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Hungary’s Socialist Party Demands Household Utility Price Cuts
The opposition Socialist Party has demanded that the retail price of gas should be cut by 20%, while the prices of electricity and district heating should be reduced by 10% in the wake of shrinking global prices. more »
Fidesz Out To Change Hungary's Immigration Rules
It is worth reconsidering Hungarian and EU regulations on immigration, Fidesz caucus spokesman Bence Tuzson told reporters on Friday. Action is needed at EU level, but Europe has not made adequate preparations to cope with the situation, he added. more »
Xpat Opinion:  Hungary Loses International Lawsuit On Tobacco Licenses
Népszabadság thinks the government should compensate former tobacconists who lost their licenses after the reform introduced in 2012, after one of them won his case against Hungary at the European Court of Human Rights. more »

Hungarian Interests Upheld In GMO Case


Hungarian Interests Upheld In GMO Case
On 13 January in the European Parliament, MEPs voted in favour of the legislative amendment that will enable member states to ban the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It is of extremely high strategic importance that Hungarian agriculture remains GMO free, as also stated in the country’s constitution. more »

US Ambassador Colleen Bell To Arrive To Hungary Next Week


US Ambassador Colleen Bell To Arrive To Hungary Next Week
The new United States ambassador to Hungary, Colleen Bradley Bell, will arrive in Budapest next Monday, the state secretary for economic diplomacy said. Levente Magyar told public television M1 that Bell would be welcome with “a great deal of openness” and added that “Hungarian-US political discourse could get new impetus and a new, positive direction” thanks to her presence. more »

President Urges Hungarians To Pull Together To Restore Damaged Forests


President Urges Hungarians To Pull Together To Restore Damaged Forests
President János Áder has called on Hungarian citizens and public media to pull together and help restore the country’s woods and forests which were recently ravaged by freezing rain. The president’s office said that Áder had met the head of the country’s forestry association, who briefed him about the massive damage to trees in December in the country and the environmental clean-up that has taken place over the past 6 weeks. more »



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