Tag: Hungary
World 07.04.21 | 09:19

V4: Vaccination Goal Reached, Hungary Begins Reopening

The number of people vaccinated with the first jab has reached 2.5 million, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced, indicating that Hungary will begin reopening on Wednesday. Among the first measures will be the shortening of the current curfew and the reopening of shops and services, Hungary Today...

World 05.03.21 | 16:21

Hungary to tighten pandemic restrictions as new infections hit record

Authorities in Hungary are tightening pandemic restrictions in an effort to mitigate a rapid rise in deaths and hospitalizations caused by COVID-19. Businesses will be required to close their doors for two weeks beginning Monday, with only grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations permitted to remain...

World 02.02.21 | 14:31

First Russian vaccine shipment arriving in Hungary

The first shipment of the Russian coronavirus vaccine, enough to inoculate 20,000 people, is arriving in Hungary on Tuesday, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said in a video on Facebook, Daily News Hungary reported. Péter Szijjártó noted that under a recent agreement Hungary is set to receive...

World 28.01.21 | 18:01

Coronavirus restrictions to stay in place in Hungary until March 1

The government is extending coronavirus-related restrictions until March 1, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, told a regular press briefing on Thursday. The government made the decision after a meeting of the operative body responsible for handling the epidemic on Wednesday,...

Macedonia 04.01.21 | 17:22

Daniela Arsovska named honorary consul of Hungary in Stip

The Government approved the appointment of Daniela Arsovska, head of the SSK chamber of commerce, as honorary consul of Hungary in Stip. Arsovska’s appointment was praised for her work to promote Macedonian businesses as well as for her active role in the leadership of the World Chambers Federation.

World 03.01.21 | 14:51

V4: Hungary already received its second shipment of the Pfizer vaccine

The second delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer arrived in Hungary early Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI. The 70,000 doses of vaccine – enough to inoculate 35,000 people – arrived by air at Liszt Ferenc International in the capital. Hungary...

World 30.12.20 | 14:00

V4: Hungarian Minister announces extension of home subsidies

The Home Purchase Subsidy Scheme for Families (CSOK) will be available for pensioners who work beside meeting the general conditions of the scheme in the future, Minister for Families Katalin Novak said on her Facebook site on Tuesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI. Under CSOK, launched...

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...

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