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Hungarian role in Nord Stream pipeline on Orban-Putin agenda
2nd February, 2017
The possibility of connecting Hungary to the Nord Stream gas pipeline will be on the agenda of today’s meeting of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Budapest, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said yesterday.
Doubts grow over Russian Paks loan
2nd February, 2017
The Hungarian cabinet is ready to “replace” a €10 billion loan from Russia and finance the Paks project from the capital markets as early as this year, ATV reported, citing government sources.
Varga vows to continue bank tax
2nd February, 2017
The government is ready to continue easing the tax burden on banks this year, which could reach Ft 17 billion, Economy Minister Mihaly Varga told Magyar Idok.
Reported crimes up slightly in 2016
2nd February, 2017
There were 278,263 reported crimes last year, a 4% increase on 2015, National Police chief Karoly Papp told a Wednesday press briefing.

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