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EU Council Suspends EUR 6.3 Billion to Hungary

D&T
Dec 13, 2022

The Committee of Permanent Representatives to the EU has found the required qualified majority to impose measures for the protection of the Union budget against the consequences of breaches of the principles of the rule of law in Hungary, concerning public procurement, the effectiveness of prosecutorial action and the fight against corruption in Hungary. The […]

Government Authorizes Itself To Modify Budget

D&T
Dec 9, 2022

A new government decree has been published in the Hungarian Gazette, according to which the Hungarian government, citing the state of war, has authorised itself to rewrite the budget without the approval of Parliament. According to the decree, the provisions of the law on public finances "on the preparation, structure and content of the central […]

Hungarian Government Scraps Capped Fuel Prices

D&T
Dec 6, 2022

Following long lines at Hungarian gas stations due to the shortage of supply of capped priced fuel in the past few days, the Hungarian government announced late Tuesday evening that the capped prices introduced in November 2021 are scrapped as 23.00 hours local time. The Hungarian oil and gas company Mol, the only company supplying […]

New Ministry in the Hungarian Government

D&T
Nov 14, 2022

The Minister of Technology and Industry, László Palkovics is to leave his post, and a new energy ministry is to be established, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyás announced at an extraordinary press conference on Monday. According to Minister Gulyás, the restructuring is justified by the war in the neighboring country and […]

EP Culture and Education Committee Visit in Budapest

D&T
Nov 4, 2022

Members of the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament have concluded their visit in Budapest, having gathered insights into recent developments in the country’s cultural, education and media policies. In the concluding press conference in Budapest on Friday, the head of the delegation Sabine Verheyen (a German delegate of the European People’s Party) […]

PM Orbán: the West Abandoned Hungary Once Again

D&T
Oct 23, 2022

Unlike in the previous years, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán did not deliver a speech in Budapest on the national day of October 23 this time but instead, spoke in the southwestern Hungarian town of Zalaegerszeg to a group of invitees on the occasion of opening a memorial center dedicated to Cardinal József Mindszenty. October 23, […]

Teachers' Strike and Demonstrations in Hungary

D&T
Oct 5, 2022

Thousands of people gathered on Kossuth Square in front of the building of Hungarian Parliament to demonstrate and show solidarity with the striking teachers. Participants demanded that the government improve education conditions, higher wages for teachers and the reinstatement of teachers who had been sacked for civil disobedience after the government changed the strike rules. […]

European Commission Proposes to Cut Funds to Hungary

D&T
Sep 18, 2022

The European Commission, the quasi-government of the European Union, calls for an estimated EUR 7.5 billion in EU funding to be withheld from Hungary over corruption concerns that the Hungarian government failed to dispel. Referring to EC President Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union address earlier this week, EC Commissioner Johannes Hahn, in […]

Orbán: "the West has Moved to Central Europe"

D&T
Jul 23, 2022

The West is fighting a war against Central Europe, and Brussels, together with [billionaire George] Soros troops, wants to "force immigrants on us," Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Saturday at the Bálványos Free Summer University and Student Camp held annually in Băile Tușnad, Romania (Tusnádfürdő in Hungarian). The Prime Minister stressed that the […]

Hungarian Govn't Declares State of War Emergency

D&T
May 24, 2022

The governing majority of the ruling Fidesz party passed the 10th amendment of Basic Law to extend the government's powers to declare a state of emergency. This will now be possible not only in the event of an epidemic, but also in the event of war in a neighboring country. The government took the opportunity […]

Viktor Orbán Re-elected as Prime Minister

D&T
May 16, 2022

Viktor Orbán was elected head of government for the fifth time after 1998, 2010, 2014 and 2018. The President of the ruling Fidesz party, who has held the post of prime minister without interruption since 2010, was elected with the 133 votes of his party with 27 MPs voting against him and the rest of […]

New Hungarian President Inaugurated

D&T
May 14, 2022

In her inauguration address this Saturday, Hungary’s freshly appointed president, Katalin Novák, said that it is her responsibility to demonstrate what her homeland of Hungary and her compatriots, the Hungarian people, really mean to her, and what she stands for regarding the place of Hungarians in the world. President Novák said that “we are here […]

Katalin Novák Takes Office as President of the Republic

D&T
May 10, 2022

On Tuesday morning, outgoing Head of State János Áder received the new President of the Republic at the entrance to the Sándor Palace, the state news agency MTI reports. János Áder and Katalin Novák entered the presidential residence Sándor Palace together, then went to the presidential office and stepped out onto the terrace of the […]

Inaugural Session of the New Hungarian Parliament

D&T
May 2, 2022

Hungary’s new parliament held its opening session this Monday following the April 3 general elections. Shortly after 11 a.m., President János Áder opened the inaugural session of Hungary’s ninth freely elected National Assembly. Based on the results of the April 3 general elections, the Fidesz-KDNP alliance won 135 out of 199 seats in the Hungarian […]

New Parliament Convened for May 2

D&T
Apr 19, 2022

Hungarian President János Áder has convened the inaugural session of the National Assembly for May 2, according to a resolution of the Head of State published on the website of the Office of the President of the Republic. According to the Basic Law (that replaced Hungary’s constitution in 2011), the President of the Republic convenes […]

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