Hungary’s cash flow-based budget deficit, excluding local councils, was 5,548.6 billion forints (EUR 15.5bn) at the end of 2020, the Finance Ministry confirmed in a detailed reading of data.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó told MTI that Hungary and Russia have agreed to extend a long-term gas supply contract set to expire in October this year.
The first payment was made from the Debrecen City Capital Fund: the local MFA Alternatív Energia Kft. received a capital fund of HUF 367 million to develop its car repair infrastructure, the mayor of Cívisváros announced at the company’s premises on Thursday.
The VKF, a forum of employers, unions and the government, moved close to a compromise on a minimum wage rise at a meeting on Wednesday after a weeks-long deadlock.
A global parts shortage is affecting the Hungarian plants of German car makers Audi and Daimler, business daily Világgazdaság said.
According to the information of GKI Gazdaságkutató Zrt., in 14 out of the 19 counties of Hungary the monthly net earnings were below the national average, which – according to the data of the tax authority – was HuF 295 thousand gross in 2019.
The government is inviting applications for 10.4 billion forints (EUR 28.8m) in grant money to support technology upgrades and efficiency improvements at microbusinesses and SMEs in the construction sector, state secretary Attila Steiner said.
Three major German companies have decided to plough a total of 4 billion forints (EUR 11.1m) into investments in Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade, said.
The government has purchased medical equipment worth a combined 2 billion forints (EUR 5.5m) under the Healthy Budapest Programme, aimed at helping efforts to fight the coronavirus epidemic, Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler told an online press conference.
The opposition Socialists believe the government is “throwing free money” at multinational companies instead of defending workplaces under threat because of the coronavirus crisis, the party’s deputy head said at an online press conference on Sunday.