Tag: Hungary
World 19.11.20 | 22:38

EU faces crisis as Hungary and Poland veto seven-year budget

The EU is facing a crisis after Hungary and Poland vetoed the bloc’s historic €1.8tn budget and coronavirus recovery plan over attempts to link funding to respect for democratic norms, the Guardian reported. The move unravels months of negotiations over the scale and terms of the EU’s spending...

World 12.11.20 | 13:40

Szijjártó: Hungary receives оne million Favipiravir tablets from China

Hungary has taken delivery of one million favipiravir pills in a new shipment from China, the foreign minister said on Monday, Hungary Today reports. Szijjártó said talks were ongoing with international partners about protection against the novel coronavirus pandemic, including vaccine acquisitions...

World 10.11.20 | 17:09

V4: Rule of law mechanism “instrument of torture” in EU’s hand

With the rule of law mechanism, the European Union intends to torture member states that do not represent liberal values, Polish MEP Zdzislaw Krasnodebski has said. Members of the Polish delegation have confirmed that Poland is ready to veto any proposal that would tie the disbursement of funds to the...

World 12.10.20 | 10:42

V4: Orban preserves two-thirds majority in Parliament as his candidate defeats her anti-Semitic challenger

The Hungarian ruling conservative Fidezs party preserved its two thirds majority in Parliament after its candidate won a by-election. Fidesz candidate Zsofia Koncz won the election in north-eastern Hungary for her late father’s seat, against Laszlo Biro, who received the backing of both leftist...

World 08.10.20 | 11:31

V4: George Soros has clout over EU, court ruling shows

The European Court of Justice applied double standards regarding the CEU – commonly referred to as George Soros’s university – when it ruled that the amendment of Hungary’s Higher Education Law was a breach of EU law, according to Hungary’s justice minister. George Soros...

World 07.10.20 | 20:58

Terrorist organization sends message to international V4 News Agency

A member of a group, banned and declared a terrorist organisation by some countries, has criticised Sweden’s recent Quran-burning incidents. He argued that the establishment of a caliphate was the only way to preserve Islam, V4NA writes. In Sweden, supporters of the Danish anti-Islam Hard Line...

World 02.10.20 | 20:37

Hungary will reintroduce an extra pension in 2021, PM Orban announced

“We will start reintroducing 13th month pensions early next year,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a video on Facebook on Thursday on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons. Orban spoke after a meeting of the council for elderly affairs, which had been dedicated to...

World 30.09.20 | 18:58

Hungarian Minister Varga rejects EC report, says it was influenced by organisations linked to Soros

On Wednesday the European Commission issued a report on the rule of law in the EU member states. This year’s document is the first in the subject, and the report will be issued every year on all member states. Reacting to the document on her social media page, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga...

World 30.09.20 | 17:08

Twitter temporarily banned official Hungarian account ahead of the publication of a crucial report

On Wednesday, Twitter temporarily blocked About Hungary, the official account of the Hungarian government, without any prior explanation, Hungarian State Secretary for International Communication and Relations Zoltan Kovacs announced on his social media page. The ban came at a time as the European Commission...

World 28.09.20 | 15:49

Two new national laboratories inaugurated in Hungary

The minister of innovation and technology opened a virology national laboratory and a human reproduction national laboratory at the University of Pecs in southern Hungary on Friday, reports Daily News Hungary. László Palkovics said the government was supporting the development and opening of 17 national...

World 28.09.20 | 15:19

Is it worth again to invest in Hungary?

Commenting on Moody’s change to the outlook of Hungary’s Baa3 sovereign rating to “positive” from “stable”, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said Hungary’s rating was “unique” in the European Union as the no other member state’s outlook had improved in the past six months, writes Daily...

World 28.09.20 | 15:15

Coronavirus – an important scientific breakthrough in Hungary!

Scientists of the University of Szeged discovered a new infection mechanism of the COVID-19 virus. Anett Hudák, László Szilák, and Tamás Lehota found that there is another way in which the virus can get into human cells, which is useful information if one wants to develop a vaccine or provide proper...

World 23.09.20 | 10:50

V4: “Czech Soros” invests in foreign media company

Hungary’s Telex news portal has announced on Facebook that it would soon receive a grant of 200,000 euros from the Czech Republic for its launch. The donation was offered by Economia, a publishing company owned by Zdenek Bakala, which also runs several Czech newspapers. Bakala is often referred...

World 16.09.20 | 22:39

Orban: Hungary’s borders remain closed

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced tighter restrictions to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading further, in a video posted on Facebook on Wednesday. Pubs and restaurants are to close at 11 pm, and masks will be required at public offices, health-care facilities, cinemas and theatres. People...

World 02.09.20 | 15:08

Hungary will allow tourists from other V4 countries in, provided they have a recent negative coronavirus test

Days after closing its borders for foreign citizens, Hungary relaxed the measures toward its V4 partner countries – Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Tourists from these three countries will be allowed into Hungary, provided they show a recent negative coronavirus test. Hungarian Prime Minister...

World 29.08.20 | 16:16

V4: Strict new border measures will stop the spread of the virus, Orban says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with officials in charge of security and border control to discuss the tough new measures that ban entry of foreign citizens. The goal is to prevent the expected Second Wave of the coronavirus. We must stop the virus from crossing the border. We still have time...

World 28.08.20 | 21:14

Hungary closes its borders to all foreign visitors to stop the spread of the coronavirus

The Hungarian Government ordered the borders closed again,starting September 1, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Hungarian citizens returning to the country will be quarantined for 14 days, or until they have two negative tests in a row. All foreign citizens will be banned from entering the...

World 24.08.20 | 12:34

V4: Hungary rejects anti-Semitism allegations from Michael Roth, advises him to take a look closer to home

Michael Roth, minister for EU affairs of Germany, holding the rotating presidency of the European Union, played the anti-Semitic card against Hungary in an interview. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto replied to the social democratic politician, assuring him that Jews are safe in Hungary. While...

Macedonia 19.08.20 | 21:34

Hungary sends a new unit of 30 police officers to help protect the Macedonian border with Greece

A new rotation of 30 Hungarian police officers arrives in Macedonia to bolster the patrols deployed on the southern border with Greece, which was the site of the major 2015-16 migrant crisis. Hungary declared that its officers will continue to work to prevent illegal migrants from entering the European...

World 13.08.20 | 11:23

V4: Rule of law has no uniform definition in Europe

On Monday Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gave an account on the fulfilment of his parliamentary mandate, received for the European Council summit. In his letter to the House Speaker, Mr Orban stressed that he had received a promise that Germany would make efforts to bring the Article 7 procedure...

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