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Hungary PM praises new EC President

August 2, 2019, 10:22 am
"Keeping the ideological guerrillas away" and electing leaders with a pragmatic life instinct was a good decision, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public television M1 after his meeting with Ursula von... 

European Commission should stick to execution, Hungary says

August 1, 2019, 8:42 am
The European Commission is an executive body, not a political organisation, government spokesperson István Hollik said Wednesday evening on public television M1. In his view, it is important that the... 

European anti-fraud office to look into Microsoft Hungary case

July 30, 2019, 8:51 am
OLAF is investigating possible fraud during the sale of software licences co-financed by the European Regional Development Funds and the European Social Funds, the European Commission's anti-fraud office... 

Hungary PM Orbán to meet new Commission President on 1 August

July 26, 2019, 5:19 pm
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is going to meet Ursula von der Leyen, the new President of the European Commission in Brussels on 1 August, the PM’s press chief, Bertalan Havasi, announced... 

EC takes Hungary to court over Stop Soros law

July 25, 2019, 12:52 pm
The European Commission on Thursday decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the EU concerning legislation that criminalises activities in support of asylum applications and further restricts... 

New EC president appeases Hungary, Poland

July 19, 2019, 2:22 pm
Countries who rejected non-European migrants or raised concern on rule of law, such as Poland, could expect more sympathy from the European Commission, its new president, Ursula von der Leyen, has indicated... 

Hungary passes HUF 6,000 bn mark in disbursing EU funds

July 15, 2019, 10:55 am
The amount of European Union funds from the EU's 2014-2020 development budget allocated by Hungarian authorities has passed the HUF 6,000 billion mark by early July, which means the government has used... 

European growth clouded by external factors

July 10, 2019, 3:20 pm
Economic growth in the European Union will not be overly robust either this year or in 2020, not to mention that downside risks have increased, according to the European Commission’s Summer 2019... 

European Commission revises 2019 growth estimate upwardly for Hungary

July 10, 2019, 2:25 pm
The European Commission has raised its GDP estimate for Hungary for 2019, as the economy has been recently faring better than expected. Hungary’s economy grew by 4.9% in 2018, thanks to the robust... 

European Court approves Hungary's ad tax

June 27, 2019, 11:07 am
The General Court of the European Union on Thursday annulled the Commission’s decision finding that the Hungarian advertisement tax was incompatible with the EU State aid rules. Neither that tax’s... 

Merging Hungarian operations of Vodafone, UPC draws closer

June 27, 2019, 9:05 am
Vodafone plans to buy the German, Hungarian, Romanian and Czech operations of Liberty Global, which requires the approval of the European Commission. Inside sources indicate that the deal will get the... 

EU urges Hungary to step up climate efforts

June 19, 2019, 10:58 am
As plans of European Union member states are currently falling short both in terms of renewables and energy efficiency contributions, reaching the EU's overall climate and energy goals will require a collective... 

Hungary records huge EU funds inflow in May

June 14, 2019, 5:12 pm
Hungary has paid 108 billion forints worth of EU funds to tender winners in May, which is the largest volume disbursed since December 2018. By this the government has reached another milestone in EU funds... 

Hungary prepares for no-deal Brexit

June 13, 2019, 12:09 pm
A 'no-deal' Brexit is a real but undesired possibility, the European Commission acknowledged in its fifth Brexit Preparedness Communication published on Wednesday, taking stock of preparations at both... 

NPL ratio halves in EU over the last three years

June 13, 2019, 8:32 am
Efforts to reduce risks in the banking sector of the European Union have been fruitful, the latest European Commission data show, and the stocks of non-performing loans continue to decrease, announced... 

Hungary's digital progress in line with EU average

June 12, 2019, 9:09 am
Hungary's digital economy and society have developed in line with the EU average over the past few years, the European Commission said in its latest Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) report on Tuesday.... 

Commission warns Hungary about health care problems

June 11, 2019, 9:23 am
Health outcomes in Hungary lag behind most other European Union countries, reflecting both unhealthy lifestyles and the limited effectiveness of healthcare provision, the European Commisison of the European... 

European Commission calls on Hungary to raise excise tax on tobacco

June 7, 2019, 8:47 am
The European Commission published decisions on three infringement procedures that involve Hungary on Thursday. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper... 

EU issues yet another warning to Hungary

June 5, 2019, 4:07 pm
Hungary’s budgetary position diverged significantly in 2018 from the medium-term budgetary objective (MTO), the European Commission stated in its country-specific recommendations released on Wednesday.... 

Commission launches EUR 1 bn loan package for young farmers

June 4, 2019, 10:07 am
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced the launch of 1 billion euro EIB loans package for agriculture and the bioeconomy, with specific targets to support younger farmers.... 
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