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Orbán: Hungary’s Last Ten Years Most Successful Decade of Past Century

“The facts show that the last ten years were the most successful ten years in Hungary’s last 100 years,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his state-of-the-nation address on Sunday. Orbán: Hungary ‘still here’ 100 years after WWI Trianon Peace Treaty One hundred years after the “death sentence” that was the WWI …

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Jobbik Pledges to Fight for Tax Cuts, Pension Changes

The opposition Jobbik party will work to offer solutions to “people’s everyday problems” such as low incomes, Péter Jakab, the party’s new chairman and parliamentary leader, told a press conference after a meeting of the Jobbik group in Rácalmás, in central Hungary, on Friday. Jobbik will propose that pensions are raised in a differentiated …

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Coronavirus Prevention: Wuhan Hungarians Feel Healthy after Return, says Chief Medical Officer

Hungarians who have returned home from Wuhan in China feel healthy but for the sake of safety they will remain quarantined for two weeks, the chief medical officer said on Monday. No one in Hungary is carrying coronavirus, but the seven people quarantined will undergo several tests, Cecília Müller told public news channel M1. …

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Orbán Calls for EU Budget to be Put on ‘Fair Footing’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Monday called for the European Union budget to be put on a “fair footing”, adding that the current concept includes amendments that shift monies from poorer countries to richer ones. After meeting European Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Orbán told Hungarian journalists that he foresaw a …

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Coronavirus: Hungary – China Direct Flights to be Suspended ‘If Necessary’

If necessary, the government might suspend direct flights between China and Hungary, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás said at his regular weekly press conference on Thursday. During his press briefing, Gulyás said the most important topic of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting was the coronavirus. The government was also briefed …

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Number of Soldiers Protecting Border to be Doubled after Attempted Break-through at Röszke

The government has decided to double the number of soldiers protecting Hungary’s southern border, the head of the prime minister’s office said on Thursday. The pressure of migration has increased on the border section in question, with an attempt by 80 migrants to break through on Tuesday, Gergely Gulyás said. Five of …

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Chinese Pilot with Fever Transported to Budapest Hospital, but No Sign of Coronavirus, says Ministry

A Chinese pilot who is being treated in a Budapest hospital shows no sign of being infected with coronavirus, the Ministry of Human Resources (Emmi) said in a statement on Wednesday. The pilot was transported from Liszt Ferenc International Airport to a city hospital on Tuesday evening with a fever and was put …

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New Video Footage Shows Migrant Attempt to Breach Border at Röszke

A new security camera footage shows how a group of migrants tried to illegally enter Hungary at Röszke on Tuesday dawn. As we have previously reported, dozens of people made an attempt to break through the southern border fence at Röszke, on the Serbian-Hungarian border, early on Tuesday. One of the armed guards on duty even …

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Ambulance Service’s New App Becomes Most Downloaded Program in Hungary

The spokesman of national ambulance service OMSZ thanked everyone in a Facebook video who has downloaded the new Életmentő (Lifesaver) app to their mobile phone. Pál Győrfi revealed that in only one day, more than 120,000 people downloaded the application, making it the most downloaded free mobile app in Hungary. However, …

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11 Billion Forints for Budapest Hospital Development Plans

A new infrastructure development scheme dubbed For Healthy Budapest has allocated 11 billion forints (EUR 33m) for the architectural and engineering plans to build and revamp hospital buildings, the human resources minister said on Friday. The planning contracts for buildings with a total floor space of 381,498 square metres were signed at …

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Coronavirus: As of Now, Hungary Not Affected

More and more airports around the world are taking preventative safety measures against the rapidly spreading coronavirus in China, but for now, Hungarian authorities don’t think these actions are necessary at Budapest Airport (Liszt Ferenc International). Also, at a press conference, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó emphasized there have been no reports of …

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Recovery of Legendary Steamship ‘Szőke Tisza’ Underway

The recovery of the wreck of legendary Hungarian-made steamship ‘Szőke Tisza,’ (Blonde Tisza) began in Tápé Harbor near Szeged on Thursday morning. The largest paddle-wheel steamship built in Hungary sank back in 2012. photo: MTI/Ujvári Sándor Tamás Heizler, Managing Director of MA-HARD Vízépítő Kft., the company that carries out the lifting, …

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Hydrogen-powered Drone Developed in Hungary

What is being touted as the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered aircraft that could be made suitable for carrying passengers has been unveiled at Jakabszállás airport in central Hungary. The Hungarian-American development was presented in the attendance of Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics, who told a news conference that the …

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50,000 Billion Forints Needed to Make Hungarian Economy Carbon Free by 2050, says Gov’t

Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics submitted the government’s energy and climate protection strategies to parliament’s sustainable development committee on Tuesday. Presenting the document, Palkovics said that Hungary would need funds totalling 50,000 billion forints (EUR 150bn) to make its economy carbon-free by 2050, thus meeting the European Union’s requirements of climate …

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Hungarian Medical Chamber Proposes Criminalization of Tipping Doctors

The Hungarian Medical Chamber (MOK) has come up with a proposal urging for a significant salary raise of healthcare workers, and the criminalization for accepting and receiving tips for treatments. According to the government, the proposal is not clear enough and doctors should have a “broad consensus” on the subject …

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Szijjártó: Nuclear Energy Needed for Europe to Achieve Climate Neutrality by 2050

Without the use of nuclear energy, Europe will not be able to achieve its objective of climate neutrality by 2050, Hungary’s foreign minister said in Prague on Tuesday. The European Union must therefore end its practice of negative discrimination of nuclear energy, Péter Szijjártó told the 6th Central and Eastern Europe Nuclear …

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Lonely Planet: Budapest Second Best Value Destination 2020

Recently, travel site Lonely Planet collected the best destinations, journeys, and sustainable travel experiences for 2020, and Budapest has been ranked second on the list, preceding Madhya Pradesh in India, Buffalo, NY in the United States, and Belgrade, Serbia. The Lonely Planet list focuses on the best value destinations around the globe, basically for Western tourists who …

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Hungarian Handball Team Lands in Euro 2020 Main Round With Sensational Victory

The Hungarian handball team advanced to the next, main round of the European Championship with a sensational victory over Iceland and pushed Denmark out of the group E. Hungarians beat the strong Icelandic team 24-18 in the qualification round, moving forward first of their group.  The Hungarian team took a great start, with a 3-0 …

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