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Hungarian Gov't Redefines Public Money in Fundamental Law

D&T
Dec 15, 2020

This Tuesday, the governing majority in Hungarian Parliament passed the 9th modification to the Fundamental Law (that is, the country's consitution) since that was adopted in 2011, redefining public money and the concept of family, among others. The amendment defines the concept of public money "in order to develop a uniform practice for constitutional bodies." […]

Device to Send Tourist Personal Data to Authorities

D&T
Dec 11, 2020

As of January 1, 2021, tourist accommodation places in Hungary will be required to send digitally read data from their guests' personal identification documents to the Hungarian state. A Hungarian firm has now come up with a device of affordable price to meet this requirements. The essence of the GoodID Scanner is that one can […]

Night Curfew Extended in Hungary

D&T
Dec 7, 2020

The current curfew and strict measures will remain in place until January 11, which means that there will still be a curfew between 8 pm and 5 am, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán announced this Monday. The prime minister added that it will only be decided on December 21 whether Christmas Eve can be an exception […]

Hungarian Government to Veto EU Budget

D&T
Nov 16, 2020

In a letter, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, President of the European Council that the Hungarian government was vetoing legislation on the EU's seven-year budget and the recovery fund. The Hungarian government's website quotes the head of the PM's […]

Further Restrictions Announced in Hungary

D&T
Nov 10, 2020

In addition to maintaining the measures taken so far, additional protection measures are needed to reduce the incidence of coronavirus diseases and the burden on hospitals - according to a Hungarian government statement. A curfew takes effect on Wednesday from zero o'clock – everyone needs to be home between 8 pm and 5 am. One […]

COVID-19: Strict Hungarian Government Measures

D&T
Nov 9, 2020

In a social media video, PM Viktor Orbán announced that the government proposes a set of new restrictions, including a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., the closing of restaurants and bars, a comprehensive ban on events, and a requirement for high schools and universities to switch to e-learning. According to the government website, […]

Hungarian PM Reinstates Special Legal Order

D&T
Nov 3, 2020

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced in a video message Tuesday evening that a "state of danger" will be introduced in Hungary over COVID-19 once again and a nationwide curfew is imposed between midnight and 5 a.m. “The spread of the pandemic has accelerated,” PM Viktor Orbán is quoted from the video message by the […]

Commemorations on the National Day of August 20th

D&T
Aug 20, 2020

August 20th in is a national holiday in Hungary as the Day of King Stephen, the founder of the Hungarian state. The Hungarian flag was raised on Kossuth Square in front of Parliament to the tune of the National Anthem by the ceremonial guard of the Hungarian Defense Forces this Thursday morning to start commemorations […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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.

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