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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's MAV Symphony Orchestra is taking its music to the streets of Budapest to lift the spirits of residents quarantined in their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, and it appears to be working.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Leaders of Hungary's Roma people said on Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic posed a grave threat to the already precarious status of the marginalised minority, with many Roma feeling abandoned by the nationalist government.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday (April 6) related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The Hungarian premier's chief of staff said on Saturday the government had created a $4 billion (3 billion pounds) pool to help restart the economy amidst the coronavirus outbreak, using rerouted government ministry resources and the national employment fund.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's government has created a $2 billion (1.6 billion pounds) special fund to aid the fight against the new coronavirus and it will include contributions from banks and foreign retailers, a top official said on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Katinka Hosszu, Hungary's 'Iron Lady' of swimming, will be 32 by the time the postponed Tokyo Olympics come around but rivals expecting to see signs of rust by 2021 could still be disappointed.
LONDON (Reuters) - The professional International Swimming League (ISL) will fund its contracted athletes with monthly payments from September through to next year's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, the series announced on Friday.
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The Slovenian parliament on Thursday approved measures worth about 3 billion euros, or 6% of GDP, to help companies and individuals overcome the coronavirus epidemic.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission told Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday that emergency powers he has assumed to combat the coronavirus outbreak risk upending democracy and must be subject to proper parliamentary and media scrutiny.