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Hungary runs out of capacity, no new solar power plants

Hungary has run out of available grid connection capacity to connect weather-dependent power plants, disappointing Hungarian solar power developers and investors. MAVIR, the transmission system operator, set the amount of weather-dependent generating capacity able to be accommodated in the electricity...

No breakthrough on oil embargo after Von der Leyen’s surprise Budapest visit

Progress was made in efforts to convince Hungary to lift its veto on the sixth sanctions package that would see the EU quit Russian oil, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said after her meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Monday evening.

Russia’s sixth sanction package opens EU’s Pandora’s Box

Budapest and Bratislava are unhappy with the European Commission’s proposal to ban Russian black gold despite being given extra time to phase it out, while Sofia and Prague have jumped on the bandwagon and are now asking for special treatment. ...
Non-discrimination 23-11-2021

Hungarian media to publish LGBTI campaign despite risk of fines

Three television channels and several magazines will publish an awareness campaign to educate on LGBTI families, despite the Hungarian media regulator having earlier initiated proceedings against networks on the same grounds, EURACTIV's media partner Telex reported.
Politics 06-05-2021

Hungarian opposition to file police complaint after MP attends vote with virus

Hungarian opposition parties Párbeszéd (Dialogue) and Momentum have filed complaints against ruling Fidesz party lawmaker Zsolt Becsó after he attended a parliamentary session last week while infected with the coronavirus.
Media 29-03-2021

Orbán’s influence on the media is without rival in Hungary

The state of Hungary’s media has become the focus of intense public debate at home and across Europe after the national Media Council, run exclusively by people from the ruling Fidesz party, revoked the opposition Klubrádió’s frequency in February. EURACTIV's media partner Telex takes stock of the country's media landscape.
Non-discrimination 05-03-2021

Hungarian media watchdog targets LGBTQI TV campaign

Hungary's media authority has initiated proceedings against RTL Hungary media group for broadcasting an advert aimed at boosting acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer and intersexual (LGBTQI) families.
Coronavirus 01-03-2021

No trace: Hungary deletes vaccine origin from jab certificate

The national Hungarian vaccination certificate will not state which type of jab was administered, according to an amendment to a government decree published on Saturday (27 February).
Elections 19-02-2021

Why Fidesz faces a tight race in 2022

At present, it is impossible to predict with confidence who will be the winner of the Hungarian parliamentary elections in 2022, writes Szabolcs Dull.