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Press Roundup: Outsider Márki-Zay Wins Opposition Primary

In their first comments after Péter Márki-Zay’s victory was announced late on Sunday night, left-liberal…

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Coronavirus: Active Infections Surpass 15,000, More Than 1,000 Covid Patients in Hospital

Thirty patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 1,668 new coronavirus infections…

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FM Szijjártó: “The English Should Not Lecture Hungary About Hooliganism”

The English are not in a position to teach Hungary about hooliganism, said Péter Szijjártó,…

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Top Court Rejects Claims That Immunity Certificates Are Discriminatory

Hungary’s Constitutional Court (AB) has rejected claims that the rights enjoyed by immunity certificate holders,…

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Hungary Central Bank Raises Base Rate to 1.80%

Hungarian rate-setters raised the central bank’s base rate by 15 basis points to 1.80 percent…

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Eight Glowing Bike Paths Planned Around Hungary for December

The experimental glow-in-the-dark bike path implemented last year in Esztergom has proven successful, and further…

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ITM Partners with OTP Bank to Build Europe’s Largest Supercomputer

The innovation and technology ministry (ITM) and OTP Bank have partnered to build Europe’s largest…

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Media: Controversial Anti-Márki-Zay Front Pages in Pesti Hírlap Lead to Departures

One week after newspaper Pesti Hírlap had published controversial front pages in connection to the…

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Is It Cheaper to Shop Abroad? Price Comparison of Hungarian and Foreign Aldi and Lidl

The economic news magazine G7 has been looking at the prices of Hungarian Aldi and…

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Dangers and Possibilities- Political Analysts’ Take on Péter Márki-Zay’s Chances

What are the chances and what is the potential Achilles heel of the joint opposition’s…

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FM Szijjártó: Hungary and Cyprus Share Same Views on Key European Issues Such as Migration

Hungary and Cyprus have the same views on key European issues such as migration, the…

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Hungarian High School Student Wins One of Oxford’s Most Prestigious Essay Competitions

A Hungarian student from the László Lovassy High School in Veszprém and the Milestone Institute…

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Repurchasing of Budapest Airport by Hungarian State can Happen ‘At Any Moment’

The Hungarian government intends to buy back Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, and this could…

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Justice Min in Sweden: ‘We say no to the outsourcing of the rule of law’

Justice Minister Judit Varga held talks on the issue of the rule of law in…

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Renowned Economist Kornai Dies Aged 94

Economist János Kornai, holder of the Szechenyi Prize and the French Legion of Honour, member…

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Hungarian Gov’t Announces Ambitious Airport Development Plan

The Orbán government has brought forward a large-scale airport development project, with plans to build…

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Fidesz Modifies Petition Campaign to Focus on Primaries Winner Márki-Zay

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz is making changes to its anti-Gyurcsány signature drive launched in September to…

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FM Szijjártó: EU Must Recognize Egypt’s Efforts Against Migration

Hungary and its other three partner countries in the Visegrad Group highly value efforts made…

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Merkel Calls for EC to Attempt Compromise Before Halting Funds, but Commission Planning to Use Rule-of-Law Tool within Days

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked the European Union to try to find some…

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Coronavirus: 16 Fatalities, 859 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Sixteen patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 859 new coronavirus infections…

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PM Orbán: Hungary and Serbia ‘Building Future Together’

Hungarians and Serbs have started building their future together, and they will both be the…

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FM Szijjártó: Ukraine’s ‘Campaign of Provocative Lies’ about Hungary Energy Acquisitions Fails

Ukraine’s “communication campaign of provocative lies” about Hungary’s energy acquisitions has ended in a “disgraceful…

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Media Authority Head Resigns One Year Early, Ruling Parties to Appoint Successor before 2022 Elections

After eight years in office, Monika Karas is stepping down from her post as President…

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Reactions to Márki-Zay Winning Primaries: Beginning of a New Chapter vs. Gyurcsány’s Fake-Right Candidate

Péter Márki-Zay has been elected by a significant majority to lead the opposition alliance against…

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Med Hotel in Tamásipuszta Catches Fire

The roof structure of the Borostyán Med Hotel in Tamásipuszta caught fire Sunday evening and…

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An Unexpected Win: Who is Orbán Challenger, Péter Márki-Zay?

On Sunday night it was announced that Péter Márki-Zay had won the opposition’s primary election….

