Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has convened a three-day cabinet meeting to be held in Sopron, in western Hungary, next week, online news portal Origo said on Friday.
The website cited Orbán’s press chief Bertalan Havasi saying that the meeting to be held in the first part of next week will not include a press conference but the decisions made there will be announced at a regular press conference by head of the Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyas on Thursday.
The government meeting is scheduled to cover the war in Ukraine and its international aspects, and Hungary’s dedication to peace and a ceasefire. Additional highlights will include the effects of the war and Brussels’ sanctions on the economy, Hungary’s energy strategy, and the fight against inflation, Origo said. The strategic meeting will discuss the rural development strategy, and perspectives of science in Hungary, it added. Havasi told the website that Orbán will attend a European Union summit in Brussels next Thursday and Friday.
The government still expects all retailers to comply with government mandated price caps, the government spokeswoman told a press conference on Friday. Alexandra Szentkirályi said there was “no excuse” for anyone to disregard the caps on the price of basic foodstuffs. Last week, the consumer protection authority carried out inspections in 468 outlets, and only in 99 stores were there an absence of violations of the regulation, she noted.
Consumer protection procedures were launched in 369 cases. Various shortfalls included inadequate information on the price cap and the inability of a retailer to prove that they had complied with all provisions.