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Europe Day in Budapest | Balázs Mohai /MTI

Europe Day celebrated

May 14, 2018

On the 14th anniversary of Hungary's accession to the European Union, a day-long festival was held in Budapest this Sunday. It was for the fifth time that a running race also took place - this time, the distance was 14 kilometers.


More Hungarians favor the European Union

Oct 27, 2017

Hungarian citizens have a good perception of the European Union and this view shows a particularly positive trend, according to the ‘Parlemeter 2017’ survey that takes a close look at citizens’ views on EU membership and its benefits,

The Hungarian Parliament - decisionmakers inside | Can Stock Photo Inc./anderm

Hungary the 4th poorest in the European Union

Dec 12, 2014

Based on the actual consumption of households Hungary was the fourth poorest country in the European Union in 2013, according to Eurostat data published on Thursday. Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) in Hungary was 62% of the EU28 average last year.


Low turnout at the EP elections in Hungary

May 26, 2014

Less than 29% of the electorate voted at the EP elections in Hungary this Sunday. 12 of the 21 Hungarian seats were won by the governing Fidesz, with Jobbik, the Socialists, the Democratic coalition, the Together PM and LMP also passing the 5% threshold.

Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi | Endre Véssey / Hungarian Foreign Ministry

Hungary fully supports sanctions against Russia

Apr 1, 2014

The Hungarian Government will give its full support to any sanctions approved by the European Union against Russia in connection with the crisis in Ukraine, Foreign Minister János Martonyi has said on CNN, the Hungarian Foreign Ministry reports.

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Excessive deficit procedure abrogated for Hungary

Jun 21, 2013

EU finance ministers decided to endorse the European Commission’s recommendation of May 29 to abrogate the excessive deficit procedure (EDP) for Hungary. The country has been in the EU’s fiscal cuffs since its accession to the bloc in 2004.

EU leaders receive Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo | President of the European Council

European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 10, 2012

Three leaders of the of the European Union received in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the EU "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe".

Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi | Dávid Harangozó

Martonyi calls for EU unity to be preserved

Oct 12, 2012

Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi called for the preservation of the unity of the European Union at a roundtable meeting in Brussels. Hungary supports "more Europe" but clearly rejects "more than one Europe," he said.

EU delegation leader Barbara Kauffmann (on the left) and the head of the IMF Representation Office in Budapest

IMF-EU talks with Hungary continue in September

Jul 26, 2012

A delegation by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, which held talks on precautionary financial assistance to Hungary in the past eight days, will return to Budapest in September, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has stated.


Hungary, one of the cheapest countries in the EU

Jun 25, 2012

In 2011, price levels for consumer goods and services differed widely across the European Union. The lowest price levels were found in Bulgaria and Denmark had the highest price level. Compared to the EU27 average, Hungary’s prices are at 62%.

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Hungary-IMF talks may start early summer

May 17, 2012

Hungary future IMF negotiator, Mihály Varga, expects formal negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union on a financial assistance program start as soon as early summer thanks to meeting the preconditions for the talks.

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Hungarian PM meets EC President Barroso

Apr 24, 2012

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held a short meeting with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in Brussels on Tuesday. Orbán says a breakthrough is close in disputed with the EU but analysts are skeptical.

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