farmland sales


Tóbiás: Socialists aim to overshoot signature target for referendum on state land

The Socialist party is working very hard in the ten days before the deadline to collect more signatures than required for calling a referendum on the […]

LMP accuses government of building “feudal” land system

Budapest, May 27 (MTI) – Rather than eliminating large estates, the government has “solidified” a system helping some landowners accumulate thousands of hectares, a deputy of […]

EC steps up infringement procedure against Hungary over farmland sale restrictions

Budapest, May 26 (MTI) – The European Commission on Thursday said it stepped up an infringement procedure against Hungary for restrictions on farmland. “Hungary has a […]

Government launches third round of farmland auctions

Budapest, May 20 (MTI) – Hungary launched a third round of auctions of state-owned farmland on Friday, Agriculture Minister Sándor Fazekas told MTI. Another 60,000 hectares […]

Solution in sight for Mezőhegyes stud farm

Budapest (MTI) – The main owner of the Mezőhegyes stud farm, in south-east Hungary, and the government have struck a provisional agreement to keep the farm […]

Government weekly briefing about farmland, Sunday shopping and migrant quota

Budapest (MTI) – The government will organise the third round of auctions for the sale of state-owned farmland from May, Lázár said on Thursday, adding that […]

Supreme court rules in favour of Kishantos organic farmers

Budapest, April 12 (MTI) – The Kúria, Hungary’s supreme court, on Tuesday upheld a ruling by a lower court finding the state at fault for leasing […]

Socialists to combine signature drives for three referendum questions

Budapest (MTI) – The Socialist Party on Friday announced its intention to combine signature collections for referendum questions on the Sunday shop restrictions, the sale of […]

State land sales net EUR 766m in 2nd phase

Budapest, April 4 (MTI) – In the second phase of Hungarian sales of state farmland, altogether 180,000 hectares was sold, generating 240 billion forints (EUR 766m) […]

Socialists support referendum to thwart state-owned land sales

Budapest, March 29 (MTI) – The opposition Socialists have decided to support a referendum initiative aimed at thwarting the government’s state-owned land privatisation programme as well […]

Protesters demand transparency of prime minister’s assets

Budapest, March 29 (MTI) – A demonstration was organised by the opposition Együtt (Together) party demanding that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán reveal the sources of his […]

Jobbik initiates referendum on foreigners buying farmland

Budapest, March 2 (MTI) – The opposition Jobbik party submitted a referendum initiative on Wednesday with a view to preventing foreigners from buying Hungarian farmland. Early last […]

Government’s weekly press briefing about migrant crisis, Paks project, education and local councils

Budapest, February 18 (MTI) – The Visegrad Group has proposed helping countries in the Balkans, the government office chief said on Thursday, adding that chaos would […]

Government: Strict laws prevent foreigners buying farmland – UPDATE

Budapest, January 15 (MTI) – Hungarian laws are very strict in preventing that foreigners should buy Hungarian farmland, government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said on Friday morning. […]

Regular government press briefing about illegal migrant flow, Budapest’s agglomeration transport and state land auctions

Budapest, January 14 (MTI) – Hungary can keep the flow of illegal migrants into its territory to a minimum as long as its border fence remains […]

LMP: Government land auctions “betrayal”

Budapest, December 17 (MTI) – In the course of auctioning off state farmland, the government has “betrayed the country for the sake of a couple of […]

Top court axes parts of farmland decree

Budapest, December 15 (MTI) – Hungary’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday scrapped part of the government decree on the Farmland for Farmers scheme. The part in question, […]

95,000 hectares sold to farmers in Hungary

Budapest, December 15 (MTI) – Around 95,000 hectares of state-owned farmland have been sold so far to local farmers under a government scheme adding revenue of […]

Election committee towards Socialist initiative against farmland sales

Budapest, November 30 (MTI) – The National Election Committee has thrown out a referendum initiative submitted by the opposition Socialists aimed at the government’s programme of […]

State farmland law amendment on Parliament’s agenda next week

Budapest, November 29 (MTI) – Lawmakers will address a law amendment on the sales of state farmland on Tuesday, with proposed modifications in response to the […]