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Hungarians take to sailing as safe cure for cabin fever

10:42am BST

BALATONFURED, Hungary Released from lockdown three weeks ago, Hungarians are making day trips to the blue waters of Lake Balaton, raising hopes that tourism may recover sooner than expected from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hungary could end emergency powers in late June, top Orban aide says

14 May 2020

BUDAPEST Indefinite emergency powers obtained by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to fight the coronavirus crisis could be retracted in late June depending on the evolution of the pandemic, his chief of staff said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Hungary could end emergency powers in late June -PM aide

14 May 2020

BUDAPEST, May 14 Hungary's government could retract the emergency powers obtained to fight the coronavirus in late June, depending on the evolution of the pandemic, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.

Hungary's Sziget and other festivals cancelled, schools stay shut

30 Apr 2020

BUDAPEST Hungary's government on Thursday said events with more than 500 participants cannot be held until Aug. 15, wiping off the calendar several large international festivals that normally draw hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Hungarian schools to remain closed until end of May - government

30 Apr 2020

BUDAPEST Schools in Hungary will remain closed until the end of May and events with more than 500 participants cannot be held until Aug. 15, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff Gergely Gulyas said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Hungarian central bank keeps rates on hold, launches bond purchases

28 Apr 2020

BUDAPEST, April 28 Hungary's central bank left interest rates on hold on Tuesday and said it would begin its bond-buying scheme and mortgage bond purchases on May 4 without any set target amount, to soften the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 1-Hungarian central bank keeps rates on hold, to announce QE terms

28 Apr 2020

BUDAPEST, April 28 Hungary's central bank left interest rates on hold on Tuesday and is expected to announce details of its bond-buying programme to help Hungary finance its efforts to soften the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Exclusive: Hungary's economy likely to shrink more than 3%, deficit goal 'not carved in stone' - finance minister

24 Apr 2020

BUDAPEST Hungary's economic contraction this year is likely to be deeper than the government's projection last month for 3% and the current budget deficit goal of 3% per GDP is "not carved in stone", Finance Minister Mihaly Varga told Reuters on Friday.

Getting to know you: Life with 10 kids under Hungary's lockdown

24 Apr 2020

BUDAPEST When Hungarian ex-world champion canoeist Marton Joob and fiancee Dora got married they planned to have six children. | Video

UPDATE 3-Hungary, China sign loan deal for Budapest-Belgrade Chinese rail project

24 Apr 2020

BUDAPEST, April 24 Hungary and China have signed a loan agreement to finance the construction of a railway link between Budapest and Belgrade, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga announced on Friday, kickstarting a project that has been stalled for years.

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