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Orbán to Continue as President? Press Chief Dismisses Media Reports

“Fake news, we’re not bothering with it,” the prime minister’s press secretary said in response…

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Primaries Site Suffers Another Overload Attack on Last Day, Several Gov’t-critical Portals Unavailable over Weekend

Mérce, 444.hu, 24.hu, and the opposition primaries’ online system were all unavailable or faced disruptions…

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FM Szijjártó: EU Should Help Libya with Border Control

The European Union should provide assistance to Libya so that the country could protect its…

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PMO Head Gulyás: Christianity Disappearing from Western European Public Life

Christianity is disappearing from public life in western Europe, while at the same time “the…

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Pro-Gov’t Org CÖF: October 23 Peace March ‘will be message to all of Europe’

The Peace March being organised by the pro-government Civic Union Forum (CÖF) and associated CÖKA…

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Coronavirus: 51 Fatalities, 3,274 New Infections Registered Over the Weekend

Fifty-one patients died of Covid over the past 72 hours, while 3,274 new coronavirus infections…

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Coronavirus: PM Orbán Receives Booster Jab

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has received his Covid-19 booster shot, his press chief said on…

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Conservative Márki-Zay Wins Opposition Primary

Péter Márki-Zay of the Everyone’s Hungary Movement (Mindenki Magyarországa Mozgalom, MMM) won the opposition’s primary…

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Hungarian Opposition Primaries Conclude with 662,000 Voting in Second Round

The final round of the opposition primaries was concluded Saturday evening. The winner, DK’s Klára…

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“I view German reports on Hungary extremely critically, with certain dismay” – Interview with Former FAZ Journalist

27 years at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and also political reporting on Hungary- this is…

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Hungarian Family Doctors to Receive Some 800,000 Antigen Tests

Hungarian general practitioners will be given close to 800,000 rapid antigen tests to test suspected…

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Fidesz Comms Director: EU Responsible for ‘Public Utility Crisis’

Europe currently suffers from a “public utility crisis” for which Brussels clearly bears responsibility, the…

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Civil Cooperation Council Calls for an EU Defined by Sovereign Nations

The European Union should be a community built on the cooperation of sovereign nation states,…

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PMO State Secretary: DK Will Be “Calling the Shots” in Joint Opposition

The outcome of the opposition’s prime ministerial primary is irrelevant because the balance of power…

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Romanian President Thanks Hungary for Aid Against Coronavirus

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has thanked Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for the Hungarian government’s…

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Figures of Hungary’s Tourism Agency Show Major Comeback After 2019

The number of guest nights spent in Hungarian commercial accommodations in September increased by an…

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Press Roundup: Soaring Energy Prices

As energy prices skyrocket, a left-wing commentator calls on the government to lower taxes on…

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50 Czech Police Officers Arrive to Aid in Protection of Hungary’s Border

Fifty Czech police officers arrived in Budapest on Friday to help protect the European Union’s…

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Defense Minister: Hungary Acting for Security in Western Balkans

Hungary is “not only talking about but also acting for peace and security in the…

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Sopron Wineries Want to Attract More Tourists

The winegrowers of the Sopron wine region, who cultivate a total of about 4,300 hectares…

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Major General Kajári First Hungarian to Serve as KFOR Mission Chief

Ferenc Kajári, a major general of the Hungarian armed forces, took over the command of…

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Best Programs at Lake Balaton in October

The Fish Festival in Siófok, Harvest Festival in Balatonfüred, or the Pumpkin Festival in Balatonalmádi:…

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Public Finances Upside Down: Several Sectors Received More than Expected Last Year

Almost every aspect of the budget has increased more than originally planned last year, Hvg.hu…

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Govt Invests EUR 15.6m in Venture Capital Fund Targeting Startups

The government is investing 5.6 billion forints (EUR 15.6m) in a new fund of venture…

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England-Hungary Under FIFA Investigation after Match Violence

The recent England-Hungary World Cup qualifier, where the national team heroically drew with the hosts,…

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‘We Will Only Survive If We Win,’ PM Orbán Decorates Medal-Winning Olympic, Paralympic Athletes

“We will only survive and be successful if we win,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said…

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Pumpkin Soup – An Essential October Dish – with Recipe!

There may not be a single person who needs to be introduced to pumpkins, since…

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Hungarian Passport Among Ten Best in World

The Hungarian passport is among the ten best in the world. In fact, it allows…

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House Speaker: Ensuring Right to National Identity Vital

Ensuring the right to national identity is vital for every European nation and state, Speaker…

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“Climate Elections:” Green Debate During Primaries

After a long debate on Wednesday evening, Klára Dobrev and Péter Márki-Zay, the two remaining…

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Hungary Sells 800,000 Vaccines to Vietnam, Thailand

Hungary has sold 400,000 coronavirus vaccines each to Vietnam and Thailand at purchase price, Péter…

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Football Assoc. Bans Hungary-England’s Rowdy Fans from Future Sports Events

The Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ) has banned those fans who have already been identified as…

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PM Orbán: Western Europe Thinks their Children ‘Can Be Substituted with an African or an Asian One’.

