COVID vaccine

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Is Brussels failing the COVID vaccine challenge?

Jan 14, 2021 - Zoltán Kovács

While the United States has already vaccinated more than 10 million citizens, and the UK is now well beyond 3 million, some critics say that EU member states are lagging behind in terms of administering the lifesaving jab. So, what’s really happening? Has the EU reserved enough vaccines? Did they arrive late to the party? Why does the supply seem so unreliable? These are just a few of the tough questions for Brussels.

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PM Orbán: Drug regulation is very strict in Hungary, but the vaccine is coming

Nov 13, 2020 - Zoltán Kovács

The vaccine is on the horizon; we just need to hold on a little longer, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his morning interview on Kossuth Rádió. The prime minister also said the VAT on food delivery was reduced to 5 percent, plus he reemphasized that Hungary does not support the legislation drafted by the European Parliament and the German presidency, as "it would turn the European Union into the Soviet Union."

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PM Orbán: The situation is serious, but we can handle it

Nov 06, 2020 - Zoltán Kovács

Inspections are ongoing across the country, and everything will be shut down if the new coronavirus rules are not followed. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, as a vaccine may be available in Hungary in 90 days. Regarding the latest EP decision, the PM noted that Hungary has the resources it needs for the next two years. Pertaining to the U.S. elections, he stated: “Every country is sovereign.”