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Hungary’s Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 25,000

Fully 205 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 3,706…

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Senior Infectologist: Protections Still Needed Despite High Vaccination Rate

Notwithstanding the fast pace of vaccinations in Hungary, maximum effort should be made to prevent…

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Pázmány University Creating Campus in Central Budapest

Hungary’s Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE) will set up a new campus in central Budapest,…

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Hungary Secures 1 m Chinese Vaccines Instead of 400,000 by End-April

Hungary has managed to procure 1 million Chinese vaccine doses instead of the 400,000 originally…

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Press Roundup: Chinese Fudan University to Build Campus in Budapest

Opinions diverge sharply on the plan to open a Chinese university campus in Budapest in…

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Hungary to Start Vaccinating Priests

Hungary will begin vaccinating priests against Covid-19 out of turn at the request of the…

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Párbeszéd Urges Broad Consultations on Govt’s Post-Pandemic Recovery Plan

The opposition Párbeszéd party has called on the government to consult with local councils, professional…

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Catholic Services to Resume on Saturday

Hungary’s Catholic Church will resume celebrating public services across the country on Saturday, Catholic portal…

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Coronavirus: 217 Fatalities, 4,604 New Cases Registered in Hungary

Fully 217 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 4,604…

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Here Are the Best Hungarian Press Photos of 2020 – Gallery!

The winners of the 39th Hungarian Press Photo Awards, the best press photos of last…

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Memorial Day of Hungarian Victims of Holocaust: ‘Main lesson’ That Power Must Never “Be Trusted Unconditionally’

Religious and political leaders on Friday marked the memorial day of the Hungarian victims of…

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Opposition Calls on Gov’t to Withdraw Decision on School Reopening

Six opposition parties issued a joint statement calling on the government to withdraw a decision…

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Bear’s Garlic Pogácsa: The Scent of Spring – With Recipe!

Early Spring is the time when a dense green thicket covers a few of Hungary’s…

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Reduced School Reopening Still Meets Strong Opposition

In the second phase of reopening, kindergartens and the lower grades of elementary schools will…

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Mayor Karácsony: ‘Holocaust Casts a Long, Dark Shadow Over Our Entire Civilisation’

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony on Friday marked the memorial day of the Hungarian victims of…

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Fidesz MP Bányai on Ventilator for 50th Day

It was the fiftieth day on Thursday since ruling Fidesz’s MP Gábor Bányai has been…

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Second-Jab Sputnik V Shipment Arrives Late With Fewer Than Expected

A shipment of 120 thousand Sputnik V vaccines arrived after midnight on Tuesday. The amount…

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PM Orbán: Hungary to Be Among First Three Countries to Have Vanquished Pandemic

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday called on Hungarians to get vaccinated against the coronavirus,…

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Details of Terrace Reopening Provided in Gov’t Decree

Hungary’s Terraces can begin preparing for a reopening next week, according to an official decree…

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Fiscal Council: 2021 Budget Deficit Target Needs to Be Raised

Hungary’s Fiscal Council noted on Thursday the deficit target in the 2021 budget would have…

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Cyber Security Center Issues Warning Over Phone scammers

The National cyber security center has issued a warning over a recent telephone scam involving…

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Renowned Hungarian Movie and Theater Star Mari Törőcsik Passes Away

Celebrated actress Mari Törőcsik, Actress of the Nation, holder of two Kossuth prizes, the Kossuth…

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Coronavirus: 241 Fatalities, 5,216 New Cases Registered in Hungary

241 patients died over the past 24 hours in Hungary, while 5,216 new infections were…

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Olympics: U.S. Analysis Predicts 7 Hungarian Gold Medals in Tokyo

According to a recent analysis conducted by Gracenote Sports, Hungarian athletes will win 28 medals…

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Gov’t Spox Hits Back at Tusk Over Criticism of Hungary’s ‘Illiberal’ Handling of Pandemic

Zoltan Kovács, the state secretary for international communications and relations, has hit back at European…

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PMO Head Says Chinese and Russian Vaccines Better than Western Ones

The Chinese and Russian vaccines are more effective than Western vaccines, according to Minister of…

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Numerous Questions Surround Hungary’s Vaccination Certificate

The Orbán government began issuing coronavirus vaccination certificates in early  March to those who had…

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Fin Min Varga: V4 Countries Agree on How to Reboot Economy

The Visegrad Group countries aim to reclaim their place as Europe’s engines of growth once…

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Human Minister Orders Suspension of Cancer-Screening Programs

Human Resources Minister, Miklós Kásler, ordered the immediate suspension of national cancer-screening programs at the…

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Cardinal Erdő: Pope Francis’ Attendance at Eucharistic Congress ‘great sign of hope’

Through the International Eucharistic Congress “we do our best to present our culture, spiritual heritage,…

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Winter Strikes Back with More April Snow – Photo Gallery!

