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Hungarian Research Institute Begins Search for King Matthias’ Remains

The genetic distinctiveness of King Matthias Corvinus has been identified, and the legendary Hungarian king’s…

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Top Court Decision on ‘Special Economic Zones’ Still Leaves Question Marks

Hungary’s Constitutional Court rejected the constitutional complaint of the opposition-led local government of Göd, in…

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State Sec. Suspects Cultural Imperialism Behind German DW Broadcasting in Hungary

The Hungarian government coldly received German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s (DW) recent announcement about its…

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Jobbik MP Reveals Plans for ‘Secret’ VIP Tunnel at Puskás Aréna, Causing Uproar

A 50-meter-long underground tunnel for vehicles will soon be added to Budapest’s pricey Puskás Football…

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British Coronavirus Variant Spreading Fast in Hungary, says Chief medical officer

A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom is now in…

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PM Orbán: Easing of Restrictions Not Yet within Reach

A decision to ease restrictions introduced to curb the coronavirus pandemic is not yet within…

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Coronavirus: Can Employers Oblige Employees to Get Vaccinated?

According to experts the current legal environment does not allow employers to make coronavirus vaccination…

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FM Szijjártó: UN Human Rights Council Must Be Non-political and Impartial

In a video address to the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Péter…

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Coronavirus: 102 Fatalities, 2,855 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Fully 102 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the…

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Coronavirus: Health Council Advises PM Orbán against Easing Restrictions

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday met leaders of the Scientific Health Council, as part…

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Strange Market Developments Raise Corruption Allegations

Several small markets have sprouted up recently in the villages of Fidesz MP and former…

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Disagreement Around Potential Benefits of “Vaccine Passport” in Hungary

The current national consultation asks people in Hungary about their opinions around a potential “vaccine…

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Central Bank Head Matolcsy: Hungary Should Follow Estonia’s Example

The head of the National Bank of Hungary, György Matolcsy, recently criticized the government’s approach…

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Foreign Minister Calls on EU to Back Egypt Unconditionally

Egypt deserves unconditional support from the European Union as it has proven that illegal migration…

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Coronavirus: Hungary to Have Inoculated 800,000 by End of Week

By the end of this week, the number of people vaccinated against coronavirus may well…

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Socialists Launch Consultation on EU Recovery Funds

The Socialists (MSZP) are launching a consultation with trade unions on the use of the…

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Fidesz MP Simonka’s Immunity Suspended Once Again

Fidesz lawmaker György Simonka’s immunity has been suspended once again, following yesterday’s vote in the…

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Bill Extending Special Legal Order in Hungary Ignites Debate in Parliament

Parliament has passed a bill on extending the special legal order in connection with measures to…

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Orbán to Focus Online: Hungary in Race to Procure as Many Jabs as Possible

Countries must quickly purchase as many coronavirus vaccines as possible, regardless of whether they come…

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Experienced Teachers’ Salaries at Same Level as Minimum Wage of Skilled Workers

The wages of teachers in Hungary are so low that the basic salary of those…

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Hungary’s Baths and Hotels Willing to Reopening Despite Third Wave

The third wave of the coronavirus is rampaging through Hungary, yet hotels and wellness spas…

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Parlt Approves Modified Waste Management Law

Parliament on Monday approved legislation on waste management modified to address concerns raised by the…

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Orbán on Consultation on Reopening: ‘Everybody’s opinion counts’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán urged voters to participate in the government’s latest National Consultation survey…

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Coronavirus: 103 Fatalities, 1,628 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Fully 103 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Dispatches from the Trenches in the Culture War

A pro-government commentator finds it justified for the government to have reclaimed national sovereignty from…

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Coronavirus: Parlt’s Ruling Majority Extends Special Legal Order

Parliament on Monday passed a bill on extending the special legal order in connection with…

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FM Szijjártó: ‘It is in Europe’s security interest to stop migration’

The European Union’s relations with its southern neighbours should be determined by efforts to stop…

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Now More People Vaccinated Against Covid Than Registered as Infected

More people are now vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hungary than were infected by the virus…

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Govt to Introduce Three-pillar System for Funding Universities

The government is introducing a new three-pillar funding system for universities from September to better…

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Fidesz-led Municipalities Received 500x More Tourism Support Than Opposition-led Ones

Ruling Fidesz-KDNP-led municipalities have gotten some 470 times more money than opposition-led ones from last…

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Fundraising Begins For Little Girl Who Lost Parents to Coronavirus

Last week, a six-year-old girl lost both of her parents due to coronavirus. The girl’s…

