hungarian coach Pál Dárdai on Monday,…

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Great Hungarian Performance at Davis Cup Final Despite Defeats

Both the Australian and Croatian teams eventually beat the Hungarian men’s national tennis team at…

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Coronavirus: Government Plans Further Vaccination Drives

The government is examining whether or not to declare Covid-19 immunity certificates as expired six…

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Foreign Minister Calls for EU Help to Defend North Africa, Middle East Borders

The European Union should launch a comprehensive financial and technical programme to support the North…

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Jobless Rate at 3.9% in October, KSH Reports

Hungary’s jobless rate was at 3.9 percent in October, edging down from 4.0 percent in…

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“Kövér Must Go” – Reactions to House Speaker Labeling Opposition “National Security Threat”

The House Speaker labeling the opposition “the greatest threat to national security” in front of…

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Fidesz’s Kövér Links Opposition to “Greatest National Security Risk”

A controversial speech made by László Kövér has been unveiled, in which the Speaker of…

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First Vaccination Action Week’s Success in Numbers

In order to further increase vaccination coverage and control the epidemic, a Vaccination Action Week…

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Budapest Mayor Signs Agreement on State Funding for City Public Transport

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony on Monday signed an agreement on the state funding of the…

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Hungary Helps Christian Communities Survive, state secretary Soltész says

The Hungarian government supports Christian communities abroad in their fight for survival, Miklós Soltész, state…

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LMP Pledges Annual HUF 300 Billion for Home Insulation Support

LMP will earmark an annual 300 billion forints (EUR 816m) to insulate residential buildings if…

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Church Leaders Pray for Coronavirus Victims

Dignitaries of the Catholic, Reformed and Lutheran churches prayed together for coronavirus victims and the…

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First Tram Train Linking Hódmezővásárhely and Szeged Starts Operation

The first tram train in Hungary, linking the cities of Hódmezővásárhely and Szeged, started operation…

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Coronavirus: 460 Fatalities, 27,830 New Infections Registered Over the Weekend

460 patients died of Covid over the past 72 hours, while 27,830 new coronavirus infections were…

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Press Roundup: Márki-Zay Supports Same Sex Marriage

A Christian conservative and a liberal commentator try to make sense of the opposition frontrunner’s…

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Coronavirus: Hungary Joins Restrictions on Travellers from Southern Africa Over New Covid Variant

Hungary is joining a host of other countries in restricting air travel from the southern…

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Coronavirus: Omicron Variant Not Yet Detected in Hungary

The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has not yet been detected in available samples in…

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