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FM Szijjártó to Carlson: EU Foreign Ministers Privately Share Our Views but Afraid to Publicly Support Us

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, gave an interview to the host of…

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For First Time Ever, Hungarian Snowboarder Qualifies for Winter Olympics

Kamilla Kozuback has become the first ever Hungarian snowboarder to qualify for the Winter Olympics….

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Teachers to Hold General Strike after Gov’t ‘Fails to Address Neglected Conditions’

Since the government “has failed to effectively address public education’s neglected conditions,” teachers will go…

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Hungary Drinking Water Quality in Line with EU Rules, says Hungarian Water Utility Association

The quality of drinking water in Hungary is “comfortably” in line with European Union regulations,…

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Macron Sets Goals of French EU Presidency, Singles Out Hungary and Poland over Rule of Law

France took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union on January…

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Fidesz MEP: ‘EU Leftists, Soros Network’ Interfering in Hungary Election

Pro-migration, left-wing European Union politicians and the “Soros network” are interfering in the upcoming Hungarian…

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Shots Fired at Austria-Hungary Border: Traffickers Arrested in Hungary

The Moldavian smuggler who shot at an Austrian border guard in Szentpéterfa on Monday, near…

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FM Szijjártó before UN Debate Calls on Int’l Community to Make It Clear It Stands on Israel’s Side

The situation in the Middle East is a key issue for Hungary for several reasons,…

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Press Roundup: Debate on Election Debate

A left-wing commentator claims that Prime Minister Orbán is afraid to participate in a public…

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Coronavirus: 71 Fatalities, More than 15,000 New Cases Registered in Hungary

Altogether 71 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 15,526…

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FM Szijjártó: UN Counter-Terrorism Office in Budapest to Have Further Tasks

The United Nations counter-terrorism centre’s regional office in Budapest will assume further responsibilities, Foreign Minister…

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Chief Medical Officer: Omicron Now Dominant Variant in Hungary

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus now accounts for 87 percent of infections in Hungary,…

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Ministers Commemorate Anniversary of Slovak Military Plane 2006 Crash

The defence ministers of Hungary and Slovakia on Tuesday commemorated the victims of a Slovak…

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Insufficient Professional Guidelines Hamper Administering of 4th COVID Vaccine in Hungary

Although the Hungarian government has made the fourth COVID vaccine available, many Hungarians who tried…

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State to Acquire 51% Stake in Debrecen Airport Operator

Hungary’s state is acquiring a 51 percent stake in the company operating Debrecen International Airport,…

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Opposition PM Candidate Péter Márki-Zay Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The opposition candidate for prime minister, Péter Márki-Zay, has tested positive for coronavirus. He has…

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Opposition: Change of Govt Crucial for Fighting Climate Change

If Hungary is to have a fighting chance of countering climate change, voters must elect…

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Hungarians Took Out 40% More Mortgages Last Year

Financial institutions granted more than a total of HUF 1,300 billion in housing loans in…

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MEPs Call for Full Election Observation in Hungary

62 members of the European Parliament would like the upcoming Hungarian elections to be fully…

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Government Reserves Reach Alarming Low after Huge Year-end Spending

Stocks of government deposits at the Central Bank fell significantly once again in December, with…

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mRNA Pioneer Karikó Receives Solvay Award for ‘Reinventing Scientific Progress’

The 2022 Science for the Future Solvay Award has been awarded to Katalin Karikó for…

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Man Calls Out PM Orbán after Mother Dies from Coronavirus

A man’s mother and sister from Nagykanizsa both died from the coronavirus, and he has…

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Márki-Zay Again Calls upon Orbán to Take Part in PM Candidate Debate

The opposition alliance’s candidate for Prime Minister, Péter Márki-Zay, has again called on incumbent Prime…

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European Men’s Handball Championship Ends Early for Hungary

For the Hungarian national team, the European Men’s Handball Championship ended on Tuesday evening after…

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More Bird Flu Culling Under Way

Bird flu has been detected at a duck farm in Csengerújfalu, near the Hungarian-Romanian border…

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OSCE Election Experts Meet Heads of Election Office and Committee

Attila Nagy, head of the national election office NVI and András Téglási, head of the…

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Orbán and Trump Express Mutual Support

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke with former US President Donald Trump by phone on Tuesday…

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Memorial Day: 76 Years Ago Expulsion of Hungarian Germans Began

On this day, January 19, 1946, the organized expulsion from Hungary of the Hungarian Germans…

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Coronavirus: 85 Fatalities, Almost 15,000 New Cases Registered in Hungary

Altogether 85 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 14,890…

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Fidesz MEP Járóka Withdraws from Running for EP Vice-Presidency

The Fidesz group said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon that Lívia Járóka had withdrawn…

