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December 2015

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Table of the draw in Paris |

EuChamp opponents for Hungary

Dec 12, 2015

Hungary, drawn from pot 3, will play in Group F against Portugal, Austria and Iceland at the European Football (soccer) Championships in France in the summer of 2016, according the results of the draw that took place in Paris this Saturday.

Illegal migrants and police at Budapest's Keleti railway station this September | Dávid Harangozó

EC infringement procedure against Hungary

Dec 11, 2015

The European Commission has addressed a letter of formal notice to Hungary, opening an infringement procedure concerning the recently adopted Hungarian asylum legislation as it claims Hungarian legislation in some instances to be incompatible with EU law .

Budapest Airport CEO Jost Lammers (on the left) with the 10 millionth passenger

Budapest Airport: 10,000,000th passenger

Dec 10, 2015

At noon this Wednesday, the number of passengers at Budapest Airport this year officially reached 10 million – the number of people who used the airport in 2015 equals the population of Hungary, which is the highest traffic record of all time, so far.

US Ambassador Colleen Bell speaking at the anti-corruption Átláccó festival in Budapest | Sándor Laczkó

Átláccó conference on corruption

Dec 9, 2015

On International Anti-Corruption Day, Transparency International Hungary (TI) organized its Átláccó (Transparent’) festival in Budapest on the theme of public procurement, the distribution and supervision of EU funds, and the abuses related to these.

The engine of the Hungarian industry is car manufacturing

Industrial output picks up in Hungary

Dec 8, 2015

The volume of Hungary’s industrial production rose by 1.7% month on month in October, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported this Tuesday. As last October, the sector fared especially poorly, the year-on-year reading came to a pleasant 12.7%.

Hungary's Krisztián Németh of Sporting Kansas City |

Hungarian wins Goal of the Year award in the U.S.

Dec 7, 2015

Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztián Németh won the 2015 AT&T Goal of the Year award in the Major League Soccer (MLS), the United States football (soccer) championship. Just two moths ago, he was was named his club's best newcomer this season.

| Dávid Harangozó

Hungary among most heavily taxed OECD members

Dec 4, 2015

According to the latest taxation survey by OECD, the organization comprising the most most developed countries of the world, people in Hungary pay 38.5% of the GDP as tax burden, above the OECD average of 34%. Consumption tax is the highest.


Concerns but no systemic threat to democracy

Dec 3, 2015

The European Commission sees no systemic threat to democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary, although, it has brought several procedures against it for infringing EU laws, said Commissioner Vera Jourová in a debate with MEPs on Wednesday.


Tax authority merged into economic ministry

Dec 1, 2015

Hungary’s parliament on Tuesday voted to abolish NAV, the tax and customs authority, as an independent body and fold it into a state secretariat operating as part of the economy ministry. The related motion was approved with 119 votes against 62.

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