Tag: Hungary
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...

World 08.08.20 | 21:28

Wage growth in Hungary under the coronavirus crisis? It is possible, and here’s why

In May, gross wages in Hungary grew by 9.4% compared to last year, despite peaking unemployment and a long-lasting coronavirus-induced economic slowdown. However, reported increases in the average wage characterizing most sectors of the economy may be misleading. The analysis of the methodology used...

Sport 31.07.20 | 13:54

Design of the huge new handball stadium in Budapest revealed to the public

“Now it’s only pictures, next year it will be reality”, describes the visualisations of the new handball stadium Mate Kocsis, president of the Hungarian Handball Federation. The modern establishment will have a capacity of 20,000 people. The photos were published on Kocsis’ Facebook page on 28...

World 30.07.20 | 15:15

Szekler lobby denies involvement in the sacking of Index chief editor

The Szekler lobby had nothing to do with the dismissal of the chief editor of the Index.hu portal, and those who talk about a “Szekler mafia” will be sued, Laszlo Pesty, the campaign chief of the European Citizens’ Initiative for the Protection of Indigenous National Minorities, told...

World 30.07.20 | 15:03

Orban shows off his first grandson

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shared a photo with his newborn grandson. It’s the first male grandson Orban had, after three granddaughters. The large family includes five children, again with heavy female prevalence – Orban has four daughters and a son. He has been married to Annika...

World 29.07.20 | 11:15

V4: Hungarian media entrepreneur adds 100 million EUR to his wealth

Although many say that opposition press has ceased to exist in Hungary, one of the largest opposition media moguls has added tens of billions to his assets in the past ten years. Compared to 2010, his wealth has grown sevenfold, the V4 news agency reported. The Brussels news outlet Politico interviewed...

World 25.07.20 | 15:07

Orbán: Hungary secured EUR 3 bn in additional funding at Brussels summit

The outcome of the recent European Union summit on the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and its pandemic recovery package in Brussels can be interpreted as the Hungarian and Polish forces having “repelled the international attack of the liberal brigades”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday, Daily...

World 21.07.20 | 17:50

Poland and Hungary protected their interests in EU budget negotiations, Orban and Morawiecki say

At the European Union summit on the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and its pandemic recovery package, Hungary and Poland have succeeded in ensuring substantial funds and in protecting their national pride, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. Counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki at the Polish embassy in...

News World 20.07.20 | 17:31

EU Summit: Overnight talks yield no agreement

Three days of intense intergovernmental negotiations at the EU Summit have failed to yield an agreement on the European Commission’s massive coronavirus recovery package. Leaders of the 27 member states have been trying to agree on the financial architecture and the conditionality of the next long-term...

World 20.07.20 | 12:51

Orbán: Brussels talks could fail because of Dutch Prime Minister Rutte’s hatred for Hungary

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that there is a danger that the European Union summit, which is supposed to provide aid to European economies affected by the coronavirus, will fail because of the Netherlands. The Netherlands, along with several other wealthier countries such as Denmark,...

World 20.07.20 | 12:18

What will Hungary’s post-coronavirus economy look like?

Hungary’s domestic reopening officially happened on June 15th, and since then there has been a sort of return to normalcy. Bars are open, beachgoers are flocking to Lake Balaton, and many other tourist areas around the country are seeing a slow but steady uptick of visitors. Meanwhile, new Covid-19...

World 19.07.20 | 16:03

V4: Dutch won’t tell Hungarians what to spend their money on, Orban says

The Dutch want to tell what Hungarians should spend the money on. This is unacceptable, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said on the third day of the EU summit in Brussels, the V4 news agency reported. The premier underlined that Hungary’s stance remained unchanged: only the Hungarians can decide on Hungarians’...

World 17.07.20 | 11:10

Yad Vashem Institute condemns praising of Hitler by Hungarian politician

It is “absolutely wrong to praise or glorify” the deeds of Adolf Hitler, a senior historian at the Yad Vashem International Institute told V4NA. He responded to a recent incident involving a Hungarian politician, who said at the time Adolf Hitler deserved to be selected Time’s Person...

World 15.07.20 | 09:55

New restrictions at Hungary’s borders due to Covid-19

Hungary has imposed new restrictions on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in new cases in several countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said on Sunday, Reuters reported. Hungary lifted most of its lockdown restrictions...

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