The opposition LMP has called on the government to “reach a consensus on the utilisation of funds from the Norway Grants”.
The coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions resulted in a marked drop in nearly all areas of tourism and catering last year, with preliminary estimates showing a 32% fall in revenue by commercial lodgings and catering establishments compared to the previous year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.
The Democratic Coalition will lead Hungary into the euro zone if it is victorious in next year’s general election, Balázs Barkóczi, the party’s spokesman, told an online press conference.
Linking payments of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) to “judiciary reform” in Hungary is “nonsensical”, the prime minister’s chief of staff told a regular press briefing.
Canada has agreed to import Hungarian rabbit meat and meat products after the conclusion of talks that lasted several years, the Ministry of Agriculture (AM) said on Friday, adding that the agreement presented a boon for domestic producers.
György Matolcsy, the governor of Hungary’s central bank, has suggested in an op-ed that the euro area should have two exchange rates, one for northern member states and another for the bloc’s southern ones.
The European Commission will propose prolonging the assessment period of Hungary’s recovery plan, in which the country has requested 7.2 billion euros in funding from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) designed to offset the fallout of the coronavirus epidemic, an EC spokesperson said.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an agreement with Hungary on a 146 million euro loan to support the country’s procurement of protective equipment in preparation for a potential fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the finance ministry said in a statement.
Speaking at a regular press briefing, the prime minister’s chief of staff said the government has been in talks with Brussels on the EU’s post-pandemic recovery fund for months, dismissing reports that said otherwise as “fake news”.
Pragmatic cooperation with Russia will help Hungary in its quest to be the first in the European Union to relaunch its economy, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said at the INNOPROM Industrial Exhibition in Yekaterinburg. Russia, he said, had helped the country snap the third wave of the coronavirus epidemic.