Tag: Hungary
World 06.04.20 | 13:00

Hungary will speed up construction of the Budapest – Belgrade railway

Hungary plans to speed up construction of the Budapest – Belgrad railway, which is expected to be part of the major One Belt One Road initiative spearheaded by China. A contract to build the link was signed in 2014, but faced various bureaucratic hurdles. But now, pressed by the need to provide...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 11:34

Mickoski: Gratitude to Hungary for sharing its medical reserves with the Macedonian people

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski expressed his gratitude to Hungary which today delivered a significant package of medical assistance to help Macedonia fight the coronavirus. VMRO-DPMNE has turned to its sister parties in Hungary and Slovenia to ask for assistance at a time when purchasing necessary...

World 05.04.20 | 11:30

Budapest empty – 733 coronavirus cases, 34 deaths in Hungary

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Hungary has risen to 733, with two more deaths, according to koronavirus.gov.hu. So far, a total of 34 people have died and 66 have recovered. 13,435 people are in quarantine, and 21,250 people have been tested so far. Будимпешта празна…....

World 03.04.20 | 20:09

V4: Hungary prepares a major stimulus package, aims to create more jobs than the epidemic destroys

Hungary is introducing a coronavirus fund that will help redice the economic damage the country will suffer from the epidemic. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that he is preparing the greatest stimulus program Hungary has ever seen and it will be geared toward saving and creating jobs. We must create...

World 31.03.20 | 14:05

Hungary helped Lothar Matthaus evacuate from Dubai

Lothar Matthaus, world champion football player and former coach of the Hungarian national team, managed to leave Dubai, following the advice of FM Péter Szijjarto and a friend who helped him return on a private plane, Hungary Today reported. Matthaus, besides receiving many other awards, was also awarded...

World 25.03.20 | 21:00

British diplomat in Hungary dies from the coronavirus

Steven Dick (37), deputy chief of mission in the British Embassy in Hungary, died after contracting the coronavirus. The diplomat had felt flu like symptoms for days before succumbing to the disease. He was appointed to this post just months ago.

World 25.03.20 | 14:16

Genome of coronavirus sequenced in Hungary for first time

The first complete Hungarian coronavirus genome has been successfully sequenced by the Virological Research Group of the Szentágothai Research Center at the University of Pécs and the Bio-informatics Research Group, “Hungary Today” reported. Virologist Ferenc Jakab, leader of the Szentágothai...

World 24.03.20 | 11:59

China delivers three million masks and 86 respirators to Hungary

A Chinese cargo plane delivered three million masks, 100.000 coronavirus testing kits and 86 respirators to Hungary today. Prime Minister Viktor Orban was at the Budapest airport to welcome the cargo, one of the ten such shipments that are expected. Hungary has had 180 confirmed coronavirus patients...

World 20.03.20 | 15:18

Support for Orban’s plan to help Hungarian families and businesses

A pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s plan to help Hungarian families and businesses survive the financial problems the coronavirus pandemic is sure to bring. A left-wing pundit calls for more government action to protect jobs, Hungary Today reports. On Wednesday, PM Orbán announced...

World 19.03.20 | 20:18

Hungary suspends loan payments for businesses, individuals

Hungary’s government decided on Wednesday to suspend until the end of the year the capital and interest rate payment obligations of both private individuals and businesses under effective loan agreements, Hungary Today reported. Victor Orban’s government also decided to extend the short-term...

World 15.03.20 | 11:58

Hungary closes its schools to stop the spread of the virus

Hungary’s schools will close starting Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a video announcement published. From March 16 on, schools will continue education through digital channels, and no personal presence at the school will be required, Orban said....

World 12.03.20 | 09:54

Hungary declares emergency due to coronavirus epidemic

The Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency as a protective measure against the coronavirus, Gergely Gulyas, the Hungarian prime minister’s office chief, announced in Budapest on Wednesday. The government has put a ban on any indoor events attended by more than 100 people and any...

Macedonia 09.03.20 | 15:50

Mickoski meets Orban, calls for an EU accession talks date for Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest today, to discuss the prospects of opening EU accession talks for Macedonia. Mickoski said that he is urging the opening of accession talks despite the high levels of crime and corruption perpetrated by...

Balkans 09.03.20 | 11:43

V4: Hungary’s 2015 migrant stance is now the generally accepted approach in Europe

Hungary’s strong conviction expressed in 2015, when the first wave of migrants reached Europe, has become a generally accepted approach in Europe, the Hungarian foreign minister told Hungary’s public broadcaster. EU foreign ministers meeting in Zagreb adopted a statement which says the bloc’s...

Macedonia 04.03.20 | 22:01

Unresolved corruption scandals are dragging Macedonia down, Mickoski tells Hungarian Ambassador Dux

During his meeting with Hungarian Ambassador Laszlo Dux, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski expressed his position that the growing number of unresolved criminal and corruption cases is undermining the country. Mickoski said that VMRO-DPMNE strongly supports unblocking the European Union path for...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 17:12

Zaev meets Hungarian Ambassador Dux, says he hopes for green light to open EU accession talks

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev met with Hungarian Ambassador to Macedonia Laszlo Dux. The meeting comes at a time when SDSM officials and media outlets under their control are ramping up their campaign against Hungary. According to the SDSM party press release, Zaev discussed the expected Hungarian support...

Balkans 02.03.20 | 20:27

Hungary expects 100,000 migrants, but it will not let in any on its territory

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said Monday in Belgrade that over 100,000 migrants could soon arrive in the Western Balkans. Hungary will protect its borders under all circumstances and will not let in any illegal migrants. I hope we will co-operate with Serbia to defend our two countries,...

Macedonia 21.02.20 | 21:51

MAN: SDSM attacks critical media outlets and EU/NATO member state Hungary

The Macedonian Association of Journalists (MAN) strongly condemned the move by the ruling SDSM party to demand a criminal investigation into the main critical media outlets in the country. SDSM spokeswoman Bogdanka Kuzeska accused Alfa TV and the news sites Kurir, Netpress and Lider of being funded by...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 21:53

SDSM calls on state prosecutors to investigate the case of Hungarian media funding

The SDSM party today called on state prosecutors to investigate the allegations that suspicious funding from Hungary ended in several media outlets in the country. The party claims that the money were ostensibly given to spread fake news and misinformation. According to the ruling party, these Hungarian...

World 16.02.20 | 22:03

Orban: Hungary doesn’t have to be liked by the tired Brussels elites

Hungary has learnt that it doesn’t have to be liked by the tired Brussels elites, said Hungarian Prime MInister Viktor Orban in his state of the nation speech. Orban called for a return to national sovereignty across Europe, as a counter-weight to the concentration of power in Brussels. In the...

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