Hungary opposes the situation in Ukraine, supports the diplomatic solution, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in Brussels. According to Péter Szijjártó, the burning of the Cold War atmosphere should be avoided. The minister said that there are currently no plans to evacuate the diplomats and family members of the Hungarian embassy in Kiev, and changes to travel councils are not on the agenda either. He also mentioned that Central Europe is relying on Russian energy sources, so he asked everyone to have this in mind when dealing with the future of the escalating East-West conflict.
NATO members are putting forces on standby, reinforcing NATO’s Eastern European wing with more ships and fighter jets to increase deterrence and defense, the organisation’s secretary general said in Brussels. A Russian presidential spokesman said the move would increase tensions. Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Alliance, said he would continue his military troop movement near Russia near its common border with Ukraine, and NATO would take all necessary measures to protect its allies.
The Governor of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank urges a change in the economic model. György Matolcsy writes in the Hungarian Nation that in order to overcome inflation, the budget must return to equilibrium and the government must implement a complete turnaround in competitiveness. An important element in improving productivity is the expansion of the supply of domestic goods. He added that in addition to domestic savings, foreign capital investment and previous sources, the MNB’s balance sheet could be an important financial source for the decade. However, this can only be reopened after a successful fight against inflation, for which there is only one way, a change in the economic model.
More than 20,000 people signed a petition in support of the strike by educators in just a few days. The joint strike committee of the Democratic Union of Teachers and the Union of Teachers held another meeting with the government, but positions did not converge. The two advocates launched the petition to find out that a significant portion of the community of more than a hundred thousand workers is indeed in favor of the strike.
Opposition parties demand resignation of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s visit to Russia. The statement of the Association for Hungary in Unity states that in the current situation, especially in the escalating and tense situation in Ukraine, the visit is considered harmful and contrary to national interests. According to them, Viktor Orban’s visit sends a message that NATO and the EU are not united in rejecting Vladimir Putin’s proposals.
It is insulting, humiliating and severely exclusionary for disability advocacy organizations that Péter Márki-Zay used the word disability as a negative indicator. For this reason, an apology is expected from the opposition prime ministerial candidate. Representing the interests of people with autism, the deaf and hard of hearing, the deafblind, people with reduced mobility and people with intellectual disabilities, and the Psychiatric Advocacy Forum, it is important for public actors to set an example for society. In his live check-in on Sunday, Péter Márki-Zay talks about disabled Fidesz propagandists.
The Committee of Inquiry into the alleged sale of City Hall held its last meeting today. The on-site correspondent of InfoRádió said that the board had approved the report of Tamás Soproni, the current vice-chairman of the committee, which states that no decision has been made in the case that the city management will sell the City Hall building. However, according to Péter Kovács, the Fidesz chairman of the committee, the reports and audio materials he collected show a lack of this.
According to the WHO, the health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic has ended this year and the acute phase of the pandemic could come to an end. Director General Tedros Adhanom Gebrees explained that this required countries to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines. He also warned that it would be dangerous to think that the omicron would be the last variant, because the conditions in the world right now are just “ideal” for newer, even faster-spreading, variants to emerge.
As of February 11, travelers from abroad to England will be required to test for coronavirus upon arrival. The measure affects those who have been fully vaccinated, said British Transport Minister Boris Johnson, Grant Shapps. Under current regulations, travelers from abroad to England must be tested for a coronavirus rapid test by the end of the second day after arrival.
The research and development center of the largest Russian vehicle manufacturer in Hungary will start this year with sixty-five highly qualified engineers. Within two years, so many professionals will deal with the company’s electromobility in the company, which will reach the total number of employees. From the middle of the decade, you can also install the company’s production capacities in Hungary – the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and KAMAZ have signed a letter of intent.
Csollány dies New Year’s Eve Olympic, world and European champion gymnast. The 51-year-old athlete, who was infected with the coronavirus, went back to a serious ventilator in a hospital in Budapest in December. The gymnast won an Olympic championship in the ring in Sydney in 2000, retired in 2003, and recently worked as a coach in Austria.