Hungary’s government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács objected to Hungary being made the “scapegoat” of Europe’s migrant crisis, a mantle he rejects on behalf of the country, the spokesperson said in an interview with BBC Newsnight yesterday.
Hungarian healthcare workers held an impromptu demonstration and blocked Budapest’s Erzsébet bridge this morning to protest low wages nurses receive in this country, Hungarian online daily origo.hu reported today.
Special levies impacting supermarket chains and tobacco sellers are being challenged at a European level, with critics saying they single out foreign firms.
Net of repayments, banks disbursed HUF 684.1 bln in loans as of August 28 to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the second phase of the National Bank of Hungaryʼs (MNB) Funding for Growth Scheme (FGS), fresh data released by the central bank show.
Erste Bank is planning to buy the Hungarian retail business of Citibank, while Citibank will continue to focus on corporate and institutional clients, the two banks jointly announced today, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.