Hungary’s government took action, after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that keeping asylum seekers in the transit zone on the Hungarian-Serbian border constitutes “detention”. Continue reading “Government closes down transit zones”
The government is extending the timeframe of restrictions on movement introduced to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic for another week from Saturday, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office has said. Continue reading “Gulyas: Restrictions to be extended for another week”
Hungary’s government is setting up a special 663 billion forint (EUR 1.8bn) fund to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic and will reallocate 1,345 billion forints from ministry budgets to a fund aimed at protecting and restarting the economy, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Saturday. Continue reading “Govt sets up epidemic response and economy protection funds”
Thirteen European Union countries expressed concern over Hungary’s new law which enhances government powers to tackle the novel coronavirus epidemic in a joint statement on Wednesday. Continue reading “EU govts express concern”
The government is still not aware of any cases of the new virus being present in Hungary, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the prime minister’s office, told a press conference on Wednesday. Gulyas noted coronavirus is spreading in Europe, adding that there was little chance Hungary could avoid COVID-19. Continue reading “Coronavirus: Govt not aware of any cases in Hungary”
The government has clear positions on the issues that sparked heated public debates over the past few months but seeks strong backing from society to represent them in the international arena and at home, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday commenting on an upcoming “national consultation” survey. Gergely Gulyas cited the examples of compensation payments to Roma in Gyongyospata, a procedure … Continue reading Govt to start new national consultation
The number of migrants looking to enter Hungary illegally from Serbia has risen significantly over the past month, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday.