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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, […]

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 […]

Experts to test people in an elderly home in Budapest

Hungarian Gov'nt Expects Pandemic Apex on May 3

D&T
Apr 20, 2020

Another ten people died of the Covid-19 disease in Hungary in the past 24 hours, raising the number of deceased in the current pandemic to 199 in this country. The confirmed number of people infected with the coronavirus now stands at 1,984. There are 11,240 people in compulsory home quarantine and 267 recovered. The official […]

New Government Measures Announced

D&T
Apr 6, 2020

"We must simultaneously fight both the epidemic and its economic consequences: we must save lives and provide for the future. We must now adopt economic measures which will help us through the difficult phase which lies ahead of us," Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has announced. The PM said the goal of their economy protection action […]

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 […]

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Bank complaint on government taxing free service

D&T
Nov 14, 2013

The Hungarian Banking Association considers free cash withdrawals just passed by lawmakers unfair and also detrimental on a social level. The new law requires banks to offer ATM withdrawals for free, yet pay tax on the transactions.

President Pál Schmitt at the celebration of the constitution | MTI / Péter Kollányi

Hungary - no longer a republic in name

D&T
Jan 2, 2012

Hungary‘s new constitution, which took effect on January 1, omits "republic" from Hungary's official name, and includes several controversial paragraphs objected to by Amnesty International, as well as American and EU officials.

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Hungary's talks with IMF, EU interrupted

D&T
Dec 16, 2011

Preparatory talks between Hungary's government, the IMF and the European Union on a precautionary loan were interrupted on Friday, Amadeu Altafaj Tardio, spokesman for Economic and Financial Commissioner Olli Rehn said.

Tamás Fellegi | Attila Kovács/MTI

Hungarian National Development minister resigns

D&T
Dec 8, 2011

The Hungarian Minister for National Development Tamás Fellegi announced that he had tendered his resignation, asking the prime minister to relieve him of his post so that he has time to perform other important duties.

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