Hungary must defend the achievements of its public utility cost reduction scheme, Prime Minister Viktor…

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PM Orbán: Fourth Wave Inevitable

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday said a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic in…

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President Áder Calls for Different Attitude to Avoid Extinction

Man’s “irrisponsible attitudes” have now led to a sixth wave of extinction of life on…

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FM Szijjártó: Hungary Fulfilled Tasks to Combat Consequences of Energy Crisis

Hungary has fulfilled all tasks to prevent suffering serious consequences from the energy crisis, Foreign…

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Coronavirus: 10 Deaths, 1,249 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Ten patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 1,249 new…

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Foreign Minister: Competitiveness Crucial Factor When Pursuing Green Goals

Environmental protection and economic competitiveness must go hand in hand when pursuing green goals, Hungary’s…

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PMO Head: Proposal on Public Prosecutor’s Status in Line with Previous Legislation

The prime minister’s chief of staff on Thursday said that the government had submitted a…

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PM Orbán: China-Hungary Cooperation Increasingly Important

Cooperation between Hungary and China is becoming more and more important, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán…

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State Secy: ‘Hungarian Communities Beyond Borders Not Weakened During Pandemic’

Hungarian communities have not weakened but in many cases become stronger during the coronavirus pandemic,…

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PMO Head: Christian Democracy Nonexistent in Western Europe in Original Sense of the Word

Major efforts are being made in European public life to deny political values based on…

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Patti Smith Shares her Love for Hungarian Literature at Budapest Performance

On Wednesday evening, Patti Smith gave a concert in Müpa Budapest. During her performance, she…

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MSZP Finally Decides to Back PM Candidate Márki-Zay in Primaries

The Socialist Party (MSZP) has finally decided who they will support as the joint opposition’s…

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First Snow Arrives in Hungary

Although it’s only October, the first snowflakes have already fallen in Hungary. More than ten…

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Opposition PM Candidates in Third Debate Promise to Help Winner’s Campaign after Primaries

The second round of the primary elections is underway, and yesterday the two remaining candidates…

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V4 Army Chiefs Sign Joint Declaration on Europe’s Security

The commanders-in-chief of the Visegrad Group countries on Thursday signed a joint declaration, pledging to…

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New Gov’t Bill to Propose Qualified Majority for Dismissal of Chief Prosecutor

Justice Minister Judit Varga has submitted a new bill on behalf of the Orbán administration,…

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EC: Hungarian-Russian Gas Supply Contract Complies with EU Law

The agreement between Hungary and the Russian natural gas production company Gazprom complies with European…

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Fidesz EP Group Vows to Defend National Constitutions

The European parliamentary group of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz will defend the constitutions of European Union…

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Justice Minister Calls on EU to Drop Infringement Procedures against Hungary

Justice Minister Judit Varga on Wednesday called on the European Commission to drop infringement procedures…

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Hungary to Receive Tech to Produce Russia’s Sputnik Vaccine

Hungary’s national vaccine plant will this year receive the technology from Russia to produce the…

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PM’s Security Advisor: ‘Illegal Migrants Surrounded Europe’

Illegal migrants have “surrounded Europe”, making their way to the continent along routes through Italy,…

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Coronavirus: More Than 1,100 New Cases Registered in a Day

Eleven patients died of Covid in the past 24 hours, while 1,141 new coronavirus infections…

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Govt Official: Investments in Hungary in Rude Health Despite Pandemic

The investment rate in Hungary of 27 percent in the second quarter is the highest…

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State Secy: Government Ready to Cut Social Contribution Tax by 4%

In an effort to ease the burden on businesses in light of its policy of…

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Gov’t Says Experts Wrong, Budapest’s South Circle Railway Not Overpriced

After experts labeled Budapest’s partly-new South Circle railway project, to be built by Orbán-ally businessman…

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Industrial Output Grows by 2.6% in August

Industrial output in Hungary rose by an annual 2.6 percent in August, the Central Statistical…

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Szentkirályi Lays Cornerstone of HUF 956 m Warehouse

Hungarian mineral water and soft drink bottler Szentkirályi Magyarország laid the cornerstone of a 956…

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Will Hungarian-Austrian Relations Change After Kurz’s Resignation?

Sebastian Kurz nominated Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg as his replacement as Austria’s chancellor after he…

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Hungary Backs Down from Slovak Land Acquisition Plan After Fiery Criticism

The Hungarian government has officially canceled its plan to set up a EUR 400 million…

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Intensivist Zacher: Only One in Six Covid Patients in ICU Vaccinated

Data is still unavailable on the percentage of people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary…

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Socialists Demand Cut to VAT on Food

The Socialists on Wednesday called on the government to cut VAT on basic foodstuffs to…

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Facebook’s Ban List Leaked: Mostly Far-right Orgs, Websites, and Bands from Hungary

26 Hungarian names can be found on Facebook’s recently-leaked list of banned entities that includes…

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Orbán Meets el-Sisi: Egypt’s Contribution ‘Huge’ to Europe’s Security

