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Team Discover wins #EUvsVirus hackathon prize

Hungarian Hackathon Solution Eases Burden on Nurses

D&T
Apr 30, 2020

Hungary’s Team Discover won the ‘Health & Life’ category at the #EUvsVirus Pan-European Hackathon competition, a joint event between the European Commission and the most plugged in and nationally connected digital ecosystem actors from all over Europe. The solution (basically 3D-printed glasses with built-in sensors) created by Hungarian university students enable a highly scalable patient […]

Unilever Develops its Hungarian Factory

D&T
Apr 30, 2020

Unilever Hungary will be expanding its household chemical goods production facility in Nyírbátor, NE Hungary with an investment of EUR 42 million (now cca HUF 15 billion), adding 30 new jobs to the existing 300. One of the most modern European plants of the British-Dutch parent company expands the floor area of its home care […]

Pandemic Restrictions to Ease - Outside Central Hungary

D&T
Apr 30, 2020

Starting on May 4, many restrictions introduced as part of the security measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic will be lifted in Hungary – except for Budapest and Pest County surrounding the capital. Schools will not reopen in the country at least until the end of May. The terraces of restaurants, cafes and hotels as […]

HEINEKEN to Deliver Aid Packages

D&T
Apr 29, 2020

The company that uses its freed-up logistics capacities to deliver the packages also supports the work of the Hungarian Interchurch Aid in the event of an epidemic with disinfectant made from beer and money donation. HEINEKEN Hungária donated 1,500 bottles of special disinfectant to the Hungarian Interchurch Aid, and the large company also helps the […]

Foreigners' Residence Permits Extended in Hungary

D&T
Apr 29, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, permits for foreigners working and living in Hungary will be automatically extended if the original conditions still exist. Due to the emergency situation related to the coronavirus, it has become necessary to settle the situation of foreign citizens living or working in Hungary, or possibly trapped here. The latest measure […]

Gov'nt Makes Special Crisis Retail Tax Permanent

D&T
Apr 29, 2020

Tuesday night, the Hungarian government submitted a bill on a special retail tax to parliament. This extends the application of a government decree promulgated two weeks ago. Thus, the tax must not only be paid until the end of the emergency situation due to the coronavirus epidemic, but the Hungarian tax system will be expanded […]

Covid-19 patient treated in Budapest's Szent László Hospital

300th Covid-19 related Patient Dies in Hungary

D&T
Apr 29, 2020

Another nine people (all of them suffering from chronic illnesses) died of the Covid-19 disease in Hungary in the past 24 hours, raising the official number of deceased in the current pandemic to 300 in this country. The confirmed number of people infected with the coronavirus now stands at 2,727. There are 10,071 people in […]

Swiss Firm to Produce Solar Panels in Hungary

D&T
Apr 28, 2020

Flisom, a developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar cells, located near Zurich, Switzerland, has chosen Kecskemét, southeast of Budapest for the location of its first plant of industrial capacity. The Swiss technology company is going to produce ultra-thin, light and flexible solar cells using the most modern technology available. The 50 MW […]

Medical Universities Test 17,000 People in Hungary

D&T
Apr 28, 2020

Four Hungarian medical universities will start a national coronavirus test on May 1. Based on a representative sample, 17,778 people will be examined in two weeks to get an accurate picture of the extent of the epidemic and the actual number of people infected and re-infected with the new type of coronavirus, Béla Merkely, rector […]

WTTC Estimates Over 100 Million Jobs Losses

D&T
Apr 28, 2020

The Travel & Tourism sector faces a staggering 100 million jobs losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) as reported on ftnnews.com. The startling figure, based on research from WTTC, has increased by over 30% in the last four weeks, indicating the sheer crisis affecting the sector. […]

EC Guidelines for the Movement of Priority Workers

D&T
Apr 27, 2020

The European Commission has issued a practical guide to facilitate the free movement of priority workers and frontier workers between EU member states. The Commission thus supports governments in creating the conditions under which cross-border commuters can cross borders, where appropriate, without circumventing controls, with proportionate health measures. It is a positive development in this […]

Covid-19 patient cared for in the Szent Imre Hospital in Budapest

280 Covid-19 related Deaths in Hungary

D&T
Apr 27, 2020

Eight people died of the Covid-19 disease in Hungary in the past 24 hours, raising the official number of deceased in the current pandemic to 280 in this country. The confirmed number of people infected with the coronavirus grew by 83 and now stands at 2,583. About 13% of them are healthcare workers according to […]

Academy Calls for Extensive Testing, Strong Healthcare

D&T
Apr 27, 2020

The recommendation prepared by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, compiled by immunologists, physicians, and biologists, makes specific professional recommendations to the government and authorities for the short- and long-term treatment of the Covid-19 epidemic. According to the recommendation, the continuous application of tests of the right quantity and quality is an essential condition for both […]

Wizz Air CEO Offers University of London Scholarships

D&T
Apr 25, 2020

Wizz Air CEO and co-founder József Váradi donates over GBP one million for scholarship programs at the University of London where he completed his LLM postgraduate academic degree in 2014, specializing in International Business Law. "The Váradi Scholarships, open to all University of London flexible and distance learning programs, will offer up to 100 scholarships […]

Hungarian flag projected at the Matterhorn

Hungarian Flag Projected at the Matterhorn

D&T
Apr 25, 2020

On the night of April 24, Zermatt Tourism officials projected the Hungarian flag onto the 1.000-meter-high east wall of the Matterhorn mountain situated on the border between Switzerland and Italy. With the #hope project whose motto is ‘Light is hope!’, the Swiss town of Zermatt wants to give people hope and strength in this difficult […]

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