We were too hopeful last week in regard to a good weather forecast, as another…

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Hungary’s Terraces Could Start Reopening By Next Week

Terraces will be reopening in Hungary once 3.5 million vaccinations are reached, according to Prime…

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Over 100 Hungarian Olympians Did Not Request Vaccination Despite Priority

Even though the Hungarian government announced in January that athletes would be given priority to…

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Construction Sector Output Falls by 16.1% in February

Output of Hungary’s construction sector declined by an annual 16.1 percent in February, albeit from…

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PMO Head: Life to Return to Normal by Early Summer

All Hungarians above the age of 18 will have received at least the first dose…

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PM Orbán Congratulates Real Madrid President Perez on Reelection

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the founder of Hungary’s Puskás Akadémia, congratulated Florentino Perez on his…

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Hungarian Opinions on Vaccination and Handling of Pandemic Influenced by Politics

Recent surveys confirm a correlation between the political views of Hungarians and their opinions on…

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Opposition Parties Adopt Pre-election Code of Ethics

Heads of the six opposition parties in parliament adopted a code of ethics to govern…

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Hungary to Comply with NATO Decision on Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

Hungary will comply with NATO‘s decision concerning a military pullout from Afghanistan, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s…

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Coronavirus: 256 Fatalities, Hospitalizations Fall Below 10,000

256 patients died over the past 24 hours in Hungary, while 5,307 new infections were…

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PIT Exemption of Under-25s in Hungary to Affect More Than Previously Thought

In January, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that from 2022 onwards, young Hungarians under the…

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Govt Official: Hungary to Draw EUR 17 Bn from EU Recovery Fund for Energy Efficient Solutions

Hungary plans to draw 16-17 billion euros from the European Union’s 750 billion euro pandemic…

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PM Orbán: Outdoor Catering to Restart When 3.5 Million Vaccinated

Bars and restaurants could again start serving customers outdoors when the number of Hungarians inoculated…

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Coronavirus: Reformed Churches to Reopen on May 2

The General Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary issued a decree on Wednesday, asking…

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Construction of Budapest’s New Metro Line Starts with Exploratory Drillings

The construction of the first section of Budapest’s metro line 5 has started with exploratory…

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Sinopharm in Center of Professional and Political Debate After Reports Question Effectiveness

The Chinese Sinopharm vaccine is yet again at the center of dispute in Hungary after…

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Mass Testing in Pécsvárad: Every Second Sample Positive

People are constantly being vaccinated in Pécsvárad, Baranya County, but mass testing still shows a…

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Government Grants Additional HUF 30 Bn Support to Boost Competitiveness Scheme

The government is granting an additional 30 billion forints support to a scheme to boost…

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Fidesz: Budapest Mayor Karácsony ‘Counts on Far-right Jobbik’

Fidesz said on Wednesday that Gergely Karácsony, Budapest’s mayor, “counts on far-right support when it…

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Gov’t Decides to Wait for Joint EU Regulation on Social Media Giants

Although Judit Varga, Justice Minister,  announced in January that the Ministry of Justice would submit…

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Crowded Vaccination Centers Contribute to Covid Cases in Hungary?

Hungary’s vaccination centers have been facing backlash ever since photos surfaced of how crowded certain…

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Trade Unions: Reopening Schools ‘Unnecessary, Dangerous’

Five trade union confederations published a statement on Wednesday, protesting against the government’s plan to…

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Hungary Reaches 3 Million Vaccinations, Further Reopening Underway?

Hungary has now reached 3 million vaccinations against the coronavirus, and despite infections and deaths remaining…

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Industry Output Up 1.9% Yr/yr in February

Hungarian industrial output grew an annual 1.9 percent in February after declining by 6.7 percent…

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Movement Formed After Ambulance Members Reported for Eating While on Duty

An uncommon public announcement was reported to the capital’s ambulance service during the Easter holiday…

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Coronavirus: 285 Deaths, Active Cases Decrease for First Time Since Mid-February

285 patients died over the past 24 hours in Hungary, while 3,597 new infections were…

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Coronavirus: 285 Deaths, Active Cases Decreased for the First Time since mid-February

285 patients died over the past 24 hours in Hungary, while 3,597 new infections were…

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Justice Minister: Hungary Shows Effective Solution to Migration Crisis

Hungary is showing an effective solution to the migration crisis for the whole of Europe,…

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Bird Flu Identified at Turkey Farm in Eastern Hungary

Hungarian food safety authority Nébih on Tuesday said it identified avian flu at a turkey…

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Hungarians Keen on Installing Solar Panels, Survey Found

Hungarians have expressed keen interest in installing solar panels to reduce energy costs, seeing it…

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Coronavirus Infections Plateauing in Hungary but Pandemic Far From Over

The third wave of the coronavirus is plateauing in Hungary, according to the chief medical…

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Rising Number of Children Infected with Covid-19 in Hungary

The new coronavirus variant is spreading faster than ever in Hungary. As a result, the…

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Janssen Vaccine Arrives in Hungary – How Does it Work?

Pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceutica-Cilag NV, part of the Johnson & Johnson group, has started shipping…

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Opposition: Planned Fudan Campus Raise Security Risks for Hungary

Opposition members of parliament’s national security committee on Tuesday raised concerns over plans to set…

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Coronavirus: Over 4.1 Million Register for Vaccination

So far, 4.11 million Hungarians have registered for coronavirus vaccinations, and 64 percent of them…

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Hungary Scraps CanSino and CoviShield Due to Slow Delivery

Hungary no longer expects the arrivals of the Chinese CanSino and the Indian CoviShield vaccines…

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Coronavirus: Fidesz Calls on Opposition to Withdraw ‘Anti-vax’ Bill

The ruling Fidesz party on Tuesday called on opposition parties to withdraw their “anti-vaccination resolution…

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Hungary’s External Balance Indicators Improve in 2020

Hungary’s external balance indicators improved last year, in spite of the pandemic, the National Bank…

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Roche to Expand Service Centre in Budapest

Pharmaceutical company Roche is expanding its service centre in Budapest, creating 250 new jobs, Péter…

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Hungarian Conservative Magazine to Begin Publication Mid-April

A new bimonthly magazine, titled Hungarian Conservative, is set to share its first publication on…

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Number of Student Loan Applications Breaks Record in 2020

The Student Loan Center closed a record year with 42,000 new applications, three times the…

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Study: Hungary’s Summers 50 Days Longer than in Seventies

Temperature data of the last five decades show autumn in Hungary is much shorter now…

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Coronavirus – Union: 87% of Teachers Object to Apr 19 Return to Schools

Fully 87 percent of teachers would prefer not to return to the classroom on April…

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Hungary’s Ventilator Death Rate ‘Only’ Around 80 Percent, Healthcare Center Says

The National Healthcare Service Center (OKF) has responded to a statement made by the Hungarian…

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Coronavirus: LMP Calls on Govt to Keep Schools Shut

The opposition LMP has called on the government to keep primary schools and kindergartens closed,…

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Minister Kásler: 89% of Teachers Inoculated

Fully 88.7 percent of teachers who have registered for the coronavirus vaccine have been inoculated,…

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Bosch Building HUF 6 Bn Regional Service Centre in Vecsés

German engineering giant Bosch is building a 6 billion forint (EUR 16.8m) regional service centre…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Disagreement over Vaccination Consensus

An independent commentator questions the wisdom of the government’s re-opening plans, while a pro-government pundit…

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Ford’s New Logistics Centre in Biatorbágy Will Serve 15 Countries in the Region

Car manufacturers are continuing to bring engineering, development and service facilities to Hungary, Péter Szijjártó,…

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Syria Archbishop Thanks Hungary for Helping 200 Christian Families Return Home

Archbishop of Homs Jean Abdo Arbach has thanked Hungary for its assistance in enabling 200…

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Foreign Minister at Ford Centre Inauguration: Car-making Backbone of National Economy

Car manufacturers are continuing to bring engineering, development and service facilities to Hungary, Péter Szijjártó,…

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Coronavirus: 272 Deaths, Active Infections Still on the Rise

272 patients died over the past 24 hours in Hungary, while 2,837 new infections were…

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Most Hungarians Plan Domestic Vacations This Year

Most seasoned Hungarian vacationers plan domestic travel this year, a survey by tourism company Everguest…

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SOS Children’s Village: Fundraising More Difficult Amid Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has made raising donations and getting volunteer help more difficult for charities…

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Coach Petry Claims Press Misrepresented His Comments

Hungarian football coach, Zsolt Petry, fired by German football club Hertha BSC for controversial statements…

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Hungary Will Not Alter Sinopharm Vaccination

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller announced on Monday’s government coronavirus briefing that Hungary will not…

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Facebook Claims Hungarian Politicians’ Limited Reach ‘Temporary Technical Issue’

Both Hungary’s pro-government and opposition politicians reported in the past few days that their posts…

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Coronavirus: 5 Million Vaccinated Would Curb Pandemic, says Med Uni Rector

Some 5 million Hungarians will need to be inoculated to keep coronavirus case numbers constantly…

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Schools to Reopen in Hungary Next Monday, Heated Debate Continues

The debate on the reopening of schools in Hungary continues. Although Prime Minister Viktor Orbán…

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Budapest Mayor Shows What Student City Would Look Like Without Fudan