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Hungary, Austria to Boost Criminal Investigation Cooperation

Hungary and Austria have agreed to set up a joint criminal investigation unit, organize joint…

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President Áder Visits Hungarian-Funded Projects in Kenya

President János Áder on Tuesday visited a school, a hospital and a farm in Kenya…

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Hungarian, Russian Troupes Win Golden Pierrot Award at Intl Circus Festival

Hungary’s Kevin Richter troupe and Russia’s Zaripov’s Group took home the Golden Pierrot Award for…

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Play About Life of Hungarian Doctor Semmelweis Presented in England

A musical theater piece about the story of Hungarian doctor, Ignác Semmelweis, known as the…

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Finance Minister: EU Withholding Hungary Recovery Funds for Political Reasons

The European Union’s decision to withhold Poland and Hungary’s coronavirus recovery funding “clearly is politically…

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IKEA Also Hikes Prices in Hungary

Due to disrupted supply chains, higher transport costs, and higher prices for wood, metal, and…

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Number of Teachers Entering Profession Has Fallen by Two Thirds in Just a Few Years

The number of people starting their profession in education has drastically decreased, figures of the…

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Fidesz-KDNP Refuse to Appear at National Security Cmte. Meeting of Völner, Sztojka Cases

The ruling parties failed to show up at the meeting of the Parliament’s Committee on…

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Oxford University: Hungary Has Loosest Coronavirus Measures in Europe

Omicron, the new, aggressive mutation of the coronavirus, is spreading rapidly in Hungary, increasing the…

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Works by Vasarely on Display in London

An exhibition of the Hungarian-born artist, Victor Vasarely’s works opened on January 13, 2022, at…

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Fidesz MEP Járóka Nominated Candidate for EP Vice-President

Fidesz MEP Lívia Járóka is the sole Hungarian candidate for Vice-President of the European Parliament,…

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Erik Lamela Wins Puskás Award with Impressive Rabona Kick

Argentinian striker Erik Lamela won this year’s Puskás award with his stunning rabona kick for…

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Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship is now accepting applications for higher education studies in Hungary starting…

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Chamber of Healthcare Professionals: Hungarian Healthcare System Suffering from Shortage

The Hungarian health sector is suffering the most from a staff shortage, according to Zoltán…

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Human Resources Min Kásler: Govt Committed to Continued Health-care Reform

Hungary’s government remains committed to its reform of the health-care sector, one of the key…

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77th Anniversary of Budapest Jewish Ghetto Liberation Commemorated

“Remembrance is a part of our shared future,” András Heisler, the president of the Federation…

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Cellulose Maker Dunacell Invests HUF 7 bn in Capacity Expansion

Hungarian cellulose maker Dunacell is investing 7 billion forints (EUR 19.6m) to expand production capacity…

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Justice Min: University Model Change Represents Freedom, Responsibility

The new operational model that sees universities shifting from being state-run to being operated by…

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Coronavirus: 6,851 New Cases, 94 Deaths, Omicron Variant Spreading Rapidly

Altogether 94 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 6,851…

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Budapest Mayor: Allegations of Plans to Sell City Hall ‘Unfounded’

Allegations that the Budapest city council is planning to sell the City Hall building are…

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FM Szijjártó: Hungary to Become Self-sufficient in Electricity Supplies Thanks to Paks Nuclear Plant

Hungary is set to become self-sufficient in terms of electricity supplies thanks to the expansion…

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British Polling Agencies Predict Orbán to Win Election

It is now possible to bet on the outcome of the 2022 Hungarian general elections….

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Opposition Pledges Continued Family Assistance, Utility Fee Cuts

Maintaining the current family assistance system and the utility fee cut scheme with changes to…

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Fidesz Blasts Opposition ‘Attacks’ on Govt’s Anti-Inflation Measures

Ruling Fidesz on Monday hit back at what it called “hypocritical attacks” by Hungary’s left-wing…

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Central Bank Head Matolcsy: Tackling Inflation ‘Top Priority’

Inflation is central banks’ greatest foe, and tackling it is a vital step towards creating…

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20 NGOs Want OSCE to Send Full-Scale Mission to Hungarian Elections as ‘Situation is Worse than in 2018’

The delegation of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) arrived in Hungary…

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President Áder Meets Kenyan President in Nairobi

Kenya wants to strengthen its presence in central Europe and is ready to open a…

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Hungarian Bus Driver Wins International Photo Competition

Amateur photographer and bus driver, Attila Tompa, has won the title of Photographer of the…

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444: President of Branch Bailiffs Helped Relative of Fidesz’s Völner and Min. Rogán’s Chief of Staff Pass Uni Exams

A recently obtained investigation report of Fidesz MP and former Deputy Minister of Justice Pál…