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One-off Prize Money Increased for Paralympians

The prize money Paralympians would win has been increased by more than 40% on average…

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LMP Pushes for Closure of Casinos in Epidemic Emergency

Many are still angered that even though restaurants, cafes, and pubs in Hungary are still…

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Gov’t Wants Food Industry to Become Internationally Competitive by 2027

Developments on an unprecedented scale are planned in Hungary’s food industry by the end of…

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Over 200,000 Respond to Nat’l Consultation on Lifting Restrictions

A total of 201,087 people filled out the government’s National Consultation survey on possible scenarios…

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Socialists Press For Free Rapid Covid Tests

The Socialists are recommending that the government adopt a practice similar to the one in…

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Momentum Leader Fekete-Győr to Run in Joint Opposition PM Primary

András Fekete-Győr, the leader of the Momentum party, will run in the primary for the…

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DK Launches Petition For Free Covid Vaccine Choice

The Democratic Coalition (DK) is launching a petition demanding that people be allowed to pick…

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Coronavirus: 48 Fatalities, 2,623 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Fully 48 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Klub Radio to Win New Licence Tender?

The left-wing radio station that went off air in mid-February (but is still available online)…

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“With Mass Vaccination, Coronavirus Can No Longer Win” – Interview with Chief Infectologist János Szlávik

“Just get whichever vaccine is available. The virus can no longer win.” –  We sat…

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Ambulance Service’s Emergency App has Helped in Thousands of Cases

The Életmentő (Lifesaver) app created by Hungary’s National Ambulance Service with the help of the …

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Coronavirus – Hungary to Inoculate More Than 465,000 Over Two Weeks

Hungary will have enough vaccine to inoculate more than 465,000 people against the coronavirus over…

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Great HungarICON: Márton Fucsovics

Márton Fucsovics is an extraordinary tennis player, and one of Hungary’s most popular athletes at…

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House Speaker: Hungary’s Future hinges on 2022 election winner

The future of Hungary depends on who will win the 2022 general elections, house speaker…

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Coronavirus – Socialist MEP Urges Govt to Apply for EU SURE Support

Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi on Saturday called on the government to apply for 1 billion…

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KDNP Spokesman: Govt Parties Defend Hungarian Families, Businesses

Governing Fidesz-KDNP is defending families and businesses during the coronavirus epidemic, too, and has extended…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: V4 at 30

As the Visegrád Group celebrates the anniversary of its establishment in 1991, a pro-government commentator…

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Media Watchdog Says Klubrádió Cannot Provide Temporary Services

There is no legal means at present to allow Klubrádió to provide media services temporarily,…

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Speaker of Parliament Discusses Bilateral Ties With Chinese Counterpart

Speaker of Parliament László Kövér discussed bilateral ties, relations between China and eastern and central…

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President Áder Contacts Romanian Counterpart Over River Pollution

President János Áder sent a letter to Klaus Iohannis, his Romanian counterpart, on Friday, calling…

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Coronavirus – Chinese Vaccine to Be First Applied in Hungary Next Week

Inoculation of Hungarians against coronavirus with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine will start next week, koronavirus.gov.hu…

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Coronavirus: 107 Fatalities, 2,995 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Fully 107 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the…

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Celebrities Encourage Vaccination in Budapest Reopening Video

The city of Budapest recently uploaded a video with notable celebrities speaking about how nice…

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Doctor Arrested For Profiting off Budapest Hospital’s Covid Medicine

A doctor has been arrested for stealing medicine meant for coronavirus patients at a Budapest…

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The Hungarian Dessert That Conquered the White House – With Recipe!

It may be said for countless Hungarian main courses that they were developed with the…

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Justice Minister: Govt Ready to Scrap Law Over Infringement Procedure

Hungary is ready to scrap the legislation on foreign-funded NGOs, and has sent a draft…

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Finance Minister Inaugurates HQ of International Investment Bank

The International Investment Bank’s (IIB) decision to move its headquarters to Budapest is a boost…

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Huge Brands and Dutch Embassy Join Campaign for Acceptance of Rainbow Families

On Thursday, more than forty brands joined the “family is family” campaign of Hungary’s rainbow…

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Semmelweis Rector Makes Statement by Receiving Sputnik V Vaccine; Which Will Politicians and Experts Choose?

