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10th October, 2019

50,000 Hungarians hope to stay in UK

The number of foreign EU citizens applying for long-term residence permits in Great Britain has reached two million, according to data released by the British Home Office on Wednesday.

Nearly 54,000 Hungarians have applied for such permits.

The British cabinet has decided that those foreign EU citizens who live in the United Kingdom legally may stay in the country after Brexit and will retain their present rights, but must apply to the Home Office for a residence permit of an undetermined duration. (24.hu; blikk.hu; portfolio.hu; hirado.hu; atv.hu; hvg.hu)
10th October, 2019

Hungary 47th in competitiveness index

Hungary is the 47th most competitive economy in the world, up from 48th last year, according to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Report.

Among the 28 EU member states, Hungary is 24th, maintaining its position reached last year.

Hungary received a far better rating in IT and communications than a year earlier, and its rating on infrastructure also improved. Hungary also did well in economic indicators.

Hungary received worse ratings than last year regarding education, health care and the institutional environment.

Among the 13 new EU members, Hungary is 10th, but Bulgaria and Romania are catching up rapidly. Bulgaria received the same score as Hungary.

It is unlikely that Romania will reach Hungary’s level soon, because it has problems with basic indicators, Portfolio writes. (portfolio.hu; magyarhirlap.hu; nepszava.hu; hvg.hu; index.hu; napi.hu)

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