Hungary Removed from US Intellectual Property Rights Protection Watch List

Hungary has been removed from a ‘watch list’ for the protection of intellectual property rights compiled by United States trade officials, the Office of the US Trade Representative said on Friday.

Next Gov’t to Submit Plan on Tax System, Red Tape and Local Councils

Hungary's new government will prioritise changes to the tax system, reduction of state bureaucracy, and new cooperation with local councils, Viktor Orbán, head of Fidesz, said.


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Fidesz Wins Two-Thirds Majority in General Election

The conservative Fidesz party has won a two-thirds majority in the runoff to Hungary's general election on April 25.


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Economic Researchers Forecast Moderate GDP Growth for 2010

Economic research institutes forecast GDP growth of between 0pct and 0.8pct for 2010, and between 3pct and 3.1pct for next year. Inflation is predicted to be between 4.2 and 4.4pct this year, and 2.6–3.2pc in 2011.    

The EC Says Hungarian Balance ”Broadly Stable” But Calls for Further Reforms

In an assessment of Hungary's updated convergence program, the European Commission said Hungary's budget balance was "broadly stable" in 2009.

Government Approves Further 39 Priority Projects

Transport, tourism, environment development, healthcare and urban rehabilitation investments have all been included in the development package worth a total of HUF 51.3 billion.

Kopint-Tarki’s Quarterly Report is Anticipating 0.8 Pct GDP Growth

The world market outlook for Hungary has improved since last year, but uncertainties remain, says the fresh quarterly joint report of Hungarian think-tank, Kopint-Datorg and research institute Tárki.

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