Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Hungary as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Hungary: Parliament passes bill ending legal gender recognition for trans citizens

The European Court of Human Rights has issued a ruling that gives refugees the right to legal gender recognition …

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Hungary: UN experts urge end to restrictions on persons with disabilities

The Hungarian government has done nothing in response to a resolution from the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities …

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Hungary: Tax reliefs

In addition to extension of tax reporting deadlines, the government is also introducing a raft of other reliefs aimed largely at retaining jobs and improving employee net incomes …

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Hungary: Measures tackle job losses

In order to tackle job losses, the Hungarian Ministry of Interior and Finance has decided to double the level of public employment, hire more people on temporary contracts in state-owned industries, and hugely increase both the size of the army and their salary levels …

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Hungary: Orbán government seizes on coronavirus pandemic to establish dictatorship

A new law has been voted through by the Hungarian Parliament which deprives itself of any future powers – on an indefinite basis – and allows the Prime Minister, Viktor Mihály Orbán, to rule dictatorially by decree, with sweeping powers to silence opposition …

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Hungary: Amendments to the Labour Code

The Labour Code has now been amended to give those with three or more children the right to work half-time until their youngest child is aged 4 years …

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Hungary: Average gross earnings – August 2019

Average gross monthly earnings across the economy as a whole increased over the year to August 2019 by 11 …

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Hungary: Average gross earnings – July 2019

Over the year to July 2019, average gross monthly earnings across the economy as a whole increased by 10 …

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Hungary: Average gross earnings amounted to HUF 356,900 in January-April 2019

Over the year to April 2019, the average gross earnings increased by 9 …

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Hungary: New data protection fines

The National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information is imposing fairly minor fines for violations of personal data protection legislation …

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Hungary: Average gross earnings amounted to HUF 356,900

Over the year to April 2019, average gross monthly earnings increased by 9 …

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Hungary: GDPR ‘Omnibus Act’

Employers are striving to ensure compliance with the new data protection obligations imposed by the GDPR Omnibus Act …

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Hungary: Dunaferr raises wages by 13% on average

A wage agreement has been signed between Iron and steel group Dunaferr and trade union representatives …

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Hungary: Government offers lifetime tax exemption for mothers of 4 children

The right-wing government is planning to bolster family growth in an attempt to deal with the longer-term labour problem and remove any reliance on immigration …

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Hungary: Strike ends as Audi management, union reach wage deal

Audi’s 13,000 workers in Gyor, Hungary have secured an 18% wage deal and have called off a proposed week-long strike …

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