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Gergely Gulyás

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Government and municipality of Budapest agree on theatre operating conditions

Prime Minister’s Office, April 6, 2020 3:35 PM

“On Monday, the Government and the Municipality of Budapest concluded an agreement in the interests of assuring the operation of Budapest theatres. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2024”, it was announced in a joint statement by Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyás and Mayor of Budapest Gergely Karácsony.

In addition to saving human lives, preserving jobs and creating new ones is the top priority

Prime Minister’s Office, April 5, 2020 11:45 AM

The government’s measures will be sufficient to cover the costs necessary for the containment of the coronavirus epidemic and to restart the economy within the shortest possible time, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said on Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Sunday Paper’.

HUF 663 billion to be transferred to disease control fund, HUF 1,345 billion to economy protection and restarting fund

Prime Minister’s Office, April 4, 2020 5:41 PM

The government started the economy measures necessitated by the coronavirus epidemic in its own court, and has pledged to withdraw from ministries and to regroup HUF 1,345 billion which will be available in the fund set up with a view to protecting and restarting the economy. They will transfer HUF 663 billion to the fund whose mission it is to contain the coronavirus epidemic; 50 per cent of this year’s party grants, the trade tax payable by multinational companies, the contribution of the financial sector and the part of the automobile tax due to local governments will all have to be paid into that fund, Gergely Gulyás, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office announced at the press conference ‘Governmentinfo’ held online on Saturday.

Powers of mayors to remain unchanged during state of danger

Prime Minister’s Office, April 2, 2020 12:08 PM

Mayors will be able to exercise their powers during the state of danger as before. The government has abandoned plans to introduce changes in this regard, Gergely Gulyás told the Hungarian news agency MTI on Wednesday.

Funds available in budget for containment of virus

Prime Minister’s Office, March 26, 2020 3:50 PM

The containment effort to combat the coronavirus epidemic will have a budget of several hundred billion forints, these funds are available in the budget, Gergely Gulyás, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at his Thursday online press conference.

Measures taken to combat virus to expire due to opposition’s irresponsibility

Prime Minister’s Office, March 25, 2020 6:10 PM

Due to the opposition’s irresponsibility, several measures taken to combat the virus will cease to have effect. At the Wednesday cabinet meeting, the government will seek to find a solution to the problems arising from this, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at a press conference held in Budapest on Tuesday.

Government hopes parliamentary groups will support extension of state of danger

Prime Minister’s Office, March 21, 2020 8:36 PM

On 20 March 2020, Balázs Orbán, Parliamentary and Strategic State Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office told the Hungarian news agency MTI that the government hopes that parliamentary groups in the largest possible numbers will support the extension of the state of danger declared due to the coronavirus situation.

Budapest and county defence committees are also helping to protect against the coronavirus epidemic

Prime Minister’s Office, March 20, 2020 10:57 AM

The defence committees of Budapest and Hungary’s 19 counties will be holding a session during the course of today in the interests of coordinating and assisting the work of organisations taking part in efforts to protect against the coronavirus epidemic. The defence committees are also strongly warning people to conform to the recommendations of the Operational Staff and avoid social contact in the interests of slowing the further spread of the virus.

Repayment of baby expecting and student loans has also been suspended

Prime Minister’s Office, March 19, 2020 4:32 PM

The suspension of the repayment of loans ordered for this year due to the coronavirus epidemic also applies to baby expecting and student loans, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at a press conference held on Thursday in Budapest, where he also mentioned that a task force would be set up for coordinating voluntary donations, and that it was going to be necessary to extend the state of danger.

Government windows can only be visited by appointment, issued documents are posted, mobile government windows not operational

Prime Minister’s Office, March 18, 2020 1:12 PM

In the interest of preventing the spread of the coronavirus, from 18 March 2020 government windows and document offices will only receive customers by appointment. At the same time, the operation of Mobile Government Window Customer Services (“KAB buses”) has been suspended indefinitely. If you have forgotten your client gate identifier, staff members of the Government Customer Line available at the toll-free number 1818 are happy to help you.