Lawmakers approved the governmentʼs 2021 budget today, with a vote of 133 for, 61 against and, 0 abstentions, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
Hungary will not open its borders for nationals from countries outside the European Union, with the exception of Serbians, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in relation to a proposal by the EU asking member states to open their borders to 14 non-European countries, according to a report by kormany.hu.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on all economies: in the EU, the average setback in industrial output was 27.2% in April on an annual basis. Hungary was among the countries hardest hit by the crisis: industrial production was down by 36.8% from a year ago, and by 30.5% from the previous month.
In April 2020, average gross earnings amounted to HUF 400,200, 7.8% higher than a year earlier, with the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic affecting wage growth negatively, according to data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).
In March-May 2020, the average number of unemployed people in Hungary was 190,000, with the unemployment rate rising to 4.1%, largely due to the effects of the coronavirus epidemic, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).
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