The rector of Semmelweis University received his first coronavirus vaccination on Thursday. Instead of a…

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Centrist Democrat International Condemns Hungarian Left’s Alliance With Jobbik

The Centrist Democrat International (CDI) has adopted a resolution condemning the Hungarian left-wing parties’ cooperation…

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Chief Medical Officer: Chinese Vaccine Fits Manufacturer’s Specifications

An analysis by Hungary’s public health authority has shown that China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine conforms…

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‘No to anti-Christian ideologies,’ says New Reformed Church Head, Former Minister Balog

“We must say no to anti-Christian ideologies,” former minister Zoltán Balog said after taking up…

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Coronavirus: 110 Fatalities, 3,093 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Fully 110 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the…

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PM Orbán: ‘If we can fend off a third wave, we can reopen Hungary’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in a radio interview on Friday, encouraged Hungarians to get themselves…

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Mayor of Tekirdağ Receives Hungarian Order of Merit Officer’s Cross

Kadir Albayrak, the mayor of Tekirdağ (or ‘Rodostó’ in Hungarian), received the Hungarian Order of…

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Disaster Management Authority: Concentration of Zinc, Copper, Aluminium, Iron in Szamos River below Threshold

The concentration of zinc, copper, aluminium and iron has been below threshold value in water…

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Average Square Meter Prices in Budapest Show Drastic Surge

The average square meter prices of newly built residential buildings in Budapest has increased by…

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Wealth of MPs Sitting in Parliament Since 2010 Risen by 786%

The average wealth of lawmakers sitting in Parliament since 2010 has increased by 20% in…

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Ministry: Number of Severely Poor People in Hungary Plunges over Past Ten Years

The proportion of people living in extreme poverty in Hungary has dropped from 23.4 percent…

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Breathtaking Photos as Hungary Approaches End of Winter Season

Last week it was reported in Hungary that the country reached an all-time low temperature,…

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Fidesz MP Kósa Visited Swiss Banks With the ‘Csenger Swindler’

Fidesz MP and former minister Lajos Kósa met with the Csenger woman four times in…

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Third Wave Officially Arrives in Hungary

Over the past 24 hours, another 2,853 people in Hungary caught the coronavirus, reports koronavirus.gov.hu….

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Family Succesfully Raises HUF 730 Million for Treatment of SMA Toddler Zsombor

The fundraising for Zsombor, who suffers from SMA-1, a rare and extremely dangerous genetic disease,…

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Govt Delivers Charity Donations to Croatian Earthquake Victims

On Thursday, Miklós Soltész, the state secretary for church and ethnic relations of the Prime…

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Klubrádió One Step Closer to Reclaiming Former Frequency License

Hungary’s media regulator has accepted the corrections provided by Klubrádió in the relaunched bid for…

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Opposition Parties Accuse Gov’t of Using Vaccine Registration for Data Collection

The opposition parties have accused the government of using the vaccine registration system for “data…

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Family Minister: Visegrád Group Sets ‘Demographic Example’ for Europe

Countries of the Visegrád Group “see it as their mission to set an example for…

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Szeged Researchers Investigate Link Between BCG Vaccination and COVID-19

The research team at the University of Szeged has found a connection between the protein…

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National Consultation on Reopening Hungary Gets Underway

The government’s National Consultation survey on conditions for lifting restrictions after the coronavirus epidemic has…

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Complications Arising Around Vaccination Process

Hungary’s vaccination of those between the ages of 18 and 59 has begun, but people…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Views on Post- Trump America

As the US Senate acquits President Trump and halts the impeachment procedure, a conservative and…

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Coronavirus: 104 Fatalities, 2,853 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Fully 104 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the…

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PM Orbán: Unity Key to V4’s Success

If the Visegrad Group wants to remain successful over the next 30 years, sticking together…

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Hungarian Geographer Creates First Ever Mars Atlas

A Hungarian geographer has created the first detailed atlas of Mars. Former NASA researcher Henrik…

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Orbán’s Former Minister Elected Head of Reformed Church

Just months after becoming a Bishop, three Fidesz-led governments’ former minister Zoltán Balog was made…

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Gov’t-Critical Klubrádió to Return On-Air After Uncontested Frequency Bid?

