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Unanimous vote in Hungarian Parliament to revoke the special legal order

State of Danger Replaced by Disease Control Preparedness

D&T
Jun 18, 2020

The Hungarian government declared a state of disease control preparedness based on which the government can declare a health crisis whenever it deems necessary and rule by decree. It was on Tuesday this week that Hungarian Parliament unanimously lifted the 'special legal order' that had given basically unlimited power to the government since March 31 […]

Anniversary coins by the National Bank of Hungary

National Bank Issues Commemorative Anniversary Coins

D&T
May 2, 2020

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) issued a silver collector coin of exceptionally high denomination, with a face value of HUF 30,000 entitled ‘30 Years of Freedom' this Friday to honor the 30th anniversary of the first meeting of the National Assembly elected freely for the first time in Hungary. This collector coin and its […]

PM Viktor Orbán in Hungarian Parliament

The Law to Give Government Extra Powers Takes Effect

D&T
Mar 31, 2020

The government of Viktor Orbán has been granted sweeping new powers for an unlimited period of time to manage the country’s coronavirus epidemic. According to a government spokesman, this law – which allows the government to bypass parliament – makes it possible to introduce “extraordinary measures” that are needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

German self-propelled howitzer Panzerhaubitze 2000

Hungary, the Biggest Buyer of German Weapons

D&T
Dec 27, 2019

After three years of falling, weapons and military hardware exports by Germany have gone into reverse in 2019, reaching almost EUR 8 billion, and the quarter of these exports deliveries went to Hungary, Deutsche Welle and euronews report. Documents show that Hungary purchased roughly a quarter of all the authorized German arms exports in the […]

Claire Szabó, the new President of the New Zealand Labour Party

Hungarian Citizen Heads New Zealand Governing Party

D&T
Dec 2, 2019

41-year-old Claire Szabó, of dual New Zealand-Hungarian nationality, was elected President of the ruling Social Democratic (Labor) Party in New Zealand this past week-end. As index.hu reports, Szabó's father fled Hungary at the age of 17 in 1956 and began a new life in New Zealand, where he worked as an engineer. Claire Szabó was […]

Viktor Orbán and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Orbán Held Bilateral Talks with Turkey's Erdogan in Baku

D&T
Oct 15, 2019

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Azeri capital of Baku where they both attended the meeting of the Turkic Council, Hungarian state news service MTI reports. Erdogan thanked Hungary for supporting Turkey on the international stage and for opening the first European office of the Turkic Council […]

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor to Visit Hungary in August

D&T
Jul 31, 2019

Germany’s Angela Merkel will attend a commemorative event marking the 30th anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic, infostart.hu said, citing Bertalan Havasi, deputy state secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the German Chancellor will both deliver speeches at the event to be organized in Sopron, western Hungary. In an effort […]

Municipal Elections Set for October 13 in Hungary

D&T
Jul 26, 2019

A statement by the President of the Republic of Hungary, János Áder says that "ever since the first free elections in 1990, all constitutional conditions are given to us to decide for ourselves the issues that determine our present and future. In the fall of 2019, we have the opportunity to decide on our local […]

Péter Szijjártó and Wilbur Ross

Hungarian Foreign Minister Meets With U.S. Commerce Secretary

D&T
Jul 19, 2019

Hungarian and U.S. officials discuss world trade Hungary’s government is an advocate of removing trade barriers and making the world economy as free as possible since the performance of the country’s economy is largely dependent on exports, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told state news service MTI after meeting with U.S. Secretary […]

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EP elections in Hungary set for May 26

D&T
Mar 1, 2019

People in Hungary will go to the polls to elect their representatives in the European Parliament (21 seats allocated for the country) on Sunday, May 26, 2019, the President of the Republic János Áder announced this Friday.

Hungarian MPs take their oath at parliament's inaugural session | Attila Kovács /MTI

New parliament's inaugural session

D&T
May 8, 2018

A month after the April 8 general elections, the new Hungarian parliament held its inaugural session this Tuesday. The ruling party Fidesz and its satellite partner KDNP have a two thirds majority in the 199-seat assembly.

The heads of the national election authorities with the composition of the new parliament. | Lajos Soós /MTI

Governing parties retain power in Hungary

D&T
Apr 9, 2018

According to unofficial results (based on 98,96% tally of the votes), the ruling party Fidesz and its satellite partner KDNP have won two thirds of the 199 seats in Hungarian parliament at the general elections held this Sunday.

Ballot with party list for the Hungarian parliamentary elections | Zoltán Máthé /MTI

Hungarian parliamentary elections this Sunday

D&T
Apr 7, 2018

Hungarians go to the polls this Sunday, to elect members of the national assembly. Eligible voters will elect 199 members of the national assembly in one round: 106 of them from single-member constituencies and 93 from national lists of political parties.

Hungarian students demonstarting against government's education system | Zsolt Szigetváry /MTI

Protest for better education in Hungary

D&T
Jan 19, 2018

Thousands of elementary, secondary school and university students, parenst and other sympathizers protested outside Hungary's parliament on Friday to demand major education reforms, including more critical thinking and creativity.

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