The European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Hungary against the European Commission’s decision that the progressivity of certain tax rates based on turnover was in breach of EU state aid rules.
The government is opening a 200 billion forint (EUR 580m) preferential credit line for local councils, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, has said. Funding for local councils will rise by 18% next year, Gulyás said, underlining the importance of the role local councils play in Hungary’s fight against the novel coronavirus […]
The state of preparedness needs to be maintained in the current second phase of the coronavirus epidemic in Hungary, the spokesman for the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the epidemic has said.
Retail sales in Hungary fell by 10.2% year-on-year in April as the country went into lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) show.
The government will double the salary supplements of pastors and priests serving in Hungarian communities across the borders, Zoltán Balog, the commissioner for social affairs, said.
Hungary’s economy has suffered from the corona crisis but chances are good that it will be among Europe’s most stable, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said.
The government had so far spent 590 billion forints (EUR 1.7m) on epidemic-related measures, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, said adding that the spending was “necessary and justified”.
Hungary’s protective measures during the first phase of the novel coronavirus epidemic were “successful and effective”, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Speaker of Parliament László Kövér has called the 100th anniversary of the post-WW1 Trianon Peace Treaty an opportunity to assess the achievements of the past hundred years.
Two patients, both elderly with underlying illnesses, have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 534, while registered novel coronavirus infections in Hungary have increased by 10 to 3,931, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday morning.