Shortly after Klubrádió went off the air, Hungary’s media regulator continued the bid for the…

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DK to Launch Online Consultation on Situation of Pensioners

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) will start an online consultation on the situation of Hungarian…

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Fidesz MP Kósa Offered Shares of Big French Bank by ‘Billionaire’ Csenger Swindler

New developments have arisen in perhaps the strangest domestic political scandal, the attempted scam concerning…

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Hungarian Medical Chamber Launches Vaccination Promotion Campaign

The Hungarian Medical Chamber (MOK) has launched a vaccination promotion campaign to draw people’s attention…

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Chief Medical Officer: Experts Studying Sinopharm Vaccine

Hungary’s National Public Health Authority (NNK) is examining China’s Sinopharm vaccine, 550,000 doses of which…

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Hungary’s EU Commissioner Listed As “Enemy of Ukraine”

Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement from Hungary, has been listed on the…

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National Consultation Survey Questions on Reopening Revealed

A government official on Wednesday revealed the topics of the National Consultation survey on conditions…

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State Secretary: Hungary Targets 70% Vaccination Rate by June

With the government working to procure as many Covid-19 vaccines as possible, Hungary could have…

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Hungarians Breaking Coronavirus Restrictions Increases Police Activity

Hungarians are breaking coronavirus restrictions, visiting friends and family, more often now than they were…

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Nazi Victim Football Player Commemorated in Budapest

István Tóth Potya, a Hungarian football player murdered by the Gestapo, was commemorated by the…

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Orbán: Visegrad Group Responsible for Shaping Europe’s Future

The Visegrad Group countries have a responsibility to protect Europe from external attacks and internal…

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Coronavirus: 94 Fatalities, 1,548 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Fully 94 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the…

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Nearly 10,000 More People Died In Hungary in 2020 than a Year Before

In 2020, nearly 10,000 more people died in Hungary than a year earlier. The increase…

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Hungary and Poland Sign Military Cooperation Agreement

Defence ministry representatives from Hungary and Poland signed a bilateral military cooperation agreement in Budapest…

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Ministry Announces Changes to Secondary School Final Exam Requirements

Hungary’s public education system will introduce changes to the secondary school general final exam requirements…

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Coronavirus: Mi Hazánk against Maintaining Lockdown

The extra-parliamentary Mi Hazánk party does not support extending Covid-related restrictions, Dóra Dúró, the party’s…

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Szijjártó: Indonesian Investment Biggest Hungarian Tech Export So Far

A 103 billion forint (EUR 287m) electronic road toll system to be built in Indonesia…

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Hungary GDP Down 5.1 % in 2020, Gov’t Expects Quick Return to Growth Path

Hungary’s economy in 2020 declined by an annual 5.1 percent, the Central Statistical Office (KSH)…

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Coronavirus: PM Orbán Thanks Uzbekistan for Help

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Uzbekistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov in his office on…

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Chinese Vaccine Arrives in Hungary Prior to Its Authorization

550 thousand vials of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine have arrived in Hungary, prior to its…

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Opposition Criticizes Gov’t Approach to Pandemic

The representatives of Hungarian opposition parties had a lot to say in response to Prime…

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EP’s European Citizens’ Prize Goes to Oltalom Charity Org., Dominican Sister Baritz

The European Parliament has recognized Hungary’s Oltalom Charity Society and Dominican Sister Laura Baritz with…

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Iconic Handball Player Anita Görbicz to Retire

Anita Görbicz, one of the most successful Hungarian female handball players of all time, will…

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Justice Min: V4 Offers Strong Alternative to United States of Europe Utopia

The Visegrad Declaration, signed by Hungarian Prime Minister József Antall, Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel and…

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Coronavirus: 85 Fatalities, 823 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Fully 85 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the…

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Karácsony: Budapest Pays Four Times More Tax than during Fidesz-backed Tarlós

Budapest pays more tax than the government support it receives, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said…

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Hungarian Press Roundup: Former PM Gyurcsány’s State of the Nation Address

Prime Minister Orbán has announced that he is postponing his annual state of the nation…

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Details on Vaccination for Foreign Citizens in Hungary

Foreign citizens who want to be vaccinated in Hungary must have a social security number…

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Opposition Parties Refuse to Extend State of Emergency Law

The government wants to extend a law on its response to the second wave of…

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Chief Medical Officer: 550,000 Doses of Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine to Arrive on Tuesday

A shipment of 550,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine is scheduled to arrive in Hungary…

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Foreign Minister: Hungary to Ask Austria to Help Commuters

Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said on Monday that Hungary will ask Austria to make…

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UK Coronavirus Variant Spreading Rapidly in Hungary

The UK variant of the coronavirus could be the reason behind the growing number of…

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Coronavirus: Prime Minister Outlines Crisis Management Plans

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán outlined his government’s Covid-19 vaccination and economic recovery action plans in…

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Gov’t-Critical Klubrádió Goes Off Air from Sunday Midnight

The last government-critical radio station, Klubrádió, switched off analog broadcasting at Sunday midnight and continues…

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