Government confirms budget veto

“In line with the position communicated during the EU summit this July and in accordance with the veto power laid out in the EU Treaties, the Hungarian Government exercised its veto over the EU’s budgetary legislative package,” according to a statement which was published on the government’s and Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s website. Here you can read the full statement: In Brussels today, they only … Continue reading Government confirms budget veto

Strict corona measures in Hungary

We must reduce the number of coronavirus incidences because if the number of infections continues to increase at the present rate, hospitals will not be able to cope with the burden on them, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated in a video message posted on his Facebook account on Monday in which he announced measures designed to contain the spread of the epidemic. The PM said … Continue reading Strict corona measures in Hungary

Orban: The situation is difficult, but our chances are good

The coronavirus epidemic situation is difficult, in some places it is grave, but our chances are good, we are able to control the situation and “together we will succeed again,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. He said according to analyses, on 21 November we will need 2,240 intensive care beds, while on 10 December as many … Continue reading Orban: The situation is difficult, but our chances are good

Special legal order reintroduced in Hungary

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the government has decided to introduce the special legal order again, and to ask Parliament to extend this extraordinary situation by 90 days, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced in a video message posted on his Facebook account on Tuesday. He said between midnight and 5 a.m. the government will introduce restrictions on movement. “By midnight everyone will have to return … Continue reading Special legal order reintroduced in Hungary

Orban: We must wear face masks

A new world will dawn on Monday in enforcing compliance with the rules related to the coronavirus epidemic, and if anyone is found to be in violation of those rules, “we will do whatever it takes to enforce them,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. The containment of the epidemic is our joint responsibility, we must wear … Continue reading Orban: We must wear face masks

10-day quarantine for Hungarians returning from abroad

Persons returning from abroad are required to face quarantine for 10 days instead of 14, the deputy head of the duty centre of the Operational Group responsible for the fight against the coronavirus epidemic said at an online press conference held on Tuesday. Lt. Colonel Robert Kiss highlighted that pursuant to the amendment of the government decree on the travel restrictions of the period of … Continue reading 10-day quarantine for Hungarians returning from abroad

Orban prepares for decisive battle

“We succeeded once in spring and we will succeed in the autumn, too,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an article published in the Monday issue of daily Magyar Nemzet, adding that “there will be hot moments, but all those in need will be provided appropriate (health) services”. “We can and we will protect the health and lives of people,” the prime minister said. “Nearly … Continue reading Orban prepares for decisive battle

Hungary must remain up and running

The goal of the government is to maintain Hungary’s viability, Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated on Saturday evening in an interview given to the public service television news channel M1 in which he also asked people to observe the safety rules. The direction of the present fight against the virus is as follows: Hungary must remain up and running, the prime minister said. Orban highlighted … Continue reading Hungary must remain up and running

Orban: Hungary must remain up and running

In the national consultation on the initial experiences of the coronavirus epidemic, the people made it clear that Hungary must remain up and running, we cannot allow the virus to bring the country to a halt again, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary’. The prime minister stressed that the cabinet has a battle plan for the fight … Continue reading Orban: Hungary must remain up and running

Hungary closes its borders again

New restrictions has been announced on Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gergely Gulyas, the head of the prime minister’s office said at his weekly press conference that even today’s relatively high numbers can still be considered good, but the coronavirus epidemic is clearly spreading. The majority of infections are coming from abroad, and the greatest risk is the threat this poses to the economy, … Continue reading Hungary closes its borders again