Linking payments of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) to “judiciary reform” in Hungary is “nonsensical”, the prime minister’s chief of staff told a regular press briefing.
Canada has agreed to import Hungarian rabbit meat and meat products after the conclusion of talks that lasted several years, the Ministry of Agriculture (AM) said on Friday, adding that the agreement presented a boon for domestic producers.
György Matolcsy, the governor of Hungary’s central bank, has suggested in an op-ed that the euro area should have two exchange rates, one for northern member states and another for the bloc’s southern ones.
The European Commission will propose prolonging the assessment period of Hungary’s recovery plan, in which the country has requested 7.2 billion euros in funding from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) designed to offset the fallout of the coronavirus epidemic, an EC spokesperson said.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an agreement with Hungary on a 146 million euro loan to support the country’s procurement of protective equipment in preparation for a potential fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the finance ministry said in a statement.
Speaking at a regular press briefing, the prime minister’s chief of staff said the government has been in talks with Brussels on the EU’s post-pandemic recovery fund for months, dismissing reports that said otherwise as “fake news”.
Pragmatic cooperation with Russia will help Hungary in its quest to be the first in the European Union to relaunch its economy, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said at the INNOPROM Industrial Exhibition in Yekaterinburg. Russia, he said, had helped the country snap the third wave of the coronavirus epidemic.
Canada and Thailand have lifted restrictions on imports of Hungarian poultry introduced due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu, national food safety authority Nébih said.
The Lego Group has unveiled a prototype of the LEGOR cube made from recycled plastic, taking another step toward the sustainability of LEGO products, the company told MTI on Wednesday.
Economic policy should be focused on supporting investments, creating jobs and recovering capacities lost to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Hungary’s finance minister said after a meeting with his Visegrad Group counterparts in Warsaw.