Since 2022, those under the age of 25 have been exempt from paying personal income tax. According to a new government plan, the exemption may be expanded to women aged 25 to 29 if they commit to having their first child before they turn 30.
In his speech to Hungary’s parliament on Monday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán noted that while US prices for oil, natural gas, and electricity are a fraction of those in Europe, countries in Europe are currently paying a sanctions surcharge on these commodities.
The Ukrainians mixed the technique received from the West with an ancient Eastern battle tactic, in a way never seen in Europe before—taking advantage of the mistakes of the careless Russian leadership. Bálint Somkuti’s analysis of the Ukrainian counterattack.
According to the latest poll of the Századvég Foundation, Milorad Dodik, the president of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, has a significant advantage in the campaign leading up to the presidential elections to be held in the Republika Srpska next Sunday.
Giorgia Meloni is set to take power in Italy. The leader of the Brothers of Italy party could be the first ever female prime minister of the country. The right-wing coalition she leads got 44.4 per cent of the votes in the elections.
The European Union seems determined to answer Russia’s annexation efforts by implementing more restrictive measures. But more and more EU member states are becoming doubtful about the benefits of the sanctions.
In Serbia, forestry companies are unable to meet the increasing firewood demand, so the military is assisting in tree felling. Meanwhile in Hungary, the government has taken measures that make sure that all households have access to sufficient firewood at a capped price this winter.
The European Commission proposed on Sunday the suspension of around 7.5 billion Euros of the funds originally allocated to Hungary. However, they also left the door open for a compromise, meaning that Budapest could ultimately receive the entirety of the funding.
The government decided to extend price caps to shield people from the negative impact of the war in Ukraine and of the sanctions imposed on Russia, the minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Saturday.
Compared to last year, the number of illegal border crossings at the Czech-German border increased by roughly 140 per cent in June, and even more migrants made generally successful attempts to enter Germany in August.
As fears over Russian gas supplies continued to drive up energy costs, the Kremlin stated that Russia won’t fully restore its gas exports to Europe unless the west relaxes its sanctions against Moscow.