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony shared the simulated images of Budapest’s planned Student City, located in…

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FM Szijjártó: Hungarian Gov’t’s ‘Non-Textbook’ Response to Covid Proved Effective

The Hungarian government’s measures taken to tackle the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus…

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President Áder: Effects of Climate Change Hit Carpathian Basin Early and Hard

Effects of climate change have emerged earlier and in a harsher form in the Carpathian…

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Hungary to Help Slovakia Test Sputnik V After Licensing Controversy

Slovakia has ignited a controversy around the Russian Sputnik V vaccine after its drug testing…

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Former British Ambassador Recites in Hungarian on Day of Hungarian Poetry

Iain Lindsay delighted his followers with another video in Hungarian on the day of Hungarian…

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Family Birthday Party Ends in Two Coronavirus Fatalities

Beáta Rózsa and her family gathered in early March to celebrate her grandmother’s 86th birthday….

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Coronavirus – LMP: Gov’t Using Petry Case as Distraction

The government is using the case of Hungarian football coach Zsolt Petry who has been…

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Coronavirus: DK Calls for Vaccination for Disadvantaged People

The opposition Democratic Coalition has called on the government to help disadvantaged people receive vaccination…

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Press Roundup: Diplomatic Row Between Hungary and Germany Over the Sacking of Coach Petry

The German Foreign Ministry has rejected Hungarian protests against the sacking of a Hungarian football…

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Coronavirus: 291 Fatalities, Active Infections at All-Time High in Hungary

291 patients died over the past 24 hours in Hungary, while 5,077 new infections were…

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Survey: Great Majority of Hungarians Show Awareness of Environmental Issues

A great majority of Hungarians share an interest in the future of the planet and…

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LMP Calls on Govt to Drop Privatization Plans for Mezőhegyes Stud Farm

Opposition LMP on Saturday called on the government to withdraw a draft which aims to…

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Coronavirus: 206 Deaths, 6296 New Infections Registered in Hungary

206 patients died over the past 24 hours, while 6,296 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu…

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Coronavirus: DK Wants Teachers, Students Tested before Schools Reopen

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to organise nationwide coronavirus testing…

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Hungary’s Green Samurai Bond Issue Wins Special Award

Financial information service provider Capital Eye Limited has recognised Hungary’s green bond issue in Japan…

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Coronavirus: Opposition Proposes Scrapping Vaccine Registration

Hungary’s opposition parties and the mayor of Budapest have proposed doing away with the registration…

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Senior Infectologist: Hungary Has Chance to Achieve Herd Immunity by Summer

If vaccinations against Covid-19 continue at the rate that is required in Hungary and if…

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Coronavirus: Hungary Reports 245 Fatalities, 8053 New Infections

245 patients died over the past 24 hours, while 8,053 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu…

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Football Federation Eyeing ‘Full House’ for Euro 2020 Matches in Budapest

Hungarian football association MLSZ said on Friday that it hoped all tickets would be sold…

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Opera Singer Andrea Rost: From a Csepel Outskirts Music School to the Metropolitan Opera

“It’s not a profession, it’s a vocation, it’s my duty to do that,” says world…

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President Áder Sends Condolences to Elizabeth II Over Passing of Prince Philip

Hungarian President János Áder on Friday sent a telegram to Queen Elizabeth II of the…

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German and Hungarian Gov’ts at Odds Over Petry Dismissal

The German foreign ministry stated on Thursday that the Hungarian government’s statements regarding Zsolt Petry’s…

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Hungary’s Planned Fudan University Budapest Location Faces Backlash

The Hungarian government is working with a Chinese state-owned megacorporation to achieve one of the…

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Govt Official: Central Europe Gaining Weight, Strengthening

As Central Europe is gaining political weight and becoming stronger its countries will have to…

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Opposition Takes Stand Against University Reforms

Hungary’s opposition parties have taken a joint stand against the government’s policy of putting certain…

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Austrian Journalist’s Questions to Fidesz Spark Diplomatic Tension

An Austrian journalist has struck a chord with the Hungarian government after she sent three…

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Full-House at Puskás Arena’s Euro 2021 Matches?

There is a chance that the Euro 2021 matches Hungary hosts will be played in…

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Gov’t Delays Opening Secondary Schools After Teachers and Parents Start to Rebel

After the government announced that it would reopen schools on April 19th, tremendous resistance from…

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Trade Minister: Economic Cooperation Strengthening Hungary-Romania Relations

Economic cooperation has strengthened relations between Hungary and Romania “by way of several joint success…

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Outsourcing of Higher Education Continues Despite Uncertainties

The government has recently tabled the drafts about the transformation of several more universities. The…

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Hungarian, European Public Prosecutor’s Office Sign Working Arrangement

The offices of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) and Hungary’s public prosecutor have signed…

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