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Emmanuel Macron has found a new ally who is far more influential than people give him credit for: Viktor Orbán – writes Swedish economist and writer Friderik Erixon in the prestigious British conservative newspaper "The Spectator". Photo credit: OLIVIER HOSLET, PAP/EPA

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 10:00

“We will propose for the EU to pass laws on social media similar to the ones in Poland. Social media is meant to serve society, not the interests of their owners,” PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook. ​ Photo credit: Gerd Altmann z Pixabay 

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:17

– Millions of Chinese vaccines could be obtained quickly by the government if the Hungarian health authority allowed it – PM Viktor Orbán said in his usual Friday morning interview on Kossuth Radio. The Prime Minister also announced that from 2022, at the latest, persons under the age of 25 years will be granted exemption from the payment of the personal income tax. The Hungarian government has started the gradual re-introduction of the 13th monthly pension, so in February the envelope will…

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:05

– We will support each other among the Visegrad Group countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic - announced Elżbieta Witek, the Speaker of the Sejm (a lower house of the Polish Parliament) after the conference of the Speakers of the Parliaments of the V4 countries.  ​

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:06

Both Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and President János Áder have congratulated five-time Olympic champion gymnast Ágnes Keleti on her 100th birthday. ​

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 19:39

The Tricolor Citizens' Movement (Trikolóra) in Czech Republic aims to introduce regular referendums on withdrawal from the European Union. – We will request a referendum on remaining in the Union to be part of every parliamentary election – says Václav Klaus Jr., the son of former Czech Prime Minister Václav Klaus. ​

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 07:53

"That conflict, that battle between a more democratic inclusive vision, and one that’s top-down, dominant-subordinate, that’s a contest that’s taking place here in the United States, and around the world" said former US president Barack Obama in an interview with Daily Show host Trevor Noah.

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 23:00

In spite of the novel coronavirus epidemic Hungary saw a rise in the number of births in 2020. ​ (jap, fot 1. Daniil Silantev on Unsplash / Fot 2. esudroff z Pixabay)

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 11:12

A regular weekly magazine on Central Europe's politics, economy and culture was launched on Friday on the first channel of Polish public service radio (Jedynka Polskiego Radia).   ​

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 18:17

Hungary will extend restrictions in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus until February 1, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán – said in a weekly interview on Kossuth Rádió on Friday. ​

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:29

Travel site Big 7 Travel has released the official list of the best places to work from remotely in 2021. Budapest is listed in the 38th place, coming before cities like Prague, Lisbon, Zurich and Melbourne, but after Cracow (21st).

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 00:12

"For decades, Katalin Karikó's work into mRNA therapeutics was overlooked by her colleagues. Now it's at the heart of the two leading coronavirus vaccines" – writes Wired's editor David Cox. “I always wanted to help people, to try and get something into the clinic" – said Katalin Karikó as quoted by Wired and added: “That was the motivation for me, and I was always optimistic. But to help that many people, I never imagined that. It makes me very happy to know that I’ve played a part in this…

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:32

Hungary's GDP is expected to grow by 3.8% in 2021 and to expand by 4.3% in 2022 – the World Bank predicted in its Global Economic Prospects report.  ​ Fot. Shiny Things / Flickr

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 08:41

Poland and Hungary came 5th – along with Belgium, Lithuania, Hungary, Japan and South Korea – in the latest Passport Index ranking. The holders of the Polish and Hungarian passport can easily enter 130 countries.  ​

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 16:28

– We will continue to defend ourselves against illegal migration both at the southern border and in Brussels – said Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó on Monday.  ​  Péter Szijjártó / Fot. Adam Warżawa/PAP  

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 19:20

Based on the proposal of the National Center for Public Health, vaccination of health care workers would be carried out in the first round.

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 13:58