Enabling Egypt to protect its land and maritime borders is “essential” for Europe and Hungary,…

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Pro-gov’t Org CÖF: October 23 ‘Peace March’ to Proceed Along ‘Route of Gyurcsány’s Terror’

The pro-government Civic Union Forum (CÖF) and associated CÖKA foundation is organizing its 9th Peace…

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After Sobering Defeats, Hungary Claims Draw in England Against All Odds

After two hopeless defeats against Albania, a heavy defeat from England in Budapest, and a…

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Hungary’s Winter Gas Needs Guaranteed

By the end of September, Hungary had reserves of over 5.28 billion cubic meters of…

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First Visualizations – What the New National Gallery Will Look Like

As part of the Liget Budapest Project, the visualizations of the New National Gallery have…

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President Áder: Plastic Could Outweigh Fish in Oceans by 2050

Every ten seconds the equivalent of a lorry full of plastic waste makes its way…

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Four New Bridges Linking Hungary and Slovakia to Be Finished by 2024

Four new bridges spanning border rivers between Hungary and Slovakia are slated to be finished…

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Coronavirus: 10 Fatalities, 814 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Ten patients died of Covid in the past 24 hours, while 814 new coronavirus infections…

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PM Orbán Congratulates New Austrian Chancellor Schallenberg

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter of congratulations to Alexander Schallenberg on his…

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Several Companies to Make Workers Pay Back Portion of Salaries Due to Covid and Parts Shortage Shutdowns?

Dozens of automotive, engineering, and electronics companies in Hungary are preparing to charge workers employed…

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Hungary at World’s Biggest Intelligent Transport Systems Event for First Time

Hungary is present for the first time at the world’s largest event dedicated to intelligent…

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Rivalry between Opposition PM Candidates Márki-Zay and Dobrev Getting More Intense

The battle for electing Viktor Orbán’s challenger has been narrowed down to two contenders. As…

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Budapest’s XI District Among World’s Coolest Neighborhoods

Time Out polled 27,000 city-dwellers and asked local experts to rank the greatest places for…

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‘Fertilizer King’ László Bige Charged Again with Misappropriation and Bribery

Szabolcs-Szatmár Bereg county’s chief prosecution office has pressed charges against one of Hungary’s wealthiest businessmen,…

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Less Than 5,000 Hungarian Families Own 30% of Total Domestic Net Financial Wealth

There are around 4,000-4,500 families in Hungary with financial assets exceeding HUF 300 million (EUR…

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PM Orbán on V4-Egypt Summit: Migration Much Worse Now than in 2015, Strengthening Egypt Crucial

Strengthening Egypt is in the European Union’s “vital interest”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after…

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Which Vaccine is the Best? Videoton Makes Large-Scale Efficacy Study

In a major study conducted on its employees, Videoton found that mRNA vaccines Moderna and…

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At Least One Hundred People Unknowingly Purchased Fake COVID Tests

A Hungarian company is suspected to have advertised and sold COVID-19 PCR tests, which were…

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More GPs Missing from Public Healthcare, Number of Vacant Practices Increases by 20 Percent in a Year

The number of vacant GP practices in Hungary increased by 107 last year, leaving 571…

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Coronavirus Concentration Growing in Waste Water

Trace amounts of coronavirus in waste water, an indicator of pandemic trends in the coming…

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Agriculture Minister: Brussels Arm-twisting Farmers

Mandatory and specific targets set down in the Green Deal, while advancing a political agreement…

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Press Roundup: Ruminations on Opposition’s Vision

A pro-government columnist thinks that the opposition candidates have so far failed to outline their…

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Coronavirus: 17 Fatalities, 455 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Seventeen patients died of Covid in the past 24 hours, while 455 new coronavirus infections…

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LMP Calls for 70% Wage Increase for Teachers

Opposition LMP said on Monday that teachers should get 65-70 percent wage increase in order…

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Orbán Gov’t Promises Generous Support for Pensioners Ahead of 2022 General Elections

Less than six months ahead of the general elections, Viktor Orbán announced an extensive set…

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PM Orbán: Central Europe’s Survival Dependent on Cooperation

The survival of central Europe’s peoples is dependent on their friendship and alliance with each…

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Hungarian Academy of Sciences Advocates for Use of Face Masks

“According to the forecasts of professionals, with the use of masks covering the nose and…

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Appeals Court Sentences Islamic State Member to Life Imprisonment

Budapest’s municipal appeals court on Monday sentenced Syrian national Hassan F. to life imprisonment for…

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Gov’t to Campaign for Hungarian UN General Assembly President

The Orbán government decided in September what the Hungarian delegation should represent at this year’s…

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Foreign Minister: Stemming Migration Requires External Allies

Stemming the waves of illegal migration requires external allies such as Egypt, an “extremely important…

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