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Press: Brazilian President Bolsonaro to Meet PM Orbán in Budapest

Brazil’s populist right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro is set to meet Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán…

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Commissioner Várhelyi Calls Accusations of Him Assisting BiH Separatist Activites ‘Fake News’

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi has called accusations claiming he helped the “separatist activities” of…

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Swimming Legend Katinka Hosszú Refutes Rumors: ‘I am not thinking of retiring’

Contrary to recent rumors, Hungarian swimming star Katinka Hosszú says she is not thinking about…

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Decree on Food Price Cap Published with Interesting Details

The government decree on the food price cap instituted by the Orbán government “in order…

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Farm Gate Prices Up 27% in November

Farm gate prices in Hungary rose 27.2 percent in November from the same month a…

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Opposition PM Candidate Márki-Zay Challenges Orbán to Public Debate

Péter Márki-Zay, the Prime Ministerial candidate of the opposition alliance, has challenged incumbent PM Viktor…

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Far-right Mi Hazánk Party Holds Demonstration against Hungary’s ‘COVID Dictatorship’

Thousands of people marched in Budapest on Sunday at a demonstration organized by the far-right…

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Opposition: Price Cap on Foods ‘Pseudo Measure’ to ‘Cover for Govt’s Flawed Economic Policy’

Politicians of three opposition parties on Sunday criticized the food price curbs, insisting that it…

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Agriculture Min: Capping Food Prices ‘Message to Market’ that Gov’t ‘Not Afraid to Take Even the Most Unexpected Steps’

The “bold step” of capping the prices of basic food at their October levels shows…

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Press Roundup: Weeklies Weigh Up Márki-Zay

Pro-government pundits claim the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is absolutely unfit for the job….

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Coronavirus: 270 Fatalities, More than 21,000 New Cases Reported over the Weekend

270 patients died of Covid over the past 72 hours, while 21,219 new coronavirus infections…

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Man Aged 102 Gets Fourth Jab at Pécs Clinic

Thirty people including a 102-year-old man took up the fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine…

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Farsang Doughnuts – The Final Taste of Last Year – with Recipe!

The origin of the doughnut – just like many other foods, is not entirely clear,…

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First Comet of 2022 Discovered in Hungary

The first comet of the year was discovered in Hungary by astronomer Krisztián Sárneczky on…

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Govt Official: Price Cap Put Hungarian Fuel Prices Among Lowest in EU

Fuel prices in Hungary are among the lowest in the European Union thanks to the…

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Infectologist: Hungary’s Health Experts Assessing Fourth Jab Eligibility

Hungary’s health experts are assessing who should be administered a fourth dose of the coronavirus…

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Security Advisor: Illegal Entry Attempts to Hungary Increased in January

Hungarian border police have stopped 4,200 migrants who attempted to illegally enter the country since…

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Multiple Hungarian Cities Continue to Face Poor Air Quality

Air quality is still poor in some Hungarian cities, due to a high concentration of…

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Opposition Vows to Inject Extra HUF 1,200 Bn into Healthcare

The united opposition plans to spend an extra 1,200 billion forints (EUR 3.4 billion) in…

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Inflation: Following High December Data, Analysts’ 2022 Predictions Range between 5-5.7 Percent

Hungary’s high inflation data for December has seemingly surprised analysts. They said that inflation grew…

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Giant Fireball Passes over Hungary – VIDEO!

A huge green fireball was spotted in the sky over Hungary on Thursday by readers…

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Waterfall in Lillafüred Disappears Again

The last time the water at the waterfall in Lillafüred disappeared was in March 2019,…

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82 People Have Frozen to Death So Far This Winter, Hungarian Social Forum Reports

Some 82 people froze to death between early October and early January, Hungarian Social Forum…

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Dárdai Rumored to Replace Shevchenko at FC Genoa

According to reports from Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, former Hertha coach Pál…

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MEPs Call for Investigation into Commissioner Várhelyi for Supposed Ties to Milorad Dodik

In an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Members of the…

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Gov’t Still Opposes Mass Covid Testing

In Hungary, the number of tests is very low, and the government does not plan…

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Wizz Air to Launch Flights between Budapest, Chisinau

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air from March will operate flights twice a week between Budapest…

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Opposition Has So Far Collected 170,000 Signatures for Referendum on Fudan and Jobseeker’s Allowance

The referendum drive of the opposition alliance aimed at preventing a campus of Fudan University…

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Construction Sector Output Up 12.3 pc in November

The output of Hungary’s construction sector rose by an annual 12.3 percent in November, the…

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Katalin Karikó Elected to French Academy of Sciences, Awarded Lipid Science Prize

Hungarian-born biochemist Katalin Karikó has been elected to the French Academy of Sciences as a…

