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PM Candidate Karácsony Promises 13th Month Pension
Gergely Karácsony, prime minister candidate of the Socialists and Párbeszéd, has promised to reintroduce the 13th month pension if his opposition coalition comes into power after the April general election. more »
Kunhalmi Calls For Change Of Government
Anyone who wants Hungary to be a “sane country” will vote for a change of government in the spring general election, Socialist lawmaker Ágnes Kunhalmi told public radio. more »
Local Opinion: Dispute Over Temporary Protection For Asylum Seekers
Commentators on Left and Right ponder the repercussions of the debate over the 1,300 migrants who were granted temporary protection in Hungary last year. more »

Hungary Reaches 2020 Target Of Renewable Energy Ratio In Energy Consumption


Hungary Reaches 2020 Target Of Renewable Energy Ratio In Energy Consumption
Hungary, along with ten other EU member states, has already reached its 2020 target for the ratio of renewable energy in gross final consumption, according to Eurostat. more »

Malfunction Shuts Down Nuclear Power Plant In Hungary


Malfunction Shuts Down Nuclear Power Plant In Hungary
A technical malfunction at a 400kV substation caused an automatic shutdown of one of the Paks nuclear power plant’s four blocks early on Monday. The automatic safety system shut down the number three block at 8.44am, the operator said. MVM Paksi Atomerőmű communications director Antal Kovács noted that the malfunction was not at the plant itself but at a substation off site. The cause of the malfunction is being investigated, he said. more »

Local Opinion: Hungary Offers Protection To 1300 Foreigners


Local Opinion: Hungary Offers Protection To 1300 Foreigners
In an interview with the Times of Malta Last week, Kristóf Altusz, Deputy State Secretary for European and American Affairs said that in 2017, Hungary offered subsidiary protection status to 1291 individuals. Alt-left bloggers welcome the government’s decision to offer temporary shelter for foreigners, however they are highly critical of the government’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. more »



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