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The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives in Hungary and of course globally. Officially declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March 2020, everyone’s primary concern is to minimise the spread of the virus, to mitigate its effects and to protect those most vulnerable in society.  

Businesses and organisations have a role to play and a responsibility to their own people. They also confront a wide range of practical, commercial and legal challenges associated with the spread of the virus.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hungary

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24/11/2021
The European Com­mis­sion pro­longs the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work un­til...
The European Com­mis­sion has de­cided to pro­long the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work un­til 30 June 2022. The amend­ment, aside from the tem­por­al ex­ten­sion, aims to in­crease the thresholds of cer­tain cat­egor­ies...
10/11/2021
COV­ID and ViCo: The End?
En­larged Board of Ap­peal de­cision G1/21 Back­ground Fol­low­ing an EPO press re­lease on 16 Ju­ly 2021, the En­larged Board of Ap­peal’s (EBA) de­cision on video­con­fer­en­cing (ViCo) was re­leased last week. We...
12/10/2021
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Hun­gary
ESG ob­lig­a­tion for Dir­ect­ors and CEOs 1. Do ex­ist­ing dir­ect­ors’ du­ties con­tain ob­lig­a­tions that ap­ply to mat­ters that could be cat­egor­ised as an ESG con­sid­er­a­tion, e.g. the en­vir­on­ment, em­ploy­ee...
04/10/2021
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion opens con­sulta­tion on ex­tend­ing State aid...
In­tro­duc­tion to an amended Tem­por­ary Frame­work The European Com­mis­sion launched a con­sulta­tion pro­cess on 30 Septem­ber 2021, send­ing a pro­pos­al to Mem­ber States on a sixth draft amend­ment to the Tem­por­ary...
03/09/2021
COV­ID-19: Com­mis­sion ap­proves Span­ish aid to com­pensate Air Nos­trum's dam­age
On 23 Ju­ly 2021, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved Span­ish aid of EUR 9 mil­lion to com­pensate Air Nos­trum for the dam­age suffered as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on the basis of Art­icle 107(2)(b)...
21/07/2021
Changes made to Hun­gari­an in­vol­un­tary strike off rules
Pri­or to 1 Ju­ly 2021, the le­gis­lat­ive frame­work gov­ern­ing in­vol­un­tary strike off pro­ceed­ings in Hun­gary res­ul­ted in sys­tem­ic­ally un­desir­able out­comes due to three key is­sues: the com­pan­ies un­der...
30/06/2021
The European Com­mis­sion in­vests EUR 14.7 bil­lion to ac­cel­er­ate eco­lo­gic­al...
The European Com­mis­sion has ad­op­ted its main work pro­gram for the “Ho­ri­zon Europe” pro­gram, with a budget of EUR 100 bil­lion for the peri­od 2021-2027. It provides for in­vest­ments for re­search and...
01/06/2021
COV­ID-19: EU Gen­er­al Court up­holds Ry­anair’s ap­peals against aid to KLM...
On 19 May 2021, in its judg­ments T-643/20 and T-465/20, the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on an­nulled two de­cisions of the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ising State aid in fa­vour of the air­lines KLM and...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
26/05/2021
COV­ID-19: the European Com­mis­sion ap­proves EUR 392,000 Bel­gian aid for...
On 18 May 2021, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved an aid of EUR 392,000 to com­pensate for the dam­age suffered by SA Kléber Rossil­lon Wa­ter­loo, in charge of the man­age­ment and com­mer­cial and tour­ist activ­it­ies...
25/05/2021
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ises fourth Itali­an aid to Al­it­alia
Since the be­gin­ning of the COV­ID-19 crisis, Al­it­alia has re­ceived three grants of EUR 296 mil­lion in com­pens­a­tion from the Itali­an State for the dam­age suffered re­spect­ively from 1 March to 15 June 2020...
13/05/2021
EU state aid law and rules in Hun­gary dur­ing Cov­id-19
In­tro­duc­tion The Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment has is­sued a series of meas­ures sup­port­ing in­di­vidu­als and en­ter­prises since the de­clar­a­tion of the state of emer­gency. The first phase of the Gov­ern­ment’s Eco­nom­ic...