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Gov’t Still Backs Roma Commissioner Despite New Recordings Surfacing

Another new recording emerged in which government commissioner for Roma relations, Attila Sztojka, can be…

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FM Szijjártó Calls on EU to Change ‘Misguided’ Africa Policy

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday called on the European Union to change its “misguided”…

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Opponents of Compulsory Vaccination Bombard Constitutional Court with Complaints

Several hundred complaints have been filed so far with the Constitutional Court to challenge the…

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Hungary’s Inflation at 14-Year Record for Second Month in a Row

Hungarian annual inflation was 7.4 percent in December, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on…

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Unions to Demonstrate in Solidarity with Teachers

The Hungarian Association of Trade Unions (MASZSZ) will hold a demonstration on Jan. 31 to…

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FM Szijjártó Marks 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Croatia

Thirty years ago Hungary was among the first nations to establish diplomatic relations with Croatia,…

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PM Orbán “Prepared to Defend” Price Caps in Brussels

In critical situations the main question was “to what extent is it good to interfere…

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Coronavirus: 73 Fatalities, 8,921 New Cases Reported in Hungary

73 patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 8,921 new coronavirus infections…

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Everything Pertaining to Hungary’s Covid Operative Board Unavailable to the Public for 10 Years

Hungary’s Operative Board, created in 2020 with the task of coordinating the response to the…

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Opposition’s First Campaign Billboards Appear across Hungary

Three messages on a couple hundred billboards mark the start of the opposition’s visual campaign…

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Immunity Certificates Could Become Void for Nearly Two Million Vaccinated People

The prime minister’s chief of staff announced that from February 15, Hungarians will only be…

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CoE Calls on Hungary to Stop Curbing LGBTI Rights

The Hungarian government “must stop instrumentalising and weakening the human rights of LGBTI people”, Dunja…

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Database of Hungarian Heroes of World War II Available Online

A new website, a database of Hungarian soldiers who died, were injured, or became prisoners…

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Who Will Benefit from Govt’s Recently Announced Food Price Cap?

The Orbán government has decided to cap the price of some key food products, including…

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Foreign Minister: EU Foreign Policy Should Be Based on Cooperation, Not Sanctions

Rather than “using sanctions only”, the European Union should base its foreign policy on dialogue…

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Jobbik Asks FM Szijjártó if Russian Interests Shaping Foreign Policy

Opposition Jobbik has called on Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó to clarify whether he wanted Hungary’s…

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Gov’t: Fourth Vaccination Will Be Available but Not Compulsory

Although a growing number of Hungarian experts have been suggesting it, the Hungarian government seemed…

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Opposition Parties Call for ‘Safeguards for Cultural Freedom’

The freedom of culture must be guaranteed in Hungary, four opposition parties told a joint…

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Opposition Calls National Security Committee Meeting after Völner and Sztojka Case

In reaction to suspected national security aspects of former Deputy Justice Minister Pál Völner’s corruption…

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Booster Jabs Conditional for Vaccination Certificate from February 15

From February 15th, Hungarians will only be eligible for a vaccination certificate if they have…

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House Speaker Sends Condolences over EP President’s Death

Parliamentary Speaker László Kövér on Thursday expressed his condolences over the recent death of David…

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KDNP MEP: Africa Needs Partnership, Not ‘Lecturing’

A change is needed in European Union’s Africa policy because what the continent needs is…

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MEPs Propose Creation of Pegasus Committee of Inquiry

The liberal Renew Europe group is calling for the European Parliament to set up a…

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Opposition: “Orbán Is Cowardly, VAT on Basic Foodstuffs Should Be Reduced to 5%”

“Viktor Orbán’s announcement is an admission that the Hungarian economy is in a tragic state,”…

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State Secretary: Hungary Helps Reaches out to 500,000 People

The government’s Hungary Helps programme has assisted 500,000 people worldwide during the past 5 years,…

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Coronavirus: 81 Fatalities, 9,216 New Cases Reported in Hungary

81 patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 9,216 new coronavirus infections…

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Hungary Donating 400,000 More Vaccines to Ghana

Hungary is donating another 400,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to Ghana, bringing the total number of…

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Price Cap Has Had No Major Impact on Fuel Consumption

The official maximum price for gasoline and diesel introduced on November 15, 2021, has not…

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Left’s Former Campaign Strategist Urges Opposition for Real Unity and Show of Strength

Real unity and show of strength through grassroots mobilization and permanent, impressive street presence are…

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Opposition PM Candidate Márki-Zay Asks for Campaign Donations

After President János Áder announced the parliamentary elections for April 3rd on Tuesday, the opposition’s…

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MOL Acquires Lotos Petrol Stations in Poland

Hungarian oil and gas company MOL on Wednesday said it signed agreements with PKN Orlen…

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