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Commission opens infringement procedure against Hungary

November 8, 2018, 4:08 pm
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission has opened an infringement procedure against Hungary, calling on the country - and another seven member states - to correctly transpose... 

EU sees higher growth in Hungary in 2018, 2019, slowdown afterwards

November 8, 2018, 2:20 pm
The European Commission has revised its 2018 GDP growth estimate for Hungary to 4.3% in its Autumn Forecasts from 4.0% projected in the spring. The EC has also turned more upbeat about the country’s... 

Scrapping of seasonal time changes in EU seen delayed

October 24, 2018, 5:26 pm
European Union member states may scrap summertime clock changes as of 2021 instead of 2019, according to a draft legislative proposal seen by Bloomberg. The European Commission proposed last month to... 

Commission nods on Hungary's state aid to BorsodChem

September 28, 2018, 2:06 pm
The European Commission has found Hungary's 45 million euro investment aid to chemical company BorsodChem Zrt to be in line with EU State aid rules, the EU executive announced on Friday. “The... 

Commission reveals how it plans to put an end to seasonal clock changes

September 13, 2018, 10:03 am
The European Commission is proposing to end seasonal clock changes in Europe in 2019, giving Member States the freedom to decide once and for all whether they want to permanently apply summer- or wintertime.... 

EP decision is "revenge" against Hungary by pro-migration politicians - Szijjártó

September 12, 2018, 4:31 pm
The decision of the European Parliament on the adoption of the Sargentini Report is the petty revenge of the pro-immigration politicians", Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó... 

We no longer want to pay for Hungary, Poland, says French foreign minister

September 6, 2018, 8:49 am
France does not want to finance a populist Europe, countries that do not respect fundamental principles, the country’s foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has indicated. The politician said Hungary... 

European Commission secures windfall gain for Hungary

August 31, 2018, 5:12 pm
The European Commission has approved more than 300 million euros worth of expenditure Hungary had in relation to border protection, announced Gergely Gulyás, the minister leading the Prime Minister’s... 

European Commission to retire bi-annual clock change

August 31, 2018, 2:50 pm
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, has announced in the German public television on Friday that the European Union will bow to the results of a public consultation and will put... 

An ambitious partnership with the UK after Brexit

August 2, 2018, 11:14 am
The Brexit train has picked up speed over the last few weeks, as the British government has finally tabled its exit plan. It was, however, thrown back by the European Commission that warned of the risks... 

Days of the European Commission are numbered - Orbán

July 27, 2018, 8:44 am
The days of the European Commission are numbered, its mandate expires next May, said Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in an interview with public radio MR1 on Friday, referring to the current... 

Unprecedented EU decision prevents Hungary from losing more funds

July 25, 2018, 5:13 am
It is important to recognise that the European Commission has taken an unprecedented measure to limit financial losses for member states and without these Hungary would also lose much more than 24% beyond... 

EU grants major funding for railway development around Lake Balaton

July 20, 2018, 3:46 pm
The European Commission has decided on supporting a fifth major transport development project of Hungary on Friday. The EU executive announced that 193 million euros from the Cohesion Fund will be invested... 

Commission takes further steps against Hungary over asylum rules

July 19, 2018, 1:02 pm
The European Commission has on Thursday decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for non-compliance of its asylum and return legislation with EU law. 18/07/2018... 

Hungary to give in to EU over contested retailer squeeze

July 19, 2018, 11:05 am
Citing an ongoing infringement procedure opened by the European Commission against Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s cabinet has decided to abolish 2014 amendment of the trade law that received... 

European Commission to fire upon Hungary on two fronts

July 18, 2018, 3:20 pm
The European Commission is to open infringement proceedings against Hungary for the adoption of the so-called ‘Stop Soros’ law, legislation aimed at civil organisations assisting refugees... 

Weaker forint could boost Hungary's EU funding by HUF 580 bn

July 5, 2018, 11:38 am
Should the Hungarian forint become stuck at 330 against the euro, Hungary could distribute HUF 580 billion more in EU-funded schemes in the 2014-2020 budget period, Portfolio's calculations show. This... 

Oettinger reveals why EU funding for Hungary is lowered so much

June 27, 2018, 1:03 pm
Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for the EU budget, says it was a fair and just decision to lower cohesion policy funds for Hungary for the coming years due to the country’s spectacular development.... 

Hungary would rather pay HUF 100 bn penalty than face more probes

June 25, 2018, 12:21 pm
Hungary would be better off opting for a 10% correction of EU funds, i.e. an over 100 billion loss of EU money, than if it were to scrutinise each of the public procurements in the 2014-2020 programming... 

Proof that Hungary should do something about health care at once

June 15, 2018, 9:24 am
The European Commission has published the results of its latest Eurobarometer survey on Friday, which reveal what Hungarian consider to be the most important issues facing their country. Without further... 
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